Sitting and Sciatica

Sciatica

“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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Sciatica – 5 Tips to Beat It!

Sciatica is the generic name given for ANY irritation of the sciatic nerve resulting in symptoms anywhere along the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve IS the largest nerve, made up of 5 nerve roots from the low back and runs from the low back, through the buttocks and hip area, down the back of the…

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11 Tips to Avoid Aches, Pains and Injury While Working in Your Garden or Yard This Spring

Last year an 83 year-old patient (let’s call her Kay) came to my clinic very discouraged. She said she went to the doctor because of back pain and stiffness and was told she had arthritis. She was distraught as she lives alone, is very active and felt that she was doomed to live in pain. Funny thing…

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Getting Started This Spring

I have written a similar blog in the past, but this bears repeating…..With the amazing weather we have been having and people starting to return to activities, I thought I would reiterate a GREAT way to get yourself returning to activities wisely and safely. Many times we believe, in our minds, that we are capable…

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Why Back Pain Gets Worse In Winter

We are now DEEP into winter, a little snow, a lot of cold days, though an end in sight according to the weather forecasts. I am hoping a warming trend sneaks in and remains with us through the end of month and through February. Often times with these shorter colder days, something that can creep…

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Winter, Back Pain & the Truth

Now that the holidays have passed and we have had our Arctic blast, hopefully the last one of the winter……we can get back to doing the things we love, and overlooked during the holidays. I know so much slipped through the cracks for us and I am hoping to continue working hard and strong these…

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