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HEALTH & WELLNESS The Newsletter About Your Health and Caring for Your Body

STAY A NECK AHEAD OF YOUR CHRONIC PAIN!

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HEALTH & WELLNESS The Newsletter About Your Health and Caring for Your Body

INSIDE: • Finding Relief From Neck Pain • Exercise Essentials • Tasty Recipe • Is Your Neck Pain Caused By Sleep Issues?

FINDING RELIEF FROM NECK PAIN

Sometimes, neck pain develops after a particular injury, such as due to accident or even as a result of a car accident or a slip and fall accident. When this happens, your pain could be a result of a muscle strain or sprain. When this is the case, then using traditional methods like hot and cold therapy and targeted physical therapy treatment can do a lot of good to alleviate the pain. However, attempting exercises on your own could also result in further pain. In some cases, mechanical neck pain can develop as a result of a change in the neck joints. This may develop as a result of a disc collapsing, which causes the space between the bones to become narrow, often causing bones to strike one another, resulting in pain. When this isn’t addressed, mechanical neck pain can spread, causing the pain to become more severe and covering a wider range of the neck. Finally, neck pain is sometimes caused by radiculopathy, which refers to pressure or irritation in the nerves of the neck, which alters the electrical signals in the neck, causing you to feel more pain throughout the day. Physical therapy can help reduce the pressure and irritation surrounding the nerves, often offering immediate relief from pain and discomfort. These are just some of the frequent causes of neck pain. It is important that you never assume that your neck pain is being caused by one or another of these issues, and that you instead always work with a licensed and experienced physical therapist to determine the precise cause of your pain and discomfort. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO FIND RELIEF FOR YOUR NECK PAIN CALL US TODAY AT 260-226-7329.

Neck pain can be both debilitating and terrifying. When you experience an injury that leaves your neck in severe pain, the thought of not being able to freely turn your head is overwhelmingly stressful. What’s more, the pain itself is unbearable, and since the neck is so sensitive to injury, it is important to be as careful as possible in finding treatment and solutions for the pain. It is incredible to realize how common neck pain is — especially among American adults! More than two-thirds of U.S. adults will develop neck pain at least once in their life, and the reasons for the neck pain are as varied as the population of the nation itself. Injury, muscle strain and even stress can cause significant pain in the neck and upper back. If you aren’t careful, a neck injury can lead to chronic pain, and it is even possible for chronic headaches like migraines to develop as a result of regular neck pain. There are a lot of different ways that you can relieve neck pain, but the best treatment for your personal needs depends entirely on the type of injury that you’ve experienced. Here is a quick breakdown of what could be going on to cause your neck pain: If your pain is developing gradually over time and is not the result of any particular injury that comes to mind, then it may be a result of degenerative disc disease. When this develops, you may experience chronic neck pain as a result of fluid-filled sacs that are becoming weakened over time as a result of stress and strain. Physical therapy can help alleviate the pain from degenerative disc disease by helping restore blood circulation and improve range of motion in the neck. This therapy is approached in a careful and deliberate way so as to not cause further pain in the neck region.

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IS YOUR NECK PAIN CAUSED BY SLEEP ISSUES?

There isonemorefactorthatoften isnotspokenabout,but it’safrequent cause of neck pain and discomfort: sleeping issues. Sometimes, sleeping in a certain position or sleeping on a mattress or pillow that is too soft or too hard will lead to neck pain. Oftentimes, this pain will appear to be chronic, as the sleeping issue is likely something that you experience day after day, causing the pain to return regularly. It may be helpful to rule out sleeping concerns as a reason behind your neck pain by assessing your sleeping conditions and making any

changes thatyou thinkmaybenecessary.Adjusthowmanypillowsyou sleep on, the position you sleep in or even your mattress! For more support in findingrelief fromneckpain, talk toyourphysical therapist. TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR NECK PAIN BY CALLING US AT 260-226-7329 OR BY VISITING OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.CORETHERAPYSERVICES.COM. WE CAN HELP GET YOUR LIFE BACK.

INGREDIENTS • 1 package frozen spinach (drained) • 2 - 8 oz packages cream cheese TAST Y REC I PE SPINACH DIP

• 1 package colby jack cheese • 1 package parmesan cheese • 2 cans of Rotel • Small onion, chopped • 1 tsp cumin to taste • 1 tsp garlic salt to taste DIRECTIONS

Combine all ingredients well and place in a 11 x 13 pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 - 40 minutes. Serve!

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WHAT PATIENTS ARE SAYING “I started at Core 9 months after a car accident when other treatments were not working. Kristine understood my injuries and I finally started having some relief from neck and shoulder pain and migraines. 100% recommend Core to anyone looking at pain relief.” - Kelly S. SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: CUSTOM ORTHOTICS Custom orthotics are devices that are individually created to uniquely fit your feet. They resemble insoles but are specifically crafted andmade of materials that will last longer than prefabricated orthotics. They are sometimes referred to as prescription glasses for each of your feet. There are generally three types of custom orthotics. •THERAPEUTIC: If the shape of your feet is irregular, these types of orthotics can assist heel support, forward movement, and general stability. feel and function. Quality orthotics can alleviate pressure, eliminate pain, and promote stability. It’s important to receive custom orthotics that are created to fit the exact shape of your foot in order to receive the maximum benefits. Physical therapists are specifically trained in musculoskeletal movement. They have extensive knowledge of gait analysis and biomechanics of the lower extremities. They can provide you with orthotics that uniquely fit the contours of your feet, giving you the maximum amount of function, support, and comfort.

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Keep up with your physical therapy exercises to relieve pain and prevent further injuries. If your pain doesn’t subside, consult with your therapist about what other things might be causing pain. Call Core Physical Therapy for a complimentary injury consultation. We will guide you so you can get back to the activities you love. HAS YOUR PA I N COME BACK? 1 2 3

•ACCOMMODATIVE: These are created to help you relieve the stress on joints that is often caused by conditions such as arthritis. •FUNCTIONAL : These will help your feet to move in a more desirable way or bear weight in a way that will help you move and walk better. Although custom orthotics are more expensive than off-the-shelf devices, they last much longer and provide more support or correction. Orthotic inserts will improve how your feet and lower legs

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EXERC I SE ESSENT I AL S USE THIS EXERCISE TO HELP LOOSEN YOUR NECK

ARE YOU IN PAIN?

You may benefit from physical therapy if you suffer with:

• Shoulder Pain • Knee Pain • Problems Walking • Dizziness • Sports Injury

• Lower Back Pain • Arthritis • Sciatica

LEVATOR SCAPULAE STRETCH Grasp your arm on the affected side and tilt your head downward into thearmpit.Useyouroppositehand toguide your head further into the stretch. Hold for ten seconds and repeat on each side as needed. Good stretch if you sit at a computer all day

• Neck Pain • Headaches

We can get you out of pain and back to the things you love! CALL 260-226-7329

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Always consult your physical therapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of doing.

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