Advantage PT: Sciatica & Back Pain


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NEWSLETTER December 2018

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Sciatica & Back Pain Aim high for your goals in relief If you’ve experienced back pain, and even leg pain, you might have a reasonable concern. Your minor aches and pinched nerves could be symptomatic of deeper issues. Youmight be facing 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. 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 great, it can be treated. A lot of sciatica cases, in fact, can be resolved without operation — and in 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 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. At Advantage PTwe provide 60 minute 1 on 1 care with licensed professionals at every visit. With over 150 years combined experience we find the root cause of your pain and put you on the path to recovery.

What Are The Symptoms of Sciatica?

“I have had a very positive outcome to my back pain due to the specific exercises recommended to me. When I first arrived, I had extreme lower back pain and wasn’t able to bend over or lift things. Due to the massage, stretching, and light lifting I am able to lift more, better range of motion in my back. Also the exercises I was told to do at home myself worked great. After just a month of therapy I can almost say I’m 100% pain free. Overall, my experience was positive and result oriented.” - Lindsey C. Patient Review


22717 SE 29th Street Ste D10 Sammamish, WA 98075 Phone (425) 883-9631 Fax (425) 250-0575

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Plank Position yourself on knees and forearms. Make your body flat as a plank from head to feet. Keep trunk engaged, do not let lower back arch. Hold for 30 seconds. Core Strength Exercise

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Lasertherapyusesaprocesscalledphotobiomodulation. Unlike medications, laser therapy reduces pain without undesirablesideeffects. It isalso important topointout that patients report long-lasting pain relief. While the number of treatments required may vary depending on the acuity of the condition, many patients experience lasting relief after only a couple treatments. With LightForce lasers, treatments are quick, usually 5-12 minutes depending on the size, depth, and acuteness of the condition being treated.

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 a physician immediately. 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 compression by carefully introducing exercises and relaxing treatments. 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. Sources:


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7525 166th Ave NE Ste D225 Redmond,WA 98052 Phone (425) 883-9630 Fax (425) 250-0575 22717SE 29th Street Suite D100 Sammamish,WA 98075 Phone (425) 883-9631 Fax (425) 250-0575

FREE WORKSHOP ATTENTIONBACKPAINSUFFERERS! WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30TH • 6PM-7PM The Low Back Pain & Sciatica Workshop will be held Wednesday, January 30th from 6pm-7pm at our Redmond clinic.

Sumita Rao PT, DPT graduated with a master’s degree in Physical Therapy fromBombayUniversity, Indiaand latergraduated fromA.T.Still University, Arizona in 2009 with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She enjoys working in the outpatient setting treating patients of all ages with musculoskeletalconditionswitha focusonmanual therapyand individual exercise programs. She is committed to providing quality patient care by establishing treatment plans based on individual patient goals and by educating patients to ensure fast recovery and prevent re-injury. She is a certified yoga instructor and has participated in community outreach programs like exercise programs for Seniors, community yoga classes and rehab programs for earthquake victims in India. JenniferUehara PT,DPTgraduatedwithaBachelors inExerciseScience, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA. By teaching her patients what is happening with their bodies, she hopes to show them how they can take charge of their own rehab. She also encourages her patients to use what they’ve learned during PT to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. She is excited to join the team at Advantage PT and to help her patients return to their favorite activities. Staff Spotlights: Sumita Rao, PT, DPT: Sammamish Office Jennifer Uehara, PT, DPT: Redmond Office Jennifer Sumita

If you’re confused about what to do and looking for answers, here’s some of what you’ll learn:

• How a problem in your spine can cause back pain… • What successful treatment and permanent relief looks like without the side effects of medications, injections or surgery.

• The Single Biggest Mistake patients with back pain make which actually stops them from improvement in relief… • A sure-fire way to pick the right treatment for thecauseofyour back pain (and save you a ton of time & money).

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Our Specialties

• Running & Gait Analysis • Custom Orthotic Fitting (At Redmond) • Certified Astym Specialties in Sammamish

• The Mulligan Technique • Advanced Manual Therapy Technology • Kineseotaping

Who Do You Know That Needs Our Help? • Walk for long distances • Live an active and healthy lifestyle Do You Have Friends Or Family Unable To Do The Following: • Move without pain • Bend and move freely • Balance confidently & securely • Sit for long periods comfortably


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