Hey y’all, it’s Doctor Jo and my assistant with me today is Bailey again. And today I’m going to be talking about your piriformis. So lots of times I hear people say they’ve got that sciatic nerve, well actually everybody has a sciatic nerve, but you can have pain coming from that nerve, and a lot of times that piriformis muscle is causing the pain. So we’re gonna show you some stretches to stretch out your piriformis and hopefully get rid of that sciatic nerve pain. Alright let’s go on to our backs. Here we go. I think.
We’re gonna maybe move Bailey out of the way. In the first stretch for your piriformis is a pretty simple one. A lot of pictures you may get from your therapist will actually show one leg down, I actually like for you to have it staying up so you can prop your foot over it. So your gonna make almost like a figure 4 with your legs and then what you’re gonna do, the side that’s hurting, so my left side is hurting, I’m gonna cross that leg over. And what I’m gonna do is I’m gonna bring my knee with my opposite hand towards my shoulder.
Over here. So I’m pulling this leg up and across my body. And what you wanna do same kind of thing with all the stretches, you wanna pull and you wanna feel a stretch under there. Soon as you feel a really good stretch you wanna hold it for 30 seconds. So remember up and across the body. Just coming up is not gonna get that piriformis stretch. But coming up and across the body like I’m trying to bring that knee towards my shoulder. Holding it there for about 30 secondsa real 30 seconds. And then coming back down and you wanna do.
That 3 times. Now the next one to do, sometimes this is a little harder for people, but what your gonna do is your gonna keep that same figure 4, and what your gonna do is your gonna take your hands and on the opposite side that it’s hurting, so the hurting side is still up crossed over it’s still my left side. I’m gonna take my hands and put them underneath my thigh, and I’m gonna bring my leg up, and I’m gonna pull until I feel that stretch underneath.
There. Now some people might have a hard time grabbing on to their leg here, so again you can use your belt, or your dog leash and put it under, around your leg, and pull up towards you like this. Same kind of thing, you want to hold that stretch for 30 secondsbye Bailey, we’ll see you later and then 3 times each. Alright, so now you’re gonna bring that down getting it nice and stretched. For those of you that need a stronger stretch, those might not be stretching it out quite as much, what I’m gonna have you do is I’m gonna have you.
Turn over. And what your gonna do is the side that’s hurt again, my left side, I’m gonna bring my leg up across. Now as you can see, this is something you have to be pretty high level, pretty flexible to do, but it’s gonna get a fantastic stretch. So your gonna put your knee over across your body, and bring your body down. So it’s almost that same concept, you’re bringing that knee towards the opposite shoulder, but what you’re doing now, is you’re using your body weight to bring it down. You can stretch that back leg as far as you can.
You can bring your arms down, but that knee is essentially going towards that opposite shoulder. 30 second stretch, 3 times each. Alright and there you have it. Those were your piriformis stretches. So if you had some pressure on that sciatic nerve, hopefully that will loosen it up a little bit. So if you like my hair, or if you like the stretches, please click like and leave me a comment. And if you’d like to see some more stretch tutorials, or if you’d like to go see some educational tutorials, please go to AskDoctorJo. And.
Sciatica Leg Pain Relief
Rtf1ansiansicpg1252deff0deflang2057fonttblf0fnilfcharset0 Arialf1fnilfcharset0 Calibri generator Msftedit 126.96.36.1999viewkind4uc1pardsa200sl276slmult1qjlang9fs36 Hi, I’m Paula Moore The Chiropractor and I’m going to show you a sciatica leg pain relief exercise. It should be know that the majority of people who come to see me as patients who have been diagnosed with sciatica, don’t have true sciatica. They do have leg pain that is mimicking sciatica. In other words, it is running through the buttocks and down the thight, right down to the ankle but it stems from a different place. It’s not the sciatic nerve. It is from a tight muscle in the buttocks,.
Known as the piriformis muscle. It clamps down over the sciatic nerve giving you sciaticlike symtoms. par You chiropractor can tell the difference between these two. True sciatica and a piriformis muscle problem. I’m going to show you a stretch to get rid of the piriformis muscle problem and the resultant leg pain. If you do this stretch and notice your leg pain starting to decrease, you probably didn’t have true sciatica and that’s great, because sciatica is harder to treat. par So you want to sit fairly close to the wall and swing your legs up so your heels touch.
The wall. If you leg pain is on the left, then take your left ankle and place it over your left knee. Now some of you might find that this position is already very difficult to get into because your piriformis muscle has become very tight. If you want to increase the stretch, shuffle up closer to the wall with your buttocks. If you want to deepen the stretch yet again, slide your right foot down the wall so that your knee is bent. You can increase the stretch by gently bringing the left knee toward your opposite shoulder. That is the.
