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What are some risk factors that contribute to my sciatica?

Risk factors for sciatica include: Age. Age-related changes in the spine, such as herniated discs and bone spurs, are the most common causes of sciatica.Obesity. Being overweight increases stress on the spine.Occupation. A job that requires twisting the back, carrying heavy loads or driving a...

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What are some risk factors that contribute to my sciatica?

What are some risk factors that contribute to my sciatica?

Risk factors for sciatica include: Age. Age-related changes in the spine, such as herniated discs and bone spurs, are the most common causes of sciatica.Obesity. Being overweight increases stress on the spine.Occupation. A job that requires twisting the back, carrying heavy loads or driving a motor vehicle for long periods might play a role in...

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Treatment Options for Pinched Nerves in the Neck

Treatment Options for Pinched Nerves in the Neck

It is important to note that the majority of patients with pinched nerves in the neck (aka: cervical radiculopathy) get better over time and do not need treatment. For some patients, the pain goes away relatively quickly—in days or weeks. For others, it may take longer. It is also common for cervical radiculopathy that has improved to return at...

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What Tests are Needed to Diagnose a Pinched Nerve in the Neck?

What Tests are Needed to Diagnose a Pinched Nerve in the Neck?

After discussing your medical history and general health, your physical therapist will ask you about your symptoms related to the nerve that is pinched in your neck. He or she will then examine your neck, shoulder, arms and hands—looking for muscle weakness, loss of sensation, or any change in your reflexes. Your physical therapist may also ask...

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What are the Symptoms of a Pinched Nerve in my Neck?

What are the Symptoms of a Pinched Nerve in my Neck?

In most cases, the pain of cervical radiculopathy starts at the neck and travels down the arm in the area served by the damaged nerve. This pain is usually described as burning or sharp. Certain neck movements—like extending or straining the neck or turning the head—may increase the pain. Other symptoms include: Tingling or the feeling of "pins...

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Physical Therapy for Disc Herniations Series (Part 6)

Physical Therapy for Disc Herniations Series (Part 6)

close up young man use hand to massage on neck to relieve symptom of neck ache after hard working for workout for health care people and lifestyle concept Physical Therapy for Disc Herniations Series (Part 6) Choosing a Physical Therapist to Treat My Disc? All physical therapists are prepared through education and experience to treat people who...

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Physical Therapy for Disc Herniations Series (Part 5)

Physical Therapy for Disc Herniations Series (Part 5)

Bone spurs are hard bumps that form around your joints or on your spine. 3D illustration Physical Therapy for Disc Herniations Series (Part 5) Can Disc Herniations be Prevented? To prevent experiencing a herniated disc, individuals should: Use proper body mechanics when lifting, pushing, pulling, or performing any action that puts extra stress on...

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Physical Therapy for Disc Herniations Series (Part 4)

Physical Therapy for Disc Herniations Series (Part 4)

Physical Therapy for Disc Herniations Series (Part 4) How Can a Physical Therapist Help with a Disc Herniation? In all but the most extreme cases, conservative care (such as physical therapy) often produces better results in treating a herniated disc than surgery or pain medications, such as opioids. Your physical therapist will work with you to...

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Physical Therapy for Disc Herniations Series (Part 3)

Physical Therapy for Disc Herniations Series (Part 3)

Herniated spinal disc - Degenerative, Protrusion, Extrusion, Sequestration. Infographic of stages hernia of intervertebral disk Physical Therapy for Disc Herniations Series (Part 3) How is a Herniated Disc Diagnosed? Your physical therapist will conduct a thorough evaluation that includes taking your health history. Your physical therapist will...

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