Johns Creek: Living Life Without Back Pain

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The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body “Will Bed Rest Truly Relieve My Pain?” LIVING LIFE WITHOUT BACK PAIN

In the old days, when you hurt your back, your doctor told you to go on bed rest until it felt better. However a lot has been learned since those days and modern treatments focus on avoiding bed rest. Engaging in proper movements and postures as well as a gradual return to activities is more successful in controlling pain and allowing you to return to normal activities quicker. is not an effective treatment for pain but may actually delay you from recovering. Advice to stay active and to continue with modified activities results in a faster return to work, less chronic disability and fewer recurring problems. It has also been found that exercise and aerobic activity, like walking, assists in bringing nutrients to the structures in the spine. Some of these structures, like the discs between your bones (vertebrae), have a poor blood supply relying on body movements and activity to circulate nutrients. When a person is inactive, less nutrients are able to supply the structures in the spine to keep them healthy.

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PREVENT FUTURE BACK PAIN & INJURIES “How Can I Overcome My Back Pain?”

Bed rest and inactivity are known to weaken muscles and bones. Exercise increases strength and flexibility of the muscles. It also aides in healing, by increasing blood flow to the painful area. When treating back pain, our physical therapists put a plan together to ease you back to doing pain-free activities while protecting your spine. Through a thorough evaluation, we can determine the source of your pain and work with your physician to alleviate your back pain quickly. In addition to exercise, our physical therapy utilizes a variety of gentle modalities such as ultrasound, electric stimulation, massage and thermal therapy to help relieve muscular spasms. In addition, we know the importance of strengthening and training your core muscles to build long-term spinal stability. By coming to Johns Creek Physical Therapy instead of lying in bed at home we will help relieve your pain faster, and return you to the activities you love quickly.

Success is built on quick results and empowering you with the knowledge to prevent future back injuries. If your back is achy or painful, call us today to learn more about our SPINE program and how you can return to a pain-free, active and healthy lifestyle

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Exercise To Relieve Back Pain

BRIDGING While lying on your back, raise your buttocks off the floor. Hold for 15 seconds and release back to the floor, flat on your back. Repeat 7 times.

I am 95% better than I was before I started! “I am so pleased that I saw the ad in the paper for the free workshop on Lower Back Pain and Sciatica. I have suffered with low back pain for years. A recent episode of severe and debilitating pain really scared me. I am a very independent and active person and I needed to figure out how to I could prevent these episodes. The workshop put me on a new trajectory for effectively managing my sciatica and low back pain. I feel so much more confident and hopeful that the exercises Marc Stewart taught me will help me manage my back pain. I am back doing everything I want to do. I am so happy. I am 95% better than I was before I started at Johns Creek PT. Marc, thank you for all you did and for the education. Thank you for your expertise and for making such a huge difference in my functionality.” - Carole J.

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Johns Creek PT: Fast Resultswith Laser Therapy

Th e L i gh t Fo r c e Therapy Laser from LiteCure Medical is the most advanced pain relief technology available to the public. Laser Therapy works by flooding the tissues with photons, e n e r g i z i n g t h e

using Laser Therapy to treat a host of conditions i n c l u d i n g

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surgery), frozen shoulder, Achilles t e n d o n i t i s , plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, neck pain, muscle strains, low back pain, and even migraines. Most of our patients are absolutely stunned when their pain is either cut in half or eliminated on the first visit! We are the first Physical Therapy practice in the area to invest in Laser Therapy technology. In the four months we’ve had the Laser, I am constantly amazed at what it does for our patients. If you are reading this article and you are experiencing any type of pain and you want pain relief fast, I would invite you to come in and try Laser Therapy. I’m confident it will help you!

damaged cells and increasing circulation to the painful area. This produces a cascade of healing responses in your body, reducing inflammation, thereby reducing or even eliminating your pain. As a Physical Therapist, I am constantly looking for ways I can help my patients. In my 18 years of being in Physical Therapy, I have never seen anything that produces results like Laser Therapy. Laser Therapy is FDA cleared to treat pain, inflammation, arthritis, and muscle spasms. We are

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