Sciatica Pain Relief and Treatment How To Relieve Sciatica Pain
Sciatica Pain Relief and Treatment How To Relieve Sciatica Pain At the end of this tutorial, you will find a very simple solution that will relieve you from sciatica pain.So what is sciatica Sciatica is a common condition that occurs in people with lower back damage, but the medication prescribed to relieve the pain associated with sciatica often differs between patients.Why does sciatica pain occur The sciatic nerve runs from the back of your pelvis and continues through each buttock down the leg and all the way to the foot and toes in fact, the sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the human body.
If the sciatic nerve is compressed such as from a slipped or herniated disc or if the nerve is irritated, it can result in pain along with a tingling sensation or numbness that radiates from the lower back down the leg and to the foot. There may be general back pain, but pain from a sciatic nerve is usually felt more in the buttocks and legs. What selfhelp measures can be used for reducing sciatic painSciatic pain may go away naturally, often within 6 to 12 weeks for many people, but in others only after a year or longer.
Initial selfhelp measures include Exercise Remaining as active as possible is important because inactivity can make the symptoms worse according to the British Association of Spine Surgeons. All the research during the past decade indicates that resting up may prolong the time it takes to recover from back pain. The NHS recommends walking, gentle stretching and other simple exercises to help reduce the severity of the symptoms as well as strengthen the back muscles. Hot compression pack Using a hot compression pack, available from a pharmacy, on the painful area may provide some pain relief.
Overthecounter painkillers Paracetamol is preferred but also nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen can be effective in providing pain relief. What treatments may be prescribed for sciatic pain For people who experience a longer period of sciatic pain, doctors may prescribe medication that can help relieve the pain and help keep them mobile. However, these medicines affect people differently, so it is difficult for doctors to know which ones to prescribe. However, doctors may have to prescribe other treatments before they find one that helps. Among the prescribed medications for treating sciatic pain are Opioid analgesics such as codeine, dihydrocodeine or tramadol, or a short course of morphine. Benzodiazepines such as diazepam for spasms in the paraspinal muscles.
Tricyclic antidepressants including amitriptyline these were originally designed to treat depression but they also provide relief from nerve pain. Anticonvulsants such as gabapentin or pregabalin these were originally designed to treat epilepsy but have also been found useful for treating nerve pain, and are an option if the pain is not responding to traditional analgesics. Spinal injections with a corticosteroid or local anaesthetic to deliver medication directly to the inflamed area around the nerve. Good news. I have a special deal for you. Below this tutorial is a special program that will enable you treat sciatica within 7 days or less.
Numb Tingling Feet Neuropathy Symptoms Resolved TheVillagesNeuropathy
When you originally presented to the office, you presented with peripheral leg pain and neuropathy due to a combination of nerve damage in the lower extremities and a disc herniation. We manage you here at our clinic with the Davis Protocol for neuropathy. How have you responded to the treatment, and what’s been your experiences here in the office Well I had the neuropathy, I’ve had it for 25 or 30 years or whatnot. I’ve had all kinds of physical therapy pills and whatnot and it never really would get any better. It would.
Always be about the same. I used to go out and go bowling, play golf, I always had to take two aleve in the morning just to get moving. Take two more aleve before I go bowling or playing golf or whatever and maybe one or two at night. Sometimes I take six to eight aleves a day. Now I carry aleve with me, just in case, but I have not had any aleve in the last three, three plus weeks probably. I’m ready just in case but because of the treatment.
Treating Neuropathy and Nerve Pain in the Feet
Let me start with I’m a diabetic. I developed neuropathy, which basically you lose all sensation in the feet, but it’s over a period of time. It was very painful. I would have sensations in my feet like I was standing on fire, walking on glass. Last October it got so bad that I couldn’t sleep at night. Then I met Dr. Bullard, because he’s just a great physician. I wouldn’t think twice, I’d recommend him to anybody. Very compassionate, very thorough, I can’t say enough about Dr. Bullard. He’s just a great physician and I don’t know.
If there’s anything he couldn’t do he could probably move mountains if he wanted to! Glen, probably one of the biggest questions people are asking you is what’d we do, what’s happened. Of course, you had a tremendous improvement in your pain and the tingling and the numbness. Easiest explanation is, to tell everybody, that this big nerve here, which is on the inside part of your left foot, was getting strangled. There was a noose around it. What we did is we went in and loosened the noose, and that allows that nerve to begin to function and work like it’s supposed.
