Best Stretches for Sciatica
Hello I'm Heather Moore owner ofTotal Performance Physical Therapy. Today we're going to go over the best exercisesfor sciatica. There's really one main stretch that you can do a bunch of different waysif you're getting numbness and tingling down your leg, if you'r e getting pain throughyour back, in your butt you should do this stretch multiple times throughout the day,when you do it you want to try and hold it for about 30 seconds, you want to try andperform 6 repetitions if you can't do it for that long that's okay hold it for as longas you can, if for any reason these are going to increase your pain you need to stop immediatelyand call your but this should alleviate
a lot of your body pain specially if you aresitting for a long period of time or you get a lot of pain down your leg. The first oneis in the seated position you want to sit up nice and straight, you want to cross yourankle over your knee if you feel a stretch there that's where you need to stop, if youdon't feel a stretch there all you wann do is sit up and lean forward and you shouldfeel a greater stretch through your butt, through your hamstring which is in the backof your leg and through the side of your leg, you may even feel a little bit on your backdepending on where your tight is again this shouldn't hurt and should feel like a goodstretch, you could do this sitting at your
desk all day long, you also want to make surethat you concentrate on both sides not just the side that hurts, piriformis muscle whichis what this is stretching on both sides and will tag evenly on your sacrum or your tailbone so you want to make sure that you do both sides and not just one. The next wayto do this stretch is standing up, you want to find a surface where you can put your leg,your hip at about 90 degrees and you're going to bring your foot up and you're just goingto have it lay on the table and you're going to let your knee drop to the side, if yourknee doesn't fall all the way down that's okay, don't force it down let it just staythere again if you get, if you're in this
position and you don;t feel a stretch youcan now begin to lean forward, you're going to feel the stretch in your back, in yourglut, in your hamstring and all the side of your leg, this should not be painful it shouldfeel like a nice stretch this one also you want to do 30 seconds hold about 6 repetitionsand you want to make sure that you hit both sides. The final way to do this stretch islaying down, so you want to lay on your back and this is a good thing to do when you getup in the morning, go ahead and bend both your knees up and then you're going to crossyour ankle over your knee, now again if this is where you feel a stretch stop right thereand hold it, if you don't feel a stretch in
this position you're going to reach both armsbehind this leg and you're going to pull it up towards your chest, you should feel a stretchagain in the back, in the glut, in the hamstring or maybe even on the side of the leg, it shouldnot hurt it should feel like a nice gentle stretch, you want to hold this about 30 secondsand you want to do about 6 of those you can do this as many times during the day as youwould like there is no set number or times that you can do this, anytime your tight youcan do this and it will not harm you.
Fast TMJ and SCIATIC Pain Relief Female Chiropractor Encino
Hi I am Elisa and I discovered Yerman througha friend of mine who gave me as a gift a session with her. I had some, an ongoing sciatic painand my friend had a wonderful experience with Yerman for her own issues, which were shinglesactually. The pain from shingles, which she had been suffering greatly from and Yermanjust really the adjustments she gave her really helped with that pain. So I decided to tryher and had a wonderful experience, getting literally after I don't know, just a few sessionscompletely rid of what I had been walking around with for years on and off. This sciaticanerve pain. So recently I was experiencing pain in my, I thought it was my ear. And Ithought it was tooth, I didn't know what it
was. I went to my and my said I thinkyou have something called TMJ. So I did a little research and I learned that Chiropracticadjustment can really help that condition. So immediately I was thrilled and I calledYerman, asked if she dealt with that and the answer was yes, yes and yes. So I camein and had an adjustment and immediately the pain went away and it is a condition thatI am dealing with, it still comes in and out. There is not an exact time period for healingor repair. There is, we don't know exactly what causes it is the problem but the treatmentsthat I have had, have are just getting better and better. It's great, it was really forme a fantastic find because it is not an intrusive,
it's not an aggressive type of treatment.the activator method I am talking about. And it fascinating to discover all the adjustmentthat are connected basically so I am thrilled with my experience with Yerman and heramazing healing technique for the activator.
Common Causes of Back Pain
My name is Stephen Levin. I'm a Johns Hopkins Pain Medicine specialistpracticing at Howard County General . There are multiple different origins of backpain. They can range from the very minor to thevery severe. Muscle strains or sprains can cause spasmand the most common cause of back pain.fortunately, they can be very selflimited and go awayby themselves. Patients can suffer inflammation or arthritis,which can affect the joints in the back including the sacroiliac joints and the facet jointswhich can cause pain with movement.
There can also be pain that is referred fromthe hip. Patients can also experience degenerativedisc disease which can cause what we call axial back pain, which is pain in the middleof the back and in some cases those discs can herniate and create what we call sciaticaor radiculopathy and this is a result of pressure from the disc on the nerves in the back. Posture or scoliosis, which is a curvatureof the back, can lead to biomechanical back pain, which is pain caused by abnormal movement. Some individuals can experience infectionswhich can lead to back pain.
Some of those are very unusual infectionsthat include tuberculosis or lyme disease or can be a more common from bacterial infectionsand that can infect the bone or the epidural space. Patients or individuals as they age can experiencethinning of their bone or experience osteoporosis and that can be so severe that the bones fractureand cause back pain. And in some cases patients with kidney, breast,lung, thyroid and prostate cancers can have their disease spread to the back and thatcan also cause back pain. The diagnosis of low back pain starts witha careful medical history along with a complete
physical examination. If those examinations suggest concerns, thenblood tests, xrays, CT scans, and MRIs are sometimes needed in aiding the diagnosis. In some cases, we use diagnostic injectionsthat are xray guided to help facilitate the diagnosis. Most people experience back pain in theirlives. The peak incidence of back pain can occurat two different times in life. One time that it occurs most often is in themid30s when people's discs start to dry out
and they can be susceptible to injuries fromlifting which can cause disc herniation. Later in life the incidence will go up againand will be associated with degenerative processes associated with aging so patients will experiencemore arthritic problems in the back or the thinning of their bones or osteoporosis. In general, it's good to avoid lifting injuries,poor body mechanics, and it's also good to maintain a good body weight and have a balancedexercise program. Doing these things can lessen the likelihoodthat you'll experience back pain in your life. Determining the best treatment for back paincan involve the thoughtful application of
interventional techniques, medication management,as well as rehabilitative and wellness programs. Our program offers a full spectrum of themost sophisticated medication management, highly specialized interventional pain managementtechniques, as well as rehabilitative and wellness programs. The mainstay of conservative treatment forpatients with back pain is the use of physical therapy. It can be also very helpful for individualsto use short courses of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory medications, muscle relaxants, oral steroids,or even in some cases a short course of opioid