Pain Relief for Lower Back Pain and Sciatica

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Common Causes of Lower Back Pain (Part 4) – Spinal Stenosis

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 [...]

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Common Causes of Lower Back Pain (Part 3) Muscle & Ligament Strains

If you have not already, go back and read Part 1 and 2 of this series here: Common Causes Of Lower Back Pain (Part 1) - Anatomy Of Lower Back Common Causes Of Lower Back Pain (Part 2) - Herniated Disc In this article, Part 3 of our Common Causes of Low Back Pain Series, we are to sharing with you some treatment and management of muscle or ligament strains in the low back. These injuries are kind of a sudden injury if you will. Happen very commonly in your weekend warriors, your recreational fitness athletes, and even [...]

Common Causes Of Lower Back Pain (Part 2) Herniated Disc

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 [...]

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Common Causes of Lower Back Pain – Anatomy Of Lower Back

One of the most common complaints of our patients day in and day out at Back in Motion is lower back pain. Hi, I'm Dr. Scott Gray. I'm the owner of Back in Motion in Fort Myers, Florida. In this article, I'm going to explain the most common causes of lower back pain and why low back pain occurs. This is part one of a four-part series all about the common causes of low back pain. Lower back pain affects roughly 8 out of 10 or 80% of people who will experience it at some point in their [...]

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2020 Wrap-Up: Our Most Popular Articles

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 [...]

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Do You Have Fake Sciatica?

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. [...]

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2 Most Common Causes of Sciatica

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 [...]

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Why Most Spinal Surgery’s Fail

If you're considering spinal surgery, you must watch this video and/or read this blog post before you do anything. Considering spinal surgery is a big decision to make. You're in pain, you're tired of the pain, you can't sleep at night, you can't do your daily functioning activities. But the truth of the matter is there is no guarantee that a spinal surgery will work for you. In fact, they call it failed spinal surgery syndrome in the medical model, where about roughly 50% of the people who have spinal surgery will fail. I'm not [...]

5 Tips to Preventing Sciatica

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 [...]

Three Conditions that Mimic Sciatica

Have you recently searched your symptoms on the web and believe you have sciatica? Not so fast! 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. Nobody likes to get treated for the wrong condition – what a time waster! If you’ve tried at-home treatments for sciatica and haven’t felt relief, it’s possible that you’ve diagnosed yourself incorrectly. Save yourself time and money by getting it right the first time. [...]

What’s the Best Way to Treat Sciatica?

When you have sciatica, it is difficult to tell which sciatica treatment works best when there are so many options. Will those special oils, supplements, posture braces, and painkillers get rid of sciatica for good? Unfortunately, there is a lot of false marketing when it comes to sciatica treatment. Many of the creams, oils, and special devices used to treat sciatica are not backed by science and research. What about the painkillers or muscle relaxants prescribed by a doctor? Prescription medications like painkillers, injections, and muscle relaxants can reduce pain, but they usually fail to treat sciatica permanently. Plus, [...]

How Lower Back Pain Physical Therapy in Fort Myers, FL Can Help You

Rid that pesky low back pain for good with a 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? Lower Back 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 [...]

Why You Should Choose Back In Motion Physical Therapy

Living your life with pain and some type of limiting condition can affect every aspect of your life. No matter how small or severe the condition is, it is going to be a constant nudge on your wellbeing and a block to living your life to the fullest.  Think about this, you want to stand up and catch a good glance of your child performing on stage, but your back pain is not letting you do that. Or... that competitive running used to be your passion but is now just a dream because the pain in your legs won't [...]

How to Heal a Herniated Disc without Surgery?

A herniated disc can press on the nerves in your spine and give rise to pain, weakness, and numbness in several body parts, including neck, back, arms and legs. Sometimes these symptoms can be severe enough to hamper your life. Problems of your herniated disc condition should start to improve on its own within a few weeks. The improvement can speed up if accompanied by physiotherapy sessions and a few targeted exercises. Doctor may also prescribe some home exercises and pain killers. What causes a herniated disc? Your spines are made of individual bones or discs that stack up [...]

Why Inversion Tables Don’t Work?

Inversion tables are used in inversion therapy in which a patient is suspended upside down for several minutes. The aim of the treatment is to relieve back pain or similar ailments. The underlying theory says that by inverting a person, it is possible to reverse the effect of gravity on the body. Gravity causes muscles, bones, and joints of the back compress spine over time and it is the reason that contributes chronic back pain. Inversion therapy acts as a gentle massage and thereby helps people find some relief from chronic back pain. In some cases, inversion therapy is [...]

Why do You Get Back Pain When Sitting?

A healthy body is the real wealth! Ask anyone in the slightest of physical distress and they will tell you. Any form of pain of any varying intensity in any part of the body is hard to ignore and enough to make our day miserable. Back pain is one such evil. It can turn a good day blue, a sunny morning into a rainy day, and affect your health badly in the long run. Back pain can be benign or sign of something more serious happening in your body. However, the back pain that you get while sitting is [...]

