By: Dr. Marc Robinson, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT
I remember the first time observing centralization. I couldn't believe how fast she recovered.
I thought it happened by luck.
But then it happened to my next client with sciatica. It wasn’t luck. I was able to repeat the process.
If you search for sciatica exercises on YouTube. you may get lucky and reduce your pain. But what if you were able to predict your recovery and significantly increase your probability of reducing sciatica?
If you are tired of sciatica that won't go away, you will find value in the story I am going to share with you.
There are rarely quick fixes; however, the story I am going to share with you is as close to a quick fix as you can get.
The mechanism for the rapid relief of sciatica is based on a principle called centralization.
In this article, I'm going to briefly review sciatica, share a story, and tell you how you use the principle of centralization to reduce your sciatica.
What is Sciatica?
Sciatica is a generic term for pain in the leg. Sciatica can feel like electrical shocks, warm or cold sensations, or other odd feelings in the legs.
The symptoms can come and go or they can be constant. They can be felt in one leg or both legs. People can feel a broad range of symptoms with sciatica.
What Causes Sciatica?
A common cause of sciatica is when the disc protrudes and touches the nerve. This is also known as a disc bulge. If someone has a disc bulge, this does not mean they will experience sciatica. In fact, many disc bulges do not cause pain or symptoms.
There are discs between each vertebra in the low back which provide shock absorption and nutrients to the spine. The inner portion of the disc is filled with a fluid-like material called the nucleus pulposis.
The nucleus pulposis can get re-distributed backwards from poor movements and/or poor postures resulting in a disc protrusion. If the disc protrudes enough, it can touch the nerve root causing pain, numbness, tingling, or other sensations in the leg.2
Stenosis is another cause of sciatica. Stenosis is a narrowing of space in the spine. The space around the nerve can get narrowed from the build-up of bone due to repetitive strain on the spine or from genetic factors.
Stenosis is more common in older individuals compared to people between the ages of 25-50.
A large percentage of people can get rid of sciatica by performing specific exercises to create centralization.
If you learn centralization, you can figure out how to reduce sciatica on your own!
Now, let's get to my story of the first time I helped a client reduce sciatica in minutes using centralization.
A 45-year-old female was referred to me by her doctor. She was stressed, anxious and frustrated because she was struggling with sciatica for the past 3 months. She had pain radiating down her leg to her foot.
Her leg pain would get worse with sitting and bending forward. She had less pain when standing and walking. This is a common pattern with sciatica.
At the time, I was new to the principle of centralization. I recently learned it from several mentors at my physical therapy clinic who specialized in sciatica treatment.
After an assessment, I had her perform one exercise then we checked her pain levels. Immediately after the exercise, she had reduced pain in her in her leg.
The pain in her leg moved closer towards the center of her spine. I gave her this exercise for her home program and she completed this exact exercises every day until she returned to the clinic one week later.
Next, we progressed the exercise then she came back one week later and her leg pain was gone. This was the first time I had used centralization to reduce someone's sciatica.
The exercises I learned in physical therapy school were not nearly as effective as centralization. I was frustrated that I wasn't taught how to use centralization in my doctorate program.
After witnessing the power of centralization, I took courses to improve my skills using centralization and I've been using it consistently for the past four years.
I realized that everyone can learn how to use centralization to their benefit, but they have to be taught how to recognize and how to use it to their advantage.
When it comes to a condition as debilitating as sciatica, it is incredibly beneficial to have a tool in your tool belt that can help you reduce sciatica on your own.
What Can You Do to Reduce Sciatica?
Since starting the Evercore Instagram channel, my inbox has been filled with messages of people asking me for tips to reduce lower back pain and sciatica.
Some people need to see a physical therapist, but others will benefit from an approach that empowers them to use centralization to reduce sciatica on their own.
You will learn these basic principles by taking our online course. I designed the course to answer your most common questions and provide a real solution to reduce your pain and improve your quality of life.
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