Sciatica & Physical Therapy
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. Call 304.262.8161 to contact your physical therapist at King Physical Therapy and schedule your appointment today! 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
1. Sitting on a chair, look down. 2. Straighten one leg, with toes in the air. 3. Repeat for the other side. Follow these steps: Self-Test for Sciatica
What it means: If the leg with pain, numbness or tingling does not go up as high as theother leg,you likelyhavesciatica. Your next step is to see what is causingthepressureonyoursciatic nerve.
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Four Point Trunk Flexion & Extension Start on hands and knees. Arch your back up to the ceiling as high as you comfortably can, and hold.Then, arch your back the opposite direction as low as you comfortably can, and hold. Repeat 6 times.
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