Nestor PT_Don't Ignore Your Back Pain

NEWSLETTER “Relief Starts as Soon as You Start Physical Therapy!” DON’T IGNORE YOUR BACKPAIN

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6BackPROBLEMSYouShouldn't Ignore Plus: Physical TherapyHelps!

INSIDE: • 6Back Problems YouShouldn’t Ignore • Will YouHaveBack PainWhenYouGet Older • Patient Results • Exercise

Do you feel aches and pains in your lower back? If so, you are not alone. Four out of every five Americans will suffer from back pain at some time in their lives. Without proper spine mobility, stability and alignment your back structures wear down over time, similar to tires that are out of alignment. There are many different back conditions, but here are a few common ones: 1. Lumbar or sacral radiculopathy: The result of pressure on a nerve exiting the spine. Pain, numbness and tingling can be felt down in different parts of the leg. 2. Sciatica: This comes from compression of the sciatic nerve by a muscle called the piriformis, deep in the buttock. Symptoms can radiate down the buttock and leg. 3. Spinal stenosis: This is a narrowing of the bony spinal canal which causes rubbing or pressure on nerves. Central canal stenosis is quite serious as it presses upon the spinal cord. 4. Lumbar sprain/strain: This is a common cause of low back pain due to injury of muscles and tendons. The rows of muscles that run up

and down the sides of the spinal column, are the major muscle groups usually involved in lower back injury. 5. Fractures: These are due to trauma, or sometimes occur without any injury in people with osteoporosis. 6. Spinal cord compression: This is unusual, but very worrisome and may be associated with weakness and loss of bowel/bladder control. Medication and Bed Rest Most lower back pain sufferers try over the counter drugs and bed rest. However, most self remedies will not provide the relief that you need. In fact, bed rest is the wrong thing to do, because it can weaken the spinal muscles further. Weakness in the spinal muscles is one of the main reasons for low back pain and puts you at risk for injuring your back with common activities such as lifting, bending or squatting. Most of us sit too much and this contributes to severe weakening of the back and torso muscles which are needed for a healthy back.


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Knowing the Right Expert to Help You PhysicalTherapistsaremedicalmusculoskeletal specialists, meaning we are the experts when it comes to the movement of the body and how the muscles, joints and skeletal structure work with one another. Effective physical therapy experts recognize that the best treatments are not modalities that depend solely on ultrasound, cold or heat therapy, but rather a skilled hands-on approach to examination and treatment. Studies have proven that manual therapy and specific exercises produce better and faster results than traditional exercise based therapy. If you are suffering with back pain or know someone who is, call us today to discover how we can finally help you become pain free and get back to the activities you enjoy. After all, you’re as young as you feel!

If you think that growing older automatically leads to back pain, here’s some great news; it doesn’t! Many people suffer from pain, yet, they still believe their aches and pains are a natural part of aging. They’re not. Back pain is primarily caused by four main factors: • Spinal muscle weakness • Poor muscle or joint movement • Poor posture • Lack of spinal or pelvic muscle coordination Treating the Cause of Your Back Pain The goal of our SPINE program is to find the root cause of your pain and correct it, not just treat the symptoms. By treating the root cause of the pain, you can achieve faster, long-lasting results. We provide the most advanced and effective treatments to each of our patients in a caring, friendly environment. Our highly trainedandskilledphysical therapistsuseproven hands-on therapy techniques to help people of all ages become free of pain and get back to the activities they enjoy.

If your back pain prevents you from standing for long periods, bending down to pick up objects, or getting up and down from the floor to play with your children or grandchildren it’s time to come to Physical Therapy and restore your quality of life.

Our Greatest Promotion Ever ONE DAY OF FREE EXAMS Tuesday November, 14th 2017 • Nestor Physical Therapy

These exams are ideal for people suffering with pain from: We will talk with you about the history of your condition. We will take measurements to test how well you are moving, test your strength and balance and evaluate and determine the CAUSE of your pain. Bottom line, we will determine what you need to feel better and enjoy life.

