Entrapment or inflammation of the cluneal nerves is a fascinating topic with tons of clinical nuggets for the astute practitioner. Many clinicians overlook the possibility that hyper-sensitization of these superficial nerves is the cause of low back pain and or leg pain. Pain associated with these nerves is often mistaken for a disc, facet, sacroiliac or radicular issue. It’s an easy mistake to be made, especially when symptoms look so similar.
“LBP due to SCN-E is exacerbated by lumbar movement such as extension, bending, rotating, prolonged standing, sitting, walking, and rolling. It produces leg symptoms in 47%–84% of patients and mimics radiculopathy due to lumbar disorder. SCN-E also elicits intermittent claudication due to worsening LBP during walking. As these symptoms are similar to those of lumbar disease, a differential diagnosis is necessary.”
While this article focuses mainly on the medical approach to treatment (blocks and surgery), we've seen a great deal of success with soft tissue mobilization and targeted movement patterns, much like we cover in the FAKTR Peripheral Nerve Entrapments (PNE) course.
Have you ever treated "sciatica" with soft tissue and it went away quickly? It probably wasn't sciatica...
This gives yet another case for conservative intervention for LBP as a first line treatment.
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They say hindsight is always 20/20 and I’ve never met a business owner who didn’t have a list a mile long of things they wish they had done differently in the beginning. In my time teaching in higher education and in the years I’ve spent teaching post-graduate courses to thousands of healthcare pros and students around the globe, I have never met one person who’s path to success wasn’t lined with failures and missteps.
So as I sit and reflect on my own near-misses and dumb mistakes along the way, I thought it would be helpful to draft a short list of the biggest lessons I’ve learned in my two decades as a business-owner.
As we look ahead to 2022, we thought it would be fun to say THANK YOU to the hundreds of practitioners and students each year that tell others about our courses. Word-of-mouth has been the single biggest driver of course attendance and we appreciate each and every time our courses are recommended. Starting January 1st, we would like to offer a little incentive to those of you that share the love by telling others about our courses.