AN EFFECTIVE WAY TO BEAT YOUR SCIATICA AND BACK PAIN “Is Your Pain Keeping You From Doing What You Love?”
Whether it’s a sudden, shooting pain down your leg or a persistent ache in your lower back, sciatica can seriously impact your daily life. While medications, injections and even surgery sometimes help people with sciatic nerve pain, physical therapy is the most effective and least invasive way to eradicate the problem. Physical therapy is invaluable for easing sciatic pain. Its effectiveness stems from the multi- faceted approach your therapist will take in order to reduce the pressure on the nerve. Improving your strength and the flexibility in your hip area can do much to decrease the pressure on your sciatic nerve, which in turn will relieve the pain you feel. The muscle and ligament structure of your hips tend to tighten
if you spend too much time sitting. That causes your spine to take on the strain, often leading to sciatic nerve impingement. To combat this undue pressure, physical therapists work to increase hip mobility by helping you stretch your hip abductors and flexors. This opens up the pathway, which your sciatic nerve runs, so that the nerve is freed from compression. In addition, strengthening hip abductors muscles, as well as building mobility, will enable the muscles and ligaments in your hips to be better aligned. Improved strength in your hip area, allows the effort used in everyday movement to be more evenly distributed, and therefore less apt to result in nerve irritation.
You Don’t Need A Prescription! In the state of Oklahoma you can seek physical therapy first, without a physician referral, to get the help you need quickly! www.regionalpt.com
You Should Consider Turning To Physical Therapy First
A study published in Spine, the respected medical journal, found that, when started early enough, physical therapy is a very effective treatment for sciatica, and one which 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.
“I loved my therapy sessions here. I never wanted to miss one. From day one of my therapy I began to feel better. I amnow able to do things I haven’t done in years without pain. I would proudly refer anyone in pain to this office. The therapist are wonderful and caring people. The office staff mark you feel welcome as soon as you walk in. And when your in pain that first impression really makes a difference. And every session when I left from my therapist to the office staff made me feel so good. I looking forward to my next visit. I just can’t thank you enough!!” -D.C.
Exercise Essential HOME LOW BACK TRACTION Lie flat on the floor in the center of a doorway with your knees bent. Make sure your bare skin of your low back is touching the floor for friction. Hold a broomstick in front of you across the doorway. Push gradually and slowly against the stick with your arms for 1-3 mins. Release slowly. Repeat 10 times.
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