Low Back Pain/ Sciatica. Time to take back control.

That old dreaded Back Pain that suddenly strikes us out of nowhere, when everything seems to be going so well, then without warning we start to feel that horrible pain, that can range from muscle aching, to that horrible shooting, burning, even sharp stabbing pain in the lower back that can sometimes travel down the leg right down to the foot.
Muscle spasms, tightness in the low back, pelvis and hips. That pain that worsens after prolonged sitting, standing, or in the morning as we struggle to get out of bed.
That pain that gradually increases when we bend, lift, twist or when we walk.
Low Back pain can even prevent us from doing everyday simple tasks, such as driving, lifting objects, walking up a stairs, even lying on a bed may simply become impossible to do.
While the vast majority of us will experience some form of back pain in our live time, thats one of life’s certainty’s, it doe’s not mean just because we have back pain, that we may have a serious underlying cause.
A large percentage of low back issues can be successfully resolved with conservative treatments such as massage, suction cupping, dry needling, because muscles and ligaments are a primary source of pain.
However due to the serious-ness of some condtions in this region eg bone spurs, herniated disks, vertebrae issues due to involment in a fall, or road traffic accident it is most important that the client is referred to other health care providers.

( I will always ask anyone suffering with low back pain who has been involved in a fall or car accident to have an Xray/ Mri scan before having a massage therapy session).

Suffering everyday with chronic back pain is a real challenge that not only hurts physically but also mentally and emotionally, it can eat away at our motivation, resolve and strength until all thats left is a nagging depression and a feeling of hopelessness.

Please feel to call me on 0862465163.
Joe Brady www.joebrady.ie

People can start to feel better

Sciatica, More than just a Pain in the Butt.

If you have ever had sciatic pain, it really needs no description, that sharp shooting pain that can feel like an electric shock coming from the lower back, going down into the leg sometimes as far down as the toes. Sometimes it can feel like a numbness, or a warm sensation in the leg muscles, even a feeling of pins and needles in the buttocks/ leg.
No matter what type of pain is felt, one thing is for sure when sciatic pain strikes it will stop you in your tracks.
Typically sciatic pain affects only one side of the body. It most commonly occurs when a herniated disk, bone spur on the spine, narrowing of the spine ( spinal stenosis),
or when tight taut muscles in the lower back/ glutes compress the sciatic nerve causing inflammation, that sharp pain, even numbness in the leg.
The pain may start slowly and start to get worse at night, after standing or sitting for long periods, it can be felt after simply sneezing,coughing, after twisting or bending.
Yes the simplest sudden movement can trigger sciatic pain and can happen at any time without any warning. But when it does happen one strike things for sure that sharp pain will be felt.
The good news is that in most cases sciatica can be successfully treated without surgical intervention.
Nowadays we have some wonderful highly effective therapies available to help treat the condtion.
I use massage therapy combined with suction cupping when treating clients suffering with sciatica. The suction cupping really helps to soften the muscles in the lower back/ glutes,
helping to increase blood flow in the area, thus helping to reduce inflamation around the nerve itself.
Cupping therapy is a remarkable healing modality, results can many times be felt almost immediatley.
It is always advisable to have sciatica treated as early as possible in order to avoid the progression of symptoms.
There is clearly no need to continue suffering with sciatic pain , have it treated as soon as possible.

Please feel free to call me on 0862465163.

Joe Brady. www.joebrady.ie

People can start to feel better.