Next Level Sports PT: Sciatica and Back Pain

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If you’ve experienced back pain, and even leg pain, you might have a deeper issue. Your minor aches and pinched nerves could be symptomatic of deeper issues. You might be facing sciatica. While “sciatica” may sound serious, it’s entirely curable. Inside, we’ll cover sciatica back pain. (continued inside) STAND UP TO SCIATICA FEEL YOUNGER. MOVE BETTER. GET STRONGER.

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The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body NEWSLETTER FEEL YOUNGER. MOVE BETTER. GET STRONGER. TAKE A STAND AGAINST YOUR SCIATICA PAIN!

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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 a physician immediately. Medical News Today asserts that over-the-counter painkillers may alleviate pain, but in-depth physical therapy is often needed. Physical therapy can reduce sciatica compression by carefully introducing exercises and relaxing treatments. These treatments, hand picked by medical professionals, can completely eliminate sciatica over time. If you’re experiencing back pain, don’t wait. Call one of our professionals today, and ask about physical therapy options. Your mobility is important, and your back can absolutely be healed. https://www.webmd.com/back-pain/what-is-sciatica#1 https://www.medicinenet.com/sciatica/article.htm https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sciatica/symptoms-causes/syc-20377435 https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/7619.php

What Is Sciatica? Sciatica is pain that radiates alongside the sciatic nerve. This nerve, which branches from your lower back — spanning across your hips, buttocks and legs — can be injured or stressed in several ways. Mayo Clinic has pinpointed the most common cause of sciatica-related pain: inflammation along the spine, where compressed nerves are aggravated. While sciatica pain can be great, it can be treated. A lot of sciatica cases, in fact, can be resolved without operation — and in a few weeks. Even if you’ve suffered severe sciatica spawned from leg weakness, bladder changes or

nerve issues, there’s still hope. What Causes Sciatica?

In most cases, sciatica occurs when one of the back’s disks is herniated. It can also happen if the spine narrows — an effect called spinal stenosis. As we age, our backs undergo a lot of stress. This stress takes a toll, causing inflammation in several areas. If this inflammation reaches a certain point,

it may compress these nerves — resulting in pain. What Are the Symptoms of Sciatica?

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

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A 30 Second Self-Test For Sciatica

• Do you have back pain or leg pain while standing or walking? • Do you have a shooting pain in your leg when you stand up? • Do you need to sit down for a minute for the pain to go away?

30 SECOND SELF-TEST FOR SCIATICA 1. Sitting on a chair, look down. 2. Straighten one leg, with toes in the air. 3. Repeat for the other side.

What it means: If the leg with pain, numbness or tingling does not go up as high as the other leg, you likely have Sciatica. Your next step is to see what is causing the pressure on your sciatic nerve. Call us to schedule an appointment...Next Level Sports can help you relieve your Sciatica pain.

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Exercise of the Month Try this movement if you are experiencing back pain.

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SINGLE KNEE TO CHEST STRETCH Lie on your back and bring one knee to your chest, keeping the other foot flat on the floor. Keep your lower back pressed to the floor. Hold for at least 15 to 30 seconds. Repeat 2 to 4 times with each leg.

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TheprofessionalsatNextLevelworkwithclients individually todevelopstrength and conditioning. Whether or not you first arrive here due to an injury, what you’ll find is a professional partner who will help you get to–and stay in–peak condition. Our approach is radically different from other clinics that focus only on rehabilitation. We bring our expertise to the world of biomechanics and fitness to help our athletes become well-rounded and healthy individuals through a whole body approach. You won’t find any other clinic more committed to keeping athletes in top condition.

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Physical Therapy at Next Level Sports

Our philosophy comes down to three words: MOVE. EXCEL. INSPIRE.

Through individualized therapy and conditioning, we work with our patients and clients to help them MOVE correctly, painlessly, and skillfully. Our strengthening, conditioning, and performance coaching help them EXCEL to the next level of their sport and other pursuits. Finally, as our patients and clients reach their aspirations, we encourage them to INSPIRE others along the way to set new goals and reach for higher heights. When an athlete is injured or if he or she is suffering from a chronic issue, physical therapy is necessary for rehabilitation. But every athlete is different and physical therapy is not a one-size-fits-all solution. AtNextLevel,wework individuallywithallofourathletestobuildaphysicalprofile, identify underlying issues,andcreateaspecializedplantoputeachpatientonthepathtohealing. Beyond our hands-on approach to healing, what really sets us apart as a physical therapy clinic is that we don’t believe the partnership should end when the pain does. We partner with athletes to develop healthy lifestyles and design exercise regimens in order to prevent reinjury. This level of physical therapy is unparalleled in the industry and underscores our commitment to full body care.

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