Loop PT. Relieving Neck Pain From Stress

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IS STRESS THE CAUSE OF YOUR NECK PAIN?

How PT Can Help Physical therapy can help relieve your neck pain!

Exercise Essentials Try this exercise to relieve your stress and keep moving!

Mood Boosters Use these 15 tips to boost your mood while self-isolating

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IS STRESS THE SOURCE OF YOUR NECK PAIN?

WHAT IS TELEHEALTH? Though theCOVID-19pandemic has been causing numerous health care facilities to shut down, Loop PT will remain open to serve our patients. However, the situation has led us to pursue additional options like Telehealth and E-Visits in order to provide our PT services to patients who wish to remain home. Telehealth is a way for us tomake sure that our patients are still receiving the highest possible quality of care from a remote location. You can access Telehealth services via your smartphone or computer. Through this online service, you will still be able to perform your exercises, track your progress, and even have live chats and visitswithqualifiedphysical therapists– all from the comfort of your own home! Telehealth will also provide you with a more readily available and healthier alternative to clinical or hospital care. Ready to get started? Contact Loop Physical Therapy to learn more!

Does your neck hurt? Youmight be suffering from stress-related pain — also called a tension headache. During anxiety, muscles tense up. As muscle tension tightens, the back, shoulders and neck are affected. The more pressure they cause, the more discomfort you get. Let’s take a closer look at stress-related neck pain. IsMyNeckPainCausedby Stress? Painworsened by keeping your head in one place — like when you’re driving, or using a computer — is likely postural related neck pain. While neck pain has a slew of symptoms, its major symptoms, reported by Mayo Clinic, are: • Muscle tightness and spasms • Headaches • Decreased ability to move the head Stress-induced neck pain isn’t rare. It also isn’t psychological. Many experts

think stress-induced neck pain is caused by physical factors— low, but constant, trapezius muscle activity. If your neck pain starts at the base of your shoulders, traveling upward, it may be stress related. Causes of Stress-Related Neck Pain While stress alone can trigger neck pain, a few factors can make it worse. Office environments tend to create neck pain problems — as they confine people to chairs, bad posture and little mobility. Driving often, too, can make your chances of stress-related neck pain higher. The U.S. National Library of Medicine suggests contacting a professional if you’re experiencing neck pain. Even if it’s caused by stress, untreated neck pain might later reveal muscle spasms, arthritis, bulging discs or even narrowed spinal nerve openings.

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HOW PHYSICAL THERAPY CAN HELP YOUR NECK PAIN

by stress, it still needs attention. We’ll work side by side with your goals, creating the proactive, effective programs you need to achieve mobility once more.

Neck pain, fortunately, can be alleviated with physical therapy. Because neck pain is often caused by activity, different activity can cure it. Sometimes, this “activity” means “no activity.” Before you contact a professional, try reducing your neck movements. Sometimes, simply letting your neck muscles relax is enough. If you don’t see relief within two weeks, contact a professional. Physical therapists can target your pain’s source by examining your symptoms. Then, they can offer exercises that stretch, flex and relax your neck muscles. In time, your neck will become more resilient — giving you the comfort you deserve. Where after-care treatment is considered, custom-tailored neck exercises will assure your neck stays loose, limber and healthy. If you’re dealing with neck pain, you’re not alone. Call our office today, and schedule an assessment. Even if your neck pain is caused

If you’re suffering from neck pain, call your Physical Therapist at Loop Physical Therapy to schedule your appointment today!

Sources https://www.spine-health.com/blog/how-relieve-neck-pain-caused-stress https://www.everydayhealth.com/neck-pain/neck-pain-reduce-stress.aspx https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMHT0027055/ https://medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstructions/000802.htm

https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/most-neck-pain-improves-with-self-care-time/ https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/neck-pain/symptoms-causes/syc-20375581

The staff at Loop PT is focused on keeping our equipment and facilities clean for you. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we want to also encourage our patients to help prevent the spread of coronavirus by: YOUR HEALTH IN MIND!

EXERCISE ESSENTIALS RELIEVE STRESS IN MINUTES!

SCM STRETCH Sit in a chair with good posture. Hold the front part of your collar bone with your hands. Bend your head towards one hand, then look up and rotate your head towards your opposite hand. Repeat 3-6 times on both sides.

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If you are feeling sick, we ask that you stay home and contact us to reschedule your appointment. Thank you!

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COVID-19 CARE PACKAGE

15 MOOD BOOSTERS Tips For Boosting Mental Health

In addition to maintaining a healthy diet and regular exercise, you can build up your immunity to COVID-19 by implementing these vitamin supplements available at Loop PT:

1. SOCIAL. Contact friends and family to strengthen your relationships. 2. EXERCISE. Be sure to exercise daily, it is great for the body and mind! 3. OUTDOORS. Practice social distancing, but get outside when possible. 4. NUTRITION. Do your best to eat a balanced diet. 5. SLEEP. Maintain a regular sleeping pattern. 6. HYGIENE. One of the things you can control is hygiene, keep it up! 7. PRESENT. Live in the present, avoid over-stressing about the future. 8. POSITIVE. Don’t dwell on the negative, focus on positives like family time.

9. INFORMATION. Get facts from sources like the CDC, WHO, and your local public health agencies, but limit daily COVID-19 consumption. Redes i gn i ng and reorganizing can feel liberating. 10.RENEW. 11.WORK. Create a designated work space and set goals each morning. 12.UNWIND. Catch up on books, films and shows you’ve wanted to enjoy. 13.AVOID. Don’t use alcohol, tobacco or other drugs to cope with stress. 14.CARE. Don’t neglect existing or new health problems, seek care. 15.MIND. If stress seems overwhelming, be sure to seek help from a licensed mental health professional.

SAMCUBUS

• Immune systemdefends the body againts external threats. • Samcubus nigra is a widely-used plant, comtaining polyphenal derivatives that help the immune defense • Zinc is an important mineral that is necessary for supporting the health • Keeps the immune system strong and helps heal wounds. ZINC • The a c t i v e i ng r ed i en t thymoquinone contained in black cumin seed oil is known to have immunomodulatory effects. • Black Cumin seed oil can help increase the body’s resistance by supporting and balancing the immune system BLACK CUMIN SEED OIL

WHAT PATIENTS ARE SAYING!

HEALTHY RECIPE CHICKEN MANGO SALAD

“ These guys are true professionals! I don’t know what they’re doing–prices are very reasonable for the care you are receiving. My lower back is 100% better after struggling with back pain for a couple years. I recommend this place highly! They are never late, so if your appointment is at 1:30 you’re getting in at 1:30, which makes it convenient due to limited parking spaces. I wish I could give these guys 10 stars!” - Jerry G.

Ingredients • 1/3 cup orange juice • 3 tbsp rice vinegar • 3 tbsp less-sodium soy sauce • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil • 2 tsp sambal oelek (optional) • 6 cups thinly sliced napa cabbage • 2 cups sugar snap peas, thinly sliced

• 2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast • 1 medium mango, sliced • ½ cup chopped fresh mint • ¼ cup sliced scallions • 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds

“Great clinic! I’m cured from pain! I love your clinic! ”

- Sophie S.

“It was a great experience! A PT worked with me for a full hour to make sure all my questions were answered and my goal of physical therapy was achieved.” - Cem E.

Directions Whisk juice, vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil and sambal oelek (if using) in a large bowl. Add cabbage, peas, chicken, mango, mint and scallions; toss gently to coat. Serve the salad sprinkled with sesame seeds.

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