Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Don't Strain Yourself!

When I was a nursing student, I was assigned to a patient who was quite heavy. And when she needed to go to the bathroom, I had to assist her by trying my best to use proper body mechanics. But I guess she was quite heavy for me because after I put her back to bed, I felt a sharp pain in my lower back I cannot explain. After my 8-hour duty ended, I also felt a tingling sensation on my right leg. My clinical instructor thought I was experiencing sciatica pain. She let me rest the following day so I stayed on my bed to recuperate. Fortunately, the pain did not go worst and it just subsided, so, I went on duty the next day.

But if you are experiencing a burning or throbbing pain on your lower back that extends to your thigh and lower extremity, or if you have difficulty in moving your leg, I think it's best to seek professional help. If a therapy or treatment is recommended, you may do so although this pain may go away eventually. However, in worst cases, you can have sciatica treatment nyc for they have the best facilities and they also provide you with the modes of treatment. If you want to know more about them, you can visit their site at http://www.newyorkpaincare.com/services/66-lumbar-radiculopathy-sciatica.html.

But most of all, let's be very vigilant of our health and avoid carrying heavy load that is way beyond our capacity as not to strain ourselves.

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