Babin Physical Therapy_Stand Up To Sciatica

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Stand Up To Sciatica “Feel Younger. Move Better. Get Stronger.”

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. IFYOUARE 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.

SERVICES INCLUDE Dry Needling Manual Therapy Cupping Kinesiotape Graston Technique Balance/Gait Training

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.

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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 Babin Physical Therapy 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 Babin Physical Therapy, 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 head start in warding off painful sciatica. After all, it may be as simple as learning to stand tall. Call Today! 504-467-5520.

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INGREDIENTS • 1 Tbsp olive oil • 6 cups turkey/chicken broth • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped • 2 large carrots • 2 celery ribs • 2 medium onions • 2 15 oz. cans cream style corn • 2 8½ oz cans of fresh lima or green beans • 1-2 cups chopped cooked turkey/ chicken • ½ tsp. chili powder • Salt and pepper to taste INSTRUCTIONS

Who Do You Know That Needs Our Help? Do You Have Friends Or Family Unable To Do The Following:

� Move without pain � Bend and move freely � Balance confidently & securely

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

Ina largekettleorDutchoven,sautéonionsandcelery inoliveoiluntil tenderbut not brown. In the same kettle, add broth, potatoes, and carrots. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add remaining ingredients and simmer 10 minutes longer. Yield: 12 servings or 3 ½ quarts. Freezes well.

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PATIENT SUCCESS STORIES

“I am once again able to sleep ” “I injured my lower back in the beginning of 2017. The injury caused me pain whenever I bent over or attempted to lift something. My back pain also interfered with my sleep by waking me throughout the night. I became a patient at BabinPT in February of 2017. While attending BabinPT I was always warmly welcomed and treated with respect. Mike Babin and his staff were always professional, courteous and pleasant. I could tell each one of them was genuinely concerned with my physical health. I hadn’t ever been exposed to dry needling before meeting Mike. He explained this treatment and answered my many questions. A specific recovery program was created for me. Through dry needling and my recovery programmy lower back is pain free and much stronger. I am once again able to sleep soundly throughout the night and enjoy my busy physical life.” -Steven Gardner

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RELIEVE SCIATICA PAIN INMINUTES Try this movement if you are experiencing sciatica pain.

Loosens Low Back

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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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