Anders And Associates: Sciatica and Back Pain

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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 deeper issues. You might be facing sciatica. While “sciatica” may sound serious, it’s entirely curable. Inside, we’ll cover

I N S I D E STAND UP TO YOUR SCIATICA PAIN A 30 SECOND SELF-TEST FOR SCIATICA PATIENT SUCCESS SPOTLIGHT

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(Continued from outside) 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. Mayo Clinic has pinpointed the most common cause of sciatica-related pain: inflammation along the spine, where compressed nerves are aggravated. While sciatica pain can be intense, it can be treated. Many sciatica cases in fact, can be resolved without an operation-and in a few weeks. Even if your sciatica includes numbness or minor leg weakness there is still hope for recovery. Progressive leg weakness or bowel and bladder changes indicate a more severe issue that requires a consultation with your physician. What Causes Sciatica? In most cases, sciatica occurs when one of the back’s disks is herniated. It can also happen if the spine narrows — an effect called spinal stenosis. As we age, 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. If you’re suffering from sciatica, you might feel the discomfort anywhere along this nerve pathway. The pain can even extend to the calf. The pain itself can be dull, aching or even sharp. In some cases, the compressed nerve may feel like it burns, causing considerable pain. In other cases, the compressed nerve may simply issue a sharp jolt of pain. Some people experiencing sciatica may even have leg numbness, tingling or weakness. If sciatica isn’t treated, it can hinder mobility altogether. How Physical Therapy Can Help with Sciatica If you’re experiencing sciatica, contact our office. 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 by carefully introducing exercises and manual therapy. Physical therapists can also refer you to a physician if your problem is more serious. These treatments, hand picked by medical 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 absolutely be healed.

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

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Do you have back pain or leg pain while 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? A 30 SECOND SELF-TEST FOR SCIATICA

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...Anders & Associates Physical Therapy can help you relieve your sciatica pain.

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.

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To start, lie on your stomach with your hands beside your shoulders. Push with your arms up on to your elbowsandforearms.Holdthispositionfor5seconds. Repeat 10 times.

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