Axcess PT: The Ideal Treatment For Back Pain

The Bulletin The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body DECEMBER 2018 The Ideal Treatment For LowBackPain

Low back pain is by far one of the most common ailments ever experienced. Just about everyone deals with low back pain at one point in their life. For some, the lucky ones, perhaps, the pain is just for a day or two as a result of a particularly grueling day of yard work or a slip-and-fall accident that landed you flat on your bum with a bruise to prove it. For others, the low back pain is something that lingers for years and years, getting worse as a result of improper footwear or particularly unsupportive furniture, and never really healing or going away. (continued inside)

The Axcess Bulletin The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body DECEMBER 2018

Aaron Fuerst PT, DPT, CWCE, FAAOMPT If you have pain, you shouldn’t ignore it. We can help you feel better fast!

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Low back pain is by far one of the most common ailments ever experienced. Just abouteveryonedealswith lowbackpainatonepoint in their life.Forsome, the lucky ones, perhaps, the pain is just for a day or two as a result of a particularly grueling day of yard work or a slip-and-fall accident that landed you flat on your bum with a bruise to prove it. For others, the low back pain is something that lingers for years andyears,gettingworseasa resultof improper footwearorparticularlyunsupportive furniture, and never really healing or going away. It is estimated that one-half of all Americans experience lower back pain annually, and it is considered to be the leading cause of workplace disability worldwide—not just in the United States. It is also one of the most common reasons that people miss work, and is the second most common reason that people visit the doctor’s office. When you put those two facts together, the cost of dealing with lower back pain reallystarts toaddup.Theaverageannualcostofdealingwithbackpain in the United States is $50 billion dollars. Unfortunately, a lot of those financial resources go into dealing with back pain through pain management and medication, but that is not an effective long-term solution for dealing with back pain. A far healthier and bymedical researchersat theUniversityofNorthCarolinaatChapelHill.Researchers consultedwithmembersof theNorthCarolinacommunitywhoexperiencedbackpain to understand what caused their pain, how frequently they experience the pain, and what the severity of the pain is like.They found by talking with household members across the state that the incidence of lower back pain has increased significantly since the last time this survey was conducted in 1992. Since then, the percentage of people coping with lower back pain increased from just over three percent to well over 10 percent. This is a significant finding, especially when it was found that the increase in lower back pain remained constant across demographics. Another interestingfind is thatof thosewhoexperience lowerbackpain,84percentopted to seekmedical treatment toaddress thepain,whichwasan increaseofmore than10 percent in1992.Thismeans thatwhilemorepeopleareexperiencingbackpain,more people are also seeking treatment for that pain, though there is still an approximate 15 percent of the population who are coping with severe lower back pain without treatment. For those, seeking support from a physical therapist could significantly improve quality of life. Ifyouhave lowbackpain,discoverourprograms todayand learnmoreabout quickly relieving your pain. The Ideal Treatment for LowBack Pain cost-effective solution is through physical therapy. Lower Back Pain in the United States

According to the National Institute for Health, the rates of low back pain have been steadily rising in theUnitedStatesover thepast20years.Thestudywasconducted

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Low Back Pain & Physical Therapy

experienced atrophy through lack of use, and also reduce tension in your lower back muscles through targeted massage.

When working with a physical therapist, you may also be guided through different lifestyle changes that you can make that can help you begin to overcome your back pain with everyday activities. This can include: • Making changes to the type of shoes that you wear so that your back is getting more support with every step. Sometimes, using special insoles can significantly improve your back pain. • Adjusting your sleeping habits, or perhaps investing in a new mattress so that your back has more support at night. • Using more lumbar support at work or on your commute by using a special chair or chair cover. Lower back pain is a pain in the butt, but you don’t need to deal with it any longer. Reach out to your physical therapist for information and support overcoming lower back pain, and finally find long-term relief.

Physical therapy is a great resource for lower back pain because it addresses the cause of the pain, rather than simply attempting to hide the symptoms. Working with a physical therapist can help you to experience improved range of motion, to restore strength to muscles in your lower back that may have


Get your back moving and feeling better! Call Axcess Physical Therapy at 815.614.2100 or visit to learn more about our programs today!

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Strengthens Back

QUADRUPED ALTERNATE ARM AND LEG While in a crawling position, slowly draw your leg and opposite arm upwards. Your arm and leg should be straight and fully out- stretched. Do this 8 times then alternate.

An insurance deductible is the amount of money that you must pay before your insurance company pays for your medical services. If your deductible is met, your Physical Therapy may not cost you anything. 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 and pains? Need to work on your core? Let us help you get a head start for 2019. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.

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We can help with more than just low back pain. Check out one of our other patient success stories!

Sciatica & Low Back Pain Workshop presented by Curtis Kime, DPT, & Staff Thursday January 31st 5 pm to 7 pm at Axcess Physical Therapy RSVP to this event by calling 815-614-2100 or emailing Roshanda at . Spaces are limited so sign up today.

“Before physical therapy I could not throw without shoulder pain or fatigue. Aaron helped strengthen my primary and secondary throwing muscles. He also gave me valuable tips and exercises to take with me to college. I couldn’t be happier with how my arm feels and my experience with Axcess.” - Kenneth Brokop “I couldn’t be happier with howmy arm feels andmy experience with Axcess!”

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls Healthy Recipe • 2 cups of old-fashioned rolled oats • ½ cup of ground flax seed • 1 tablespoon of black chia seeds • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon • ½ cup of raw honey INGREDIENTS

• ½ cup of peanut butter • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder • ½ cup of dark chocolate chips



1. Add rolled oats, ground flaxseed, chia seeds, cinnamon, honey, peanut butter, vanilla extract, and vanilla protein powder to food processor. 2. Pulse until ingredients are blended (about 7-9 times). 3. Add mixture to a large bowl, add in chocolate chip. Stir to combine. 4. Form energy bite mixture into 1” balls and place on parchment paper lined baking sheet. 5. Cover and place in refrigerator for 2 hours. 6. Serve! Author: Krista@

Whether you want to come in for a check-up, suffered a recent injury or you want to improve your health, a doctor referral is no longer needed! In the state of Illinois you now have Direct Access to physical therapy!

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