Sciatic Nerve Injury Gait

Sciatica Leg Pain Relief

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symtoms. \parYou chiropractor can tell the difference between these two. True sciatica and a piriformismuscle problem. I'm going to show you a stretch to get rid of the piriformis muscle problemand the resultant leg pain. If you do this stretch and notice your leg pain startingto decrease, you probably didn't have true sciatica and that's great, because sciaticais harder to treat. \par So you want to sit fairly close to the walland swing your legs up so your heels touch the wall. If you leg pain is on the left,then take your left ankle and place it over your left knee. Now some of you might findthat this position is already very difficult

to get into because your piriformis musclehas become very tight. If you want to increase the stretch, shuffle up closer to the wallwith your buttocks. If you want to deepen the stretch yet again, slide your right foot down thewall so that your knee is bent. You can increase the stretch by gently bringing the left kneetoward your opposite shoulder. That is the perfect position to lie in for the next sixtyseconds using your breathing to relax. \par Do the stretch on both sides, even if yoursymptoms are only on the left, as you need to stay symmetrical. 60 seconds on both sides.Remember to increase the stretch by pulling your knee gently toward the opposite shoulderor by sliding the opposite leg down the wall.

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StepSmart Testimonial Foot Drop Gait

My name is Curtis Mills. I served in the UnitedStates Army. I was wounded in Iraq by a roadside bomb. It ended up paralyzing my leg from theknee down. They had to rebuild my right arm and my spine and part of my right leg whichdamaged a nerve that cause pilalous from the knee down. I had no feeling or muscle movementor control so I needed one of these AFO's for foot drop because my foot would just hangthere was no difference this was as far as it could go. It would just hang down. So fora number of years I was litteraly dragging my foot down and all I had were these AFO's.These were the orginal braces I was given. Just to prevent foot drop. They are very ridgedand very hard to work with and in time if

I got a little bit of movement back they we'regoing to do anything to help whatsoever. They were just locking everything into place. AndI just felt like it was bad enough that my foot wouldn't work but I didn't want to losethe mobility in my ankle. And when he pulled it out I thought it was so small and it wasjust designed for me to sleep in. I was so suprised it fits good and its comfortable.I can feel the sides of my foot it fits into a regular sneaker. I was having to get twodifferent sizes if I wanted to wear the brace in my sneakers and it was just difficult.And it was very uncomfortable. Wow it's a big difference. I mean it's making my footwant to push back. It's nice. I like it a

lot. I'm pretty excited about how this feels.

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