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Two ways to avoid back pain and sciatica

Two Ways to Avoid Back Pain and Sciatica

Back pain and sciatica are conditions that affect your back, and they typically occur together. If you’ve experienced back pain or sciatica, then you know that these conditions make it extremely difficult to do everyday things, like get dressed. To learn how to avoid experiencing this pain, you’ll need the help of an experience physical therapy team 

At Specialists in Sports and Orthopedic Rehabilitation (SSOR), our team is here to help you with all your physical therapy needs. We have experience dealing with many types of back issues, such as lower back pain and sciatica. Depending on the cause of your pain, we may be able to provide you with tips to help you find relief.

Two preventative measures for avoiding back pain and sciatica

At SSOR, we know there’s a reason that back pain and sciatica often occur together. One reason is because sciatica is a condition that involves the sciatic nerve, which begins in your back. The sciatic nerves are actually the longest nerves in your body. They run down the right and left side of your spine and branch out into your legs. Sciatica happens when one or both of these nerves are compressed or rubbed in some way. There are many back problems that can cause sciatica, but there are two ways you may be able to avoid them and the sciatica they may cause. 

The first way you may be able to avoid back pain and sciatica is to do back stretches. Often, the cause of back problems is that your vertebrae are being pulled out of alignment by tight muscles. This can lead to back issues such as herniated discs, which can then lead to sciatica. However, at SSOR, we can help you find some stretches to help keep your back muscles loose. These loose muscles may, in turn, keep your vertebrae in their correct positions and help you avoid sciatica and back pain. 

A second way that you may be able to prevent back pain and sciatica is to maintain good posture. Poor posture is a hard thing to avoid in the modern world. Most people have jobs that keep them hunched over a computer for much of the day, and this hunched posture can cause back problems. Yet, some simple daily habits may help you maintain good posture. For example, our team knows several types of chest and shoulder stretches you can do even while you’re at your desk. These stretches will help to loosen muscles that help you stay in the correct posture. 

You may be able to avoid back pain and sciatica with these two simple tips. We also have other easy ways to avoid these back issues, and we’d be happy to help you learn them. However, we’re also ready to help you if you’ve already developed these painful back issues. All you have to do is contact us today to schedule your free, 15-minute screening.