Innovative PT Solutions: 4 Quick Ways to Relieve Sciatica

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4 Ways To Quickly Relieve Sciatica

Exercise To Help With Pain

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You should stop strengthening exercises while you are in pain. If you are having back and leg pain, doing strengthening exercises like lifting weights or doing sit-ups will make the condition worse. Strengthening exercises increase pressure in the spine and initially you want to decrease pressure in the spine so that the condition calms down. You can return to these exercises

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Deep Friction Massage Some leg pain is caused by a spasm in a deep muscle located in the buttock called the piriformis. The Sciatic nerve runs right on top of this muscle so a spasm here can cause pain in the leg. The treatment is to put deep pressure on this muscle. Prolonged pressure will cause this muscle to relax, decreasing the pain. This massage is quite painful but you feel great after it is completed. In fact, it is not normal to feel pain with deep pressure to this muscle – only a muscle in spasm will be painful. Spinal Mobilization. Gentle mobilization (or movement) of each spinal segment helps to increase mobility of the spine and relieves pain. The pain relief from this technique lasts because it is paired with the right stretching exercise.

β€œIt is never too late to be what you might

once the leg pain is gone. Gentle Exercise

have been.” - George Eliot

The right stretch is the key to relieving pain. Some people need to stretch their spinal joints, others need to stretch muscles, some people need both. Once the pain is relieved, we instruct you in a gradual strengthening program to further protect the spine. Call us today to discover how our SPINE Program can pinpoint the cause of your pain, relieve it quickly and teach you how to maintain a healthy spine.


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