To. Now, the sensation is coming back, it’s something that’s going to take time but I can feel more. My quality of life has greatly improved since I had the procedure done by Dr. Bullard. There’s no other physician that I would recommend. Glen, in the next couple weeks, what we’re going to do is make sure that the swelling is improving, hopefully begin to transition you out of your compression socks, because I know it’s kind of hot right now, and then look at making sure that your shoe gear and things like that are where they’re supposed.
Sciatica Pain Relief at The Villages Chiropractor
Miss Reed when you initially presented to the office you had severe lower back pain on the right side, severe pain shooting down the right leg all the way into the foot which was sciatica. Can you please tell me how you’re doing today compared to how you did when you initially presented, and also you were utilizing a cane and a walker the pain became so severe, correct Yes. And how are you doing today after you have been through the DRS Protocol for the sciatica Well today I’m able to walk without my cane and without the walker, and.
I don’t have, I can sleep all night without having the pain wake me up. Those are the two major factors plus the pain is localizing itself more and more and just now it’s below my knees where it was my whole from my hip area all the way down. Now it’s localized itself and is gradually starting to diminish. Well that’s great news and I know when you initially presented you stated that your pain was a grade ten on a scale of ten, whereas now it’s come all the way down to a one. We’re very pleased for your progress. Thank you.
Lower Back Pain Back Flexion Stretches Ask Doctor Jo
Hey everybody, it’s Doctor Jo. I’ve had a lot of people ask me about back flexion exercises and stretches, so today what we’re gonna do is we’re gonna start off with the back flexion stretches. So what I’m gonna have you do is I’m gonna have you roll over onto your back and lie down. Alright, so the first stretch that I’m gonna have you do for back flexion stretch is called the single knee to chest. And so what you’re gonna do is you’re gonna bring your leg up. The key here is if you have some knee problems, don’t pull up on.
Your knee like this cause that puts a lot of pressure on your knee. What I’m gonna have you do is grab just under your thigh right here, and what you’re gonna do is you’re gonna bring that knee all the way up towards your chest as far as you comfortably can. Now you want your stretch to be tension, a lot of pressure in there, but you don’t want it to be painful because you’re gonna hold this for 30 seconds. And you’re gonna do it 3 times on each side. So what I’m gonna have you do is start counting, and when you count it’s.
Not 12345678910. Really make sure it’s 30 seconds cause if you don’t get that 30 seconds in there, you’re not gonna get a proper stretch. So 30 seconds, then I’m gonna have you switch sides, and you’re gonna pull that knee up to your chest. And do 30 seconds on this time, and I’m gonna have you do it 3 times on each side. So just that simple. Make sure that the stretch is comfortable, but that you’re feeling the stretches in there. Alright, so then the next one I’m gonna have you do, this one’s called the double knee to chest. So.
What you’re gonna do is you’re gonna bring one up, and then you’re actually gonna bring the other one up, too. The same thing, you want to pull those knees up towards your chest and feel that stretch through your back. And what that’s gonna do is that’s gonna open up that space in your vertebrae back there, so any pressure that’s going on there, maybe through the nerves and stuff, that’s gonna open those spaces up. And I’m sure you can guess, you want to hold it for 30 seconds and then do it three times each. Alright.
So the next one is a hamstring stretch. Now you always hear people say you want to stretch out your hamstrings, but if you don’t do it properly, you’re not gonna get a good stretch. So the first stretch with the hamstrings, what I’m gonna have you do is I’m gonna have you bring your knee up to about 90 degrees right here, you don’t want to pull it all the way up, and you don’t want to have it way down, you want to be about 90 degrees. And you’re gonna grab right underneath your thigh here again, and just relax that leg.
What you’re gonna do is you’re gonna slowly bring your leg up until you feel that stretch behind your leg, those hamstrings and everything. Now if you can only get your knee to here, that’s ok. That’s fine as long as you’re feeling that stretch. Now if you can pull it all the way up, that’s great and if that’s not tight enough fro you, what I’m gonna have you do is I’m gonna have you pull your toes towards you and that will kick in those calf muscles back there and you’ll get a nice stretch. Now again, you’re gonna hold that for 30 seconds.
And you’re gonna do it 3 times on each side. Now some people might not be able to do a really good job holding that leg up there, their leg’s gonna start shaking a little bit. So I’ve got another way to stretch those hamstrings. So what you can do is you can take a belt, if you’ve got a belt, you can use a leash that has a loop on it, but what you want to do is you want to take the belt, and you’re gonna straighten our your leg. Now you want.
