4 Ways To Quickly Relieve Sciatica

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4 Ways to Quickly Relieve Sciatica Sciatica is a very common condition that affects 10% of the population . Sciatica is defined as pain that follows the course of the sciatic nerve. However, many people suffer with other sciatica like symptoms including low back pain, foot pain and even numbness in the leg. These symptoms can be signs of other back problems such as mechanical low back pain or even herniated discs.

How do you know if you have sciatica? • Tenderness or sharp pain into the buttock muscles • Numbness, tingling or pain that travels down the back of the thigh • Constant pain that may originate in the low back, but travels mainly down the back of the buttock, thigh, calf and even foot • Pain that feels better when lying down but worsens with standing, walking or sitting

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4 Ways To Quickly Relieve Sciatica

1. Get properly diagnosed by a physical therapist. Other low back conditions can present as sciatica symptoms and it is important to determine the exact origins of your symptoms. Seeing a physical therapist sooner, rather than later means faster recovery and less potential for damage that can occur to the spinal joints and nerves. 2. Alternate heat and ice to the low back and buttock area. Ice helps to relieve inflammation, while heat, helps relax muscles and improve blood flow. Try 10 minutes on, 30 minutes off when alternating. Make sure to check your skin frequently to prevent injury. Speak with one of our specialists if you have questions on what will work best for you. 3. Position yourself to relax your low back and take the pressure off the nerve. Two ways to do this are either: 1. Lie on your non-painful side with your knees bent comfortably with the top knee slightly forward of the other. 2. Lie on your back with a pillow under your knees. (Find your best position of comfort). 4. Lying on your back, knees bent, slowly rock knees side to side to gently stretch your low back. This can help relax the muscles and relieve nerve pain. Speak to one of our specialists if you have questions on which exercises you should do. While sciatica can literally be a pain in the backside, it doesn’t have to stay with you. Simple strategies and seeing the right physical therapist early can make a big difference in quickly healing and returning to the pain free activities you love.

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Outstanding Patient Results

I now have a much better outlook on life! “I don’t have to rely on pain medication for my back. I now have a much better outlook for enjoying life. I strongly believe in PT thanks to Mike. IT WORKS! - Richard K.

Practice News With hard work & dedication, she has resumed activities! “Roberta came to Kinect in Chandler after she had surgery on her left ankle/ Achilles tendon. She came in hobbling and using a walker. Within three weeks she was walking without a walker or a cane. So along with her hard work and dedication, she has resumed normal activities now. ”

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MESA, ARIZONA Kinect Physical Therapy proudly announces their new location in Mesa, Arizona. Patients are overjoyed to utilize an additional location of the practice. Refer any friends near Mesa to Kinect PT now! Kinect Physical Therapy & New Location!

MESA 1118 N. Recker Rd. Suite 109 Mesa, AZ 85205 Phone: 480.833.2778 Fax: 480.833.0232

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We can help you: Be more productive at work. Prevent hip and knee pain. Prevent further injury. Have more energy. Move better without pain.

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Staff Spotlight

Mike Miller, PT Clinic Director

Mike graduated from Brigham Young University in 1992 with his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science. He then graduated from Chapman University in 1996 with a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy. Mike has been practicing in Arizona since 1999 and has worked as an area administrator and therapist for a national rehabilitation company in the valley before opening the Kinect PT clinic in Glendale with his brother Sean. Mike specializes in manual orthopedic therapy, treating various sports injuries, back pain, total joint replacement rehabilitation, pre- and post-op shoulder rehabilitation and balance issues. Mike enjoys spending his off time with his wife and family. On his days off, he enjoys most outdoor sports, especially football, snow skiing, golfing and boating. Mike is also fluent in Spanish. w w w . k i n e c t p t . n e t

Healthy Recipe

Eating Right Never Tasted So Good!

Tilapia Recipe Directions

12 Ingredients • 1 quart strawberries, hulled • 2 eggs • 1 teaspoon pepper • 1 teaspoon lemon juice • 1 teaspoon garlic • 1 cup ground almonds • 1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese • 8 (6 ounce) tilapia fillets • ¼ cup whole wheat flour (For Dusting) • Avocado oil • Salt • Parsley

1. Beat the eggs with the lemon juice, pepper and garlic until blended; set aside. Stir together ground almonds with 1 cup of Parmesan cheese in a shallow dish until combined; set aside. Dust the tilapia fillets with flour, and shake off excess. Dip the tilapia in egg, then press into the almond mixture. 2. Heat avocado oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook tilapia in oil until golden brown on both sides, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Reduce heat to medium, and season fillets with salt if desired. Sprinkle the tilapia with the remaining parmesan cheese, cover, and continue cooking until the parmesan cheese has melted, about 5 minutes. 3. Transfer the tilapia to a serving dish, and garnish with parsley springs and lemon wedges to serve.

Natural Way To Relieve Hip & Back Pain In 60 Seconds

Exercise Essentials Try these simple exercises to maintain a healthy body... Share this with a friend or family member to help keep them healthy too!

Relieves Sciatic Nerve Pain

Relieves Back Pain

LUMBAR EXTENSION PRONE ON ELBOWS

PELVIC TILT While lying on your back, use your stomach muscles to press your back into the floor. Hold for 30 seconds. Repeat 6 times.

Lie on stomach, hands beside your shoulders. Push with your arms up on to your elbows. Hold for 10 seconds then repeat 8 times.

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Refer a Friend Do You Have Friends or Family Unable to Do The Following? 9 Move without pain 9 Bend and move freely

Giving the Gift Of Health

We sincerely appreciate the referral of friends and family! This month we’d like to recognize and say thanks to the following people who referred others to Kinect: REFERRAL Club • Gary Hutchison • Jim Auten • Zoe Conklin • Sharon Steinhauer • Gail Harman - Referred 10 patients!

9 Balance confidently and securely 9 Sit for long periods comfortably 9 Walk for long distances 9 Live an active and healthy lifestyle

Who do you know that needs our help? If you know someone suffering with aches and pains give the gift of health. Refer them to Kinect Physical Therapy today. Pass along this newsletter or have them call us directly for a Free Physical Therapy Check-Up.

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CHANDLER/SUN LAKES 950 E Riggs Rd Suite 1 Chandler, AZ 85249 Phone: 480.802.8730 Fax: 480.802.8739 GLENDALE 4494 W Peoria Ave. Suite 115B Glendale, AZ 85302 Phone: 623.934.1154 Fax: 623.934.3887

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