Sciatica Treatment Guidelines

Top 3 Exercises for Sciatica and Pinched Nerve

Have you heard of sciaticaƩ A lot of peoplecomplain about nerve pain down the back of their leg. Usually the cause is withinthe lower back or pelvis. I'm going to give you 2 stretches today for the sciatic nerve. Itis the largest nerve in the body. It runs down the back of the leg and splits into two behindthe knee. It runs the whole way to the foot. It can cause shooting pain, numbness, tingling,dead leg feeling or the feeling that your leg is falling asleep. The first exercise is this. It is called flossing.We are going to sit up nice and straight here. What you are going to do is straightenthe affected leg or the leg with pain.

Stretch that leg out and look up at the sametime. As you are doing this, if you are doing it right and you are doing it on thepainful leg, it could actually make the symptoms travel down your leg. That is ok.You are putting a stretch on the nerve. We are going to hold that 5 seconds. Then bendyour knee and look down. 5 second hold here. 5 second hold, 10 times each way. Thisis called flossing. The next exercise is called a slump stretch.Same idea here, as you are doing this exercise, you could experience increased symptomsdown the leg and that is ok. Outside of the flossing or this exercise,no other exercise should increase the pain

travelling down the leg. Everything else shouldactually decrease the pain in the leg and you will experience more pain in yourlower back. What we do is this: Feet against the wall, knees straight, fingers interlockedbehind the head. Then you are going to slump forward. So bring your elbows in. Thereyou go. This should cause pretty sharp symptoms down the back of your leg. It iscalled the slump stretch and it is ok to feel increased pain down the back of the leg. Wehold this for 30 seconds and we do 3 of them in the . Now if that is too difficult,if that is too advanced, here is what you can do: Place your arms behind you and situp and arch your back. What you want to

try to do is if that is too much for you,if that is too intense, you can place your arms behind your back and simply arch your back.Rock your pelvis forward. That will do the same exact thing but it is a little less intensethan interlocking your fingers behind your neck and leaning forward. This is a littlemore basic. So you can modify. The same idea though 30 seconds, 3 times. If you canat least get yourself to sit up straight with the legs straight, feet flat against the wall,you are in good shape. The third exercise you should do for sciaticaor symptoms running down your leg is this: Realize that with symptoms travelling downyour leg, often there isnt a problem within

the leg. The problem is within the lower backor the pelvis. The sciatic nerve, the nerve roots where it originates is in your lowerback. If you are getting pressure on the nerve roots there either from disc degeneration,from a herniated disc or, as is also common, a problem within the pelvis and the sacroiliacjoint. If you have a problem there that is putting increased pressure on the nerve, thatis what creates the symptoms in your leg. You can think about it like this: if you havea long garden hose and there is water running through it and you pinch one end,obviously at the other end you are going to have less water flow. Same idea in your body.If you pinch that sciatic nerve, that is

what creates the symptoms. That is what changeswhat you are feeling down your leg. The solution isn't to continually addressthe problems in your leg. Or to put heat on your leg or ice on your leg. The solution is torelieve the pressure on the other end of the garden hose or the other end of the sciaticnerve. So what you need to do is figure out what is causing the symptoms down your leg.A good Physical Therapist can help you do that and they can decipher through testingwhether it is coming from arthritis or disc degeneration or stenosis in your back, a herniateddisc or a problem in your pelvis. So the third exercise that you should be doingis the 3 exercises that are addressing the

Treat and Cure Rheumatoid Arthritis With 3 Healthy Lifestyle Remedies

My name is Larry Cook, and I'm here to sharewith you that Rheumatoid Arthritis is treatable, and it can be reversed. If not all the way,at least significantly, when someone follows the healthy lifestyle. I have three specificremedies that I'm going to give you that, if you follow them and you have RheumatoidArthritis, you have a really good chance of either completely reversing Rheumatoid Arthritis,or at least significantly improving your health. So, let's get started. Number one, you wantto go see a naturopathic . That is, by far, the absolute most important thingthat you can do for yourself, is to go visit a naturopathic . A naturopathic specializes in uncovering the root cause of

health problems. So, whereas a medical is going to say quot;Yeah, you have Rheumatoid Arthritis, let me give you some drugs andtreat the symptomsquot;, a naturopathic is going to look at your symptoms, go quot;Yeah,you have RA, but let's try to figure out what's going on that's causing all of these differentsymptoms.quot; Generally speaking, there's a lot going on. It is not an easy thing to treat.I know this from talking with naturopathic s. So, let's get into what a naturopathic is. A naturopathic attending a four year postgraduate medical school wherethey learned basically the same stuff that a medical learns, and they learn naturalremedies, and how to treat the root cause

