AdvancedRehab: Struggling With Back Pain Or Sciatica

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Where did you grow up/attend school? I grew up in Tell City and attended Tell City High School. If you had a job prior to coming to ARI, what did you do? I worked at Perry Central as an Interventionist and Instructional Assistant for a short time just after moving back to Tell City in August. Before that however, I worked in Louisville at a skilled nursing facility for Trilogy Health Services at Park Terrace Health Campus and Glen Ridge HealthCampus. I worked inGuest Relations/Receptionist and also Admission’s Coordinator for 5 years. I greeted patients and completedadmissionpaperworkwith them. I alsocoordinatedbedplacements for all patients admittied for short-terminpatient rehabandalso for patientsneeding long-term care.

What is your nervous habit? Putting my hands in my pocket or hands on my waist. I can never just standwithmy arms down by my side. What is a favorite quote? “No act of love however small is ever wasted.”

What tv show are you currently addicted to? I love watching Black List. I just found out last night that they are coming out with Season 8. What pops intoyour headwhenyouhear thewords “scary move?” I always think of Texas Chainsaw Massacre. It makes me think of my worst fear of getting lost in the middle of nowhere to go and not being able to escape and ending up deadwith nobody knowing of where I could be. Tell me about your family? I’ve been married to my husband, Adam Stowe, now for 15 years. We were high school sweethearts but we have known each other since pre-school. When he proposed tome, he tookme toGlory Bee’s Preschool where we both went and he proposed to me there. He isa teacher at PerryCentral Jr/SrHighSchool. We have two children, Brayden and Emma. Brayden is 17 and is a junior inHigh School and loves to play sports. His favorite sport is baseball. We are now looking at colleges with him. He is hoping to play baseball in college and also wants to go to school to be a Physical Therapist. Our daughter Emma is 11 years old. She loves to bowl on a bowling league and she loves to read books. She loves to readanythingabout scienceandwants tobeanAerospace Engineer. She also attends Perry Central.

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? Butter Pecan

What is the craziest food you’ve ever eaten? Fried Calamari which was good but, I do not even like any type of seafood. What is a book you would recommend? Miracles A 52- Week Devotional by Karen Kingsbury What 3 things would you like to have if you were on a deserted island? I would like tohave abook full of endless amounts of wisdom so I would know what to do on the island, a huge supply of matches so that I could build fires everyday/night, andmy family so I wouldn’t be alone. What is yourmostmemorable vacation? Wewent toSan Diego, California back in 2018 with my husband’s whole family. I have never been on that side of the country. It was beautiful and the weather out there is perfect. Not too hot and not too cold.

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Inside: • Tips For Sciatica Relief • Deep Tissue Laser Therapy • Patient Success Spotlight • Healthy Recipe

Did you know that over 80% of people across the world will suffer an episode of back pain at some point in their lifetime? If you are suffering from back pain or sciatica, you know how hindering it can be. With chronic back pain, radiating leg pain, or stinging sensations across the sciatic nerve, it can be difficult to live your life to the fullest. If you find yourself in pain when bending down, standing up, or lifting

up of several nerves that exit your lower back from the lumbar and sacral levels (L4-S3), transmitting sensation and muscle control. Common culprits of sciatica development include weakness in the gluteal muscles or tightness in the piriformis muscle, as they can compress and irritate the sciatic nerve. Common sciatica symptoms: The sciatica symptoms reported from patients tend to vary. Some may experience a deep ache in the buttocks, while others experience a severe pain radiating down one of their legs. It is also possible to feel a tingling or numbness in the back of the leg, calf, or foot. If left too long without proper treatment, irritation can become more severe and affect the strength of your leg muscles. Common sciatica treatment: The safest, easiest, and most effective mode of sciatica treatment is through physical therapy. Physical therapy examines the root cause of pressure on the nerve and works to quickly alleviate that pressure. Our licensed physical therapists will analyze the movements of the muscles surrounding the sciatic nerve, in addition to the back and hip joints. They will design an individualized treatment plan based on the specific needs of each patient, in order to strengthen the affected muscles, improve joint flexibility, and prevent problems from occurring again in the future.

Meghan Carroll, DPT

objects, it’s time to see a physical therapist. At Advanced Rehabilitation, we are fully equipped to treat any back pain you may be experiencing. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out more about how our services can benefit you! The differences between back pain and sciatica: It can be difficult sometimes to determine the differences between general back pain and sciatica. Sciatica is a specific type of back pain that is caused by a compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve. Your sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in your body – it is approximately 2 centimeters wide, extending all the way down your back, your buttocks, underneath the piriformis muscle, and to the backs of your legs and your feet. It is made

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There are some tips you can follow to relieve your sciatica pain on your own. These can be done before coming in for treatments, or in tandem with your physical therapy treatments: • Performing gentle stretching exercises. • Avoiding prolonged sitting. Make sure to get up every 30 minutes and change positions frequently. • Putting a pillow behind your knees when sleeping on your back or between your knees when sleeping on your side. • Using your legs to bend down when picking up objects off the floor, rather than using your back. • Alternating ice and heat on the buttock to reduce inflammation. How successful is physical therapy for back pain? A study found in the medical journal SPINE proves both the physical and monetary benefits to treating back pain and sciatica with physical therapy. In this study, patients saved an average of $2736.36 for their low back pain treatment simply by being referred to a physical therapist in the beginning. If you are suffering with back pain or sciatica, contact Advanced Rehabilitation, Inc. about physical therapy treatments or contact our office to learn more about how you could benefit. We will coordinate with your physician as needed. At Advanced Rehabilitation, we aim for speedy and effective recoveries at low costs. Don’t live with back pain any longer – stand taller with physical therapy.

Wainner, Robert S. PT, PhD‡; Flynn, Timothy W. PT, PhD§ Spine: 01 December 2012 - Volume 37 - Issue 25 - p 2114–2121

Source: Primary Care Referral of Patients With Low Back Pain to Physical Therapy: Impact on Future Health Care Utilization and Costs Fritz, Julie M. PT, PhD, ATC*; Childs, John D. PT, PhD†;

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Patient Success Spotlight “I feel like I have gotten my life back!” “Before ARI, my back hurt so bad I was unable to sleep in my bed. I had to sleep in the recliner. I have a bone spur in my right shoulder and was having trouble combing my hair. After coming to ARI and learning what exercises I needed to do, I am now able to sleep in my bed and comb my hair. Also, I was unable to stand for very long. I can now cook and do my chores without having to stop every 10 minutes to sit down. I feel like I have gotten my life back and I want to thank all those at ARI that helped me, especially Tina.” -L. Jarboe

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� Sciatica � Arthritis � Bursitis � Disc Injuries � Shoulder Pain � Migraines

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Deep Tissue Laser Therapy has proven to get results in just one session! Diminish your pain levels and perform your daily activities pain free and enjoy life again! Schedule your appointment by calling a clinic nearest you!

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Our staff is taking extra steps to ensure the cleanliness of the clinic space. You may notice some changes that we have implemented to protect our patients and staff. Currently we are encouraging patients to stay home if you are not feeling well. Otherwise, we are here and ready to see you for your appointments. If you have any questions about your appointments, please reach out to us. We are following the recommendations of the CDC. Contact us through the ARI Exercise App if you have questions about your current issue, previous problem, or need some additional instructions regarding your home exercise program. While we have temporarily suspended our monthly Workshops, we are available to provide one on one consults. Email to request a free consult. Stay safe and healthy! - Advanced Rehabilitation Physical Therapy



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