FyzicalLasCruces: The Ideal Treatment For Low Back Pain

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INSIDE: • Lower Back Pain in the United States • Free Workshop • Staff Spotlight • Patient Success Spotlight

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Whether you have back pain or have been suffering for a long time, seeing a physical therapist at FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers can help you return to a more active and pain-free life. Give us a call at the location nearest you!

Low back pain is by far one of the most common ailments ever experienced. Just about everyone deals with low back pain at one point in their life. For some, the lucky ones, perhaps, the pain is just

disability worldwide—not just in the United States. It is also one of the most common reasons that people miss work, and is the

for a day or two as a result of a particularly grueling day of yard work or a slip-and-fall accident that landed you flat on your bum with a bruise to prove it.

second most common reason that people visit the doctor’s office. When you put those two facts together, the cost of dealing with lower back pain really starts to add up. The average

The average annual cost of dealing with back pain in the United States is $50 billion dollars.

For others, the low back pain is something that lingers for years and years, getting worse as a result of improper footwear or particularly unsupportive furniture, and never really healing or going away.

annual cost of dealing with back pain in the United States is $50 billion dollars. Unfortunately, a lot of those financial resources go into dealing with back pain through pain management and medication, but that is not an effective long-term solution for dealing with back pain. A far healthier and cost-effective solution is through physical therapy. (continued inside)

It is estimated that one-half of all Americans experience lower back pain annually, and it is considered to be the leading cause of workplace

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LOWER BACK PAIN IN THE UNITED STATES

According to the National Institute for Health, the rates of low back pain have been steadily rising in the United States over the past 20 years. The study was conducted by medical researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Researchers consulted with members of the North Carolina community who experienced back pain to understand what caused their pain, how frequently they experience the pain, and what the severity of the pain is like. They found by talking with household members across the state that the incidence of lower back pain has increased significantly since the last time this survey was conducted, which was in 1992. Since 1992, the percentage of people coping with lower back pain increased from just over three percent to well over 10 percent. This is a significant finding, especially when it was found that the increase in lower back pain remained constant across demographics. A further interesting finding is that of those who experience lower back pain, 84 percent opted to seek medical treatment to address the pain, which was an increase of more than 10 percent in 1992. This means that while more people are experiencing back pain, more people are also seeking treatment for that pain, though there is still an approximate 15 percent of the population who are coping with severe lower back pain without treatment. For those, seeking support from a physical therapist could significantly improve quality of life. Lower Back Pain and Physical Therapy. Physical therapy is a great resource for lower back pain because it addresses the cause of the pain, rather than simply attempting to hide the symptoms. Working with a physical therapist can help you to experience improved range of motion, to restore strength to muscles in your lower back that may have experienced atrophy through lack of use, and also reduce tension in your lower back muscles through targeted massage.

to overcome your back pain with everyday activities. This can include: • Making changes to the type of shoes that you wear so that your back is getting more support with every step. Sometimes, using special insoles can significantly improve your back pain. • Adjusting your sleeping habits, or perhaps investing in a new mattress so that your back has more support at night. • Using more lumbar support at work or on your commute by using a special chair or chair cover. Lower back pain is a pain in the butt, but you don’t need to deal with it any longer. Reach out to your physical therapist for information and support overcoming lower back pain, and finally find long-term relief.

When working with a physical therapist, you may also be guided through different lifestyle changes that you can make that can help you begin

Source: https://www.acatoday.org/Patients/Health-Wellness-Information/Back- Pain-Facts-and-Statistics

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STAFF SPOTLIGHT: MARICELA MONSIVAIZ, PT MaricelaMonsivaizhasbeenpracticingasaPhysicalTherapist forthepast 15 years. She works with patients having difficulty with pain, weakness, limited independence with home activity and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain. Maricela believes in the importance of listening and working together with the patient to reach their goals. ShehassuccessfullyprovidedtreatmenttoherpatientsusingtheMcKenzie Methodcertification.MaricelaholdsaMaster’sdegree inPhysicalTherapy fromUniversity of Texas at El Paso. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from New Mexico State University. Being fluent in Spanish has been extremely beneficial to her career. Maricela enjoys off-roading in dune buggies, outdoor activities and watching her kids play soccer. She is active in her church and a strong supporter of her community.

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Patient Success Spotlight

METHOD HIGHLIGHT MCKENZIE METHOD

The system of patient care known as the McKenzie Method ® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy ® (MDT) is an approach that is trusted and used by clinicians and patients all over the world for common back, neck and extremity joint problems. Most musculoskeletal pain is “mechanical” in origin, meaning that every day movements and postures cause pain. By a systematic evaluation of his patients, New Zealand physiotherapist Robin McKenzie, found that certain movements and postures can often abolish pain and restore function. Robin McKenzie believed that most patients could learn to treat themselves if taught correctly. He felt that self-treatment empowered the patient and reduced their dependency on medical intervention. The McKenzie Method ® promotes the body’s potential to heal itself without medication, surgery or other passive modalities such as heat, ice or ultrasound therapy. It also addresses a growing demand from patients and third party payers for professional rehabilitation services that develop the patient’s self-treatment skills in a cost-effective and time-effective manner.

I can walk without worrying about my legs hurting!

“My goal for therapy was to be able to stand and sit without pain and strengthen my legs. I know have the ability to stand without pain and my legs are much stronger. I can walk without worrying about my legs hurting. Maricela and her team were very helpful. I will definitely come back if needed.” - John B. FREE WORKSHOP FEBRUARY 19TH • 6:30PM Balance This workshop is for you if you are suffering from: • Geriatric fall risk • Elderly • Movement disorders • Concussion

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