Yoga For Sciatica Yoga With Adriene
Hello everyone. Welcome to yoga with Adriene. I'm Adriene, and today'spractice is yoga for Sciatica or for lower back pain, nerve pain. This is a really great practiefor anyone who has dealt with any flare ups in the lower back body. Perhaps you're recovering from an injury, and you're needing toease back into things.
Be really mindful. If you are in pain now, youmight need to ask your or you might need to checkin and just make sure you're doing the right exercise, but this is a really yummy practice that's going to balancestrengthening and stretching in a really kind and loving way. So, for today's practice,you're gonna need a towel,
a little towel if you have it. If you have a yoga strap, awesome, or if you have a tie,you can use that as well. Just something about yay long that will help you find length. Alright, so hop into something comfy. Grab your towel or your strap or your tie, and let's get started.
(lively, bouncy strumming music) Alright, the first thing we're gonna do is going to be a supine on our backs, and you're gonna need your towel or your strap or yourtie, whatever you got. So, put it right to your sideso you can grab it easily, and then bend the knees, use your hands to slowlyroll down to your back.
Get situated here. Connect with your breath. Knees are up towards the sky. Feet are on the mat. And take a second to bringthe hands to the belly or right to the hip points here, and just notice what'sgoing on in the lower back. If there's a space, ifyou can crawl your hand
between the lower back, see if you can make an adjustment tobring your lower back flush with the mat. And if you have to adjustyour feet, please do. So the lower back is nowpressing against the mat and since we're here to practice and go the extra mile, self love and care, take a moment to close your eyes,
Minimally Invasive Lumbar Spine Fusion Surgery El Camino Innovates
Silence gt;gt; Well, there are approximately 500,000 spine operations done per year, and these are a spectrum from what we call simple back surgery for a lumbar disk to more a complex procedure, such as lumbar spine fusion surgery. And lumbar spine fusion surgery makes up a minority of all of spine operations, but at the same time, it's one of the most serious operations you can do, and certainly, in that context, you want to be absolutely sure that you need that surgery. The vast majority of patients get better with conservative measures, such as physical therapy,
lumbar spine injections, or other types of treatments. But for that small percentage of people who, in fact, do need spine surgery, and that's typically when they have persistent pain and xrays or other types of radiographic studies that demonstrate either abnormal movement or an injury to the elements of the spine that make it stable. And in that instance, when all other measures fail, surgery is really indicated. Typically, when one does a spinal fusion surgery, at least in quote unquote, the old days, it would require a very large operation and disruptive of a lot
of the elements of the spine itself. The muscles are pulled widely apart, there's a significant blood loss, and the recovery period can be six months to a year. Over the last decade or so, new techniques have been developed, and we're fortunate in that we have a number of surgeons at El Camino who specialize in spine surgery; specifically, lumbar spine surgery, and now we're able to do these surgeries in a manner we call minimally invasive. And that's where small incisions are used, minimal blood loss, minimal tissue disruption,
and for many of these patients, they go home the same day or within a day or so after surgery compared to what used to be five, seven, to even ten days to two weeks in the prior to this time. Well, the period of time for the fusion to heal hasn't changed. Typically, we use the number around 12 weeks when the patient's bones have really healed and the fusion is solid. But for many of these people, they begin a physical therapy regimen and start becoming quite active within three to four weeks after the surgery,
and essentially all of them are up walking the night of the surgery. For the right indications, the vast majority of patients, 85 to 90 percent, have what we say is an excellent to good result, and that means they're able to return back to an active lifestyle, they're taking minimal medication or completely off of medication, and they've returned to a full life. Well, certainly having appropriate training is important. Experience is important. And I would say that they should feel comfortable with their surgeon,
and because this is a major operative procedure, they should obtain more than one opinion regarding having such a surgery as this. And the patient should also feel that the physician is interested in giving them all the information and will spend adequate time with them so that they feel comfortable with their decision and that they should not feel rushed to make a decision. One of the nurses at El Camino , she had sustained an injury at work, and as a result, had an unstable spine.
Sciatica Slipped Disc NonSurgical Treatmentshort version
Hey guys.this is Lance Hightower, Tulsa's Favorite Chiropractor.and today we're going to talk about is a very, very importantsubject called Disc Decompression or Traction Therapy. now, you may have heardabout this term. may have gone online and done a quot;Googlequot; on it. usually, this therapycomes up when people have herniated or bulged disc, or the older term that youhear is quot;slipped discquot;, and we'll talk about that here in a bit or maybe a separatetutorial. but Disc Decompression Therapy has been out actually for many years. Presently, it involves a computerized system.it's a therapy that helps heal quot;naturallyquot;
and conservatively, and nonsurgically. discs that are herniated or bulged. and that's a very painful condition. it cangive you sciatica, which is pain shooting down the back of the leg that follows the sciaticnerve, all the way down to the foot. now, you don't have to have pain that shoots downthe back of leg into the foot to have a bulged or herniated disc. a lot of peoplejust have localized back pain with severe muscle spasm. So, if you're a onethat actually has symptoms where you cough (cough). and it grabs.and you kind of.and you grab for yourlegs, and then. just wait just a second and then.you can get to regain yourstrength back.or you walk with your back
forward. like so. or you walk. tilted tothe side like this. that's call antalgia. and that is a posture, typically.those postures and those symptoms. and as well as a coughing, sneezing, straining thatgrabs intensely at the back. it could let you know preliminarily that you might havea quot;discogenic issuequot;. or what we call a disc herniation problem, or disc bulge problem. Again, the older term is called quot;Slipped Discquot;, even though discs don't slip in and out.they bulge. they herniate, and those are terms described how the disc isinjured. So, we're going to talk about Disc Decompression Therapy. the costé. ifyou're a candidateé. and basically, a
timeframe of how you would get wellé. Now.this will. I will stay right off the bat, there's not too many people that have these in Tulsa. I know that, as well as, throughout thestate. and the nation. Although, I consider it personally. a mainstay therapy ofany pain management because studies show that six to eight peopleout of 10 will actually have disc herniation problem in theirlifetime. and that's a big deal because it's very intensely painful. So, if thereis. so, who would be a candidate for thisé. Typically, people that come in havealready had an MRI. MRI's are magnetic
resonance imaging. These are radiographic studies that can see everything in the lower back. including disc tissue. Xrays do not look at disc tissue. You can see spaces.you can see shadows. but youcannot see discs that are herniated or that are bulged. that's only best visualized onan MRI study.Now, being in practice as long as I have. sometimes, I don't needan MRI study to know who's going to be a candidate for this. I can, with a goodevaluation, determine. asking a few questions walking. you watching you ambulate or walk. Ican determine if you have. if you would
be a candidate for that. and thoseevaluations in my are free to determine if you are a candidate forthis. So, how many treatments would a person get on it therapy system likethisé. this decompression therapy systemé. and by the way, this one is set up to beon your back. this is operated by computer here. everything is down to thefinite detail on traction. release. hold it is a painless therapy that helpsheal the discs nonsurgically. So, I really. it's hard to give an average because itreally depends on so many variables and factors on how many discs are involved that areherniated or bulgedé. what is the ageé.or are