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Does life ever feel like one large pain in the back? Back pain is difficult to deal with on a daily basis, yet for so many people, this is a total reality. By certain estimates, as many as 85 percent of adults in the United States struggle with back pain at some point in their lives. The most common type of back pain experienced is in the lower back, and it can happen for any variety of reasons. Being in a car accident can cause you to experience lingering back pain for years after the accident. Accidents at work can lead to similar consequences. But sometimes the cause of your back pain isn’t as straightforward. Back pain can also develop for any number of common reasons — things that you do every day without thinking twice. An old desk chair that doesn’t provide much lumbar support can take its toll over time, as can wearing shoes that don’t have much support, or even gaining weight, particularly around the stomach area.

Too many people consider back pain a normal experience of their lives and don’t immediately seek support that could make the pain an issue of the past. Working with a physical therapist is, hands down, the best thing that you can dowhen you are looking to overcome back pain. A physical therapist can identify the cause of the back pain and present you with helpful strategies that can strengthen your back and reduce the severity of your pain. Physical therapy for back pain often includes a combination of targeted massage, flexibility and range of motion training, muscle building, and targeted stretching techniques. Using these strategies in combination with anti-inflammatory medication, as recommended by your physician, is often considered themost- efficient approach to handling back pain and is recommended by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

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647 Route 18 South, Unit I East Brunswick, NJ, 08816 (Next-door to Stop & Shop) Our Location “I am writing this review on behalf of my grandmother. She highly recommends Dr. James. He is caring, thorough, he always explains what he is doing, answers all of her questions and on the days when she is in a lot of pain, she always walks out with little pain at all.” - K.D. Patient Review FOUR POINT + ARM RAISE Start on hands and knees, hips and shoulders at 90°. Lift one arm out front. Bring it back down and then repeat on opposite side. 8-10 times on both arms. HelpsWithTightness InThe Neck&Shoulders



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2 How can you tell the difference between back pain and sciatica pain? The answer is that sciatica pain is characterized by the following factors: • Constant pain is only present in one side of the buttocks or leg • The pain becomes worse when you are sitting • The leg pain developsmore as a burning, tingling or searing sensation, and not as a plain ache • There is a sharp pain that occurs at times, making it sometimes difficult to stand or walk 3 While there is back pain that develops as a result of strain or sprain, there is also something called low back degenerative disc disease, which happens when the discs in your spine weaken. This frequently develops as a result of repetitive back injury and can also develop as a result of age. With degenerative disc disease, the space between the discs begins to collapse and become unstable and will cause back pain to develop. When you work with a physical therapist to overcome back pain as a result of degenerative disc disease, your physical therapist will begin by strengthening coremuscle groups, which includes the abdominal wall, and will provide you with targetedmassage and stretching techniques to alleviate pain. While some back pain is easy to identify as pain, such as is the case with degenerative disc disease, there are other situations in which the pain may be a bit more complicated to understand. One of the most common back issues experienced in the United States is sciatica pain, and this sort of pain is often a lot more difficult to identify — especially by those who aren’t familiar with the problem. UNDERSTANDING BACK PAIN Being educated about your back pain can help youmake the right choices to overcome it as quickly as possible. One of the biggest problems with back pain is that it lingers. This leadsmany people to deal with back pain for years on end without seemingly any end in sight.

Print sudoku Sciatica pain develops in the nerves that connect the lower back to the legs, and so while the pain itself is generated from the back, a lot of time, the experience of the pain ismore largely associated with the upper legs. What’s more, sciatica pain doesn’t always develop like pain in the traditional sense. Sciatica pain instead causes a buildup of tingling, numbness and weakness in the lower back and upper legs, and the pain isn’t consistent either. The sensation will typically run through the leg in waves, causing discomfort at seemingly unpredictable times. 5 3 6 8 1 2 4 • The pain is radiating, shooting down the leg and sometimes even into the feet and toes

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9 3 7 1 6 4 9 3 If you are experiencing back pain and you haven’t talked to a medical professional about the concern, then now is the time to take action. Working with a physical therapist can cut your time struggling with back pain literally in half. 1 9 4 5 Call Mana Physical Therapy today at 732-390-8100. We can help you overcome your back pain! 5 7 9 3 7 6 7 3 9 8 6 4 2 1 4 2 3 8 4 1 7 3 6 2 3

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Keeping Your Health In Mind COVID-19 UPDATE At MANA Physical Therapy, we continue to closely monitor all available information relating to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The well-being and safety of our patients and our staff is our top priority. We are adhering to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations on the Coronavirus, and we encourage you to do the same using the following link: We remain committed to serving our patients, and will do everything within our powers to ensure a safe environment. Our staff has been instructed to increase disinfection frequency for precautionary measures, and to remind everyone in the clinics to wash their hands frequently with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds. We ask that no staff or patients come to our clinics if they are experiencing respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills or fatigue. Please do not hesitate to contact Mana Physical Therapy if you need to reschedule your appointments, or if you have any questions or concerns. We appreciate your cooperation during this time. FollowUs on SOCIAL MEDIA! See what’s happening at the clinic and learn great health tips from our physical therapists by following us on social media. We share many exercises that you can do at home to improve stability, encourage movement, correct posture, and more!



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• 1 lb. large shrimp, peeled & deveined • 1/4 head red cabbage, shredded • 1/4 c. mayonnaise • 1 tbsp. sriracha • 4 medium tortillas

INGREDIENTS • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil • 3 tbsp. freshly chopped cilantro • Juice of 3 limes, divided • kosher salt • Freshly ground black pepper

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DIRECTIONS In a small bowl, mix together olive oil, cilantro, and 1/3 of the lime juice. Season with salt and pepper. Add shrimp to a baking dish and pour over mixture. Toss until completely coated and let marinate 20 minutes. Meanwhile, make slaw: In a large bowl, toss cabbage withmayo, remaining lime juice and sriracha. Season with salt. Heat grill to high. Skewer shrimp and grill until charred, 3 minutes per side. Grill tortillas until charred, 1 minute per side. Serve shrimp in tortillas with slaw.

Our Specialties

• Kinesio Taping • Trigger Point Therapy • Running Analysis • Active Release Technique

• Manual Therapy • Physical Therapy • Acupuncture • Maitland Approach

• Selective Functional Movement Assessment • Therapeutic Exercise • Pilates

Who Do You Know That Needs Our Help? • Walk for long distances • Live an active and healthy lifestyle Do You Have Friends Or Family Unable To Do The Following: • Move without pain • Bend and move freely • Balance confidently & securely • Sit for long periods comfortably


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