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Sciatica (sciatic nerve)- An incapacitating pain

By |2021-02-04T19:54:48+00:00February 4th, 2021|Surgical Alternative-Blog|

Everyone who has had a sciatica or pinched sciatic nerve knows the pain that can be caused. It sometimes start with an ache in your lower back that gradually seem to increase down your leg and farther it goes the more severe the pain becomes. What causes them? Sciatica issues can be caused overtime or [...]

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Sciatica-It’s Just a Part of Getting Old?

By |2016-02-16T20:56:12+00:00February 16th, 2016|Surgical Alternative-Blog|

Sciatica or sciatic pain is a set of symptoms including pain that may be caused by general compression and/or irritation of one of five spinal nerve roots that give rise to each sciatic nerve, or by compression or irritation of the left or right or both sciatic nerves. The pain is felt in the lower [...]

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Sciatica Pain- How to get relief! Part 1

By |2015-07-09T21:59:45+00:00July 9th, 2015|Surgical Alternative-Blog|

When I was in massage school, we were taught that sciatica (shooting nerve pain that travels down the back of the leg) was most often caused by a tight hip rotator muscle called the piraformis ( a muscle in the gluteal region of the lower limb).  The piraformis connects our tailbone (or sacrum) to the top of our femur (or [...]

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Sciatica- A pain you don’t have to live with!

By |2018-08-17T18:00:43+00:00February 12th, 2015|Surgical Alternative-Blog|

There are many times, when I am crossing the parking lot of a store and I observe people walking with pain or discomfort.  I see them walking with a limp, walking slowly, holding a shopping cart and wincing because of the severe pain they are experiencing.  I often think about speaking with them to let [...]

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Sciatica Pain…you have options!

By |2018-08-17T18:02:41+00:00June 4th, 2014|Surgical Alternative-Blog|

Lower back pain continues to affect millions of Americans each year. Some estimates suggest that 75-85% of all Americans will experience lower back pain during their lifetime. Over the last twenty years, surgery for conditions that cause sciatica pain, a specific type of lower back pain, have risen more than 200%.[a] Because this condition affects [...]

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We make a difference! Surgical Alternative-An inside perspective.

By |2019-09-12T22:02:20+00:00September 12th, 2019|Surgical Alternative-Blog|

As with most specialized or advanced therapists, I started out as a relaxation/sports massage therapist after a career in my major (Nutrition) didn't work out.  As a former track athlete at Florida State, Go Noles!, I understood the importance and benefit of massage in treating muscular aches and pains and I have always been compelled to help others. A few [...]

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Top Treated Conditions- Do you suffer from….

By |2022-03-01T00:31:43+00:00April 29th, 2016|

Top Treated Conditions- Over the past years, we have seen many different injuries treated at Surgical Alternative, but many of them have been returning ailments. We have taken a few minutes to create the top treated injuries by Surgical Alternative. If you have any further questions, please CONTACT US TODAY for your evaluation and treatment.Surgical [...]

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Pinched Nerve/Nerve Entrapments -What causes them?

By |2018-08-17T18:00:05+00:00November 18th, 2015|Surgical Alternative-Blog|

  Nerve entrapment is commonly referred to as a pinched nerve.  A pinched nerve is caused when a nerve is somehow damaged or injured by compression or direct pressure, not allowing the nerve to properly conduct a signal. There are many causes for a pinched nerve depending on where the nerve resides in the body. For instance, a pinched nerve in [...]

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Sciatic Pain- How to get relief! Part 2

By |2018-08-17T18:00:18+00:00September 1st, 2015|Surgical Alternative-Blog|

If the sciatic pain is related to a hip that is rotated forward, the sciatic pain may actually be connected with an overtight illiacus muscle (located within the inside curve of the hip bone). When the hip rotates forward it will actually overstretch the piraformis and this can cause the sciatic pain. In this case [...]

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Migraine Treatment

By |2015-02-09T21:07:50+00:00January 23rd, 2014|

A Migraine is a chronic neurological disorder characterized by recurrent moderate to severe headaches often in association with a number of autonomic nervous system symptoms.  Typically the headache is unilateral, which means it affects only one half of the head. It is pulsating in nature and can last from 2 to 72 hours. Associated symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, increased sensitivity to light, or increased sensitivity [...]

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