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Erik Dalton Blog

How Do Ligaments Cause Sciatica?

The primary role of the iliolumbar ligaments is to prevent excessive lumbar sidebending, but these ligaments can contribute to sciatic nerve entrapment when injured. A traumatic event such as a bending and twisting maneuver while attempting to lift a heavy object, may strain the iliolumbar ligaments and their multifidi neighbors. As the ligaments weaken, they lose the ability to

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Nerve mobilization

Quad Pain and Femoral Nerve Entrapment

The femoral nerve is one of the largest neural structures in the leg. Its branches supply sensation to the upper thigh and control the quadriceps muscle, which is responsible for straightening the knee. Femoral nerve impingement can produce various symptoms. Numbness, tingling and shooting pain into the leg (and sometimes into the groin area) is common.

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Pain Exposure Therapy

Mired in Controversy I’m aware this may be an unpopular statement, but I don’t completely agree with the idea of pain-free bodywork. In an environment

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Nerve mobilization

Thigh & Groin Pain When Stretching

While performing the sidelying quad stretch shown in this week’s MAT video, the client reported radiating thigh pain as I brought her hip into extension and knee into flexion. Sometimes when I encounter this, it’s hard to tell if the brain has…

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Tech-nology Neck…

Sacrificing complexity of movement for stability Working in a technologically driven society has caused an explosive and expensive increase in work-related costs, with injuries occurring

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