Lonoke PT_Getting to the Core of Back and Neck Pain

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“Focus More On The Holidays & Less On Pain!” GETTING TO THE CORE OF BACK & NECK PAIN

If you suffer from an aching back or neck, it could simply be that your core muscles are weak. Youmay have heard of the term “core”, but what is it? Your core is the foundation of your body and like a building, needs to be strong and supportive. If your foundation is weak or crooked, then the other parts of your body, which rely on this, will not function properly. The timing and strength of various muscle contractions is critical for your proper body function. If your timing is off and your muscles areweak, abnormal strains occur to your spine, causing a lot of common aches and pains.

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INSIDE Getting To The core Of Back & Neck Pain

Patient Spotlight

Recap Of 2017

Exercise Essentials

Chocolate Cobbler Recipe

Health &Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body


“You Can’t Experience a Merry Christmas In Pain!” GETTING TO THE CORE OF BACK & NECK PAIN

Your coremuscles consist of awide variety of skeletal muscles that keep you erect and help youmove around on two feet. The core is a group of muscles in the pelvis, spine, abdominal and upper thigh areas. These muscles are arranged in different angles that are layered to give you support and stability. Most people suffer from back pain at some point Most people will experience back pain some time in their life due to core muscle weakness. When the spinal joints, hip joints, sacroiliac joints and the muscles of the abdomen, pelvis, spine and hips don’t movewell, a resulting strain occurs on the spine. This causes pain and can occur at any stage of life. However, this typically happens as we become older and less active as adults. How does the core become weak and stiff? A simple answer: use it or lose it. Our lifestyles today put us at risk for back and neck pain with prolonged sitting at work, sitting in the car, bending forward, watchingTV, poor posture and many other factors which contribute to core weakness. Once the core is weakened, the weight of your body rests on your spinal discs, joints and ligaments causing long term damage. At Lonoke & ProMotion Physical Therapy we know the right movements and manual techniques that have been proven to help patients get back to an active and healthy lifestyle.

Patient Spotlight

Mr. Adams began therapy with a history for chronic low back pain that he had been suffering with for at least 5 years. Upon beginning therapy, he was skeptical if therapy would even benefit him, but 4 weeks into treatment he became a believer. After wondering if the pain would ever get better, he began to start having less pain with his daily activities. He raves about how much his mobility has improved and reports increased ease with standing up from sitting, walking and is eager to get back out on the golf course with his improved low back motion. Check out his success story to the right. “Let’s start off with what brought me in here. Severe back pain and a mobility problem. I couldn’t get up or down, or walk around the house very well. The back pain has lessened to quite a degree and the mobility has increased by 75%. My overall feeling of health is coming back. There is a definite improvement in my overall well-being. I am now able to get up from a full sitting position to standing up. That’s improved 100%. I can turn better which will help me turn on a ball a lot easier during my golf game. All my close friends tell me how much better I am walking. The staff is excellent! I recommend ProMotion Physical Therapy to anyone with low back problems and mobility issues.” - Wes A. “The back pain has lessened to quite a degree and the mobility has increased!”

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Need something to take for Christmas festivities? Try Mrs. Barbara’s Chocolate Cobbler TART SHELLS INGREDIENTS: • 2 sticks butter

• 2 ½ cups sugar, divided • 1 ¼ cups self-rising flour • 1 tsp. vanilla • ¾ cup milk • 6 TBS. cocoa • 2 cups boiling water

Preparation: Melt butter and pour into 9x13 baking dish. Mix 1 ½ cups of sugar, self-rising flour, vanilla and milk in a bowl. (mixture will be thick) Pour over butter, DO NOT STIR.

Mix 1 cup of sugar and cocoa. Sprinkle over dough mixture.

Pour 2 cups boiling water over all.

Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes to an hour.


Recap O

Move Freely • Alleviate Pain Naturally • Have More Energy • Enjoy Activities Pain Free • Be Stronger

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Don’t let back pain become a way of life Pinpoint the exact cause of your pain! FREE BACK PAIN ANALYSIS Lonoke: 501-676-5540 ProMotion: 501-945-0200

Naturally relieve aches & pains. Prevent stiffness or swelling. Be more active with your friends and family.

Have more energy. Feel better at work.


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Exercise Essentials Try these exercises to help keep you moving... PLANK While lying face down, lift your body up on your elbows and toes. Try and maintain a straight spine. Do not allow your hips or pelvis on either side to drop. Hold for as long as you can work up to holding it for a minute a day.

BILATERAL KNEE TO CHEST While lying on your back with your knees bent, raise up both feet. Pull your knees to your chest. Hold for 10 seconds, repeat 3 times.

Helps With Low Back Pain

Helps Strengthen Core

Always consult your physical therapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of doing. www.simpleset.net

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