WAPT_Sciatica : Back Pain


Bad Habits Can Increase Your Pain Someseeminglyharmlesshabitscanalsocontributetothe 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 ThespecialistsatWAPTplayacrucialrole inevaluatingandtreating 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. WhencomingtoWAPT,ourfriendlyandknowledgeabletherapists spendtimewithyou.Wetrainyouonspecificandeasyexercisesthat willrelievethepain inyourbackand legs.Inaddition,ourspecialized 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 canfeel likeyourselfagain.Ourcutting-edgetreatmentsaredoctor recommended and are specifically designed for you to reach your healthcare goals.

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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.


Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti

Ingredients • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt • 1/2 cup butter, softened

• 1/2 cup chocolate hazelnut spread • 1/2 cup sugar • 1/2 cup brown sugar • 1 egg • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract • 3/4 cup chopped toasted hazelnuts

Directions Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. In another medium bowl combine the butter, chocolatehazelnutspread,sugar,andbrownsugar.Usinganelectricmixer,creamthe ingredients together, about 4 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until smooth, about1minute.Usingawoodenspoonorrubberspatula,stir intheflourmixtureuntil just combined. Add the hazelnuts and stir until just combined. Using a tablespoon measure, spoon out the cookie dough onto a cookie sheet, spacing the mounds about 4 inches apart. Use the tines of a fork to flatten the cookie dough. Bake until lightly golden around the edges, about 10 to 12 minutes. Use a metal spatula to transfer the cookies to a wire rack and let cool.



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