Who’s Eligible? We are celebrating another great year of service and we want our valued patients to enjoy it pain free. We are having ONE DAY of completely Free Exams for: • All past patients who have not been seen in PT in the last month • All present patients who have another problem currently not being treated • All loved ones, family, friends, neighbors and co- workers of our past and present patients The FREE EXAM includes an exclusive 30-minute one-on-one appointment with one of our world-class physical therapists. We are celebrating a year of helping patients feel better and getting back to activities they love! We are providing One Whole Day of FREE EXAMS!

•Lower Back Pain •Arthritis •Sciatica

•Balance issues including fear of falling •Vertigo and Dizziness •Shoulder Pain •Knee Pain •Problems Walking

•Neck Pain •Headaches

If you are having pain or problems with day to day activities such as walking, standing, sitting for long periods, going up or down stairs, getting in or out of the car, sleeping or driving then you should schedule your exam now.

If you are a past or present patient then call 401-356-4777 to schedule your Free Exam Today!

If you are a past or present patient or if you are referring a friend or family member or a stubborn spouse… Give them this insert and tell them to call us to schedule their free exam.

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Smokey Apple Crisp! 1. I want to start by letting you all know I am not a baker. Use this recipe at your own risk! 2. Here’s the twist, we are making this on the grill with a cast iron pan.

are on. Charcoal grill: Food in the middle and the hot coals to each side of the grill. This could be cooked in a smoker. 8. Place the crisp on the grill. Now add soaked wood chips to the hot charcoals for some smoke, or add a smoker packet to the gas grill. A smoker packet is soaked wood chips wrapped in tin foil with holes (use a fork to poke holes in the tin foil) that you place on/ over the hot part of the grill to get some smoke. You can also buy smoker boxes for gas grills. 9. Cook the crisp until hot, bubbly and browned on the top. Apples should be soft and the filling thick. About 45-50 minutes. 10. Serve it up hot! If you want to take this to the next level, serve with vanilla ice cream on top. This will Wow your guests atThanksgiving!

3. To make the filling, cut/slice 2 pieces of bacon and fry in cast iron skillet. Remove the bacon, drain the fat off, but do not wipe the skillet. The residual bacon fat will add flavor and keep things from sticking. 4. Peel, core and chop apples into 1 inch pieces. About 5 apples. Go bigger or smaller with apple pieces if you prefer. 5. Stir in cranberries (one 12 oz bag), cooked bacon slices, 1/3 cup of brown sugar, 1½ cups of flour, teaspoon of lemon zest, teaspoon of cinnamon, pinch of salt. Stir all ingredients. Optional step: add some Bourbon the mix, about 3 tablespoons. Add filling to the skillet. 6.To make the topping, put all of the following in a food processer: ½ cup of crushed ginger snap cookies, ½ cup of flour, ½ cup of brown sugar, ½ cup of granulated sugar, pinch of salt, 1 stick of unsalted butter cut in ½ pieces. Cut the butter ahead and put in freezer. So it is cold when added to the mix. Make sure you do not over-process the mix. 7. Set up the grill for indirect grilling and preheat to 400’. I have described this in past newsletters. Indirect grilling means there is no heat under the food. Gas grill: food in middle and the outer burners

Try this movement if you are experiencing low back pain. Relieve Pain In Minutes

Patient Success Spotlight

SINGLE KNEE TO CHEST STRETCH While lying on your back, hold your knee and gently pull it up towards your chest.

Good stretch if you sit at a computer all day


“Steve (+ Josh) have helped me considerably with severe lower back pain. With the exercises they have taught me, I’ve begun to feel much better. My morning routine now includes 15-20 minutes of stretching + strengthening. It really helps! Thanks to both of them for their assistance!” -Kenneth Jolicoeur

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