KinetesisSpineJointClinic_Sciatica and Back Pain

NEWSLETTER

UNDERSTAND SCIATICA& BACKPAIN Making Moves to

INSIDE: • A 30-Second Self-Test for Sciatica • Patient Success Spotlight • Relieve Pain In Minutes with Brace Marching • Practitioner Spotlights: Yolanda & Carolyn • Kinetesis In The Community

• Featured Technique: Pregnancy Massage

Visit us online at K INETESIS .ca

• Chiropractic • Physiotherapy • Massage Therapy • Acupuncture SERVICES

LOCATIONS

SOCIAL MEDIA

890 Fall River Road Fall River, NS B2T 1G5 Phone: (902)-861-3900 Fax: (902) 407-7208 FALL RIVER

1600 Bedford Highway Bedford, NS B4A-1E8 Phone: (902)-407-7207 Fax: (902) 407-7208 BEDFORD

Bedford: @Kinetesis.Bedford Fall River: @Kinetesis.FallRiver Bedford: @kinetesis Fall River: @kinetesisfallriver @Kinetesis

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. Below, we’ll cover sciatica back pain. 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, our backs undergo a lot of stress. This stress takes a toll, causing inflammation in several areas. If this inflammation reaches a certain UNDERSTAND SCIATICA & BACK PAIN Making Moves to

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 sciaticamay experience leg numbness, tingling or weakness. If sciatica isn’t treated, it can hinder mobility altogether. How Kinetesis Can Help with Sciatica Pain If you’re experiencing sciatica, contact a physician immediately. Over-the- counter painkillers may alleviate pain, but in-depth therapy is often needed. At Kinetesis, we offer Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, Massage Therapy and a variety of services and techniques

that are used to identify and treat the cause, which can completely eliminate sciatica over time. The treatment you receive will be hand- picked by our professionals depending on the type of service you choose, but will likely include a combination of manual therapy, rehabilitative exercise and advice, focused on reducing compression and irritation to the sciatic nerve, the spine, and the surrounding soft tissues. If you’re experiencing back pain or leg pain, don’t wait. Your mobility is important, and your back/leg pain can be healed. If you have questions on how we can help or which service to try, call our clinic today and ask to speak with one of our health care professionals.

Call us today or visit our website at kinetesis.ca to find out more about how we can help you or which service you should try.

Sources: https://www.webmd.com/back-pain/what-is-sciatica#1 https://www.medicinenet.com/sciatica/article https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sciatica/ symptoms-causes/syc-20377435 https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/7619.php

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? Take this 30-second self- test to see if you might have sciatica:

1. Sit on a chair and keep good posture. 2. Straighten one of your legs out in front of you, while pointing your toes to the sky. Pay attention to how high your leg can go and if you have any pain, numbness, or tingling. 3. Place your leg back down to resting position, and repeat the same movement with the opposite leg.

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.

A RECIPE TO BETTER HEALTH

Honey Garlic Shrimp

• 1/3 cup honey • 1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce

• 1 lb medium uncooked shrimp, peeled & deveined • 2 tsp olive oil • chopped green onion as garnish

• 1 tbsp minced garlic • 1 tsp minced ginger

INSTRUCTIONS Whisk the honey, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger together in a medium bowl. Place shrimp in a large zipped-top bag or tupperware. Pour 1/2 of the marinade mixture on top, give it all a shake or stir, then allow shrimp to marinate in the refrigerator 15 minutes or for up to 8-12 hours. Cover and refrigerate the rest of the marinade. (Time-saving tip: while the shrimp is marinating, steam broccoli and microwave quick brown rice). Next, Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Place shrimp in the skillet. Discard used marinade. Cook shrimp on one side until pink– about 45 seconds--then flip shrimp over. Pour in remaining marinade and cook until shrimp is cooked through, about 1 minute more. Serve shrimp with cooked marinade sauce and a garnish of green onion. The sauce is excellent on brown rice and steamed veggies on the side.

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Patient Success Spotlight

OUR SERVICES

• Cupping • Fascial Stretch Therapy • Graston • Rockblade • Kinesiology Tape • Rehab & Corrective Exercise • Concussion Management

• Chiropractic • Physiotherapy • Massage Therapy • Acupuncture • Active Release Techniques • Cox Spinal Decompression • Laser Therapy

Yolanda was great help on helping me recover with my back surgery and would recommend her. Office staff were great as well.” - T. M.

This has been so helpful, Sciatica pain gone–

Have questions about our services? Give us a call or visit our website, KINETESIS.CA for more information!

RELIEF! Thanks again, good experience.” - P. B.

Relieve Pain in Minutes Try this movement to strengthen your core. BRACE MARCHING www.simpleset.net

HAS YOUR PAIN RETURNED?

