Balance In Motion: Sciatica and Back Pain

NEWSLETTER ISSUE #2

APRIL 2020

STAND UP TO YOUR SC IAT I CA PAIN N E W S L E T T E R

INSIDE: • Stand Up To Your Sciatica Pain • A 30 Second Self-Test For Sciatica • Patient Success Spotlight • Staff Spotlight

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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. Inside, we’ll cover

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NEWSLETTER ISSUE #2

APRIL 2020

N E W S L E T T E R

ATTENTION CURRENT PATIENTS: CONTACT US FOR HOME EXERCISES!

• A 30 Second Self-Test For Sciatica • Coupon Corner • Staff Spotlight • Exercise Essentials STAND UP TO YOUR SC I AT I CA PA I N

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you’re suffering from sciatica, you might feel the discomfort anywhere along this nerve pathway. The pain can even extend to the calf. 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. How Physical Therapy Can Help with Sciatica If you’re experiencing sciatica, contact our office. 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 by carefully introducing exercises and manual therapy. physical therapists can also refer you to a physician if your problem is more serious. 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.

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. Mayo Clinic has pinpointed the most common cause of sciatica-related pain: inflammation along the spine, where compressed nerves are aggravated. While sciatica pain can be intense, it can be treated. Many sciatica cases in fact, can be resolved without an operation-and in a few weeks. Even if your sciatica includes numbness or minor leg weakness there is still hope for recovery. Progressive leg weakness or bowel and bladder changes indicate a more severe issue that requires a consultation with your physician. 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 inflammation reaches a certain point, it may compress these nerves — resulting in pain. What Are the Symptoms of Sciatica? 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

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A 30 SECOND SELF-TEST FOR SCIATICA

Do you have back pain or leg pain while standing or walking? Do you have a shooting pain in your leg when you stand up? Do you need to sit down for a minute for the pain to go away?

30 SECOND SELF-TEST FOR SCIATICA 1. Sitting on a chair, look down. 2. Straighten one leg, with toes in the air. 3. Repeat for the other side.

WHAT IT MEANS: If the leg with pain, numbness or tingling does not go up as high as the other leg, you likely are suffering from Sciatica. Your next step is to see what is causing the pressure on your sciatic nerve. Call us to schedule an appointment... Balance In Motion can help you relieve your Sciatica pain.

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EXERC I SE ESSENT I AL S Helps Sciatica Pain www.simpleset.net PRONE ON ELBOWS To start, lie on your stomach with your hands beside your shoulders. Push with your arms up on to your elbows and forearms. Hold this position for 5 seconds. Repeat 10 times.

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“ I W I L L D E F I N I T E L Y R E C OMME ND DR . K I M T O F AM I L Y AND F R I E ND S ! ” “Dr. Kim is extremely thorough and remembers all of the issues that you have. My pain reduced noticeably after the first session and significantly after a few more sessions. Very little wait time and all of the PT necessities are on hand. I will definitely recommend Dr. Kim to family and friends!” - D.C.

DR. DEREK HYOUNGJOON KIM, PT, DPT, FOUNDER Derek is a doctor of physical therapy, specialized in advanced myofascial release and therapeutic exercise. He is certified as a Neuro-developmental treatment practitioner in S. Korea. He uses a combined approach of conventional physical therapy and holistic manual therapies drawn from the osteopathic philosophy. Derek has been in practice since 2006 and has completed extensive training from leading experts from South Korea and USA in the field of manual therapy. As a physical therapist, Derek has had experience in a wide range of acute and chronic settings including hospitals, outpatient clinics for adults with conditions from physical trauma, post-surgery, sports injuries, pain syndromes, neurologic conditions to occupational and repetitive strain injuries. Mostly, Derek is passionate about helping people and feels very lucky to have found a way to make a positive impact on patients’ lives. Derek enjoys his work immensely and puts his heart and soul into each and every case that he handles.

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