of health issues. So, when you go see a naturopathic, you're visiting someone who has an extensive amount of training in the healthsciences. A licensed naturopathic is someone who can order and interpret labs.They can treat and diagnose disease. They basically are on par with a medical ,the only difference is they're using natural remedies. So, to find a naturopathic in your area, what you want to do is Google naturopathic and your city, and lookand see what comes up. That's one option. In Washington State they're called naturopathicphysicians, so you might want to try that phrase as well in your Google search. Yourother option is you can go to a website called

realizehealth , and there's a whole listof naturopathic s on there as well. You can do a search on that website as well.Number two has to do with taking some supplements. The gut in people who have RA is usually verycompromised. There's all kinds of problems going on with the gut. When you take a supplementcalled Probiotics, which is friendly bacteria, you're actually helping the gut heal. Now,there's a lot more that needs to happen besides that, and your naturopathic is goingto tell you about that, but you can get going right now. So, probiotics, because it's friendlybacteria that helps heal your gut. Digestive enzymes, because there's usually digestiveissues going on simultaneously. Digestive

enzymes help digest food, and one other supplementto take is fish oil. Fish oil helps reduce inflammation, and RA has a lot of inflammationgoing on. So, digestive enzymes, probiotics, and fish oil. That's number two. Number threehas to do with your food. This part is critical. It's absolutely critical. You have to changeyour diet, and when I say change your diet, I mean probably a radical change. What thatmeans is this, you want to eat whole, organic food all the time. You want to get rid ofprocessed foods. A lot of people don't know what processed means, so I'm going to helpyou understand it. Bread is processed. Pasta is processed. Muffins are processed. Bagelsare processed. Anything that comes out of

a box or a can is processed food, or a bag,such as bread. You want to get rid of all of that. You want to get rid of all the dietsoda, all the Coke, all the sugar. Anything with sugar in it has to go. If you want toget better, you have to change your diet. There is no way around it. You just have to.If you put poor nutrition in, or no nutrition into your body on a regular basis, and youput poison into your body on a regular basis, you're not going to get better. You have toput in really good food. Good food is whole, organic food. Stuff you find in the producesection on a very regular, if not very daily basis. So, that's number three. Let's recap.One, visit a naturopathic and follow

Winning Strategies for Back Pain Disability Cases

Hi there, this is Jonathan Ginsberg and today I'd like to talk to you about how I approach a case where the primaryimpairment is back pain As you might expect SocialSecurity judges see a lot of back pain cases its probably the mostcommon physical ailment that Social Security judges are going to see and as such you really need to keep in mind that you've got to stand out a little bit because

a lot of people come in withosteoarthritis and pain in their lower back and again because judges see it sooften how they tend to sometimes discount the severity of it and whether in fact it is truly disabling. Further you have to realize and this issomething you probably wouldn't think about, but it's actually the case

some of the judges that I've beenin front of have actually had back surgery because again back problems are prettycommon in the population and of course a lot of these judges have very goodinsurance they have physical therapy afterwards, they have good s and soforth and so their recovery might be more uneventful than yours. Again, a judge is not doing physical labor

and again he has got typically real goodhealth care. If you've done physical labor or if your health care is not as good youdon't have access to physical therapy or or medication or as much follow up then you may not have gotten the same resultsas the judge but again the judge who's deciding your case is looking at yousaying quot;I went through the same surgery and I'm fine. You know I can't play basketball anymore but but I can play golf and I can do a lot of different thingsquot; and

he or she you may feel likewell you know I've recovered how why can't youƩ And, again, that's just human nature but just beaware of it. I'm not saying that makes the judge not sympathetic to you butjust be aware that you need to do something to stand out a little bit andshow the judge that your situation is one that did not resolve as easily as his or hers may have. I think that when you deal withback pain cases like in any Social Security case

number one you want to emphasize ifyou've got a long work history. I think this is a factor that you may not think about but this is i think a factor that many judges find it very verycompelling. If you have a long consistent workhistory where you've been in a job, you've performed admirably at the job you've madegood money at the job. people don't give up good jobs and opportunity for retirement, a pleasant retirement, to collect $1,500 or

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