To relax your leg, and you’re gonna pull up towards you. Now the key here is not to bend your knee this time. So if you’re up here but your knee is bent, that’s not good. I want you to bring it down until you can get that leg straight, and then pull it up towards you. And the same kind of thing with the stretch, you want to pull your foot down more, that’s gonna kick in your calf and you’re gonna stretch both of them. And I bet you can guess how.
Long to stretch it. 30 seconds, 3 times on each side. So we’ve got one more stretch for ya, these stretches are easy to do, even before you get out of bed in the morning cause you’re lying down. But if you want to get on up, what you can do is you can stretch your hamstrings while you’re sitting up. Some people pull their leg in like this, some people sit on the couch and then they’ll have their leg laying down on the side. The key here is, a lot of people go into a hamstring stretch and do this. Gotta grab my toes, I gotta.
Grab my toes, this is a great stretch. Well they’re not actually stretching their hamstrings cause their back is curled. If you keep your back straight, and bend at your hips, that’s where you’re gonna get the hamstring stretch cause your hamstrings are actually connected to that pelvis there. So if I’m sitting like this and I’m just leaning this far with my back straight, I’m getting more of a stretch here, then when I’m actually taking my hands all the way down to my feet. Alright, so 30 seconds, 3 times on each side. There’s your.
Stretch. Make sure you’re doing both sides. Get that good stretch in there. Keeping that back straight and stretching forward. Alright, so the next stretch we’re gonna do is called the cat stretch. So what I’m gonna have you do, you can place your hands flat down. Sometimes this might hurt people’s wrists, so you can go up on your fists if you want to to keep that wrist straight. Now what you’re gonna do is you’re gonna take your chin, and you’re gonna tuck it down towards your chest. And you’re gonna raise up your back just like.
What a cat does when it stretches. You’re going up, you’re holding that stretch, you’re breathing while you’re doing it. If you can’t carry on a conversation while you’re stretching, then you’re not doing it right. You don’t want to hold your breath. So bring it up, nice deep breath in and out, 30 second stretch. Alright. The next one I’m gonna have you do is called the prayer stretch. And so what you’re gonna do is you’re gonna bring out your arms and you’re gonna roll back onto your heels and you’re gonna sit down and you’re.
Gonna bring your body all the way down. And so this is gonna be a big stretch, and what you’re gonna do if you’re not feeling much of a stretch there, pull your arms forward and hold them down and then come back. And your gonna get some shoulder stretch in there too, that should stretch out your whole back. Make sure you keep your head down, not like me, and just relax that body. And that’s gonna be 30 seconds, 3 times. Alright. Now the last one I have for you is called a pelvic tilt. This is one that you’re probably gonna hear.
A lot more because a lot of exercises that you’re gonna do you wanna put your pelvis into a tilted position, a posterior position which means back to the ground. So what you’re basically gonna do is you’re gonna imagine that you’re taking your belly button and you’re pushing it down to the ground. So if you can see, my hips are actually going down. I’m trying to flatten my back all the way down. If you put your hands underneath you, you can feel there’s a little curve in there. And what you want to do is you want.
To feel yourself pushing down into your hand. Same thing, you want to still be able to breathe while you’re doing it. So you’re gonna hold it. This one you don’t have to hold for 30 seconds, hold it for about 35 seconds. Then relax and push down again. Alright, there you have it. THose were your back flexion stretches. If you feel like they helped, please click the like button and leave us a comment. If you’d like to check out some more instructional tutorials, or some educational tutorials, please check me out at AskDoctorJo. So be safe,.
All About Sciatica
All About Sciatica Sciatica sciatic neuritis, sciatic neuralgia, or lumbar radiculopathy is a set of symptoms including pain caused by general compression or irritation of one of five spinal nerve roots of each sciatic nerveor by compression or irritation of the left or right or both sciatic nerves Symptoms include lower back pain, buttock pain, and numbness, pain or weakness in various parts of the leg and foot Other symptoms include a pins and needles sensation, or tingling and difficulty moving or controlling the leg Typically, symptoms only manifest on one side of the body.
The pain may radiate above the knee, but does not always. Sciatica is a relatively common form of lower back and leg pain, but the true meaning of the term is often misunderstood Sciatica is a set of symptoms rather than a diagnosis for what is irritating the root of the nerve to cause the pain Treatment for sciatica or sciatic symptoms often differs, depending on underlying causes and pain levels Causes include compression of the sciatic nerve roots by a herniated torn or protruding disc in the lower back. The first known use of the word sciatica dates from 1451.