Feldenkrais for the relief of sciatic pain

In spite of the impressive number of treatment options available, most approaches to back pain often prove less than satisfying and the relief is usually not permanent.

Sciatica represents a degenerative process in the discs of the low back. Each vertebra is cushioned above and below by an intervertebral disc. Discs can degenerate and bulge. The bulging disc places pressure on nearby spinal nerves, and is felt as pain in the back, buttock, thigh, leg, or foot.

The Feldenkrais process creates an environment for herniated discs to heal. It produces a lengthening of the spine through the selective relaxation of back, abdomen and diaphragm musculature. Feldenkrais also organizes the spine for movement by integrating spinal movements with the head, shoulders, pelvis, and hips. Finally, the back understands the work asked from it, and degenerative discs can heal.

See what Feldenkrais can do for your sciatic pain. Call me for a free phone consultation at 760-436-2403.

Do you have spinal stenosis?

Spinal stenosis is an arthritic condition affecting the inside of the spinal column

Narrowing of the spinal canal due to arthritic changes places pressure on the spinal cord and spinal nerves and can create several pain syndromes. Most commonly, lumbar spinal stenosis can cause:

  • Standing discomfort (94%)
  • Numbness in legs (63%)
  • Weakness in legs (43%)
  • Bilateral symptoms (68%)
  • Discomfort above and below knee (78%)

Many treatments exist for spinal stenosis, including epidural injections

However recent studies suggest that epidurals may make spinal stenosis worse...see more. It appears that physical therapy, including the Feldenkrais Method, that is able to correct posture has the most therapeutic value. Postural correction takes some of the pressure off the spinal nerves creating a relief of disabling symptoms. Do you have spinal stenosis? Contact me and see what I can offer you.