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Sciatic Pain- How to get relief! Part 2

Helping those suffering from a sciatic painIf 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 the release of the illiacus is key in getting the hip to move out of its forward position and allow the piraformis to relax instead of compensate for the forward rotation.

But if the sciatic pain is related to a hip that is rotated toward the back, then it is most likely related to the piriformis but other muscles as well. The psoas, a very deep hip flexor muscle that begins on the front part of the low back vertebrae and goes down through the pelvis to attach with the illiacus on the femor, is often involved as well. Though we learned to release this muscle in my massage training, it was taught to treat herniated or bulging discs lumbar vertebrae or just general low back pain. The relation to the piraformis and sciatica was news to me!

When a hip rotates backwards, sometimes it will flair out to the side.  The foot follows and turns out when standing, and all the muscles on the back of the hip become constricted to help maintain balance.  When sciatic pain exists with this type of pattern, we need to pay particular attention to the musculature of the posterior hip and make sure all contributing muscles are addressed to provide optimal rehabilitation without the immediate tendency for the body to go back into old patterns.

At Surgical Alternative, we believe in lasting change. Each session is designed to release most, if not all, contributing restrictions in soft tissue that are holding the client’s body in an uncomfortable posture.  The body has a strong memory so each session is like taking off a new layer of the old patterns and reinforcing new structural habits revealing more possibilities in the enjoyment of a life without pain.

We have been dealing with clients in severe pain from herniated discs, bulging discs, hiatal hernias, degenerative disk disease, peripheral nerve damage, nerve entrapments, sciatic pain issues and many more symptoms that people think they either have to have surgery for or just deal with the pain.  The reason we started blogging was so that we could reach and help those people that suffer from these and many other painful conditions. At Surgical Alternative we can help! For availability and scheduling please visit http://surgicalalternative.com/schedule-appointment/

About the Author: This post contributed by a member of the Surgical Alternative team, Nyssa Hanger, to find out more about click here.

 


Collapsed Arches- What cause them? Shoes!

If you have ever had a collapse arch then you know the pain that can cause.  In a lot of cases it pulls on the other muscles in the foot causing it to feel like you got a sprained ankle. One of the main reasons this happens is due to improper footwear.  Improper shoes can cause all types of problem with your body, from lower back pain or even a pinched sciatic nerve.  If you are like a lot of my clients, you work in the corporate world where you have to wear heels or dress shoes that in most cases provide little support.  Many seek insoles and other types of shoes inserts to help resolve the issue. There is a reason there are so many types of shoes, because everyone’s feet are different. One of my clients had been having the same problem for a month or so.  He would come in and I would perform our bodywork session that involves advanced deep tissue massage and cranial structural techniques that rebalance and realign the body.  He felt great after he left and within days his body would revert back to the same painful problem.  After further consulting, we had determined that the shoes he was wearing was causing his body to go back out of alignment every time he wore them for a long period of time.  I am happy to say once he got a new pair of shoes that we tested to make sure his body was supported and stabile the pain went aware. In short, proper footwear can make a big difference in your posture and the way you feel, just be sure to change them periodically once the arch support has worn out. Prevention and proper education can save you a lot of pain and discomfort, that why we at Surgical Alternative take the time to understand the underlying problem so that we can properly address the issues.

At Surgical Alternative, we have been dealing with clients in severe pain for over 14 years now, that are suffering from herniated discs, bulging discs, hiatal hernias, peripheral nerve damage, nerve entrapments, pinched sciatic nerve issues, collapsed arches and many more symptoms that people think they either have to have surgery for or are told they just have to deal with the pain. We use a combination of deep tissues massages and cranial structural techniques to balance and align the body. The reason we started blogging was so that we could reach and help some of those people that suffer from these and many other painful conditions.   Surgical Alternative is now located in Lutz near New Tampa. We proudly service Tampa, St. Petersburg, Land O Lakes, New Port Richey, Wesley Chapel, Trinity and all surrounding areas. Please call today, or schedule your appointment online!