Lower Back Pain & Sciatica Injuries Category

9 06, 2021

Everything You Need to Know About Lower Back Physical Therapy – Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment

By |June 9th, 2021|

Rid that pesky low back pain for good with a lower back pain physical therapy treatment that targets the source of the pain -- not just the symptoms Are you considering physical therapy to feel relief from your lower back pain? Physical therapy is often the best method of treatment for low back pain because it can pinpoint the cause of the pain to diminish the pain for good. Those who seek physical therapy as a treatment for low back pain are less likely to have reoccurring back pain or develop chronic pain than those who try other forms of treatment, according to a report from UC Berkeley School of Public Health (2019). [...]

20 04, 2021

Common Causes of Lower Back Pain – Spinal Stenosis

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What Is Spinal Stenosis? Spinal stenosis is a term used to describe a narrowing of your spinal canal. Between each vertebra (your spinal bones) you have foramen or holes where nerves leave the spinal canal to innervate your trunk and limbs. These nerves give you strength, proprioception, and sensation to your limbs. However, when the canal where the nerves become narrowed (stenotic), you can get pain down your legs or arms, loss of balance, and weakness in your extremities. What Causes Spinal Stenosis? The cause of spinal stenosis is multifactorial. However, there are two main reasons why your nerve might be getting compressed. One: Your Discs Have Shrunk... Believe it or not, [...]

17 03, 2021

Common Causes Of Lower Back Pain Herniated Disc

By |March 17th, 2021|

In this article, we are to sharing with you some treatment and management of the lumbar spine. In particular today, we're going to be talking about herniated discs. A herniated disc is one of the most common causes of lower back pain that we see in our clinic on a day to day basis. So today what we're going to talk about is what a herniated disc is, some signs and symptoms of a herniated disc, causes that may be causing that disc to become irritated, and treatment solutions to hopefully alleviate that herniated disc. What Is A Herniated Disc? What a disc is, is it is a spacer that [...]

27 01, 2021

2020 Wrap-Up: Our Most Popular Articles

By |January 27th, 2021|

For this wrap-up, we have selected our most informative and popular blog posts of 2020. Hopefully, you find some value and tactics to help you live a pain-free life. Click the article titles to read each article. Don't forget to let us know what your favorite article was of 2020 in the comment section below! We would love to hear from you. Three Conditions That Mimic Sciatica Sciatica is a very common condition that causes pain, numbness, and/or tingling extending from the lower back to the backside of the leg, usually stopping at the calf. But sciatica isn’t the only condition that causes these symptoms.   Why You [...]

26 10, 2020

Do You Have Fake Sciatica?

By |October 26th, 2020|Tags: , |

So many of our current clients and patients come to us for complaints of sciatica, and the truth is, the majority of clients really don't have sciatica. They may have back pain, pain in the buttock, hip, and sometimes those symptoms can mimic true sciatica. So let's just backtrack for a second, sciatic really is an irritation of the sciatic nerve and it comes from the spine at L4-5, and S1, S2, & S3. It comes down into the leg and into the buttock here, and you can get symptoms down into the hamstring. It starts in the buttocks, and you can even get some of the [...]

20 10, 2020

2 Most Common Causes of Sciatica

By |October 20th, 2020|Tags: , , |

Hi, I'm dr. Scott Gray owner & founder of Back In Motion Sport and Spine Physical Therapy here in Fort Myers, Florida. If you have sciatica, you know how debilitating it can be? It can prevent you from getting a good night's rest at night. It can slow you down and give you this unrelenting pain in the buttocks, the lower back, but most importantly, down the leg is typically where you'll feel it if you have true sciatica. I want to describe two of the most common reasons for sciatica and believe it or not, they're actually related to entrapment sites. Entrapment sites in the medical world [...]

17 07, 2020

5 Tips to Preventing Sciatica

By |July 17th, 2020|Tags: , |

Let’s face it: Nobody wants to live with pain, but it’s harder to avoid injuries and pain as we get older.  The risk of back pain increases after the age of 30. Sciatica is one of the leading types of lower back pain, with up to 40% of Americans suffering from sciatica at some point in their lives.  Any condition that aggravates the sciatic nerve (the long nerve that runs from your lower back to just above your calves), thereby causing pain, is considered sciatica. If you think you have sciatica but haven’t had a proper diagnosis yet, it’s time to make an appointment with a low back [...]

9 07, 2020