Lonoke PT. Stop Sciatica In Its Tracks

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STOP SCIATICA IN ITS TRACKS! Don’t Let Sciatica Keep You From A Healthy, Active Life!

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STOP SCIATICA IN ITS TRACKS! Don’t Let Sciatica Keep You From A Healthy, Active Life!

If you’ve experienced back pain, and even leg pain, you might have a deeper issue. Your minor aches and pinched nerves could be symptomatic of deeper issues. You might be facing sciatica. While “sciatica” may sound serious, it’s entirely curable. Below, we’ll cover

inflammation reaches a certain point, it may compress these nerves — resulting in pain. Sciatica back pain is normally noticed as a pain radiating from the lower back. Often, this pain extends to the buttock, spiraling down the leg. If you’re suffering from sciatica, you might feel the discomfort anywhere along this nerve pathway. The pain can even extend to the calf. What Are the Symptoms of Sciatica? The pain itself can be dull, aching or even sharp. In some cases, the compressed nerve may feel like it burns, causing considerable pain. In other cases, the compressed nerve may simply issue a sharp jolt of pain. Some people experiencing sciatica may even have leg numbness, tingling or weakness. If sciatica isn’t treated, it can hinder mobility altogether.

sciatica back pain. What Is Sciatica?

Sciatica is pain that radiates alongside the sciatic nerve. This nerve, which branches from your lower back — spanning across your hips, buttocks and legs — can be injured or stressed in several ways. We’ve pinpointed the most common cause of sciatica-related pain: inflammation along the spine, where compressed nerves are aggravated. While sciatica pain can be great, it can be treated. A lot of sciatica cases, in fact, can be resolved without operation — and in a few weeks. Even if you’ve suffered severe sciatica spawned from leg weakness, bladder changes or nerve issues, there’s still hope. What Causes Sciatica? In most cases, sciatica occurs when one of the back’s disks is herniated. It can also happen if the spine narrows — an effect called spinal stenosis. As we age, our backs undergo a lot of stress. This stress takes a toll, causing inflammation in several areas. If this

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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: S E L F - T E S T F O R S C I A T I C A Sciatica: How Physical Therapy Can Help

If you’re experiencing sciatica, contact a physician 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 medical professionals, can completely eliminate sciatica over time. If you’re experiencing back pain, don’t wait. Call one of our professionals today, and ask about physical therapy options. Your mobility is important, and your back can absolutely be healed. If you think you could be suffering from sciatica or other pain, call your physical therapist at Lonoke Physical Therapy to schedule your consultation, or visit our website lonokephysicaltherapy.com or more information

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. Your physical therapist can help you with this step! Call Lonoke Physical Therapy to schedule your consultation today!!

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Patient Spotlight

When Mrs. Vivian started therapy she had difficulty with any amount of housework and sewing was difficult for her because she could not bend over her table to cut fabric. Since she has been in therapy, she is now able to vacuum and she has been able to cut fabric for sewing. Check out her Improvement Report below. “When I first started therapy, I could not do very much as far as housework goes. The most important thing I have learned is that no matter how good I feel, I can not over do. I have been able to run the vacuum, something I haven’t been able to do in over 2 years! I can also stand at my cutting board and cut material.”

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Outstanding RESULTS

“I can bend over with ease. I love my gardening and flowers so this is great! I can also chase after our new puppy.” - S.H.

“Since therapy has started, I have seen a major decrease in pain. I’m not waking up with pain and I can get up and walk without pain. I don’t have to hold onto things throughout the house and I am sleeping much better at night.” - A.S.

Move Freely • Alleviate Pain Naturally • Have More Energy • Enjoy Activities Pain Free • Be Stronger

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Practice News

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Chocolate Pie

INGREDIENTS

• 3/4 c. sugar • 1 stick butter

• 1 square chocolate • 2 eggs

INSTRUCTIONS Cream sugar and butter. Add chocolate, melted and 1 egg. Beat 5 minutes. Add other egg and beat 5 minutes. Pour into baked or graham cracker crust. Chill at least 2 hours. *Caution. Contains Raw Eggs.

Historic CothamRestaurant in Scott, AR was built in 1912 as the Cotham General Mercantile, it also served as a military commissary and lock up for local low violators awaiting trial by a circuit judge. It appeared in a scene of the Burt Reynolds movie "White Lightning" which was filmed in and around the England and Scott areas in 1973. Cotham's Restaurant was open in 1984. It was the home of the hubcap burger and was visited by a host of people new and far. Bill Clinton frequented Cotham's both as governor of Arkansas and as President of the United States. Sadly, Cotham's met its fate in its 100th year, by a devastating fire that claimed everything, except our memories of the great times we all had at Cotham's Restaurant. Recipes Inspired by the Historical Cotham Restaurant

Pecan Drops

INGREDIENTS

• 1 c. pecans • 1/2 c. butter or oleo • 1/2 c plus 2 tbsp. shortening

• 1 c powdered sugar • 2 1/2 c. sifted cake flour • 2 tsp. vanilla

INSTRUCTIONS Start oven at 325º. Cream butter and shortening, beat in sugar gradually. Stir in flour, add vanilla and pecans. Mix well and drop by teaspoonfuls on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 15 or 20 minutes until a delicate brown.

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Exercise Essentials Try these exercises to help keep you moving...

Seated Ball Press Sit in a chair. With core muscles tightened, take a weighted ball or weight and hold it close to your chest. Slowly push the ball away from your chest and then bring it back. Repeat 30 times.

Single Knee to Chest While lying on your back with knees bent, hold your knee and gently pull it up towards your chest. Hold for 30 seconds. Alternate and repeat for 3 mins.

* If you do not have a weighted ball or weight, you can use a canned food items. Place can in each hand and keep hands together during the exercise.

Always consult your physical therapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of doing.

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