Partners In Therapy: Sciatica & Back 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. 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 your physician or physical therapist immediately. Medical NewsToday asserts that over-the-counter painkillers may alleviate pain, but in-depth physical therapy is often needed. Physical therapycan reducesciaticacompressionbycarefully introducingexercises and relaxing treatments. These treatments, hand picked by medical professionals, can completely eliminate sciatica over time. If you are experiencing sciatica, you can call one of our professionals today and ask about physical therapy options. Your mobility is important, and your back can absolutely be healed. Sources:

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INGREDIENTS • 1 1/2 lbs skinless chicken breasts, cooked & shredded • 8 cups fat-free chicken stock • 2 packet Ideal Protein Pancake Mix • 3 cups celery root, in small cubes

• 2 cups spinach • 1 1/2 cups green onion, chopped

• 1 cup leek, chopped • 5 tbsp garlic, minced • 3 tbsp cilantro, chopped • 3 tbsp chives, chopped

DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Slowly cook green onions, leek and garlic in olive oil. Add celery root. Add spices, sauce and stock. Cook on low for 45 minutes. Prepare four 8” diameter pancakes adding 1 tablespoon of cilantro. Cut into strips and place on baking sheet. Brush lightly with oil and bake for 5 to 10 minutes or until crisp. Just before serving, add chicken, sprinkle soup with pancake strips and remaining cilantro. Try this recipe and many others as a part of our medically developed ketogenic weight loss and weight management protocol at Partners. Losing weight can be a challenge, but the process of weight loss is simple. The Ideal Protein Ketogenic Weight Loss Protocol is a medically developed 4 phase protocol containing 2 key components – weight loss and a healthier lifestyle education so that you are empowered to sustain your weight loss results over your life course.

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