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 sciatica. While “sciatica” may sound serious, it’s entirely curable.
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FREEDOM FROM SCIATICA GET A HEAD START TOWARDS 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 sciatica. While “sciatica” may sound serious, it’s entirely curable. What Is Sciatica? weakness. Ifsciatica isn’t treated, itcanhinder mobility altogether.
What Causes Sciatica? In most cases, sciatica occurs when one of the back’s discs are 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? Sciaticabackpain isnormallynoticedasapain radiating from the lower back. Often, this pain extends to the buttock, spiraling down the leg and extending to the calf. If you’re suffering from sciatica, you might feel the discomfort anywhere along this nerve pathway. The pain itself can be dull, aching or even sharp. In some cases, the compressed nerve may feel like it burns. In other cases, the compressed nerve may simply issue a sharp jolt of pain. Some people experiencing sciatica may experience leg numbness, tingling or
How Physiotherapy Can Help with Sciatica If you’re experiencing sciatica, contact a physician immediately. Over-the-counter painkillers may alleviate pain, but in-depth physiotherapy is often needed. Physiotherapy can reduce sciatica compression by carefully introducing exercises and relaxing treatments. These treatments, hand-picked by professionals, can completely eliminate sciatica over time. If you’re experiencing back pain, don’t wait. Call us at (306) 773-8313 and ask about our physiotherapy options, or visit our website at achesandsprains.ca. Your mobility is important, and your back can be healed. Sources: webmd.com/back-pain/what-is-sciatica#1 • medicinenet.com/sciatica/article.htm • mayoclinic. org/diseases-conditions/sciatica/symptoms-causes/syc- 20377435 • medicalnewstoday.com/articles/7619.php
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. The most common cause of sciatica-related pain is inflammation along the spine, where compressed nerves are aggravated. While sciatica pain can be intense, it is treatable. A lot of sciatica cases, in fact, can be resolved without operation — and within just a few weeks. Even if you’ve suffered severe sciatica spawned from leg weakness, bladder changes or nerve issues, there’s still hope.
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Do you have back pain or leg pain with standing or walking? A 30-SECOND SELF-TEST FOR SCIATICA 1. Sit on a chair and keep good posture. 2 . Straighten one of your legs out in front of you, while pointing your toes to the sky. Pay attention to how high your leg can go and if you have any pain, numbness, or tingling. 3. Place your leg back down to resting position, and repeat the same movement with the opposite leg. 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?
Take this 30-second self- test to see if you might have sciatica:
What Your Results Mean: If the leg with pain, numbness or tingling does not go up as high as the other leg, you likely have Sciatica. Give us a call today at (306) 773-8313 and find out how Central Avenue Physiotherapy can help you be free of your pain.
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What is the MCKENZIE METHOD of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT)? • Developed by world-renowned physiotherapist Robin McKenzie, the McKenzie Method focuses on the manipulation and treatment of the back, neck, arms, and legs. • It is accepted as the most research-tested approach across the globe due to its vast success and use by licensed physiotherapists for over 30 years .
THE MCKENZIE METHOD CAN HELP BY... • Using a progression of mechanical forces to examine the mechanical changes and symptoms in the patient’s body. The patient is then classified into a spinal or extremity category, with the correct treatment plan created with proper exercises, manual techniques, and patient education. • Highly encouraging patient involvement and education, to help gain understanding in how our services help to achieve the patient’s goals.
• 6 celery stalks • 2 limes or lemons • 2 inches of Ginger
Ingredients • 2 large beets • 4 long carrots • 2 apples
Directions Prepare beets, carrots, apples, celery, limes (or lemons) and ginger by chopping into smaller pieces before placing into a juicer. As the skin of a beet is packed with antioxidants and nutrients, it is recommended to leave theskinon thebeet.Beetskinand lemonpeel (ifusing)havestrongflavors, so you could also prepare half with skin and half peeled to adjust to the flavor, or simply peel all if preferred. Apples can be any color or variety. Do not peel the ginger, which you will add to taste as ginger can be spicy. After all ingredients are added to the juicer, blend until juiced and smooth. Drink juice as soon as possible to obtain all benefits of the antioxidants and nutrients. Miracle Red Juice can be absorbed more easily on an empty stomach. Drink one glass every other day or as needed. Helps to Strengthen: Immunity,Eyes,Liver,Spleen,Kidneys,Pancreas, & Digestive Tract SPECIALIST SPOTLIGHT SHAWNA LEGAULT, B.Sc.P.T., Cert. MDT
EXERC I SE ESSENT I ALS USE THIS EXERCISE TO STRENGTHEN YOUR CORE Brace Marching While lying on your back with your knees bent, tighten your stomach by drawing in your belly button close to your spine. Slowly raise up one foot a few inches and then set it back down, and continue as if marching for two minutes. Try not to move your pelvis or back while moving your legs. Drawing in your stomach helps to keep your spine frommoving. Next, perform the same exercise with your other leg. Repeat 10 times.
Shawna began pursuing her health sciences career in 2000. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta in 2005. In 2013, after a rewarding homecare career, life choices moved Shawna and her young family to Swift Current, where she began pursuing Private Practice.
Shawna has explored many facets of Physiotherapy, including Women’s Health, Vestibular Rehabilitation, and Concussion Management. Shawna was also introduced to the McKenzie Institute for Mechanical Diagnosis where she became credentialed in 2015 (presently ONE of only SIX therapists in the province). McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) is a globally recognized and scientifically proven assessment process identifying best treatment solutions for back, neck and joint problems. Shawna keeps her focus on empowering her patients to manage their symptoms. To request an appointment with Shawna, contact Central Ave. Physiotherapy at (306) 773-8313 or visit our website at achesandsprains.ca.
Always consult your physiotherapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of.
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