Advanced Rehab: Is It Back Pain Or Sciatica?

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YOU HAVE A CHOICE WHEN IT COMES TO CHOOSING YOUR PHYSICAL THERAPY

We get this question almost every day. “I have a prescription for physical therapy but my doctor wants me to go somewhere else, can I come to Advanced Rehabilitation?” (Spoiler Alert; Yes) It can be confusing when your physician suggests you go somewhere else for physical therapy. Why would they do that?Theremay be lots of reasons. One reason may be; they honestly don’t know the quality of care and the great results you already know you’ll get at ARI. You have a choice when it comes to choosing your physical therapy.

Ifyourdoctor isconcernedaboutyouhavingconvenient appointment times…We have extended hours and our local offices don’t require you to drive long distances, which saves you time and money. If your doctor is concerned about making sure you get results…You’ll get the results YOU want because we specifically ask “What is it YOU want? What are YOUR recovery goals?” If your doctor is concerned about the physical therapy process going smoothly...We go the extramile tomake sure you get what you need including payment plans and flexible scheduling.

Just as you can fill a prescription for medication at a pharmacy of your choice, you can choose where to receive your physical therapy. When you are in pain and need relief it can be a little nerve racking going somewhere completely new or to someone you’ve never seen before. When you come back to ARI you’ll be treated like family by people you already know and

Takinggoodcareofyourselfmeans beingyourownboss.Soremember, regardless of ANY physician or hospital you use, you can choose where to receive your physical therapy. Don’t worry about going to physical therapy somewhere else if you’ve decided we are the best fit. You have the right to choose, we’ll make sure your doctor is glad

trust. You know exactly how your treatment will be set up, you know that our staff is here to help you at every step of the way, and you know the kind of great results you’ll get. If your doctor is concerned about clear and easy lines of communication…We keep your physician up to date on your progress. We communicate with your referring physician on a regular basis during your care with progress reports and success stories. We are always available to talk with your physician at any time. If your doctor is concerned about the expertise of our physical therapists… You’ll receive care from our staff of experts that are constantly improving their knowledge and skills through additional cutting edge training and education. It’s actually a requirement to work here!

you did. You’ll get great care at ARI. How do we know that? Our past patients have told us for the last 30 years. Over 60% of the patients we treat are former patients or have been referred by former patients. Our patients consistently report satisfaction at 97-98% or better. If you want to attend therapy at ARI, just call us and we will get you scheduled. We will communicate your choice in a discreet and respectful manner to your doctor. Sincerely, Adam, Brandi, Cyndi, Meghan, and Rebecca Your ARI PT Staff P.S. Your health is your responsibility. You are your best advocate, so choose your physical therapist wisely.

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IS IT BACK PAIN OR SCIATICA?

Inside: • Understanding Back Pain • Exercise Essential • Patient Success Spotlight • Healthy Recipe

Does life ever feel like one large pain in the back? Back pain is difficult to deal with on a daily basis, yet for so many people, this is a total reality. By certain estimates, as many as 85 percent of adults in the United States struggle with back pain at some point in their lives. The most common type of back pain experienced is in the lower back, and it can happen for any variety of reasons. Being in a car accident can cause you to experience

Too many people consider back pain a normal experience of their lives and don’t immediately seek support that could make the pain an issue of the past. Working with a physical therapist is, hands down, the best thing that you can do when you are looking to overcome back pain. A physical therapist can identify the cause of the back pain and present you with helpful strategies that can strengthen your back and reduce the severity of your pain. Physical therapy for back pain often includes a combination of targeted manual therapy techniques, flexibility and range of motion training, muscle building, and targeted stretching techniques. Using these strategies in combination with anti-inflammatory medication, as recommended by your physician, is often considered the most-efficient approach to handling back pain and is recommended by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Look inside to learn more about our programs and say good-bye to pain!

