Sciatica, Your Disc May Not Be The Cause

Sciatica, Your Disc May Not Be The Cause

Sciatica refers to pain caused by irritation of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body and originates at the lumbosacral plexus at L4-S3 and has branches all the way down into the foot.

When most people think about sciatica they think of compression from the L4-L5/S1 or piriformis tension.

A common test for sciatic nerve pain resulting from lumbar disc compression is the Lasegue test. The patient lies supine (on their back) with legs straight and the practitioner passively (without help from the patient) lifts the leg. If lifting..

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Winter Boots List

Winter Boots List

I’ve compiled a list of 2015 winter boots I like. Obviously, which boot you choose depends on how severe your winters are. I looked for boots that are flat, flexible, have wide toe box with minimal to no toe spring. Not all of the boots meet all of the criteria, but at least they’re headed in the right direction. Also, it’s worth pointing out that not everyone is ready for a minimalist shoe. If you want to transition wisely to a minimal shoe, I recommend starting with

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Inner Medicine

Inner Medicine

Have you ever come across a message in a book that resonates with you so deeply that it seeps into your daily consciousness? For me, that book is The Path of Practice
by Bri. Maya Tiwari. Path of Practice is about igniting your inner medicine through finding wholeness by reconnecting with the earthly and cosmic web we are all a part of.

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Poopy Pants

Poopy Pants

I love this animation detailing what happens when you ignore the urge to poop and how soiling accidents happen.

The consequences of ignoring the urge to go apply to adults as well. If you chronically ignore the urge to poo, your rectum may not return to its natural size and tone. You also increase your chances of anal sphincter dysfunction.

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