3 Tips to Manage Sciatica at Home

1. KEEP A PAIN JOURNAL When pain strikes, write down your activities, positions and things you have done over the past 1-2 hours. This will give you an idea of what may be triggering your symptoms. Could be positional related, i.e. bending into dishwasher, sitting for more than 10’ etc… Or it could be activity…

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4 Tips To Beat Sciatica

1. AVOID PAINFUL MOVEMENTS / POSITIONS I know it can be nearly impossible to find a position of comfort, BUT, when you understand that pain breeds compensations and MORE pain, you start to realize IF I can find a position that is comfortable (even if for 15-20 seconds) and then shift to find another comfortable…

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3 Big Mistakes Sciatica Sufferers Make

1. Pain Medications: I am in no way anti-pain medication to control pain, BUT: If you are doing things that are typically painful without medication, you can be doing more damage with realizing it. The pain medication is masking the pain, therefore, you are tolerating things that may be doing more damage to your injured,…

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Three Things Needed for Recovery from ANY Injury / Musculoskeletal Pain

I often get asked from clients and friends, “Can you suggest just one thing that will help me feel better?” That comes from people with issues coming from their neck, shoulder, back, hip and/or knees. They may be asking so they can run again, or lift weights, play golf, pick up their kids or grandkids,…

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Sciatica: “Is this Ever Going to Go Away So I Can Live My LIFE Again?”

Sound familiar? I hear this on a weekly basis from lots of people who are just starting down recovery road with me. It is all too common to feel like your life is over and everything will have to change for you to continue to live. But, there is HOPE! There is a way out…

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Is Your Back DRIVING You Crazy? How to be Proactive to Avoid Back Pain While Driving…

Many of my sciatica clients are constantly telling me the worst positions or activity for them is driving their car. If you drive 30+ minutes to and from work every day, if your job requires you to drive long hours, or, if you’re the designated driver in your family – it’s likely you’ve experienced back pain.…

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Two Things Anyone Can Do RIGHT NOW to Improve ANY Health Issue

I get asked multiple times a day from clients and friends, “Can you suggest just one thing that will help me feel better?” That comes from people with issues coming from their neck, shoulder, back, hip and/or knees. They may be asking so they can run again, or lift weights, play golf, pick up their…

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Knee Pain: 3 Things You May Be Doing That Make Knee Pain Worse

Have you been experiencing knee aches and pains like so many of my clients recently? The kind that slows you down, pains you when you walk up or down stairs, aches when you try to bend over, stings when you try to stand up and just generally leaves you feeling frustrated? Keeps making you wonder…

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Sitting and Sciatica

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“I cannot find a comfortable position!” This is the most common complaint I hear from my sciatica clients and most of them say it about sitting. (Other top complaints which I will address in later posts are: “Any little movement is excruciating” “I don’t know why I am going through this” “It hurts from my…

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“It Hurts All the Way From My Butt to My Ankle!”

“It Hurts All the Way From My Butt to My Ankle!” “Why Am I Going Through This!?” “I Didn’t Do Anything to Cause This!” Sound familiar? Have you or someone you love said these things recently? Unfortunately, as I woke up at 2am, my wife was moaning these exact words. I actually wrote them down…

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