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lingering back pain for years after the accident. Accidents at work can lead to similar consequences. But sometimes the cause of your back pain isn’t as straightforward. Back pain can also develop for any number of common reasons — things that you do every day without thinking twice. An old desk chair that doesn’t provide much lumbar support can take its toll over time, as can wearing shoes that don’t have much support, or even gaining weight, particularly around the stomach area.

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UNDERSTANDING BACK PAIN

Being educated about your back pain can help you make the right choices to overcome it as quickly as possible. One of the biggest problems with back pain is that it lingers.This leadsmanypeople todealwithbackpain foryearsonendwithout seemingly any end in sight. While there is back pain that develops as a result of strain or sprain, there is also somethingcalled lowbackdegenerativediscdisease,whichhappenswhen thediscs in your spine weaken. This frequently develops as a result of repetitive back injury and can also develop as a result of age. With degenerative disc disease, the space between thediscsbegins tocollapseandbecomeunstableandwillcausebackpain to develop. When you work with a physical therapist to overcome back pain as a resultofdegenerativediscdisease,yourphysical therapistwillbeginbystrengthening core muscle groups, which includes the abdominal wall, and will provide you with targeted massage and stretching techniques to alleviate pain. Whilesomebackpain iseasy to identifyaspain,suchas is thecasewithdegenerative discdisease, thereareothersituations inwhich thepainmaybeabitmorecomplicated to understand. One of the most common back issues experienced in the United States is sciatica pain, and this sort of pain is often a lot more difficult to identify — especially by those who aren’t familiar with the problem. How can you tell the difference between back pain and sciatica pain? The answer is that sciatica pain is characterized by the following factors: • Constant pain is only present in one side of the buttocks or leg • The pain becomes worse when you are sitting • The leg pain develops more as a burning, tingling or searing sensation, and not as a plain ache • There is a sharp pain that occurs at times, making it sometimes difficult to stand or walk •Thepain is radiating,shootingdown the legandsometimeseven into the feetand toes GREEK TURKEY BURGERS WITH SPINACH Healthy Recipe

Sciatica pain develops in the nerves that connect the lower back to the legs, and so while the pain itself is generated from the back, a lot of time, the experience of the pain is more largely associated with the upper legs. What’s more, sciatica pain doesn’talwaysdevelop likepain in the traditionalsense.Sciaticapain insteadcauses a buildup of tingling, numbness and weakness in the lower back and upper legs, and the pain isn’t consistent either. The sensation will typically run through the leg in waves, causing discomfort at seemingly unpredictable times. If you are experiencing back pain and you haven’t talked to a medical professional about the concern, then now is the time to take action. Working with a physical therapist can cut your time struggling with back pain literally in half. For more information about overcoming back pain, contact us.

Source:https://www.spine-health.com/conditions/sciatica/what-you-need-know-about-sciatica

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• ¼ tsp salt • ¼ tsp ground pepper • 4 small hamburger buns, preferably whole-wheat • 4 tbsp tzatziki • 12 slices cucumber • 8 thick rings red onion (about ¼-inch)

• 1 lb 93% lean ground turkey • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese

• ½ tsp garlic powder • ½ tsp dried oregano

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Exercise Essential

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STANDING LUMBAR EXTENSIONS Stand with good posture, feet shoulder width apart. Position your hands on the backs of your hips. Lean back, as far as you comfortably can. Slowly return to the start position.

Patient Success Spotlight

“My back feels better!” “I had a wonderful experience. Everyone was very kind and helpful. I was having such back pain that it was hard to get up from a seated position and walk. I had trouble lifting heavy boxes at work. With the therapy here and the exercises to do at home, my back feels better and I can lift boxes (if I don’t have some else do it!) I enjoyed therapy as well and enjoyed talking to everyone and listening to their stories and sharing my own. Thank you for teaching me to lift safely, knowing my limits, and when to ask for help. ARI made me feel at home. I felt comfortable and felt like a person, not just another patient. Thank you for caring! Thank you all for all your help!” - Marcia K.

If you are not sure about how to do this exercise, please consult with your physical therapist before starting.

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