Sciatica Down Arm

How To Massage Sciatica To Reduce Leg Pain Massage Monday 226

Hi everyone. This is Yasuko and it's timefor Massage Monday. This week I'm going to talk about how to selftreatsciatica or more accurately pseudosciatica using a lacrosse ball or Thera Cane. I oftenhave clients come in with quot;sciaticaquot; issues with a pain shooting down from the hip tothe leg and even numbness in the leg. So what is sciaticaé Sciatica is an inflammation ofsciatic nerve that runs through the hip and down the side of the leg or the back of theleg. The common symptom is the radiating pain from the hip all the way to the leg. Medicallyspeaking it is caused by a pinch of the nerve in the lower back by herniated discs or bonespurs which can be medically treated by a

surgery as a last resort. However, this pain that shoots down the legmay be caused simply by tight gluteal muscles, the muscles in the buttocks, specificallyby the trigger points found in gluteus minimus. Let's call this pseudosciatica because it'snot really sciatica but has the similar pain like the real sciatica and it makes it hardto get up from the chair or stand straight. Trigger Points are the tight spots in musclesthat are stuck in a contracted state and forgot to release. They are sore or painful to touchbut they also cause pain elsewhere called referred pain. This is what I mean. In thiscase, the X's are the trigger points in gluteus

minimus and the red areas are the referredpain. When you loosen these trigger points the pain in the red area will be gone. Thesetrigger points can be created from various reasons such as sitting crooked for a longtime in front of the computer, TV, car, airplane, especially if you keep a wallet in your buttpocket, or from playing sports like tennis, walking, running, swimming, and cycling fora long period of time. To treat the trigger points first find thehip bone. Then go down on the side of the hip to find the greater trochanter which isthe big bump on the top of the thigh bone. The gluteus minimus is located between theselandmarks. It is the deepest layer of the

gluteus muscles. You can also lean side toside and feel the muscles contracting as you lean to the target side. Then put a lacrosseball on the muscle and lean against the wall and roll it over the tight spot for 10 timeswhich should take no more than 20 seconds. You don't want to do it too long because itinvolves some pain and you don't want to bruise the muscle. If you are working on the rightside, stand on your left leg. Or almost lift your right foot to loosen the target muscle.When you massage the muscle should be relaxed and loose so you can dig deeper. As you sawthis muscle gets contracted and tight when you put on your weight on this side. If youhave a pain on the side of the leg, look for

a painful spot more towards the side betweenthe hip bone and thigh bone. If you have a pain in the back of the leg, look for a painfulspot towards the center of the glutes under the hip bone. If lacrosse ball is too hardand painful, you can use a tennis ball. You can also use Thera Cane if you have one.With Thera Cane put the ball on the tip on the gluteus minimus from behind, hold it withboth hands in a comfortable position, lean to the other side, and press on the tightspot for 10 times. BTW if you don't have Thera Cane it's a great selfhealing tool. I'llput the link below. Repeat this treatment three to six times aday every day to see the results. If you tend

to sit in front of the computer for a longtime and if that's causing this problem it's a good way to take a short break because itshouldn't take more than 20 seconds. Remember only do it 10 times at a time. Besides the daily selftreatment I highlyrecommend working with a massage therapist in your area who knows and believes in TriggerPoint Therapy who can treat you and check if you are doing it right. If you have a pain in your body and want tofind out if Trigger Point Therapy can help, let me know and I will cover in the futuretutorials. Holistically speaking I would avoid

Neck Pain Radiating Down Arm Causes

Pain can radiate from the head down the shoulderinto the hand with several different types of injuries. First, we can have spinal injuriesthat will cause pain radiating down facet joints where one bone connects to the nextcan get injury. We can have sprains and strain in the muscle that can cause pain shootingup to the ear, eye, down the shoulder blade or around the arm. Pain in the back of the thoracic can radiateup across that shoulder blade towards the neck down to the arm also. We can also getproblems with the shoulder joint causing pain going down the arm. There are several muscleson the back side that like to radiate down

towards that arm and hand too, so not everypain that radiates down the neck is a disc problem. We're going to use some orthopedic testingto differentiate where the pain comes from. Like we would know it's probably not a discproblem if we can have him turn his head all the way to the right, tip it all the way backwardsand push down without reproducing that pain. But if we push on the spot and feel the painradiate down the arm, it's probably coming from the trap muscle. So we're going to usedifferent testing in the office to see what's going on so we can design a treatment planfrom that.

L5 S1 Fusion TLIF Back Surgery Tutorial O Arm CT Vail Colorado

this is corenman and we're going totalk about a transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion using minimally invasive micro surgical technique stealth and the O Arm this is a typical picture of a verydegenerative L5 S1 disc the disc has collapsed and you can seeblack vacuum phenomenon this is the MRI finding where you cansee the lowest disc

is much collapsed compared to theones above with bone signal changes indicatingstress fracturing this is a discogram where the twodiscs above the degenerative disk obviously normal with a cotton ballappearance and the L5 S1 disc is quite degenerative this is the technique of the pedicle screw insertion we start first

by putting a small frame on the spinousprocess which you can see protruding out of the blue sheets there we cover it with a clear sheet in order to protectthe sterility of the field this device is an O Arm it's an introoperative CT scanner and this device can lend us images not only front toback and side to side but top to down which

makes surgery much safer and much easier for insertion of the screws we're going to watch how this CT worksthe light on top comes on and you'll see this image spin around and this is the actual CT scan and howlong it takes this CT is onethird the typicalexposure of a standard CT performed in a

here are the tools that we use in orderto identify the levels the incisision has alread been made that device that is protrudingout is attached to the spinous process the device I am and holding identifies thelevel that we are at after identify where the screw is going to be inserted I use a small burr to create a starting hole once that starting holes is created

then i use a tool called a pedicle finder or pedicle to find the pedicle and this is done under direct visualizationyou'll see here that this device that i have has these ballsattached and these balls reflect off of a frameand is very similar to a GPS device you can actually insert

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