Category: Sciatica Pain

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Which Muscles Are Used When Negotiating Stairs?

April 14th, 2021

Do you have pain going up and down the stairs? Are you extra cautious going up the stairs due to fear of falling? Climbing stairs is a daily activity that is fundamental to getting around the community. Although stairs seem like a simple activity, your body uses various muscles to complete the movement. This article

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Breaking Down The SI Joint

December 9th, 2020

Have you heard of the SacroIliac (SI) Joint? Are you frustrated that your SI joint pain is not going away? SI joint pain can be dismissed easily as “low back pain” and can lead to more serious symptoms. This article breaks down the components of the SI joint. What is the SI Joint? The Sacroiliac

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What is the Source of My Low Back Pain?

December 3rd, 2020

Back pain can come from multiple different sources and can occur for a number of different reasons. There are many structures in your low back that may contribute to various symptoms. Your low back consists of muscles, ligaments, cartilage, lumbar discs, vertebrae, and nerves. These structures can all be sources of back pain. Luckily, these

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Numbness and Tingling in Your Legs – Have You Been Checked For Piriformis Syndrome?

September 30th, 2020

What is Piriformis Syndrome? Your piriformis muscle runs from your lower spine to the top of your thigh bone. Piriformis syndrome occurs when this muscle presses on your sciatic nerve (the nerve that goes from your spinal cord to your buttocks and down the back of each leg). This can cause pain and numbness in

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What Exactly is Sciatica?

May 4th, 2020

Sciatica is a common condition that affects up to 3 million people in the United States each year. Sciatica refers to back pain caused by irritation of the sciatic nerve. This nerve starts from your lower back and runs down the back of each leg. When injuries put pressure or irritate the sciatic nerve, it

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Numbness and Shooting Pain Down Leg

February 19th, 2020

Are you experiencing intermittent or constant leg pain? It can be described as a dull ache, throbbing pain, or burning sensation. Do you feel numbness in your legs or feet? Leg pain or numbness may be the symptom of a variety of conditions. A correct diagnosis is essential for determining the most effective treatment. How

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3 Indicators That Your Sciatica May Require Physical Therapy Intervention

January 10th, 2020

Your sciatic nerves run from your lower back down your legs. People who suffer from sciatica typically describe a “shooting pain” sensation on one side of their body. While this condition does not always require medical treatment, physical therapy can help ease your pain and lessen some of your other uncomfortable symptoms. So, how do

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3 Exercises to Improve Posture for Less Back Pain

December 26th, 2019

Most people will get back pain at some point in their lives. It may come from a sports related injury or accident. However, often times upper and lower back pain develops during daily life. Repetitive activities such as sitting at a computer or carrying weighted objects may create muscle tension and tightness. Over a long

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Benefits of Deep Thermal Massage Goes Beyond Just Pain Relief

December 10th, 2019

What is a Migun deep thermal massage table? The Migun Thermal Massage table combines therapeutic effects of acupressure, far infrared heat, and massage therapy to provide you with pain relief, relaxation, and health. Dozens of heated jade balls roll along the spine providing a warm relaxing massage to the muscles on your back and legs.

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