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Pain down the leg can be more the just sciatic pain

What’s up, everybody? Patrick Lerouge here from Evolve Restorative Therapy and I have a pain-free concierge service that I am loving doing, and I’m having so much fun doing it because I get to see people come out of their light. The pain-free concierge service brings out the best version of you. It brings out the best version because I’m not just doing one thing. I’m doing many, many things to help you see you better, get in touch with you better. This practice is not just about, “Ow. My elbow hurts,” anymore; It’s so much more. I’m doing it with my Live Pain-Free Process, which gives you the tools you need to deal with things in the physical world. Gives you tools to deal with things in the mental world. If you’re overthinking things, how you’re overthinking things, or you’re not thinking things at all. You do not see things whatsoever. As well as it gives you the tools to deal with things on the emotional level to balance you out. To give you a stable emotional place to think about things. Now, what we’re going to be dealing with today is all about sciatic pain. Sciatic pain, we’re going to be telling you the quick ‘whats‘ about what’s happening here. So many people know about the sciatic pain that it runs from the butt cheek all the way down the leg or both legs. What I want to show you it’s not always about the sciatic nerve.


 

THE PAIN-FREE MINDSET

On The Pain-Free Mindset, which I’m reading right out my book that will be the outline for the actual book. “Sciatic Pain, the ‘why’ behind sciatic pain could be many things, a lot of it behind being hypercritical and having a fear around the future issues as well as money issues, so think about it this way. “Anything that’s going to make you pucker your butt,” like, “I don’t know what to do with a particular move. I don’t know what to do about this job offer, I don’t know what to do about anything,” is going to pull up your pelvic floor, tighten up that whole area up and then you can grab your sciatic nerve, so that’s one aspect.

Being hypercritical is another aspect. Having these such high  unbreakable beliefs, sometimes even  moral things might sound like “I am not doing this.” I remember when I dealt with a very, very brief sciatic pain. When I was in massage school, and I didn’t know what to do, and I didn’t have any money to get back upstate. I lived in Jersey, and I needed to drive back and forth upstate, and I didn’t have enough money.  I was talking with a friend, and she said, “You know what, why don’t you just get a job at McDonald’s?” and my pride got in the way. I was like, “No. I’m never working at McDonald’s. Never doing this, never doing that,” and I got my face smacked and I paid the price. My butt started hurting because I had my pride. My belief structure system was  challenged.  I felt like “I’m better than this.”

That is a humongous thing. Once you start putting yourself on a pedestal saying, ” I don’t want to move here. I’m better than this person. I’m better than this job,” your body’s going to respond. Not saying this is good or bad, I’m just saying there are pros and cons to everything so take that in line. That is your ‘why.’

 

WHAT IS YOUR BODY UP TOO

The next thing is you have to start realizing what your body’s up to in the low back. It could be pinching things at the sciatic nerve through the piriformis.  Which is the real go-to one, but I want to get you to realize that we don’t want to focus on one thing. I want to focus on the whole area, get your back to learn how to flex as well as extend as well as get your sacrum to stop compressing because your sciatic nerve is only one of the many nerves that can cause those pains.

You have to understand, your sciatic nerve runs through holes in your sacrum and runs downs all the way down the leg. That’s what everybody knows and the know the piriformis muscle can trap that nerve. What you don’t hear about is, all the other nerves that run alongside, up through the glute, in superficial layers  all the way to the sacrum. All those areas can be entraped and get the same sensations down the leg. Maybe not as streamlined, but you can be so focus so hypercritical by saying, “I have sciatic pain,” that you forget about everything else.

What I want to start saying is that “I have an issue in my glute and my low back.” To clean that up what you have to now is deal with it as a lower leg issue, an upper leg issue, a hip issue and a low back issue. So many people go to PTs, go to a massage therapist, and they just work one specific area. They just work with the glute. They just work with the hamstring, and they forget there are laws and principles to everything. You have to realize you have to work on something on the front of the body as well as something on the back of the body because it’s by law if something on the front of the body turns on, something on the back of the body has to turn off so your body can do it.

 

Here another way to look at this

If your butt is like locked up, the front part of your body’s going to fight, fight, fight; this is the offside. We live in a society that’s anteriorly driven. We sit a lot, making the body to crunch shut.  This constant need to tighten the front part o your body going to win over your butt. Which is going to make your butt fight harder which makes your piriformis or you’re sciatic, whatever is catching work that much harder and scream that much louder. Let alone that the driving force could be you having these high beliefs, high moral standards, which are great. But that could be one of the many things happening at a given moment. You could have this fear of money, fear of a big move that will change your life, all this other stuff that is driving you to curl up into a ball because that’s what happens when you’re in a fight or flight position. Your body wants to protect all of this. You have to get this to get undone, and that’s what we’re going to be talking about next time. We’re going to have to un-wire what’s happening in the emotional place, get you limbic system to spool down and get you to see an answer to the problem that you’re having using your frontal lobe.

Now I’m talking real quick. We are going to have to get you to spool down your central nervous system. Get blood flow to your frontal lobe, so you can correct the problem that you have all. We will do this using a tapping sequence, going through what’s happening and then sitting there and saying, “What is a different way I can see this? What is my vantage point now?” Then I will take you through the core three and show you where to foam roll, how to trigger point run, how to stretch, all this win uncompressing the sacrum, getting your spinal rotation back as well as your flex and extension.

If you have a bulge or herniation, the process does not change, but your body awareness needs to be really good to do everything. It comes down to how you are doing the action not what action to do.  Remember all therapies work because all we’re doing is getting the body to heal itself by getting the fight or flight system to spool down, and you see an answer to your problem.

That’s all we’re going to do, so now is going to be humongous. Next week I’m going to open it up. I’m going to allow you to buy it and do whatever you want with it and then what we’re going to do is we’re going to look at who had the sciatic pain, and we’re going to talk with them. We’re going to have a little chat and we’ll have a Q and A. That’s what’s up. That’s what we’re going to do, so until next week, keep on hitting me up. I love it, and I’ll see you next week. Later.

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