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Live Life Pain Free


solution for long-term back care. Spending too much time on the couch or off your feet can cause the back muscles to weaken and can even weaken bone strength. This could lead to more long-term issues with back pain — not fewer. Exercise, in general, is shown to increase strength and flexibility, supporting healthy muscles and bones, and therefore supporting ideal back health. Physical Therapy for Back Pain : While rest and relaxation can help you overcome the immediatepainofaback injury,andmayevenbe recommendedbyyourphysician in the early days following an injury, it is not a long-term solution. Physical therapy offers a long-term solution to back pain by using targeted exercises that focus on the cause of the pain. Through a combination of strength and flexibility training that focuses on muscle developmentand jointmovement,physical therapycanaddress theunderlyingcause of the pain and significantly improve your quality of life.

For some, back pain is a daily occurrence that dictates the way you live your life. Every movement, every motion is determined by the pain in your back. Standing, sitting, laying down, driving, walking or running — the pain persists. In ages past, back pain was difficult to treat. If you experienced back pain, whether as a result of a work injury, trip-and-fall accident, or even just as a result of aging, the answer was almost always the same: head home, take a long rest, and give your back time to heal. This isn’t the way that things go anymore, and for several reasons. To start, the world isn’t as forgiving. Heading home and taking a long rest until your back is healed may work for some, but not for most. With deadlines and carpoolsandworkschedules tokeepupwith, thereneeds tobeanalternatesolution to dealing with back pain that doesn’t require you to completely remove yourself from your responsibilities.

What’s more, recent research indicates that resting may not actually be the ideal

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IT’S TIME TO SAY GOODBYE TO BACK PAIN, ONCE AND FOR ALL! There are a lot of different reasons that back pain can develop. Even when you break down injuries, whether from overuse or athletic pursuits, there are different problems that can develop. Sprains and strains are common, but so are issues with the vertebrae, blood flow, and even concerns regarding the spinal nerves. your ability to overcome back pain by strengthening the vertebrae and improving blood flow and nutrient disbursement throughout the back. When you are inactive, blood flow can actually become impeded, and this can have a negative effect on the overall health of your back and spine.

How Physical Therapy Helps: Anyone who has struggled with back pain can tell you plain and simple: When your back is hurting, there is no way to pretend that it isn’t. Simply going from sedentary activity to being active and healthy isn’t an option — at least not so easily. It takes time and effort, and when back pain is obstructing you from getting started, it requires help. Physical therapy can help you overcome back pain by giving you the knowledge and support necessary to help your back feel better, giving you the option to get off the couch and push yourself to reach new goals. Working with a licensed and experienced physical therapist ensures that you do not take on too much too quickly, but instead are guided through the process of healing with gradual steps. For more information about overcoming back pain, contact us.

You might be amazed to discover the different factors that could be influencing your back health. Such as:

•Yourpersonal levelofphysicalactivity, includinghowoften you exercise and the intensity of your typical workouts.

• The types of shoes that you wear, in addition to how frequentlyyouwalk indifferent typesofshoes,particularly shoes that lack support or those with high heels. • Prolonged engagement in sedentary behavior, including sitting at a desk for eight hours or more consecutive days of the week, or spending free time on the couch or otherwise relaxed.

Aerobic activity and strength training exercises actually make it possible to reduce your risk of injury and to improve

Are you suffering from back pain? Call Edge Physical Therapy at 719-599-5330 or visit www.edgephysicaltherapycenters.com to find out how physical therapy can help! Schedule your appointment today!

Relieve Back Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing back pain.

Healthy Recipe: Fruit Energy Balls

PRAYER STRETCH While in a crawl position, slowly lower your buttocks towards your feet until a stretch is felt along your back and or buttocks.

Ingredients: • 1 cup chopped almonds • 1 cup dried figs • 1 cup dried apricots • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut Directions:

Combine almonds, figs and apricots in a food processor; pulse until finely chopped. Roll the mixture into small balls and dredge in coconut.To make ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze up to 3 months.

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Patient Success Spotlight

At Edge Physical Therapy, you will receive hands-on therapy treatments by our friendly, caring, health experts during focused and individualized sessions. It’s time to visit Edge Physical Therapy if: • You’re tired of living in pain • You want to feel better and move better • You have been in an auto accident or injured on the job • You want to prevent injury 1. Call and talk to your therapist 2. Discover why your pain has come back 3. Get your custom recovery program

“The commitment is always easy to make because you always have someone welcoming you as you come in. And there’s always someone there if you have a problem with one of the machines or with your health. Even when you come in for Wellness, if you ever need rehabilitation, you know where you can go. It’s a place you feel part of because it’s very familiar and friendly.” Mary Lee R. “The commitment is always easy to make because you always have someone welcoming you as you come in.”




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