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how-to-floss-your-sciatic-nerve
12Oct, 2016

How To Floss Your Sciatic Nerve

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Fed up with Sciatica? Me too! This video will teach you how to use sciatic nerve flossing to help eradicate that horrible sciatic for good. Sit tight as this might be one of the most important few minutes of video you have ever watched. The Sciatic nerve can cause all sorts of mischief but you can teach it to behave. Check out the exercise below and learn how to floss your Sciatic nerve for maximum relief and movement freedom. We use this every day in the clinic. Why? Because it […]
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over imaging and chronic pain
1Sep, 2015

How Over Investigations Can Lead To Chronic Pain

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CHRONIC PAIN Classically chronic pain is defined as any pain which persists for 12 weeks or longer. How long is longer? As long as a piece of string……..literally. Chronic pain can last anywhere from a few months, few years or even a whole life time. Chronic pain however is not only defined by its duration….. True chronic pain is persistent pain which is no longer associated with nociception (pain signal from tissues) but rather altered sensory outputs from the brain. “What does this mean for me suffering with chronic pain?” The initial injury to the […]
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What is Sciatica - Hardiman Performance
6Aug, 2015

What is sciatica?

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  What is sciatica? Simply put Sciatica is pain into the posterior (back of) thigh and leg caused by chemical (inflammation) or mechanical (compression) irritation of the sciatic nerve (or nerve roots) which form the sciatic nerve. What are the symptoms? Band like, electric shooting pain into the back of the thigh, leg and into the foot. The medical term for this pain is radicular pain. You may often also experience areas of numbness/tingling/altered sensation (usually in the leg and foot) , muscle fasciculations (little twitches in muscles), and weakness in the […]
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Who shall i see for back pain
16Feb, 2015

Who to see for back pain

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  Back pain can be a pain in the bum…..quite literally.  It can prevent us from doing what we want with our lives and enjoying the things that mean the most to us.  We don’t know whether to rest, take pain killers, move more, see a doctor or physio. This article attempts to outline who to see for back pain and why. There are many types of back pain and back pain can be caused by many different processes in the body.  The type we are going to focus on […]
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