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“I am finally able to touch my toes!” “Before PT I could not stand for more than 3 minutes without getting horrible pain. Now I’m doing daily exercises and I am finally able to touch my toes! The physical therapy pushed me in a positive direction of exercise and staying healthy! =)” Dorothy Corbeille

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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. Why Does Sciatica Occur? If therearechanges inposture,musclestrengthorpelvic 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. Iteven reachesdown to the footand 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.

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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 Nestor 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 Nestor 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. Journalofneurosurgery:SpineFeb,2005Volume2,Number2.AaronG.Filler,M.D.,Ph.D.,JodeanHaynes,B.A.,Sheldon E.Jordan,M.D.,JoshuaPrager,M.D.,J.PabloVillablanca,M.D.,KeyvanFarahani,Ph.D.,DuncanQ.Mcbride,M.D.,Jay S.Tsuruda,M.D.,BrannonMorisoli,B.A.,UlrichBatzdorf,M.D.,andJ.PatrickJohnson,M.D.

Steve’s Monthly Recipe Beer Can Chicken with Classic BBQ Rub

It has been years since I made this, but it is one of my favorites. It starts with your favorite barbeque rub. I used ¼ cup of course salt, ground black pepper, paprika, and brown sugar. The next few spices are optional, but

picture. I would pick a beer with some flavor, probably stay away from light beers. I also add some of the rub to the beer can. Clean and dry the chicken. Apply olive oil to the chicken. The oil helps to crisp the skin and helps the rub to stick to the chicken. Generously apply rub to inside and outside of chicken. Place the chicken on the beer can and put it all on the grill. The temperature on my charcoal grill was 375-400’ and it took about an hour. To add additional flavor and to keep the chicken from drying out, I spray with beer while cooking. Use an instant read thermometer to make sure the chicken is cooked to 165’. Be careful of the hot liquid in the beer can when you remove from the grill. Slice and chicken and enjoy.

I included them in my spice rub: tablespoon of onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and celery seed. You will have leftover rub, it goes great on ribs. Set-up gas or charcoal grill for indirect cooking or use a smoker. I cooked on charcoal grill and used chimney started to get charcoals going. Select your favorite beer (in the can). I have a stand for the can that keeps it from tipping over. If you look closely you can see it in the

Clinic News: We hosted a Lower Back Pain and Sciatica Workshop last month right in the clinic. We had a great turn out. Thanks to all that attended. If you missed it, we are already planning the next one due to the response from the previous workshops. We have partnered up with Rhode Island Athletic Club and they have a special to all our past and present clients. They are offering a Free Fitness Consultation. It is an hour-long appointment with a personal trainer to discuss fitness and health goals. Normally, you need to join the gym to get this consultation. Just call the gym and set up a time with one of their fitness trainers: 401-766-7422 Thank You’s: High Fives all around to all Nestor Physical Therapy patients and friends who participated in our “Refer a Friend” program last month! Elain Allin Andrew Rowland Upcoming FreeWorkshop: “Learn To Manage Low Back Pain & Sciatica Without Medication, Injections, or Surgery” July 22nd at 10AM Learn The Top 3 Things You Can Do To Elimate Back Pain! REGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOP HERE: Think Nestor PT First Do You Have Friends or Family Who Can’t: � Move without pain

We can help you relieve your pain naturally! We can help you: Does your sciatica pain keep you from enjoying life with your friends & family?

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Relieve Back Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing back pain. ABDOMINAL BRACING Lie on your back, knees bent, feet flat on floor. Place your hands on the front of your pelvis and contract your deep core. Straighten one knee. Return foot to the starting position. Alternate legs one at a time. Repeat 10 times on both sides. Strengthens Core

� Sit for long periods comfortably � Walk for long distances � Live active and healthy

� Bend and move freely � Balance confidently

If you know someone suffering with aches and pains give the gift of health. Refer them to Nestor Physical Therapy today. Pass along this newsletter or have them call us directly to schedule an evaluation!

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