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Title:
Exercises for sciatica : a simple and effective self-care program for pain relief and the treatment of sciatica
ISBN:
9781578267880
Physical Description:
ix, 146 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents:
Defining sciatica -- Contributing factors to sciatic nerve pain -- Improving wellness with lifestyle changes -- Improving wellness with exercise -- Rules of the road: exercise precautions -- The exercises -- Exercise programs and progressions -- Preparing for a doctor's appointment.
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Summary:
The complete program for stronger muscles, relief from pain and renewed energy. Defined as back or leg pain caused by irritation to the sciatic nerve, sciatica is a debilitating and painful condition that is only growing more prevalent with time. As lifestyles become more and more sedentary, cases of sciatica become more common--which is why a complete lifestyle overhaul, one which includes targeted exercise routines aimed at easing sciatica symptoms--is required to help individuals with this condition live their lives pain-free. Exercises for Sciatica works as an integrated part of any sciatic or piriformis syndrome treatment plan, optimizing mobility, increasing strength and minimizing pain, while providing lifestyle tips to keep you motivated and moving forward. --
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The term sciatica describes the symptoms of leg pain--as well as tingling, numbness, or weakness--that originates in the lower back and travels through the buttock and down the large sciatic nerve in the back of each leg. Exercises for Sciatica provides easy-to-follow exercises and workout plans that optimizes mobility, increases strength, and minimizes pain. Designed with safety as its number one priority, the exercises in the book are photographed in clear sequences and contain complete descriptions.


Author Notes

William Smith, MS, NSCA-CSCS, MEPD currently works for a nationally recognised healthcare system in the New York metropolitan area providing health and wellness services to the community. His expertise is in special populations and how healthcare providers and fitness professionals can work more closely together.
Wazim Buksh, MD, MPH is board-certified in both sports medicine and internal medicine. He currently practices both specialties as the lead physician for Primary Care at Novartis, an Atlantic Health System's practice, in New Jersey.


Table of Contents

A New Approach to Sciatica Wellnessp. vii
Chapter 1 Defining Sciaticap. 1
Chapter 2 Contributing Factors to Sciatic Nerve Painp. 17
Chapter 3 Improving Wellness with Lifestyle Changesp. 25
Chapter 4 Improving Wellness with Exercisep. 31
Chapter 5 Rules of the Road: Exercise Precautionsp. 39
Chapter 6 The Exercisesp. 47
Chapter 7 Exercise Programs and Progressionsp. 121
Preparing for a Doctor's Appointmentp. 143
Resourcesp. 145