Zionsville: Back Pain & Gardening

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MAY, 2019

TEND TO YOUR GARDENWITHOUT THE RISK OF BACK PAIN OR SCIATICA ZPT GaZette NEWSLETTER

Spring is prime-time for gardening, with flowers blossoming and the weather making outside activities more enjoyable than ever. Gardening is a great way to get outside and take advantage of the fresh air, but it can also put a strain on your back. Millions of Americans suffer from debilitating back pain each year that affects their quality of life. It can present itself in a number of ways – whether you are having trouble getting out of bed, picking up your kids, putting on your socks and shoes, or partaking in your favorite hobbies, physical therapy can help relieve your back pain. Our clinic can also diagnose whether the pain you’re feeling is a result of general back pain or sciatica. Back pain typically develops as the result of an injury or muscle strain, which is why

it is so common with the repetitive bending, digging, and reaching that gardening entails. Sciatica is a specific type of back pain that is extremely common. It develops from issues surrounding the nerves and can be felt in the lower back, legs, or buttocks. Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve becomes “pinched” or otherwise damaged in some way, thus resulting in a “shooting,” “stinging,” or “burning” sensation. Whether you’re experiencing general back pain or sciatica pain, our physical therapists at Zionsville PT are licensed and trained in helping alleviate your discomfort. They can also provide you with helpful tips for avoiding back pain and sciatica while gardening (and doing other daily tasks) so you can comfortably enjoy your leisure activities.

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