Thursday, February 25, 2010

Occupational Sciatica

Ever note lower back pain that radiates down your leg after standing at a cath lab or operating room table?

Timothy Sanborn, MD, director of cardiology at our institution shared his experience with this occupational hazard in a recent editorial (pdf) from Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions and offers an interesting non-invasive remedy short of laminectomy: hyperextension of the lower back using McKenzie exercises (video).

It's helped him.


1 comment:

Timothy A. Sanborn MD said...

Wes, Thanks for the PR. These exercises should help anyone who spends long hours in cath/EP labs with lead aprons or operating rooms. Tim