A 40-year-old member asked:
How do sports fitness trainers treat lumbar sciatica?
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Orthopedic Spine Surgery 18 years experience
6.1k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Varies: There is probably some variation among trainers, but most would likely work on aerobic fitness, flexibility and core strengthening exercises. She or he may also adjust the program depending on how acute and severe the pain is, your age, your fitness, your tolerance to new exercise.
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Pain Management 17 years experience
Teach you Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would suspect that the athletic trainer will work on these with you. Unlikely besides exercises and stretching will they be able to offer more. Sometimes this is all you need.
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Last updated Jul 8, 2014
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