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Did You Know You Have Direct Access To Physical Therapy? Whether you want to come in for a check-up, suffered a recent injury or you want to improve your health, a physician referral is not needed. Direct Access allows us to treat clients for 30 days without a physician’s referral. 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, you might feel the discomfort anywhere along this nerve pathway. The pain itself can be dull, aching or even sharp. In some cases, the compressed nerve may feel like it burns. In other cases, the compressed nerve may simply issue a sharp jolt of pain. Some people experiencing sciatica may experience leg numbness, tingling or weakness. If sciatica isn’t treated, it can hinder mobility altogether.

If you’ve experienced back pain, and even leg pain, you might 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 from your 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, can be resolved without operation — and within just a few weeks. Even if you’ve suffered severe sciatica spawned from 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 are herniated. It can also happen if the spine narrows — an effect called spinal stenosis. As we age,

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HOW PHYSICAL THERAPY CAN HELP WITH SCIATICA

If you are experiencing sciatica, contact us immediately. As physical therapists, we can evaluate and treat you without a prescription. We will perform an detailed evaluation, recommend a treatment plan and supplements to help decrease the pain and swelling. If we feel that you need to visit a physician, we will make that recommendation. In depth PT is often needed and can reduce sciatica compression by carefully introducing exercises and relaxing treatments. These treatments, hand-pickedbyprofessionals, 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. A 30 Second Self-Test for Sciatica • 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?

• Sitting on a chair, look down. • Straighten one leg, with toes in the air. • Repeat for the other side.

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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...FYZICAL 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 The staff at FYZICAL is focused on keeping our equipment and facilities clean for you. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we want to also encourage our patients to help prevent the spread of coronavirus by: YOUR HEALTH IN MIND!

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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 (724) 481-1141!

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These qualities only enhance their client- centered, team approach! "Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers is a cut above the rest, with the latest in treatment options. The staff is friendly, caring and work very well, together. These qualities only enhance their client-centered, team approach. I have been treated for 3 chronic conditions there, have never come away disappointed, and have highly recommended them to family and friends.”

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HEALTHY RECIPE LEMON GARLIC CHICKEN SOUP

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INGREDIENTS • 2 tbsp olive oil • 1 lb chicken breast

• 3 cloves of garlic, diced • 1 medium lemon (zest & juice) • 1 handful fresh ginger • 2 qt chicken broth • 1 can coconut milk (optional)

• 1 medium onion, diced • 3 large carrots, diced • 2 celery stalks diced

BRACE MARCHING While lying on your back with your knees bent, slowly raise up one foot a few inches and then set it back down. Next, performon your other leg. Use your stomachmuscles to keep your spine frommoving. Repeat 10 times. EXERCISE ESSENTIALS Strengthens Lower Back Exercises copyright of Melissa McCue, BS, DPT Hi! My name is Melissa McCue, BS, DPT. I began my career at Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers in 2006 as a Physical Therapy aide. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Medicine from Union University in Jackson, TN. In 2010, I graduated with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree from Slippery Rock University. I enjoy working with clients of all ages and recently developed a love for incorporating Myofascial Decompression aka “cupping” into most of my physical therapy treatments. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, gardening, camping and spending time with family!

DIRECTIONS Heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add chicken breast and brown. Then, add onion, garlic, carrots, celery, salt and pepper. Cook for about 5 min, until softened. Add 2 quarts of chicken broth and ginger with the skin on. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 35-45 minutes (the longer you boil ginger the stronger it is). Remove ginger and discard. Remove chicken, then shred and set aside. Add lemon zest and squeeze lemon to taste. Continue to simmer for 15minutes. Add shredded chicken and (optional) 1 can of coconut milk.

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