Myofascial Physical Therapy
What is Myofascial Physical Therapy? Themusculoskeletalsystem,whichcomprises60%of thehuman body, consists of muscles, ligaments, tendons, bones and fascia (awebofconnective tissue thatspreads throughout thebodyand surroundsallstructuresof thehumanbody).Thissystemprovides support and motion, and is involved in biomechanical activities. The musculoskeletal system and especially the soft tissues (muscles and fascia) are the source of pain and dysfunction. Sedentary lifestyle, poor posture, physical or psychological stressors,andnutritional inadequacycancontribute tomyofascial dysfunction and the development of trigger points. Myofascial Therapy also known as myofascial release, is a safe, low impact technique that aims to release tissue tightness and promote myofascial balance. Myofascial release incorporates a direct or indirect technique which moves tissue towards or away from thebarrier (restriction)bystretchingorelongating the fascia. Relieve Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing sciatica pain. SINGLE KNEE TO CHEST STRETCH Lie on your back and bring one knee to your chest, keeping the other foot flat on the floor. Keep your lower back pressed to the floor. Hold for at least 15 to 30 seconds. Repeat 2 to 4 times with each leg. Loosens Lower Back
WHAT CAUSES SCIATICA? Educate yourself on your symptoms and what they mean.
In most cases, sciatica occurs when oneof theback’sdiscs isherniated. 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 inseveralareas. If this inflammation reachesacertain point, it may compress these nerves — resulting in pain. What Are the Symptoms of Sciatica? Sciaticabackpain isnormallynoticed 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 mayevenhave legnumbness, tingling orweakness. Ifsciatica isn’t treated, it can hinder mobility altogether. How Physical Therapy Can Help with Sciatica Ifyou’reexperiencingsciatica,contact a physician immediately. Medical News Today asserts that over-the- counterpainkillersmayalleviatepain, 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 medicalprofessionals,cancompletely eliminate sciatica over time. If you’re experiencingbackpain,don’twait.Call one of our professionals today, and ask about physical therapy options. Your mobility is important, and your back can absolutely be healed.
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CALL US TODAY IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING BACK PAIN 937.277.2077www.quantumphysicaltherapy.com
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