Pain Relief for Lower Back Pain and Sciatica

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Do You Have 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. It [...]

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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 not, [...]

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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 proper [...]

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, [...]

Lower Back Physical Therapy In Fort Myers, FL: Here’s What You Need to Know

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 [...]

A Definitive Guide To Lower Back Physical Therapy

Patients suffering from lower back pain are often recommended lower back physical therapy for drug-free and nonsurgical treatment options before considering more aggressive treatments. Lower back physical therapy involves treatments that help you recover from a lower surgery you may have had or to help you prevent one and get back to your active lifestyle quickly. Physical therapy focuses on relieving pain, promote healing, and restoring function and movement but also addressing the cause of your back pain and not just the symptoms. It is carried out by professionally trained Doctors of Physical Therapy – educated specifically in the evaluation [...]

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, the 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 [...]

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 [...]

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What You Need to Know About Lower Back Pain

At any given time, forty percent of the world’s population experiences lower back pain. Strangely enough, the majority of back pain sufferers live in developed countries. What Causes Lower Back Pain? Most lower back pain doesn’t have a definite cause, rather it’s due to non-serious skeletal and muscle issues such as strains or sprains. There are many reasons one why you may feel your back is betraying you with aches and pains. Here are a few of the reasons your back may hurt. — Because lower back pain is a musculoskeletal problem, being overweight or suddenly gaining weight, can [...]

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 [...]

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Common Issues With Back Pain

Introduction To Common Issues With Back Pain Many people are affected by back pain. In fact, experts estimate that as much as 80% of the population will experience a back problem at some time in their lives. The older we get, the more back pain is experienced because our bodies are prone to wear and tear through time, thus it cannot help but degenerate. Water and protein content in the cartilages eventually decrease, making the cartilage in between the vertebrae more fragile. People who work are forced to take days off to rest or see a doctor. Aside from [...]

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Highlights From Dew Tour Summer 2018

A Recap Of Summer Dew Tour 2018 Where I Was Over this past week I had the great pleasure and honor of flying out to Long Beach, California as the lead sport & skateboarding physical therapist for the Summer Dew Tour. This is an event where the worlds’ best skateboarders travel to compete all week long. There are two type of skateboarding they offer. Street: Street or park skating is what you commonly see on TV or when you go visit a big city. The Dew Tour puts many different obstacles such as stairs, handrails, and other misc equipment [...]

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Natural Ways to Reduce Back Pain

Are you suffering from back pain? Looking for natural ways to reduce back pain? Read below as we'll show you home remedies to ease your back pain and natural ways to reduce back pain. Back pain occurs for many reasons, including lifting heavy objects, twisting your back, rupturing your discs, arthritis, and osteoporosis, amongst others. If you have back pain for any of these reasons, the regular ache is usually intensified with certain activities. Sometimes it is sitting, while other times its walking or standing. Whether it’s from a day spent at the office, a long walk on the [...]

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