Simple 30-Seconds Self Test For Sciatica

Oct19th 2016

Is your lower back or leg pain, numbness, or tingling due to SCIATICA?

Find out in this simple 30-seconds self-test


Have you or someone you know and care about ever missed work due to sciatica or back pain?

Missed out on a family vacation or activity because you were afraid to aggravate your sciatica?

Found yourself worrying more about your pain, numbness, and tingling rather than living your life?

Dear Fellow NW Indiana Resident,

Lower back pain and sciatica can really be a “pain in the butt.”

You know what I mean…

…you get frustrated because you can’t get through the store aisles without leaning on the cart.

…you feel helpless and embarrassed because you have to sit down after every few minutes of standing or walking, asking people to wait for you

…you just can’t get a good night’s rest, almost finding it impossible to get  a comfortable position

And what’s worse is, it can play with your mind…

…you start worrying that something else might be horribly wrong

…you get concerned with all the dangerous side effects from the pain pills you’re taking just to get by

…you get depressed, feeling like you’re disappointing your friends, loved ones, and family

What is sciatica?

 Sciatica is a condition most people refer to when they experience pain down their leg due to a problem in the back or buttocks.

Simply put, sciatica has 3 common causes:

  1. Herniated Discs
  2. Stenosis or Arthritis
  3. Pelvic or sacroiliac joint problem

When you match the right treatment with the right cause, the symptoms should go away.

But if you do the wrong type of treatment, let’s say for herniated disc when in fact you are suffering from stenosis or arthritis, then the condition will get aggravated.

Here’s the test…

 Sit on a comfortable chair with your back unsupported.

Now slump…and look down.

Now raise and straighten one leg, with toes in the air.

Repeat for the other side.

If your leg with pain, numbness, or tingling does not go up as high as the other leg, or this maneuver makes your symptoms worse, you likely have sciatica.

Your next step is to see what’s causing the pressure on your sciatic nerve.

FREE Sciatic Nerve Check-Up Event

Monday and Tuesday November 14 and 15, 2016

 In celebration of Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving Day, Orthopedic and Balance Therapy Specialists will host a FREE Sciatic Nerve Check-Up Event on the following dates and locations:

  • Monday November 14, 2016 at our Valparaiso office (3125 Calumet Ave., Suite 8- next to the Valpo YMCA)
  • Tuesday November 15, 2016 at our Crown Point office (11055 Broadway, Suite B- south of Tech Credit Union)

During the event, each attendee will receive:

  1. One on one FREE consultation time with one of our Sciatica Specialist physical therapists.
  2. You will discover tips on how to:
  • Know what’s causing your sciatica
  • Correct the cause of your pain and speed up the healing process
  • Prevent your back pain and sciatica from getting worse

We have 23 FREE consultation spots available for each location. To hold your spot, please call 219-202-2500 in Valparaiso, or 219-203-3100 in Crown Point or you may sign up by clicking here..



Arlan Alburo

Orthopedic and Balance Therapy Specialists

PS-Call 219-202-2500 in Valpo or 219-203-3100 in Crown Point or you may sign up by clicking here to hold your spot for the FREE Sciatic Nerve Check-Up Event on November 14 and 15 in celebration of Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving Day.

PPS- Only 23 spots available for each location.