Dynamic: Stand Up To Sciatica

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GETTING TO KNOW THE DYNAMIC PT STAFF Stephanie McFarland, Office Manager

My family moved to Lewiston, Idaho when I was four and I have lived here since. I graduated from Lewiston Senior High School in 1987. I attended Prairie Bible Institute in Three Hills, AB, Canada and Lewis Clark State College. I was previously employed at AIA Insurance/CropUSA Insurance for over 22 years as a health insurance underwriter, crop insurance policy processor and executive assistant. I am married to my wonderful husband Chad and we have two sons, Leighton and Logan. I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, scrapbooking, cooking, camping, watching old movies and attending our church.


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STAND UP TO SCIATICA “It May Not Just Be Back Or Leg Pain.”


• Seeking Natural Pain Relief • Have You Met Your Deductible? • Patient Success Spotlight • Free Back Pain Consultation

Why Does Sciatica Occur? If there are changes in posture, muscle strength or pelvic alignment, the nerve can be compressed which leads to the quite common low back and sciatic nerve pains. The sciatic nerve is the longest and largest nerve in your body. It even reaches down to the foot and therefore, can be irritated anywhere along its path. With sciatica, the consequent ache can be felt anywhere from the base of the spine, the buttocks or the back of the thigh and legs. Even tingling sensations in the toes can be attributed at times to the impingement of the sciatic nerve. Journal of neurosurgery: Spine Feb, 2005 Volume 2, Number 2. Aaron G. Filler, M.D., Ph.D., Jodean Haynes, B.A., Sheldon E. Jordan, M.D., Joshua Prager, M.D., J. Pablo Villablanca, M.D., Keyvan Farahani, Ph.D., Duncan Q. Mcbride, M.D., Jay S. Tsuruda, M.D., Brannon Morisoli, B.A., Ulrich Batzdorf, M.D., and J.PatrickJohnson,M.D.

Do you experience pain in the buttock, leg, or even your foot? If so, you may be experiencing sciatica. Sciatica is a common form of back and leg pain that is often misunderstood by sufferers. People frequently have questions about what sciatica is, why it occurs and how to find relief from the intense pain it can cause from the low back down to the feet. If you are suffering from sciatica, it is important to find its root cause. Many people often think an x-ray or expensive MRI is first needed to figure out what is causing pain. Having a lot of tests doesn’t mean you will find its root cause. Recent studies show that nearly 1 million of MRIs done for sciatica fail to find a treatable cause. With a new imaging technique called magnetic resonance neurography, 69% of the patients were found to have a trapped sciatic nerve deep in the buttock by a muscle called the piriformis. It is known that in about 25% of the general population, the sciatic nerve pierces through the piriformis muscle and can be susceptible to abnormal pressure and irritation.


You Could Be Contributing To Your Pain! SEEKING NATURAL PAIN RELIEF

Bad Habits Can Increase Your Pain Some seemingly harmless habits can also contribute to the irritation of the sciatic nerve. A frequent bad habit is crossing of the legs for extended periods, which puts pressure on the nerve. In addition, sitting for long periods is bad for your spine. It is possible for you to prevent or relieve sciatica simply by improving your posture. Physical Therapy Relieves Sciatica The specialists at Dynamic PhysicalTherapy play a crucial role in evaluating and treating sciatica, as well as other common back problems. Our physical therapists are medical experts with years of training to evaluate your back problem, finding the root cause of your sciatica. An individualized treatment plan is created to guide you through the recovery process and maximize your success. When coming to Dynamic PhysicalTherapy, our friendly and knowledgeable therapists spend time with you. We train you on specific and easy exercises that will relieve the pain in your back and legs. In addition, our specialized hands-on therapy helps to gently loosen tight muscles and joints in your spine and legs. Your pain is quickly relieved and your flexibility restored, so you can feel like yourself again. Our cutting-edge treatments are doctor recommended and are specifically designed for you to reach your healthcare goals. Knowing all this should give you a headstart in warding off painful sciatica. After all, it may be as simple as learning to stand tall.


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• Myofascial Release • Trigger Point Therapy •Pre-natal&Perinatal (Women’sHealth)

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Patient Success Spotlight


“Thank you Jo and staff for your caring and kindness. I had chronic pain in and around my tailbone and hip. Johanna noticed that my tailbone was tilted. My pain prevented me from doing the things I enjoyed. I couldn’t sleep or get comfortable in any position. I was walking stooped over and felt like I was going to fall all the time. After my very first treatment, I felt I was cured of the throbbing pain. She continues to work on muscles that have been tight for quite awhile. Thank you for giving me back my life.” - Linda C. “Thank you for giving back my life!”

An insurance deductible is the amount of money that you must pay beforeyour insurancecompanypaysforyourmedicalservices. Ifyour deductible is met, your physical therapy may not cost you anything. Patients with family plans or those who have had major surgeries or have a chronic illness are especially likely to have a $0 balance remaining on their out-of-pocket expenses. This means that the cost of physical therapy could be minimal or completely covered by the patient’s insurance plan. If you are close to or have met your insurance deductible for the year, then now is the time to come in for physical therapy! Are you feeling aches and pains? Need to work on your core? Let us help you get a head start for 2018. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.

Attention Sciatica Sufferers!

Do You Have Difficulty With Back Pain?

We can help:

ü Decrease your pain ü Increase your strength ü Increase your activity level

ü Increase your flexibility ü Improve your health ü Get back to living

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