AdamsPT: Sciatica & Back Pain Relief

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INSIDE: • Struggling with Back Pain or Sciatica? • Patient Success Spotlights

• Exercise Essential • Deep Tissue Laser Therapy

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NEWSLETTER

STRUGGLING WITH BACK PAIN OR SCIATICA? STAND TALLER WITH PHYSICAL THERAPY

Did you know that over 80% of people across the world will suffer an episode of back pain at some point in their lifetime? If you are suffering from back pain or sciatica, you know how hindering it can be. With chronic back pain, radiating leg pain, or stinging sensations across the sciatic nerve, it can be difficult to live your life to the fullest. If you find yourself in pain when bending down, standing up, or lifting objects, it’s time to see a physical therapist. At Adams Physical Therapy, we are fully equipped to treat any back pain you may be experiencing. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out more about how our services can benefit you! It can be difficult sometimes to determine the differences between general back pain and sciatica. Sciatica is a specific type of back pain that is caused by a compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve. Your sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in your body – it is approximately 2 centimeterswide,extendingallthewaydownyourback,yourbuttocks, underneath the piriformis muscle, and to the backs of your legs and your feet. It is made up of several nerves that exit your lower back from the lumbar and sacral levels (L4-S3), transmitting sensation and muscle control. Common culprits of sciatica development include weakness in the gluteal muscles or tightness in the piriformismuscle, as they can compress and irritate the sciatic nerve. THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BACK PAIN AND SCIATICA:

COMMON SCIATICA SYMPTOMS:

The sciatica symptoms reported from patients tend to vary. Some may experience a deep ache in the buttocks, while others experience a severe pain radiating down one of their legs. It is also possible to feel a tingling or numbness in the back of the leg, calf, or foot. If left too long without proper treatment, irritation can becomemore severe and affect the strength of your leg muscles. The safest, easiest, andmost effectivemode of sciatica treatment is through physical therapy. Physical therapy examines the root cause of pressure on the nerve and works to quickly alleviate that pressure. Our licensed physical therapists will analyze the movements of the muscles surrounding the sciatic nerve, in addition to the back and hip joints. They will design an individualized treatment plan based on the specific needs of each patient, in order to strengthen the affected muscles, improve joint flexibility, and prevent problems from occurring again in the future. If you are ready to gain back pain or sciatica relief, call to talk to a therapist today at (888) 222-0130! COMMON SCIATICA TREATMENT:

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TIPS FOR SCIATICA RELIEF

There are some tips you can follow to relieve your sciatica pain on your own. These can be done before coming in for treatments,or intandemwithyourphysicaltherapytreatments: • Performing gentle stretching exercises. • Avoiding prolonged sitting. Make sure to get up every 30 minutes and change positions frequently. • Putting a pillow behind your knees when sleeping on your back or between your knees when sleeping on your side. • Using your legs to bend down when picking up objects off the floor, rather than using your back. •Alternating iceandheatonthebuttocktoreduce inflammation. • Asking your doctor about coming to physical therapy, or giving us a call. A study found in the medical journal SPINE proves both the physical and monetary benefits to treating back pain and sciatica with physical therapy. It demonstrates that when doctors refer their patients for physical therapy treatments early on in the diagnosis, their patients have shown significant improvement and lowered treatment costs. In this study, patients saved an average of $2736.36 for their low back pain treatment simply by being referred to a physical therapist in the beginning. If you are suffering with back pain or sciatica, consult with your doctor about physical therapy treatments, or contact our office to learn more about how you could benefit. HOW SUCCESSFUL IS PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR BACK PAIN?

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At Adams Physical Therapy, we aim for speedy and effective recoveries at low costs. Don’t live with back pain any longer – stand taller with physical therapy. Source:PrimaryCareReferralofPatientsWithLowBackPain toPhysicalTherapy: ImpactonFutureHealth Care Utilization and Costs Fritz, Julie M. PT, PhD, ATC*; Childs, John D. PT, PhD†; Wainner, Robert S. PT, PhD‡;Flynn,TimothyW.PT,PhD§Spine:01December2012 -Volume37 - Issue25 -p2114–2121 DEEP TISSUE LASER THERAPY In medicine, lasers allow surgeons to work at high levels of precision by focusing on a small area, damaging less of the surrounding tissue. If you have laser therapy, you may experience less pain, swelling, and scarring than with traditional surgery. Laser operations are usually shorter than traditional surgeries. They can often be done on an outpatient basis. People also tend to heal faster with laser operations. You may have less pain, swelling, and scarring than with traditional surgeries. Discover if you laser therapy can benefit you by contacting us today! FREE LASER THERAPY CONSULTATION Call Today! (888)222-0130 Current and past patients schedule your free laser therapy consultation today! Expires 02/29/20

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PATIENT SUCCESS SPOTLIGHTS

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I feel 100% better! “Came in after a car wreck with back pain and hip pain couldn’t even be touched. After weeks of Physical Therapy, I feel 100% better. Thank you very much for everything!” - Tammy L. They were amazing! “I had rotator cuff surgery, came to Adams Physical Therapy, and they were amazing. Answered all of my questions and concerns; with their help I had a fast and speedy recovery.” - Luke H. My balance is a lot better! “I have great care. My balance is a lot better. Help was 100% helpful and I would tell anybody to come here.” - Michael L.

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Complimentary Workshops BACK PAIN& SCIATICA TUES. JANUARY 28 AT 6 PM KNEE PAIN TUES. FEBRUARY 11 AT 6 PM ROTATOR CUFF & SHOULDER PAIN THURS. MARCH 12 AT 6 PM Call 888-222-0130 or visit adamsptservices.com To Register SPACES FILL UP FAST!

Exercise Essential

Stretches Back SIDELYING TRUNK ROTATION While lying on your side with your arms out-stretched in front of your body, slowly twist your upper body to the side and rotate your spine. Your arms and head should also be rotating along with the spine as shown. Follow your hand with your eyes. Hold for 20 seconds repeat 3 times on each side.

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