Joint Effort PT: Sciatica and Back Pain


DO YOU HAVE BACK PA I N OR L EG PA I N WH I L E STAND I NG OR WALK I NG? DO YOU HAVE A SHOOT I NG PA I N I N YOUR L EG WHEN YOU STAND UP? DO YOU NE ED TO S I T DOWN FOR A MI NUT E FOR THE PA I N TO GO AWAY? 30 SECOND SELF-TEST FOR SCIATICA 1. Sitting on a chair, look down. 2. Straighten one leg, with toes in the air. 3. 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... Joint Effort Physical Therapy can help you relieve your sciatica pain.

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EXERC I SE ESSENT I AL S Helps Relieve Sciatica Pain PRONE ON ELBOWS To start, lie on your stomach with your hands beside your shoulders. Push with your arms up on to your elbows and forearms. Hold this position for 5 seconds. Repeat 10 times.


Joint Effort Physical Therapy of Hot Springs, AR is your source for complete outpatient orthopedic care and sports physical therapy. Our dedicated experts strive to provide you with the highest standards of solutions whenever you’re in need.


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