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STRUGGLING WITH SCIATICA PAIN? FEEL BETTER WITH PHYSICAL THERAPY
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 is 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. What Are the Symptoms of Sciatica? 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, youmight feel the discomfort anywhere along this nerve pathway.
Sciatica and Back Pain If you’ve experiencedback pain, and even leg pain, youmight 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 fromyour lower back—spanning across your hips, buttocks and 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, canbe resolvedwithout operation—and within just a few weeks. Even if you’ve suffered severe sciatica spawned from
HowPhysical Therapy Can Helpwith 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. 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? 30 Second Self-Test for Sciatica • Sitting on a chair, look down. • Straighten one leg, with toes in the air. • Repeat for the other side. What itmeans: 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. Schlosser Therapy Services can help you relieve your sciatica pain.
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
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HOW CAN MANUAL THERAPY HELP ME?
If you are experiencing increased pain and stiffening in any of your joints and muscles, manual therapy is often helpful. Patients seek out this type of physical therapy for a variety of mobility issues. For example, you may be finding it difficult to get up from a sitting or lying position, as well as bending over, without back pain and stiffness. You may also find that your neck or shoulders “freeze” and give you pain when you pursue everyday actions such as reaching for items or driving. In fact, debilitating pain and stiffness in muscles and joints can happen virtually anywhere on your body. Contact us to get relief with Manual Therapy.
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HEALTHY RECIPE SPINACH & ARTICHOKE DIP
INGREDIENTS • 1 package frozen spinach (drained) • 2 - 8 oz packages cream cheese
• 2 cans of Rotel • Small onion, chopped • 1 tsp cumin to taste • 1 tsp garlic salt to taste
• 1 package colby jack cheese • 1 package parmesan cheese
DIRECTIONS Combine all ingredients well and place in a 11 x 13 pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 - 40 minutes.
EXERCISE ESSENTIALS Perform This Exercise To Relieve Back Pain In Minutes!
PRONE ON ELBOWS Lie on your stomach, hands beside your shoulders.Push with your arms up on to your elbows. Hold for 10 counts then return to start position. Repeat 8 times.
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Did you know that you are not required to see your primary care physician before seeing a physical therapist? We are now able to evaluate you, determine if you need physical therapy, and implement a treatment program… ALL without a referral! So call for an appointment today! Minor aches and pains can be fixed quickly when addressed early. No need to make a trip to the Doctor’s office first, let our movement specialists evaluate and treat your needs.
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