FYZICALPBC: Sciatica & Back Pain




FEELING GOOD PALM BEACH Hi Everyone! Last month we published our first Newsletter in this format. I’m so grateful to all of you who reached out with kindwords and shared your appreciation of our focus on bringing you valuable information on achieving optimal health and wellness. There are 4 primary areas of prevention for which you will need answers and will need to focus on in order to be at your best for both you and your family: exercise; a nutrient-dense diet; adequate sleep; and avoiding bad habits. It’s pretty simple, but not always that easy.

After all, diseases of affluence (including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, obesity, etc.) are at alarming levels in this country and are on the rise! Add to that the scary realization that people age 65 and over are filing for personal bankruptcy at unprecedented levels; the majority due to medical and healthcare issues! It’s a huge issue we all must address together! Prevention and doing what youmust to take care of yourself has never beenmore urgent! That’s why at FYZICAL, we are all about PreventingNeedless Suffering& Doing Whatever We Can to Help You Flourish! To be at your best, it’s gonna take a plan; so it’s probably a great time to provide you with a friendly “nudge” and challenge you just a little on the topic of Planning. Throughout your life you have achieved great successes; you planned for the big things like your business, your career, and your family. You even planned for the little things like vacations, weekends, and holidays. And now, nothing could bemore important than to have a plan for improving andmaintaining your health so that you can lead that joyful, healthy life you have worked so hard for. Sooo… What’s your health plan? Do you understand all youmust do to reach your optimal health without hurting yourself?

Because here’s the thing, those 4 areas are the WHAT! Achievement, however, lies with the HOW! At FYZICAL, we are fond of the saying, “Plan or Be Planned For!” Your health is one area where you have the opportunity to impact daily. I urge you to have a plan. Take control. Know how you will tackle the 4 primary areas of optimal health listed above! The great business philosopher JimRohn defined failure as “A few errors in judgement repeated every day.” Likewise, success could be defined as, “A few wise choices repeated every day!” So here’s to putting your health plan in place, wishing you many wise choices, and much success in your journey! At FYZICAL, we sign off with LYL (Love Your Life) because that’s our wish for you, optimal physical health so that you can live fully and love your life!

LYL (Love Your Life), Mike Graves, MSPT President & CEO

INSIDE OUR NEWSLETTER: • What Are the Symptoms of Sciatica? • Relieve Back Pain In Minutes • Patient Success Spotlight • Healthy Recipe • Discover How To Live Pain-Free


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legs — can be injured or stressed in several ways. The most common cause of sciatica-related pain is inflammation along the spine, where compressed nerves are aggravated. While sciatica pain can be intense, it is treatable. A lot of sciatica cases, in fact, can be resolved without operation — and within just a few weeks. Even if you’ve suffered severe sciatica spawned from leg weakness, bladder changes or nerve issues, there’s still hope. What Causes Sciatica? In most cases, sciatica occurs when one of the back’s discs are herniated. It can also happen if the spine narrows — an effect called spinal stenosis. As we age, our backs undergo a lot of stress. This stress takes a toll, causing inflammation in several areas. If this inflammation reaches a certain point, it may compress these nerves — resulting in pain.

If you’ve experienced back pain, and even leg pain, you might have a deeper issue. Your minor aches and pinched nerves could be symptomatic of sciatica. While “sciatica” may sound serious, it’s entirely curable. What Is Sciatica? Sciatica is pain that radiates alongside the sciatic nerve. This nerve, which branches from your lower back — spanning across your hips, buttocks and 1,100 companies applied for this year’s ranking, and those that rose to the top reveal the latest trends as well as the companies that continue to evolve to keep going strong year after year. FYZICAL Palm Beach has ranked #33 this year!

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Sciatica back pain is normally noticed as a pain radiating from the lower back. Often, this pain extends to the buttock, spiraling down the leg and extending to the calf. If you’re suffering from sciatica, you might feel the discomfort anywhere along this nerve pathway. The pain itself can be dull, aching or even sharp. In some cases, the compressed nerve may feel like it burns. In other cases, the compressed nerve may simply issue a sharp jolt of pain. Some people experiencing sciatica may experience leg numbness, tingling or weakness. If sciatica isn’t treated, it can hinder mobility altogether. How Physical Therapy Can Help with Sciatica. If you’re experiencing sciatica, contact a physician immediately. Medical News Today asserts that over-the-counter painkillers may alleviate pain, but in-depth physical therapy is often needed. Physical therapy can reduce sciatica compression by carefully introducing exercises and relaxing treatments. These treatments, hand- picked by professionals, can completely eliminate sciatica over time. If you’re experiencing back pain, don’t wait. Call one of our professionals today, and ask about physical therapy options. Your mobility is important, and your back can be healed. Sources: https://www.webmd.com/back-pain/what-is-sciatica#1 https://www.medicinenet.com/sciatica/article.htm https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sciatica/symptoms-causes/syc- 20377435 https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/7619.php

A 30 Second Self-Test for Sciatica Do you have back pain or leg pain with standing or walking? Do you have a shooting pain in your leg when you stand up? Do you need to sit down for a minute for the pain to go away? Sitting on a chair, look down. Straighten one leg, with toes in the air. Repeat for the other side. What it means: If the leg with pain, numbness or tingling does not go up as high as the other leg, you likely have Sciatica. Your next step is to see what is causing the pressure on your sciatic nerve. Call us to schedule an appointment...FYZICAL can help you relieve your Sciatica pain.

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INGREDIENTS •2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil •3 garlic cloves, minced


 •1 Tbsp lemon zest •2 Tbsp lemon juice •3/4 tsp sea salt •Freshly ground black pepper •1 ½ tsp cumin seeds* •2 cups cooked chickpeas •1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved •4 Medjool dates, pitted & diced        DIRECTIONS In a large bowl, combine olive oil, garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, and several grinds of pepper. In a skillet over medium-low heat, toast the cumin seeds until aromatic, about 30 seconds. Remove seeds from heat and crush (a mortar & pestle is easiest). Add seeds to the bowl and stir. Add the chickpeas, tomatoes, dates, cucumbers, red pepper, and parsley to the bowl and toss. Transfer to a serving platter and sprinkle with mint, and top with extra roasted chickpeas, if desired. Season to taste and serve.          •3 cucumbers, sliced •1 cup chopped red peppers •¼ cup finely chopped parsley •¼ cup fresh mint •1 cup chopped roasted chickpeas, (optional)  




















Patient Success Spotlight


At FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers, you will receive hands-on therapy treatments by our friendly, caring health experts during focused and individualized sessions. It’s time to go to FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers if: • You’re tired of living in pain • You want to feel better and move better • You have been in an auto accident or injured on the job • You want to prevent injury 1. Call and talk to your therapist

“My pain level at completion is almost non-existent!” “The outcome of my therapy for the cervical spine fusion could not have turned out better! My range of motion is excellent, my pain level at completion is almost non- existent. I was given instruction on how to maintain that at home. My frozen shoulder is much improved in just a few weeks of therapy and I am confident it will continue.” - Cheryl H.

2. Discover why your pain has come back 3. Get your custom recovery program

Relieve Back Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing back pain.

BRACE MARCHING While lying on your back with your knees bent, slowly raise up one foot a few inches and then set it back down. Next, perform on your other leg. Use your stomach muscles to keep your spine from moving. Repeat 10 times. Stretches Back www.simpleset.net



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