Axcess: Stand Up To Sciatica

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“Aaron and his staff executed their duties in a friendly and professional manner. They answered all of the questions concerning my rehabilitation and maintenance to ensure continued good health. The atmosphere that exists at Axcess is very caring in that they involve the client throughout the entire physical therapy session. I genuinely feel that a great deal of my progress is due to the care I was receiving at Axcess. I would not hesitate to refer anyone in need of physical therapy services to Axcess Physical Therapy.” -Raymond E. rehabilitation andmaintenance to ensure continued good health.”

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The Axcess Bulletin The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body JULY 2017 “Move Like You Used to!” STAND UP TO SCIATICA

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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 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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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 Axcess 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 Axcess 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 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., Joshua Prager, M.D., J. Pablo Villablanca, M.D., Keyvan Farahani, Ph.D., Duncan Q. Mcbride, M.D., Jay S.Tsuruda,M.D.,BrannonMorisoli,B.A.,UlrichBatzdorf,M.D.,andJ.PatrickJohnson,M.D. Call Today! 815.614.2100


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CONGRATULATIONS Memorial Day Tournament Champions.

You never know when you might need to save a life.

Congratulations to the 10U Bourbonnais Braves for winning the Chicagoland Sunday League Memorial Day Tournament! Coaches: Aaron Fuerst, Cary Yoakum and JT Arbour

Thank you to the Aroma Park Fire Department for providing CPR and First Aid training for medical professionals. Scott Allan was our instructor and he assisted us with our certifications. We will be holding CPR classes in future, please call us if you are interested. CPR Classes at Axcess Physical Therapy

Think Axcess PT First 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 Relieve Back Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing back pain.

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� Move without pain � Bend and move freely

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

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• WHAT YOU GET: FREE 30-minute one-on-one appointment with one of our Physical Therapists • WHEN: July 18th from 9 am-5 pm

• WHY: To Celebrate Summer and help you feel great!

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PROMOTION EVER ADay of Free Exams! OUR GREATEST July 18th from 9 am-5 pm •A Special Offer•

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We are celebrating summer and want our patients to be fit and healthy so they can enjoy summer activities. We are providing a Day of Free Exams! The Free Exam includes an exclusive 30-minute one-on- one appointment with one of our world-class physical therapists. We will talk with you about the history of your condition. We will take measurements to test how well you are moving, test your strength and balance and evaluate and determine the CAUSE of your pain. Bottom line, we will determine what you need to feel better and enjoy life. These exams are ideal for people suffering with pain from:

Who’s Eligible? We are celebrating summer and we want our valued patients to enjoy it pain free. We are having a DAY of completely Free Exams for: • All past patients who have not been seen in PT in the last month • All present patients who have another problem currently not being treated

•Lower Back Pain •Arthritis •Sciatica

•Balance issues including fear of falling •Vertigo and Dizziness •Shoulder Pain •Knee Pain •Problems Walking

•Neck Pain •Headaches

• All loved ones, family, friends, neighbors and co-workers of our past and present patients

If you are having pain or problems with day to day activities such as walking, standing, sitting for long periods, going up or down stairs, getting in or out of the car, sleeping or driving then you should schedule your exam now.

If you are a past or present patient then call 815-614-2100 to schedule your Free Exam Today!

If you are a past or present patient or if you are referring a friend or family member or a stubborn spouse… Give them this insert and tell them to call us to schedule their free exam. A DAY OF FREE EXAMS! Call Today! 815.614.2100

Appointments are free but limited; the day has 30 spots available.

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