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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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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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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“I Get Back Pain During Crunches, Am I Doing Something Wrong?”

A former client emailed me the other day and asked: “I get low back pain during crunches. Am I doing something wrong, or should I avoid them?” Great question! I’m glad this lady asked because this time of year, as people begin to get more active in preparation for their summer activities, the beach or…

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3 Simple Tips for Flying With Back Pain

If you’re heading out on vacation anytime soon – or making plans to do so – one of the things to consider is the effect that flying can have on your back. Let me explain: Cramped legroom, uncomfortable seating and being confined to a small space all contribute to lower back pain during and after…

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2 Simple Yet Powerful Exercises to Ease Sciatica

Dealing with sciatica? Sick and tired of that leg aching, paining, burning, tingling or being numb? Is your foot involved? I see so many clients who complaint about that nagging, relentless leg pain, while others suffer the more nerve-like jolts throughout the day, for no real reason. I want to show you 2 simple things…

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