Rehab Access. Is Back Pain Slowing You Down?

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Don’t Let Back Pain Slow You Down!

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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.

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

Don’t Let Back Pain Slow You Down!

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 Associationcoverseachof these,but the followingare leadingcauses:

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 drugs, 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. 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.

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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

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3. If further assessment is

1. Feel free to call us and ask to speak to your therapist.

2. Your therapist can discuss with you why your pain is bothering you again and what you might do about it at home.

warranted, your therapist might recommend you come in for an appointment.

Relieve Back Pain In Minutes Try this exercise to relieve back pain

5 Health Tips For The New Year Now is the time to use your health benefits!

Relieves Back Pain

1. Shop Well For Yourself It is more important then ever to stock your kitchen with healthy foods. Have healthy snacks handy.The more convenient they are, the more likely you are to eat them. Instead of thinking about what you shouldn’t eat, promise to eat your 3 to 5 servings of vegetables each day. 2. Schedule Your Exercise Your schedule will be very hectic this year, like every year. Schedule your workouts just as you would any other appointment. It’s okay if you can’t make it to class, but make sure that you get some activity in at least three days per week. 3. Just Say No Youprobablyaren’tawarehowmuchextra foodyouconsume just frompeople offering it to you. A sample at the market here, an extra cookie at an office party there and it all adds up. Just think twice before you take that food and decide if you really want it. 4. Skip the Baking Do you make baked goods for giving? Chances are you eat much of what you bake. Who wouldn’t? Instead make non-food gifts, or prepare ingredients for baked goods and put them in pretty jars—this year, let your gift recipient bake it up. That way, they can eat it when they want it and you don’t have to be tempted in the kitchen. 5. Hydrate Keep your water bottle with you at all times. You should be drinking eight, 8-ounce glasses of water each day. One handy trick is to buy a 64 ounce water jug. Fill it up in the morning and know that you need to finish it by the end of the day.

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 fingertips. Inhale and lift the hips, place a block under the sacrum. Keep the chest open. Hold for 30 seconds and repeat 10 times.

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“Now I am able to help guide others through this amazing process to help them achieve their “balanced” life!”

“My name is Judy Cantrelle. I am the Ideal Protein coach at Rehab Access in BelleChasse,Louisiana. Iam52yearsold,marriedwith2adultchildren. Iwas always interested in eating healthy and exercising. When I was in my early to mid 30’s, I was a self proclaimed “gym rat”. I was in the gym lifting weights at least 5 days a week. I discovered that I had degenerative disc disease, especially in my lower back and in my neck. I was hurting so badly that I was unable to workout anymore. I couldn’t walk, sit, stand or lay down for more than10minuteswithoutmybackhurting. Insteadofcontinuing toeathealthy, I just gave up. I spent 2 years on my sofa, eating junk and taking anything that would make the pain stop. Finally in 2015 I had 2 back surgeries. Thank God, the second one, a L4, L5, S1 fusion was successful. I slowly got my life back! I was approached by Rehab Access to become the new Ideal Protein coach, and, as they say, the rest is history.”

Terry Levasseur 47 lbs lost!

Judy Cantrelle 30 lbs lost!

Back Pain Prevention

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 hundreds 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 hesitate to talk to a professional. You deserve a pain-free life, and your back will thank you.


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