Fit PT: Effective Ways to Beat Sciatica and Back Pain

SINGLE KNEE TO CHEST STRETCH Lie on your back and bring one knee to your chest, keeping the other foot flat on the floor. Keep your lower back pressed to the floor. Hold for at least 15 to 30 seconds. Repeat 2 to 4 times with each leg. Loosens Lower Back Try this movement if you are experiencing back pain. EXERCISE OF THE MONTH

Consider Physical Therapy First

A study published in Spine, a respected medical journal, found that, when started early enough, physical therapy is a very effective treatment for sciatica, and one that is more budget-friendly for the average person. The study found that over a one-year period, people who had taken 10 sessions of physical therapy had better results for their sciatic pain than those who were only given guidelines for treatment. The study’s authors attributed the cost-effectiveness of the physical therapy approach in part to using it as a first line of defense against sciatic pain and back pain. For the many patients for whom physical therapy as the primary treatment was sufficient, there wasn’t a need for expensive tests, such as MRIs, or further invasive procedures. If you’re concerned about shooting pains down one leg, buttock aching or lower back pain and numbness -- or any combination of sharp and dull aching anywhere along the sciatic nerve -- contact us right away for a consultation. We’ll work with your doctor to address the specific problems contributing to the ongoing impingement of your sciatic nerve, while also striving to reduce your pain as quickly as possible.

Positive Patient Results

“Trent and Staff were great. My back was out because of arthritis and a couple other things. The thing that impressed me the most, was when Trent went over my back the first time dialed EXACTLY and I mean EXACTLY, without a x ray or anything and said, I can tell this is where your pain is stemming from. Almost like touching the tip of a pin exactly point to point with another tip of a pin. After that I was a trusting believer in the input and direction that I received from him. People must remember that it is not a miracle cure and each person must take responsibility to do their exercises and rehabilitation program that is designed for them by FIT PT. I submit that if a person puts in the time, does the work consistently, and follows their rehabilitation program, there is light at the end of what is usually a very tricky and troublesome tunnel. AND, they have great senses of humor that makes it a fun placed to do some otherwise un-fun work, Go FIT PT!” - TW


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