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Call us and ask to speak to your therapist. Your therapist can discuss with you why your pain is bothering you again and what you might do about it at home. If further assessment is warranted, your therapist might recommend you come in for an appointment. MASSAGE SPECIAL! REDEEM THIS COUPON FOR $20 OFF YOUR FIRST 1-HOUR MASSAGE!

While lying on your back with your knees bent, slowly raise up one foot a few inches and then set it back down. Next, perform on your other leg. Use your stomach muscles to keep your spine from moving. Try to keep your back still. Repeat 10 times.

Complimentary Consultation Call Us or Visit Our Website To Book Online For Your Complimentary Consultation Bedford: 902-407-7207 | Fall River: 902-861-3900 WWW.KINETESIS.CA At Kinetesis Spine & Joint Clinic , we offer all the services you need to resolve muscle, joint and nerve pain and get you back to your sport, job and daily life as quick as possible. We understand that when you’re in pain or injured, it can affect every aspect of your life, and you don’t always know where to start.

PRACTITIONER SPOTLIGHTS

Yolanda has always been interested in the human body and how it is able to work and function. With a passion to work directly with people, she has found Physiotherapy to be the profession that encompasses both her fascination with the human body as well as her care for others. She is able to use her understanding of how the body works in order to help her patients return to their highest level of function. Yolanda provides an excellent patient- centered care, with a perfect balance between a hands-on approach, prescriptive exercise, and appropriate

modalities. Since graduating in 2000, she has worked in hospital settings and private practices in the treatment and management of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions in clients of all ages. She actively involves her patients with their own care, listens carefully to their needs and goals, and empowers them with the necessary tools to reach their goals and maintain their health. When not at work, Yolanda enjoys her free time with her wife and two insatiable beagles. She also loves outdoor activities such as kayaking, hiking and archery.

Yolanda Pinedo Physiotherapist

Determined Supportive Reliable

Yolanda treats patients in our Bedford location. To book an appointment with Yolanda, book online 24/7 on our website, kinetesis.ca, or call 902-407-7207 today!

Please join us in welcoming Carolyn, our new Registered Acupuncturist and Certified Nutritional Practitioner, BSc!

Carolyn is passionate about alternativemedicine, and believes that the answers to creating wellness are much less complicated than is often thought in Western society. Carolyn believes that there is much wisdom in traditional practices around the world and likes to share her journey’s learnings with her patients. Believing that people should be aware that they do, in fact, heal themselves, she feels it is her job to help facilitate empowerment so each patient can be more in tune with their own body. Carolyn is extremely gentle in her treatments, so anyone who is nervous

about first time acupuncture would be well suited to see her. She prides herself on being a healthy balance between book-smart and intuitive care. She always assesses her treatments though a by-the-book diagnostic approach and changes protocol based on how the body reacts upon palpation. Outside of work, Carolyn loves to learn and is always challenging herself creatively in the kitchen with new recipes or through home-maker projects such as gardening, soap making, and DYIs. She also enjoys traveling, hiking, soccer, and tennis.

Carolyn Cseszko Acupuncturist & Holistic Nutritionist Gentle

Passionate Knowledgeable

Carolyn treats patients in our Fall River location.To book an appointment with Carolyn, book online 24/7 on our website, kinetesis.ca, or call 902-861-3900 today!

Carolyn’s Favorite Quote: “Every position in life is balanced by creating a harmony between the inner self and the surrounding world.”

KINETESIS IN THE COMMUNITY

FEATURED TECHNIQUE

FrostBite 5 Miler

Pregnancy Massage TheMassageTherapistsatKinetesisSpine&JointClinic have specialized pregnancy pillows and bolsters to help expectingmothers layontheirbellyorsidescomfortably. WhencombinedwiththetherapeuticbenefitsofMassage, thiscanhelpmothersdealwithpre-andpost-natalpains as their bodies experience the effects of pregnancy and childbirth. During pregnancy, the body experiencesmany changes, including postural adjustments, increased load on the pelvic floor, and stretching and thickening of the ligaments.Thesechangescancausebackpainandpelvic floor issues. Though there are many joys to Pregnancy, these are some of the more unpleasant parts. You don’t need to suffer before or after delivery. Contact Kinetesis Spine & Joint Clinic today to schedule an appointment for a Pregnancy Massage. We’ll create a plan to help you along your pregnancy. By including MassageTherapy inyourprenatalandpostnatalcare,you can be better prepared for one of the biggest challenges and joys inawoman’s life:deliveringandcaringforababy.

We were happy to set up a booth in February at the wonderful community event: FrostBite 5 Miler! This 5 mile run around Frist lake is an amazing opportunity to kick off your 1st run of the year! Funds raised from the run were donated to Becon House.

CrossFit Basinview

In March, Chiropractors Dr. Nick and Dr. Alex had the opportunity to represent Kinetesis at CrossFit Basinview!They were able to offer the CrossFit athletes complimentarydemostohelpthembeforeandaftertheir very challenging workouts.

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