RELIEF FROM SCIATICA - Kinetic Edge Physical Therapy
Thursday July 2, 2015

RELIEF FROM SCIATICA

Do you have pain in your lower back? Do you ever experience numbness or tingling in your legs or feet?

Are you interested in finding an all natural and permanent solution to these problems that doesn’t require needles or surgery?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be suffering from a condition known as sciatica. Sciatica is pain that affects your back, hip, and legs. Numbness or tingling in your legs, feet, buttocks, or lower back can all be indicators of sciatica. This is a common problem. In fact, 80% of the entire population will experience back pain in their lifetime, and 15-30% will experience it each year!

Sciatica is usually caused by one of three problems – herniated discs, arthritis, or SI joint issues – and each of these problems has unique treatment needs. The good news is, when you match the right treatment with the right problem, your symptoms should go away… almost immediately!

Here are two valuable tools to help you find natural and permanent relief from sciatica:

legsSELF-TEST FOR SCIATICA
1. Sit on a chair and look down.
2. Straighten one leg, with toes in the air.
3. Repeat for the other side.

If your leg has pain, numbness, or tingling and does not go up as high as your other leg, you likely have sciatica.

Your next step is to see what is causing the pressure on your sciatic nerve. Call us to schedule an appointment; we can help you with that!

 

 

 

 

backman#1 SINGLE BEST EXERCISE FOR RELIEF FROM SCIATICA: STANDING BACK BEND 

The most common cause of sciatica is a herniated disc. If this exercise does not help, call our office at 866-588-0230 to schedule an appointment.

1. Stand with hands on hips, feet shoulder width apart.
2. Bend backwards until a stretch is felt.
3. Hold for 5 seconds and then repeat 20 times.

 

If the self-test is positive (i.e. your leg pain is greater on one leg than the other), call us today at 866-588-0230 or email usWe’ll help you understand what is putting pressure on the nerve.

If you get relief from the #1 exercise, keep doing it! There is an entire series of more advanced exercises that may help, so just let us know if you would like to learn about these to help yourself get better more rapidly.

If the exercise doesn’t change your symptoms or you actually feel worse doing it, don’t continue it. Contact us so that we can help you determine the true cause of your symptoms and give you the unique help you require.