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Category Archives: Sciatica

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3 Proven Ways You Can Relieve Sciatic Pain While Sleeping

Sciatica is a condition that can wreak havoc on your life, both physically and emotionally. Sciatica can prevent you from enjoying life’s simple pleasures such as playing with your children or getting a good night’s sleep. The constant discomfort and sleepless nights can lead to frustration, anxiety, and even depression. However, there is hope! In…

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Back Pain: The ONE Thing That Makes Sciatica Worse and What to Do About It

Back Pain & Sciatica

“Dr. Dawn, I have been having horrible, miserable, and sleepless sciatica for the past 2 months now. My doctor has done little to help me and the muscle relaxers he prescribed are really weak!!! I tried a Chiropractor with no success. Aleve and a Tens unit don’t do a thing. I have been able to…

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Pilates: Is it Good for People with Lower Back Pain or Sciatica?


Let’s answer a pressing question which a new client recently called in asking for the answer to: “Dr. Andalon, I recently read in a health magazine that Pilates exercises can help the pain in my lower back and eliminate the agonizing sciatica pain I feel down my leg. My sister swears by it because it…

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The Real Story Behind What’s Causing Your Sciatica

Are you confused about why you’ve got Sciatica – and wondering what you can do about it? About 40 percent of Americans suffer from Sciatica at some time in their lives. Unfortunately, it is more common in people as we age.  This blog helps you understand Sciatica – the causes and symptoms, and we explain…

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3 Simple Tips for Back Pain Relief and How to Prevent It from Striking Again

We’ve all been there… That time when we told ourselves that when the New Year comes we will definitely stick to our new exercise or weight loss routine… …and after a month of eating too much, and maybe not exercising enough as we should, we make a pact to be more active and healthier as…

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PRP Injections: Why Physical Therapy Plays A Key Role In Your Success

PRP Injection Physical Therapy

I wanted to answer an email I received this past summer from one of our clients, Jackie 64, from Encinitas, CA, who asked about Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP injections); a popular topic we get asked by our clients at LEVEL4 PT & Wellness. “Dr. Oscar, do you have any advice for someone like me who’s still…

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How Your One Daily Habit May Be Making Your Sciatica Pain Worse (And How To Ease It…)!

Do you know the one daily habit that may be making your sciatica pain worse? Lately, we’ve had an increase of clients coming in for treatment with complaints of reoccurring sciatic pain. And this week I wanted to share with you a conversation I had with one of our amazing clients, Mary, 49 from Carlsbad,…

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Live Free From Painkillers

Let’s connect the dots and get you the clarity you’ve been looking for. Do you want to live free from painkillers? Living while taking painkillers for a long period of time is not real living. Experts say the United States is in the throes of an opioid epidemic, with more than two million of Americans have…

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Low Back Or Leg Pain Forcing You To Use The Golf Cart…Leaving You Feeling Old and Embarrassed

Golf cart because of low back or leg pain

To cart or not to cart? That is the golf question. Or a choice?  If you have ever found yourself considering this question because of low back or leg pain, then you may be experiencing a condition where the golf cart may feel better temporarily. This may make your problem worse in the long run…

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Why You Shouldn’t Let Bulging Disc at L4-L5 and S1 on Your MRI Scare You? – What You Can Do Instead of Taking Painkillers and Avoid Risky Surgery!

Bulging Disc on MRI

This week I wanted to answer a common question we get asked quite regularly by our clients at LEVEL4 PT & Pilates: “Dr. Andalon… my name is Casey, I’m 41 and I was recently diagnosed by my primary doctor with having L4-L5 and L5-S1 bulging discs following an MRI scan. I’ve now suffered with chronic…

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