EasternShore_Back Pain and Sciatica

TIPS FOR SCIATICA RELIEF:

There are some tips you can follow to relieve your sciatica pain on your own. These can be done before coming in for treatments, or in tandem with your physical therapy treatments: • Performing gentle stretching exercises. • Avoiding prolonged sitting. Make sure to get up every 30 minutes and change positions frequently. • Putting a pillow behind your knees when sleeping on your back or between your knees when sleeping on your side. • Using your legs to bend down when picking up objects off the floor, rather than using your back. • Alternating ice and heat on the buttock to reduce inflammation. • Asking your doctor about coming to physical therapy, or giving us a call. How Successful Is Physical Therapy For Back Pain? A study found in the medical journal SPINE proves both the physical and monetary benefits to treating back pain and sciatica with physical therapy. It demonstrates that when doctors refer their patients for physical therapy treatments early on in the diagnosis, their patients have shown significant improvement and lowered treatment costs. In this study, patients saved an average of

$2736.36 for their low back pain treatment simply by being referred to physical therapist in the beginning.

If you are suffering with back pain or sciatica, consult with your docto about physical therapy treatments, or contact our office to learn more abou how you could benefit. Eastern Shore PT, we aim for speedy and effectiv recoveries at low costs. Don’t live with back pain any longer – stand talle with physical therapy.

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Beef & Butternut Chili Eating Right Never Tasted So Good!

• 1 tsp dried oregano • 1/2 tsp ground red pepper • 1/4 tsp ground cumin

INGREDIENTS • Cooking spray • 1 tbsp canola oil • 1 1/2 lbs boneless chuck roast • 3/4 tsp salt • 1 1/2 cups chopped onion • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper • 2 tbsp tomato paste • 1 tbsp minced fresh garlic • 2 tsp diced jalapeño pepper • 2/3 cup dry red wine • 1 1/2 tsp ground ancho chile pepper

• 1/4 tsp ground coriander • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon • 1 (28-oz) can whole tomatoes, chopped • 1 (15-oz) can no-salt, kidney beans • 2 cups (1/2-inch) cubed butternut squash • 1 cup chopped carrot • 6 tbsp reduced-fat sour cream • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro leaves

INSTRUCTIONS Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add 1 teaspoon oil; swirl. Sprinkle beef with salt. Add beef to pan; sauté 8 minutes, turning to brown on all sides. Remove beef. Add 2 teaspoons oil to pan. Add onion and bell pepper;sauté3minutes.Add tomatopaste,garlic,and jalapeño;sauté2minutes,stirringconstantly.Addwine;

bring to a boil, scraping pan. Cook 2 minutes. Return beef to pan. Stir in ancho chile pepper and the next 7 ingredients (throughkidneybeans),andbring toaboil. Cover, reduce heat to medium, and simmer gently for 1 hour. Add butternut squash and 1 cup carrot, and simmer for 1 hour or until beef is tender. Ladle 1 1/3 cups chili into each of 6 bowls, and top each with 1 tablespoon sour cream and 1 teaspoon cilantro.

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