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Reach For Your Wallet

The painful condition know as "sciatica" is often the result of compression or irritation of the longest nerve in the body, which runs from the spinal cord to the buttock and hip area and down the back of each leg.

While compression of this nerve is often the result of a herniated disc, there is also another unsuspected cause. Oddly enough, the rear pockets in pants are located close to the sciatic nerve's most vulnerable areas. As thick wallets in pant's back pockets press on the sciatic nerve, they produce a sharp pain in a buttock that can radiate down the leg on that side. Fortunately, "wallet sciatica" can be easily averted by simply relocating the wallet to another pocket.

Whether you're suffering from sciatica or recovering from a major surgery, our friendly physical therapists can help you today. Our professional therapists will work with you, on-on-one, to create a program tailored for your unique needs. We can also counsel you on lifestyle changes (like moving your wallet) that will help move your recovery along more swiftly. THOR laser is our mainstay of treatment for sciatica - and it works. Call 949-429-3220 today to learn more about our wide ranges of services or visit our office at 27136 B. Paseo Espada, Suite 1103, San Juan Capistrano. 

P.S. Another unusual disorder is "tight pants syndrome, which produces abdominal discomfort and heartburn.