Why Most Patients With Chronic Back Pain Can Get Better?

About 80 percent of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lifetimes. It is the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work days. – National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Back pain that lasts three months or longer is considered chronic. It can ebb and flow, often bringing relief that is only temporary. Your body keeps hurting weeks, months or sometimes even years. It not only affects just your day-to-day life but also your everyday routine, your mental health, and lifestyle. From medication, heat and cold therapy, yoga, exercise, [...]

Everything You Need To Know About A Herniated Disc

The highest prevalence of disc herniation is among people aged 30-50 years, with a male to female ratio of 2:1. In people aged 25-55 years, about 95% of herniated discs occur at the lower lumbar spine (L4/5 and L5/S1 level); disc herniation above this level is more common in people aged over 55 years. - NCBI Back pain overwhelms your life when you least expect it. One moment you are sitting comfortably, reading a book, and the next second when you try to grab your coffee mug – ouch! A sharp strikes through your lower back. What may be [...]

Why Spinal Surgery Should Be Your Last Option?

A survey states that every year, more than 80,000 Americans suffer due to back surgery failure. In spite of having one or more spinal surgeries, they continue to suffer from chronic low back pain. Moreover, many of these patients also experience depression, brought on by continued disability. And the term commonly used to describe this condition is called failed back surgery syndrome. Statistics reveal that many back surgeries successfully eliminate pain as intended. However, failure rates lie between 10-40 percent. Most of the back problems can be treated with non-surgical treatments, like anti-inflammatory medication, ice, heat, osteopathic manipulation, spinal injections, [...]

3 Reasons Why You May Not Actually Have Sciatica

Sciatica itself cannot be considered as a condition or disease, but rather a name for a set of symptoms caused by a spinal condition. The fact is most patients are not aware of what sciatica actually is. Even more interesting, many in the health care sector misuse the term sciatica daily. Sciatica is the longest nerve in the body that travels from the lower back and buttocks into the legs. But, most of the people are unaware and misinformed as to what sciatica actually is. Symptoms of sciatica can be pain travelling down the leg, numbness and tingling, and even [...]

Is Your Back Pain Stemming From Your SI Joint?

Did you ever know that you had a sacroiliac joint in your body? If no, then it would be quite hard for you to find out how much you use it move around and perform your daily activities. Basics of Sacroiliac Joint Physical Therapy Coming to the fact, you have two sacroiliac joints. Basically, they connect your pelvis with the lower part of your spine. Unlike most knee and hip joints, the sacroiliac rotates and tilts only slightly and that allows it to do its primary job: stabilizes and supports your pelvis, helps to transmit the weight of your [...]

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Common Causes of Lower Back Pain Your Medical Provider Isn’t Talking About!

Know someone or are you suffering from back pain? Read this controversial article on the most common causes of lower back pain. In this article you'll learn the most common causes but also what many medical providers aren't talking about when you go to see them for back pain. Suffering from sharp back pain? Well, you are not alone. Millions of Americans have ongoing back pain and it is the leading cause of disability in people younger than 45. Though back pain is not always serious, but in some cases pain is your body’s way of telling you that [...]

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Everything You Need To Know About Spinal Stenosis

Almost 80% of Americans will experience lower back pain in their lives. Well, it is a condition that has been slowly rising in prevalence through the decades. Out of the many seeking treatment for chronic lower back pain, it is evaluated that 35% will suffer from spinal stenosis. What is Spinal Stenosis? Stenosis is a Greek word that means ‘narrowing.’ It is one of the most common conditions that cause low back or neck pain in adults. Spinal stenosis develops when the spinal canal or neuroforamen become narrow and compress the spinal cord or nerve roots. Basically spinal stenosis [...]

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Everything You Need To Know About Herniated Disc Treatment

Everything You Need To Know About A Herniated Disc & Herniated Disc Treatment If you're suffereing from a herniated disc or are looking for herniated disc treatment, you're in the right place. Below you'll learn what exactly a herniated disc is, the causese of one,  the sign and symptoms,  and, finally, the treatment for a hernated disc. The bones or vertebrae that form the spine in the back are cushioned by small discs. These small discs are usually round and flat, comprising of a tough, outer layer (annulus) that borders a jelly like material called the nucleus. The discs [...]

Prevent Back Pain For Good

Prevent Back Pain: Lower the Risk By Following These Simple Tips There are many leading causes of back pain, which can significantly impact your day-to-day life. Some examples include trauma from falls or accidents. But more often than not, it’s caused by ordinary movements such as twisting, bending to picking up objects, lifting and carrying heavy loads, or sitting for long hours at work without taking short breaks to stretch the back. Back pain is also caused by the wear and tear due to aging. All of these examples can lead to a lot of pain and eventually cause [...]