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ATTENTION SCIATICA SUFFERERS: 4 Steps That Might Change Your Life! Sciatica Relief May Be Closer Than You Think

How to Beat Sciatica in 4 Easy Steps

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Nebraska Orthopaedic Newsletter

How to Beat SCIATICA in 4 Easy Steps

402-721-1112 CALL TODAY! www.NEOrthoPT.com The staff is kind, respectful, and concerned about your experience. Abby was excellent and very encouraging when I was discouraged at the beginning of my treatment. Thank you for helping me rehab!” - Colette Kroeten “Thank you for helping me rehab!” “I was at Nebraska Orthopaedic Physical Therapy three years ago to rehab my right knee. When I was scheduled for a left total knee replacement. I knew my physical therapy would be at NOPT. Patient Success Story

Ever have that aching pain from your back into your buttock, or even down the back of your thigh? This could be sciatica, a broad term used to describe radiating pain, numbness or tingling symptoms into the legs. The sciatic nerve stems from your lumbar spine and travels deep through the buttock, down the back of the thigh. Sciatica is very common, because of the amount of sitting we now do in our daily lives. This drastically affects the strain on your spine, hip and pelvic muscles, irritating the sciatic nerve.

Do you ever feel like it is a challenge to get moving in the morning, or are you now careful about the way you bend down to pick something up? This is a clear sign that your spine is not functioning the way it should. The good news is that with the help of our Physical Therapy team you can dramatically improve the way you feel and eliminate that sciatic pain or back pain for good!

“ The trick to relief from sciatica is to restore natural motion and strength to your spine, pelvis and hips.”

How to Beat SCIATICA in 4 Easy Steps

Here is what our physical therapists recommend for sciatica sufferers: (If you have questions, make sure you contact us first before trying anything you are unsure of doing)

Start stretching - Your muscles were made to move, and when you don’t, your muscles become tighter. In addition, as you age, your tissues become less elastic, worsening the effects. Stretching needs to be part of your daily routine. We teach you the best stretches to reverse sciatica symptoms quite quickly. Improve your core and hip strength - Doing the correct exercises for the abdomen, hips and spine can make a world of difference in how well you feel. Most sciatica sufferers actually have very weak hip and core muscles from sitting too much. This weakness places enormous strain on the spine and sciatic nerve. Always check with your physical therapist first, before starting an exercise program, to ensure you do the right exercises, the correct way. Limit your sitting and change positions frequently - When you are suffering with back pain or sciatica the key is to change positions from sitting to standing, to lying down frequently. Your muscles are used different ways, when in different positions. Give them a break by getting up from your chair and moving at least every 20-30 minutes. If your back is bothering you, then try to lie on your back or side with a pillow under your legs or between your knees. Improve your posture - Posture is one of the long-term problems with back pain and sciatica. Your body is fighting gravity 24 hours a day. How you sit, stand, walk, bend and reach can make all the difference on the daily strain you place on your back. Our physical therapists are the experts in restoring your natural posture, and teaching you the techniques by which you can keep your back working at its best. You now have unique knowledge that most people suffering with back or sciatica pain never know about. It doesn’t take advanced surgery or medication to fix sciatica, just the right knowledge of how to restore natural body movement. Everybody’s condition is unique, so take a minute to call us today for a complimentary phone consultation. After all, the relief you have been searching for, can be a few simple answers away!

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FREE WORKSHOP

If you, or a loved one, has pain, join us in a complimentary informative workshop on common causes, treatments, and prevention of your pain. LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE How You Can Beat Back Pain With PT Workshop Tuesday, December 18th 1:00 PM

Have you met your annual Out-of-Pocket Max? If you have, your therapy may be free. How do you check to see if it has been met? You can call your insurance and ask them or you can call us and we will gladly check your benefits for you. Have You Met Your Deductible? Do More, Feel Better & Save Money This Holiday Season!

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Extension Principle Exercise Extension While Lying

Lie on stomach. Prop up on elbows. You may want to put some pillows underneath your pelvis and chest. Hold for 10 seconds and repeat 10 times. This procedure is the most important and effective treatment of back pain and sciatica.

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