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STAND UP TO SCIATICA “ Are You Really Going To Allow Back Pain To Slow You Down? ”
• Get Natural Treatment For Back Pain • Tasty Recipe • Relieve Back Pain In Minutes • Patient Success Spotlight
Do you experience pain in the buttock, leg, or even your foot? If so, you may be experiencing sciatica. Sciatica is a common form of back and leg pain that is often misunderstood by sufferers. People frequently have questions about what sciatica is, why it occurs and how to find relief from the intense pain it can cause from the low back down to the feet. If you are suffering from sciatica, it is important to find its root cause. Many people often think an x-ray or expensive MRI is first needed to figure out what is causing pain. Having a lot of tests doesn’t mean you will find its root cause. Recent studies show that nearly 1 million of MRIs done for sciatica fail to find a treatable cause. With a new imaging technique called magnetic resonance neurography, 69% of the patients were found to have a trapped sciatic nerve deep in the buttock by a muscle called the piriformis. It is known that in about 25% of the general population,
the sciatic nerve pierces through the piriformis muscle and can be susceptible to abnormal pressure and irritation. Why Does Sciatica Occur? If there are changes in posture, muscle strength or pelvic alignment, the nerve can be compressed which leads to the quite common low back and sciatic nerve pains. The sciatic nerve is the longest and largest nerve in your body. It even reaches down to the foot and therefore, can be irritated anywhere along its path. With sciatica, the consequent ache can be felt anywhere from the base of the spine, the buttocks or the back of the thigh and legs. Even tingling sensations in the toes can be attributed at times to the impingement of the sciatic nerve.
GET NATURAL TREATMENT FOR BACK PAIN Bad Habits Can Increase Your Pain
Some seemingly harmless habits can also contribute to the irritation of the sciatic nerve. A frequent bad habit is crossing of the legs for extended periods, which puts pressure on the nerve. In addition, sitting for long periods is bad for your spine. It is possible for you to prevent or relieve sciatica simply by improving your posture. Physical Therapy Relieves Sciatica The specialists at PTLink PhysicalTherapy play a crucial role in evaluating and treatingsciatica,aswellasothercommonbackproblems.Ourphysical therapists are medical experts with years of training to evaluate your back problem, finding the root cause of your sciatica. An individualized treatment plan is created to guide you through the recovery process and maximize your success. When coming to PTLink PhysicalTherapy, our friendly and knowledgeable therapists spend time with you. We train you on specific and easy exercises that will relieve the pain in your back and legs. In addition, our specialized hands-on therapy helps to gently loosen tight muscles and joints in your spine and legs. Your pain is quickly relieved and your flexibility restored, so you can feel like yourself again. Our cutting-edge treatments are doctor recommended and are specifically designed for you to reach your healthcare goals. Knowing all this should give you a head start in warding off painful sciatica. After all, it may be as simple as learning to stand tall. Journalof neurosurgery:SpineFeb,2005Volume2,Number2.AaronG.Filler,M.D.,Ph.D., JodeanHaynes,B.A.,Sheldon E. Jordan,M.D., JoshuaPrager,M.D., J.PabloVillablanca,M.D.,Keyvan Farahani,Ph.D.,DuncanQ.Mcbride,M.D., JayS. Tsuruda,M.D.,BrannonMorisoli,B.A.,UlrichBatzdorf,M.D.,andJ.PatrickJohnson,M.D.
Relieve Back Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing back pain.
INGREDIENTS • 6 English muffins, sliced in half • 6 large eggs • 6 slices Cheddar cheese • 6 slices deli ham • Salt and freshly ground black pepper ENGLISH MUFFIN SANDWICH
Stretches Low Back
ABDOMINAL BRACING Lie on your back, knees bent, feet flat on floor. Place your hands on the front of your pelvis and contract your deep core. Straighten one knee. Return foot to the starting position. Alternate legs one at a time. Repeat 10 times on both sides.
DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 5 ramekins, or a jumbo muffin tin and place on a cookie sheet. Crack one egg into each ramekin. Pierce egg yolk with a fork and very slightly beat. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper. Bake eggs for 12-15 minutes or until set. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Run a knife around the edge of ramekin (or muffin tin) to remove eggs. To assemble breakfast sandwich, layer one half of each English muffin with one slice of cheese, one slice of ham and a cooked egg. Top with other half of English muffin.
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Getting To KnowThe PT Link PT Staff! MIKE COULTER, PT., MDT., CEES, CIDN
Mike has been a physical therapist for 25 years, most of which has been spent working with the outpatient population, helping people to return to work, sports, and live painfree. Mike is certified in Spinal/Joint Manipulation, Dry Needling, McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment for back and neck pain, Kinesio Taping, and Ergonomic Evaluation. Mike is very proud of PT Link and how it has grown so quickly with such an amazing reputation! He feels so fortunate to work every day with such an amazing team of people and to have the opportunity to help so many wonderful patients get back to living. Mike is married to his beautiful wife Bridget, and has four amazing kids, Brianna, Mathew, Brendan, and Brady. Mike loves spending time with his family and enjoys playing the guitar, singing, and entertaining anyone who will pay attention, even daily with his fellow Linksters in the clinic.Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4
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