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“Get The Most Cost Effective Treatment!” SCIATICA & BACK PAIN COST RELIEF
Suffering with sciatica or back pain can make life very difficult at times. Over 80% of people will suffer an episode of back pain at some point in their lifetime. Many experience chronic back or radiating leg pain that interferes with their ability to enjoy life fully. Do you find yourself watching how you bend down, stand up, or lift objects, because of potential pain? It’s time to have a physical therapist examine your back. A study in the medical journal SPINE shows that referrals by doctors to physical therapy early for the treatment of back pain, significantly improved results and lowered costs. In the study,
patients SAVED on average $2736.36 for their low back pain treatment, by having physical therapy treatment first. If you are suffering with back pain or sciatica, ask your doctor to send you to our expert physical therapists first, or give us a call to learn more how we can help you. Fast, complete, and low cost results are what you deserve. 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†; Wainner, Robert S. PT, PhD‡; Flynn, Timothy W. PT, PhD§ Spine: 01 December 2012 - Volume 37 - Issue 25 - p 2114–2121
“Understand Why You’re In Pain!” WHAT IS SCIATICA?
Sciatica is a term used to describe compression or irritation to the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body at 2cm wide. It is made up of many different nerves that exit your lower back from the lumbar and sacral levels (L4-S3), extending all the way down the back of your leg into your foot. It transmits sensation and muscle control. The sciatic nerve plunges down deep through the buttocks and underneath the piriformis muscle in the buttock. Weakness in the gluteal muscles and tightness in the piriformis muscle are common culprits that press on and irritate the nerve. Symptoms Symptoms can vary from a deep ache in the buttocks to severe pain radiating down the leg into the calf and even foot. Occasional tingling and even numbness may be felt in the back of the leg, calf, or foot. If left too long without proper treatment, irritation can be severe and affect the strength of muscles in the leg. Treatment Sciatica is easily treated with physical therapy and this is the most complete form of treatment. Physical therapy examines the root cause of pressure on the nerve and works to alleviate that pressure quickly. Furthermore, our experts analyze the movements of your muscles, back and hip joints. By improving the flexibility of these joints, along with strengthening of the correct muscles, we put you on the path to prevent this problem from reoccurring. Call us today to learn more about our SPINE program and discover a pain-free life.
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OUR SERVICES & MODALITIES
• Cervical & Pelvic Traction • Hivamat • Physiotherapy • Massage Therapy
• Kinesio Taping • Epley Maneuver • Ultrasound • Electric Stimulation
THINK KERRVILLE PHYSICAL THERAPY CENTER FIRST
At Kerrville Physical Therapy Center, you will receive hands-on therapy treatments by our friendly, caring health experts during focused and individualized sessions.
It’s time to get Kerrville Physical Therapy Center if: • You’re tired of living in pain • You want to feel better and move better • You have been in an auto accident or injured on the job • You want to prevent injury 1. Call and talk to your therapist 2. Discover why your pain has come back 3. Get your custom recovery program
Healthy Recipe: Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cookies
INGREDIENTS • 1 ripe banana mashed • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree • 2 large eggs • 1/2 cup peanut butter • 3 tbsp coconut oil melted
• 2 tsp vanilla extract • 3 tbsp maple syrup • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free rolled oats • 1/2 cup oat flour ground
• 2 tsp Vietnamese 5% Oil • Cinnamon • 1/4 tsp Frontier allspice • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips • 1/2 cup dried cranberries and cherries
• 1/2 cup almond meal • 1/2 tsp baking powder • 1/2 tsp baking soda • 1/8 tsp salt
DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease or line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside. In a mixing bowl stir together mashed banana, pumpkin, eggs, peanut butter, coconut oil, vanilla and maple syrup until well combined. Add in oats, oat flour, almond meal, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, allspice, chocolate chips and dried fruit; stir to combine. Refrigerate for 5 minutes to harden. Drop cookies by spoonfuls on prepared baking sheet. They won’t expand much, so feel free to press them down, slightly, and make them as uniform as possible to ensure even baking. Bake for about 12 minutes until lightly browned.
Exercise Essentials Try these exercises to keep you moving...
LOWER TRUNK ROTATIONS Lying on your back with your knees bent, gently rock your knees side-to- side. Repeat 8 times. Rest, then repeat 8 more times. Improves flexibility
Exercises copyright of
HAMSTRING STRETCH - SUPINE While lying on your back, raise up your leg and hold the back of your knee until a stretch is felt. Hold for 10 seconds. Repeat 5 times on each leg. Strengthens back
The above exercise is designed to be performed under the instruction of a licensed physical therapist.
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