Centra: Relief For Radiating Neck Pain & Headaches

“ Nagging Necks &Thumping Heads. ” Health & Wellness RELIEF FOR RADIATING NECK PAIN&HEADACHES

INSIDE • Common Problems Associated With Neck Pain Do you find it hard to get comfortable at night because of the ache in your neck or find you just hurt when you try to move in a certain direction? Many people suffer from chronic neck pain, tightness, and frequent headaches. However, few get the needed attention to address the root cause of the problem, trying to mask the symptoms with Advil or Tylenol. (continued inside)

• Exercise Essentials • Patient Spotlight • Free Analysis • Staff Spotlights

Meet Heather &Wendy! Read more about them in their staff spotlights inside!

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Common Problems Associated With Neck Pain | Relieve Aches & Pain In Minutes | Patient Spotlight | Free Analysis | Staff Spotlights

“Tired Of Being In A Bad Mood Due To Aches & Pains?” RELIEF FOR RADIATING NECK PAIN&HEADACHES

The neck is very complicated in its structure requiring good movement, posture, and support. Most of the rotating of your head comes from the upper part of the neck. Therefore, this is a very important part of your body. It is where the thickest part of the spinal cord goes through the spinal canal to the brain. It is also an important area that determines how your body balances. MAIN CAUSES OF NECK PAIN Neck pain can start for a number of reasons such as poor posture with sitting, car accidents, stress, injuries, or even falls. Since the neck is where blood vessels travel through to supply your head, muscle tightness can cause spasms of the arteries around the nerves of the neck and head. This can cause headaches or even trigger migraines. People with neck problems often experience pain, tingling, or numbness, into the arms, hands, and even fingers. This happens, because the nerves exiting the spine in your neck, supply sensations to your arms and hands. If you find these types of symptoms occurring, it is important that you see one of our expert physical therapists at Centra Rehabilitation. There is a lot that you can do to help your neck pain. The key is preventing the neck pain from starting in the first place. However, our daily lives don’t always dictate what is good for our neck and shoulders. In today’s society we sit a lot in slouched positions which is not good for the neck, upper back, and shoulders. Our jobs, driving in the car, picking up heavy objects, and repetitive straining can hurt the neck over a period of time. Have the spine experts at Centra Rehabilitation examine your neck alignment, posture, movement, strength, and function to zero in on the root cause of your neck pain or headaches. Then with precise treatment and expert education we teach you how to prevent it from returning. Call us today to learn more how we can relieve your “pain in the neck”!

“It’s Important To Understand Why Your Neck Aches!” COMMON PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH NECK PAIN

Upper Neck Pain or injury here is often responsible for headaches to the scalp and face. This area helps with overall body balance and the ability to rotate the neck.

Mid Neck Pain or injury here is responsible for weakness and pain to the shoulders, arms, hands, and fingers.

Lower Neck Pain or injury in this area often presents with limited motion and contributes to a forward head posture. As a result this increases strain on the neck causing muscle pain and tension.


Healthy Recipe


9 Ingredients •1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese •1/3 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs) •1/2 teaspoon garlic powder •1/2 teaspoon dried basil

•1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper •1 large egg, beaten •3 small zucchini (1 1/4 pounds) •Cooking spray •1/2 cup tomato-basil pasta sauce

Directions Preheat oven to 450°. Combine Parmesan cheese, panko, garlic powder, basil and red pepper in a small shallow bowl. Place egg in a separate shallow bowl. Trim ends from zucchini; cut each zucchini in half crosswise. Quarter each zucchini half lengthwise to make 24 zucchini sticks. Dip zucchini in egg; dredge in panko mixture; pressing to coat. Place zucchini on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Coat tops of zucchini with cooking spray. Bake at 450° for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve immediately with pasta sauce.

Patient Spotlight

I see an improvement every time! “The team in Gretna is amazing! I see an improvement every time I come to therapy. I would highly recommend them!” - Paul J., Gretna, VA Therapists are thorough and extremely competent! “I have been so happy with the facility, staff and care at Atherholt Road. The smaller facility is much more comfortable and relaxing to me and the therapists are thorough and extremely competent! I would definitely refer my friends and family here! Awesome team!” - Liz F., Lynchburg, VA

Staff Spotlights

Heather Brumfield, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, ART/C Clinic: Nationwide Heather has been practicing as a Physical Therapist in the Lynchburg area for over 13 years. She has many advanced certifications and is passionate about helping others with their recovery from injuries and/or illness. Heather’s overall patient satisfaction rate is 98.6% and 100% of her patients reported they would recommend her to friends and family! Heather ranks in the top 1% of the country for treating neurological and hip conditions; top 4% for lumbar spine and to 10% for cervical spine.

Wendy Proffitt, PT, DPT, ATC, NDT/C Clinic: Nationwide Wendy has been practicing as a Physical Therapist for over 40 years. She is a certified Athletic Trainer and is also certified in Neural Development Technique. Wendy continues to pursue extensive continuing education in order to provide her patients with advanced manual therapy techniques for treatment of neck, back, hip, knee, and shoulder dysfunctions. Wendy’s overall patient

satisfaction rate is 98.2% and 100% of her patients reported they would recommend her to friends and family! Wendy ranks in the top 1% of the country for treating cervical, hip and neurological conditions and top 2% for treating vertigo.

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“A Natural Solution To Headaches & Neck Pain! ”

At Home Hydrotherapy Soaking in Epsom Salt can be very helpful for the release of muscle aches and pain. It is important to remember the actual name of Epsom Salt is magnesium sulfate. Among magnesium’s many functions is it will reduce the rate of calcium binding after a muscle contracts as it competes for the same binding sites as calcium, which contracts a muscle. Simply put, this relieves tightness and soreness in the muscles. Something as simple as an Epsom Salt bath can be of great benefit in relaxing a tight muscle. It is easily done by: 1. Adding 2 cups of Epsom Salt to a warm bath full of water. 2. Soak your neck in the bath for 15 - 20 minutes, allowing the magnesium to be absorbed through your skin. Put Down The Pain Medication When you find that you are suffering with headaches or neck tension, come in for physical therapy. A few sessions can go a long way to helping you feel your best and learning what you can do to prevent your headaches from returning. Put down the Ibuprofen or Tylenol and pick up the phone to speak with one of our experts today!


Do you have pain while reaching or bending? If you are not moving like you once were. Please don’t hesitate to come in for a check up and get back on track to feeling great again. Call the clinic nearest you today!

Relieve Aches & Pain In Minutes Without Pain Medication! Try these movements if you are experiencing pain.

SCALENE STRETCH Place your hands overlapping on your breast bone. Next, tilt your head upwards and away from the affected side until a gentle stretch is felt along the front and side of your neck. Repeat 3 times.

MEDIAN NERVE GLIDE Start with your arm hanging down at your side with your elbow straight and palm facing forward. Next, bend your wrist forward and back. Your other hand should be checking to make sure that your shoulder stays down and drawn back the entire time. Repeat 7 times.

Good stretch if you sit at a computer all day

Relieves Neck Pain



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

HAVE YOU MET YOUR DEDUCTIBLE? Don’t Wait Until The Last Minute!

Patients with family plans or those who have had major surgeries or have a chronic illness are especially likely to have a $0 balance remaining on their out-of-pocket expenses. This means that the cost of physical therapy could be minimal or completely covered by the patient’s insurance plan. If you are close to or have met your insurance deductible for the year, then now is the time to come in for Physical Therapy! Are you feeling aches & pains? Need to work on your core? Let us help you get a head start for 2018. Contact us today to schedule your appointment. rehab.centrahealth.com

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