FyzicalButler: Is Back Pain Slowing Things Down?





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Back Pain Prevention Discover how to prevent back pain from occurring.



Back pain can hinder your day-to-day activities. Left untreated, it can even lead to long-term joint, spine and nerve damage. As one of the most common physical complaints, over 80 percent of the U.S. population will suffer from it at some point in their lifetime. The pain itself can hinder your ability to reach, lean, kneel, lift or bend. It can also hinder your time spent with friends and family. Direct pain aside, minor aches and cramps associated with a back pain problem can make you irritable—ruining your good time. What Causes Back Pain? A few things cause back pain. The American Physical Therapy Association covers each of these, but the following are leading causes: • Spinal and core muscle weaknesses • Bad posture • Spinal muscle and tissue damage • Improper lifting form • Limited hip, spine and thigh muscle flexibility • Bad abdominal, pelvic and back muscle coordination

Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t seek treatment when back pain arises. Before they know it, they have a big problem. They might assume nothing—except for medication—can solve their back pain problem. Medication might mask the pain, but it won’t cure the problem’s root cause. Back Pain Solutions. You’re in luck: Back pain can be cured! The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke covers a number of back pain remedies. These include the use of strength exercise, physical therapy and medication. Where medication is considered, anti-inflammatory Dr.ugs, analgesic medications and counter-irritants are the most popular. Before you can treat your back pain, however, you need to know why it started. Whether you’ve tweaked a muscle or have a deeper injury, a spine specialist can help.




Experience the power of laser therapy with the most advanced therapeutic option available, Deep Tissue Laser Therapy from Laser Light Force. This Dr.ug-free, surgery-free, painfree modality quickly relieves pain associated with:

• Carpal Tunnel • Sports Injuries • Soft Tissue Damage • More...

• Arthritis • Bursitis • Disc Injuries • Shoulder Pain • Migraines • Plantar Fasciitis

• Neck Pain • Neuropathy • Headaches • TMJ • Back Pain • Sciatica

SUPPORTED BRIDGE Lie on your back with knees bent and feet hip distance apart. Place your feet close enough so they can be touched by your finger tips. Inhale and lift the hips, place a block under the sacrum. Keep the chest open. Hold for 30 seconds and repeat 10 times. EXERCISE ESSENTIALS Sources: http://www.apta.org/ https://www.acatoday.org/Patients/Health-Wellness-Information/Back-Pain- Facts-and-Statistics https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Fact- Sheets/Low-Back-Pain-Fact-Sheet hesitate to talk to a professional. You deserve a pain-free life, and your back will thank you.

A little prevention goes a long way. If you want to avoid future back pain, you can make sure you’re being good to your back. Lift Properly. You pick things up constantly. Even if you’re lifting something light, make sure you’re facing the object. Squat, keeping your spine straight. Lift with your leg muscles, as this will reduce the pressure placed on your spine. Use Good Posture. When you’re standing, imagine a string is attached to the top of your head—lifting you up. This will keep your hips, spine, shoulders and neck aligned. If you’re sitting, don’t slouch. Use Strength Training. Your body has hunDr.eds of muscles. These muscles protect and control your spine. By lifting weights, running and swimming, you can keep them strong. Train your core muscles. In doing so, you’ll easily control quick, lifting movements. It never hurts to visit a physical therapist, either. Get regular check-ups, and make sure your body is in good condition. If you have a history of back injuries, pain or minor aches, don’t Deep Tissue Laser Therapy has proven to get results in just one session! Diminish your pain levels and perform your daily activities pain free and enjoy life again! Schedule your appointment by calling (724) 481-1141!


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Hello and welcome to our first Newsletter of 2020 and Happy New Year.

INGREDIENTS • 1 (9 in) frozen whole-wheat piecrust shell • 1 (8 oz) package broccoli florets • 1½ tsp olive oil • 1 cup chopped sweet onion • 4 large eggs • ½ cup evaporated milk • 3 oz sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded • ¾ tsp kosher salt

If you do not already know, I am Dr. Lorri Lankiewicz and I foundedBalanceForWellness, Inc in2000and began operating in Butler, PA in 2002. It has always been my goal to bring the most comprehensive Integrative Health System to our community while

keeping Physical Therapy at the core. As we have grown over the years, our products and services have as well. In 2016, we made the decision to partnerwithanewPTFranchisecalledFYZICALTherapy&BalanceCenters and have been operating as FYZICAL ever since. I am often asked why this decision was made. The answer: It is our goal to remain as an independent company for as long as possible so that we can continue to bring services to you that will truly make a difference in your health and wellness. With FYZICAL,wehaveexpandedourbalanceandvestibularcenter,addednew treatmenttechniquestoourorthopedicrealm,brought forthnewproducts and services and enhanced our business practices. Our staff continues to learn and grow and we are well situated to serve you for years to come. Thank you for your trust over these last 18 years. I promise that we will continue to bring efficient and effective Physical Therapy and Integrative Practices for the highest and best of all of us!

• ¼ tsp black pepper

DIRECTIONS Preheatovento400degreesF.Letpiecrustthawatroomtemperature10 minutes. Place in preheated oven, and bake until lightly browned, 10 to 15minutes.Letcoolslightly,about10minutes.Reduceoventemperature to 375 degrees F. Cook broccoli according to package directions, until tender-crisp, about 3 minutes. Coarsely chop larger pieces. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high; add onion and cook until light golden, 8 to 10 minutes. Whisk together eggs and evaporated milk in a medium bowl. Stir in broccoli, onion, cheese, salt and black pepper. Pour mixture into prepared pie crust. Bake at 375 degrees F until just set and edges aregoldenbrown,30to35minutes.Letstand10minutesbeforeserving. Source:http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/275920/make-ahead-broccoli-cheddar- quiche/

Sincerely, Dr. Lorri


FREE PHYSICAL THERAPY CONSULTATION Schedule your FREE consultation with a physical therapist by calling (724) 481-1141 and mentioning this coupon! • Move without pain • Bend and move freely

• Balance confidently and securely • Sit for long periods comfortably • Walk for long distances • Live an active & healthy life Call us at (724) 481-1141 or visit www.fyzical.com/butler

The day I found these angels changed my life! "When I see a picture of the staff at Butler FYZICAL Therapy, I see angels. I was at rock bottom with seemingly no alternative to the surgery every doctor recommended. The day I found these angels changed my life. They not only help repair the body but the heart and mind too. If anyone out there needs PT, please, you owe it to yourself to call them. You will be amazed and happy that you did.” - S.S.

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