Noticing Naughty Nerves?

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Dr. Nima put together another awesome webinar for you explaining πŸ‘¨πŸ½β€πŸ’»

1. Anatomically what is going on that may be causing the sciatica pain you’re experiencing.

2. What the root cause of it is.

3. Lastly, what you can do to minimize or eliminate sciatica pain If you have questions afterwards send us an email or leave a comment on the video link!

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Did You Know? 🧠

  • A lot of times when people are trying to attack sciatica and fix it, they are actually targeting the wrong area. 😟
  • Fixing sciatic pain is not only narrowing it down to what’s causing the sciatica. 😲
  • To change the pain, it’s not only about doing the correct exercises and finding the correct exercises. πŸ‹πŸΎ
  • You also have to do the right repetitions, sets and frequency when trying to engage the proper muscles. πŸ’ͺ🏽

What’s Going On With My Body? πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈ

In some cases, when the big gluteus muscles aren’t doing their job, the piriformis muscle is going to become overworked and tight. What’s going to happen is the piriformis is going to actually tighten up and can press on the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve travels underneath that piriformis muscle.

Often people will just loosen up the piriformis. People will do a lot of stretching, and foam rolling, where they get relief for like a day or two, but then the discomfort and/or pain comes right back. This happens because people are just treating the symptoms, they’re not treating the root cause. The root cause is actually the glute weakness.

Check out the Sciatica Workshop below with Dr. Ben Bagge DPT, PT, CSCS. Learn why sciatica happens and what you can do about it! πŸ‘¨πŸΌβ€πŸ’» ‡️

What Will A Physical Therapist At Pro+Kinetix Physical Therapy and Performance Do For My Sciatica?

1️⃣ Phase One: Decrease the pain symptoms that someone’s having.

2️⃣ Phase Two: Start strengthening up the muscles that are weak.

3️⃣ Phase Three:Transition into more of a strength training program that’s tailored to that individual patient

“Deciding to go to Pro+Kinetix for physical therapy was easily the best decision I made in 2019. I’ve suffered on and off from lower back pain due to herniated discs since I was a teenager. After my most recent flare up in 2018, I was in physical therapy (elsewhere) for a year. It didn’t make me feel any better and, more importantly, it didn’t reduce my pain at all. I was unable to do any of the sports and exercises I loved doing, and even walking long distances was difficult.

Because I didn’t have a great experience with my previous PT, I was hesitant to go back to see another PT. I ultimately decided to try PT again with Pro+Kinetix after pain meds failed to ease my pain.

Within the very first week of seeing Ben, the pain in my lower back had reduced by almost half and the sciatic pain down my leg was pretty much gone. Ben taught me how to sit (at a desk and in my car) in a way that promotes proper posture, which I had never been shown before. Ben is very kind and caring, and he works with you to get you back to the sports and exercises you were doing pre-injury. He also believes in you and your ability to get better and stronger, even if you might not believe it yourself.

I can now sit for the entire work day (plus a long drive in traffic) with very minimal pain. I’m back to all of the exercises I was doing pre-injury, which I never thought possible. I also had two 15-hour flights recently, and although my back was a little sore after, within a day or two of continuing exercises it was back in good shape.

To anyone skeptical about physical therapy, I would say that you probably haven’t seen a good PT who constantly changes up your home exercise program and work out routine, or who just generally cares about getting you better. I would wholeheartedly and unreservedly recommend Ben and Pro+Kinetix to anyone thinking about physical therapy! ” – Meena

Oakland, CA Pain Management Clinic

Dr. Ben Bagge

Pro+Kinetix Physical Therapy & Performance

"We Help Active Adults & Athletes Get Back To Workouts and Sports They Enjoy without surgery, stopping activities they love, or relying on pain medicine."
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