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How Physical Therapy Can Help My Neck Pain



NEWSLETTER January 2019

Is Stress Causing Your Neck Pain?

Does your neck hurt? You might be suffering from stress-related pain - also called a tension headache. During anxiety, muscles tense up. As muscle tension tightens, theback,shouldersand neck are affected. The more pressure they cause, the more discomfort you get. Let’s take a closer look at stress- related neck pain. IsMyNeckPainCausedbyStress? Pain worsened by keeping your head in one place — like when you’re driving, or using a computer — is neck pain. While neck pain has a slew of symptoms, its major symptoms, reported by Mayo Clinic, are: · Muscle tightness and spasms · Headache · 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. How Physical Therapy Can Help My Neck Pain 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 stress, 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 NY Sports and Spinal Physical Therapy today, and schedule anassessment.Even ifyourneckpain is caused by stress, it still needs attention. We’ll work side by side with your goals, creating the proactive, effective programs you need to achieve a full range of motion once more.

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CERVICAL RETRACTION Stand with your back against a wall. Position a rolled up towel behind your neck. Tuck chin like you are nodding ‘yes’. Draw your chin closer to the back of your throat. Repeat 3 times. Relieve Neck Pain

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

Are You Looking For Relief From Neck Pain & Headaches?


The neck can be a hidden and debilitating source of headaches. Very often neck pain and headaches gohand-in-hand, leading toamiserable time coping with everyday activities. According to the National Institute of Health Statistics neck pain and headaches are the second most common form of pain experienced by Americans, with 59% reporting it affected their enjoyment of life. Some headachesareoftengroupedunder the term “cervicogenicheadache”meaning that the primary source is from the neck. There are well mapped out patterns of headaches that come from the differentpartsof theneck,shoulderand upper back areas. The discs between your bones (vertebrae) and joints in the upper neck often contribute to headaches. Even headaches located in the forehead or behind the eyes are often referred pains stemming from problem areas in the neck and base of the skull. The joints connecting the top three vertebral levels of the neck handle almost 50% of the total motion of the entire neck. This means they absorb

a lot of repetitive strain. These joints bear the main load of the weight of the head (about that of a bowling ball). With fatigue,poorposture, injuries,disc problems, arthritis, muscular stress and even prior surgeries, the wear and tear on this critical region of your body can prove too much, resulting in pain. It isalsopossible thatyoumaydevelop a narrowing of the spinal canal itself. Since the spinal cord runs through the spine,anarrowingof thecanalorwhere the nerves exit, can lead to a condition called spinal stenosis. There is much that can be done to treat neck pain and headaches. Our expert physical therapists have years of experience helping people with neck pain and headaches. By finding the root cause of your neck pain and headaches we can relieve your pain quickly, reduce the need for medication and get you back to the activities you enjoy. Discover how our team of specialists at NY Sports and Spinal Physical Therapy can eliminate your neck pain and headaches allowing you to live a happy, active and pain-free life. Call today for more details!

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Staying Motivated To Eat Healthy

4. Skip the pantry and head to the fridge. No one really keeps a lot of processed foods in their fridge because they’re usually self- stable. When looking for an afternoon snack, stick with something from the fridge (non-fat greek yogurt, fruit, veggies with hummus, edamame, etc.) 5.Try new foods. Eating the same meal every night can getold.Lookfornewhealthy recipes online, in cookbooks or magazines so you don’t getboredwitheatinghealthy.

1. Set small, measurable goals that will help you get to your overall large goal. 2.Keepafoodandexercise journal. This is extremely helpful to track how much you’re eating – sometimes you don’t realize how many small bites here and there add up. You can do a hand- written journal or go digital and log your food/fitness from the computer or your smartphone. 3. Crowd processed junk food out of your diet by adding in nutritious whole foods.

6. Eat something every 2-3 hours. This keeps your metabolismrunningandalso makessureyoudon’tovereat after work. 7. Keep nutritious foods on hand and ready to eat. Preparation is the key to eating healthy! Having fresh vegetables and fruits, lean protein, healthy fats and smart carbs each week is super helpful for staying on track. https://www.eatingbirdfood.com/14- tips-getting-and-staying-motivated-to- eat-healthy/

Our Specialties

• Manual Therapy • Hand Therapy • Laser Therapy • Graston Technique

• Ultrasound • Massage Therapy • Therapeutic Exercise • Electrical Stimulation

• Kinesio Taping • Trigger Point Therapy • Running Analysis • Spinal Decompression

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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