You may be surprised to learn that Sciatica is not actually a disorder, but rather a symptom. This acute pain can be brought on by a number of chronic conditions, such as…
- Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
- Sacroiliac Dysfunction
- Piriformis Syndrome
- Herniated Disc
- Degenerative Disc Disease
Sciatica is almost an epidemic, with up to 43% of the population painfully affected at some point in their lives.
While pain management solutions for sciatica range from pills to invasive surgeries, minimizing the risk of future flare-ups can only happen with regular exercise promoting spinal stabilization.
“How does spinal alignment help sciatica?”
Usually sciatica affects one side of the body while the other side compensates. This prolonged compensation causes muscle imbalance and a deterioration of both gait and posture. This, of course, brings on additional pain.
“Will sciatica heal with rest?”
No, it is actually the opposite: Lack of movement leads to rapid deterioration (atrophy) of the muscles. Weak muscles are vulnerable to spasms and injuries. Resting, or “staying off” of the lower body won’t help; it will make recovery far more difficult.
Standard treatment for sciatica is generally limited to pain medication and a few weeks of physical therapy.
The Pelvic Clock® workout tackles every aspect of post-therapy healing:
- Provides mild, gentle lumbar traction
- Relieves pressure on the nerve root
- Strengthens deep core muscle
- Corrects pelvic rotation (twisted pelvis)
- Corrects excessive pelvic tilt (anterior, posterior or lateral)
- Promotes a neutral spine position
“When should I start my Pelvic Clock exercises?”
There are different stages of sciatica pain. This 1–10 pain scale will help you determine if exercises with the Pelvic Clock® device are appropriate for your current condition. If your pain can be described as sharp, acute, or unbearable, you should start the pain management treatment recommended by your specialist, followed by physical therapy. Once you are discharged from physical therapy, The Pelvic Clock® should be used for both maintenance and prevention.
Consult your physician or healthcare provider before performing any exercise program using this product for appropriate exercise advice and safety precautions. This product and its instructions are not intended to replace the advice and guidance of your physician or healthcare provider.
Exercises using this product should be performed in a slow and controlled manner. If you have trouble breathing or otherwise feel sick while using this product, stop and contact your physician or healthcare provider.
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