SELF-TEST FOR SCIATICA
What it means: If the leg with pain, numbness or tingling does not go up as high as the other leg, you likely have sciatica. Your next step is to see what is causing the pressure on your sciatic nerve. 1. Sitting on a chair, look down. 2. Straighten one leg, with toes in the air. 3. Repeat for the other side. Follow these steps:
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HOW PHYSICAL THERAPY CAN HELP SCIATICA
Ifyou’reexperiencingsciatica,contacta physicaltherapist immediately. Medical News Today asserts that over-the-counter painkillers may alleviate pain, but in-depth physical therapy is often needed. Physical therapy can reduce sciatica compression by carefully introducing exercises and relaxing treatments. These treatments, hand-picked by professionals, can completely eliminatesciaticaovertime. Ifyou’reexperiencingbackpain,don’twait. Call one of our professionals today, and ask about physical therapy options. Your mobility is important, and your back can be healed.
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Sources https://www.webmd.com/back-pain/what-is-sciatica#1 https://www.medicinenet.com/sciatica/article.htm https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sciatica/symptoms-causes/syc-20377435 https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/7619.php
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Perform This Exercise To Relieve Sciatica Pain In Minutes!
FOUR POINT TRUNK FLEXION & EXTENSION Start on hands and knees. Arch your back up to the ceiling as high as you comfortably can, and hold. Then, arch your back the opposite direction as low as you comfortably can, and hold. Repeat 6 times.
1. Call and consult directly with a physical therapist at one of our locations to discuss your pain and symptoms. No prescription needed!
2. Your physical therapist may suggest exercises or precautionary measures to relieve or avoid pain.
3. If further assessment is needed to find the cause of your paint, your therapist can schedule an appointment with you.
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