CoreSolutions: Relief For Radiating Neck Pain & Headaches

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RELIEF FOR JAW, FACE & EAR PAIN Do you suffer from jaw pain, headaches, painful chewing, or clicking and popping in your jaw? These could all be signs and symptoms of temporomandibular joint dysfunction, or TMJD. The temporomandibular joint is essentially where your jaw meets your skull It is one of the most complex joints in the body and can be affected by neck and head position, eating or chewing certain foods, habitual postures or positions, and direct trauma. It is also often associated with stress and poorsleephabits.Grindingtheteethorclenchingthe jawduring sleep are also common causes ofTMJD and your dentist might be the first person to make you aware that you have this syndrome based on thewear pattern on your teeth. Other symptoms of TMJDmay include neck pain, ear ache or pressure, aching or tingling around the ear, face, or jaw, or even pain in the teeth. painful grinding and irritation of the TMJ. Other causes may include: • Poor alignment of or trauma to the teeth or jaw • Teeth grinding • Poor posture • Arthritis or other inflammatory musculoskeletal disorders • Excessive gum chewing • Stress A lot can be done to help TMJ, first starting with a thorough evaluation of your problem with our expert physiotherapists. Oncetheroot causeof your problemhasbeendiscovered,acomprehensiveplan can be developed to quickly relieve your pain and restorenaturalmovementtoyourTMJ.Furthermore, our physiotherapists will teach you techniques for regaining normal jaw movement for long lasting results.

What Causes TMJ Syndrome? Multiple factors contribute to themuscle tightness and dysfunction that characterize this condition. Most often, poor posture and neck alignment change the pull of the muscles that make your jaw move. This causes

The focus of physiotherapy for TMJD is relaxation, gentle movement and releasing tight muscles. In most cases, physiotherapy can resolve TMJD and rarely is surgery needed.

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If you really had to narrow down the frustrations that come with dealing with chronic pain, perhaps the single largest frustration would be having to deal with the pain day after day. Chronic pain has a way of interfering with the most basic activities. Getting out of bed and driving to work can become a challenge, as can sitting in a desk chair all day, or attempting to pick up your child when he or she is upset. Some of these tasks are more difficult to get around thanareothers,and,dependingonhow thepain is impactingyour life, the stress of having to go through extra steps to make basic things happen can really get out of hand. Neck pain is one of those types of pain that is difficult to work around. Pain in the neck and back will frequently begin to radiate the longer it hangs around, and thatcouldmeanshootingpainupyourneckandback,all theway into the base of your skull. Once neck pain begins to turn into headaches, attempting to concentrate at work can become exceedingly difficult. What Causes Neck Pain? There are a large number of culprits that could be behind your experience of neck pain, including accidents, such as a car

accident or a slip-and-fall accident, as well as sporting injuries. The reason why neck pain frequently becomes so severe is due to the fact that blood vessels have to pass through your neck to reach the head. A spasm in the neck muscles could lead to constricted blood circulation, and therefore migraine headaches. What’s worse, since the neck is connected to the spinal column and therefore connected to the nervous system, pain in the neck can quickly develop into tingling or numbness in the hands, arms and fingers, which can be uncomfortable and frustrating when you are going about daily tasks. When neck pain develops as a result of a pinched nerve, the radiating neck pain can result in severe headaches, and in some cases, even migraine headaches. The pinched nerve can cause pain to radiate from the neck into the skull and can cause a disruption to typical nerve patterns. Working with a physiotherapist can help you address pain caused by a pinched nerve, and therefore can reduce the severity of headaches that develop as a result of neck pain.

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PHYSIOTHERAPY & NECK PAIN

The good news is that there is actually a lot that you can do to support the healthy operation of your neck, thereby reducing the severity or frequency of your neck pain. Working with a physiotherapist is the best way to address neck pain. During physiotherapy, your neck pain will be addressed holistically, taking into consideration the initial injury that may have caused the pain to develop, but also any other habits, movements or compensations that may be contributing to the discomfort. Physiotherapy takes advantage of strategies like massage, stretching and muscle training to reduce neck pain, and many of these strategies can be adopted in part at home or on the-go to help you address your neck pain when it is bothering you the most. Adopting healthier habits can have a big impact on your management of neck pain. These include: • Practicing improved posture • Wearing recommended footwear • Using lumbar support in your desk chair or car • Exercising regularly • Engaging in regular stretching, like yoga One of the primary goals of physiotherapy is to address whole-body well- being by encouraging improved overall health. In many situations, this includes improved flexibility and range-of-motion training, muscle building and strength training, and even in some cases, encouragement with cardiovascular activities and weight loss. At the end of the day, the best way to be free of neck pain is to prevent neck pain from developing, and working with a physiotherapist can help you in this regard, as well. The tasks that you do every day can build up over time and cause a lot of stress on your body, and the neck and shoulders are some of

the most common places to carry that stress. You may not even realize the impact that simple tasks that you do every day have on your body and your experience of pain.Things like driving, lifting heavy objects — like packages at the front door or even your groceries — and repetitive movements like hunching over a keyboard at work can all seriously impact your neck pain. The longer you let neck pain linger and disrupt your life, the more difficult it becomes to treat. If you experience an injury, the smart thing to do is to consult a physiotherapist soon after the pain develops. Source: https://www.moveforwardpt.com/symptomsconditionsdetail.aspx?cid=8402b1d2- 6580-41b2-b4ff-25a0cd6dac3a https://www.verywellhealth.com/pinched-nerve-headache-treatment-1719581

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At Core Solutions Physiotherapy & Wellness, you will receive hands-on therapy treatments by our friendly, caring health physiotherapists during focused and individualized sessions. It’s time to go to Core Solutions Physiotherapy & Wellness if: • You’re tired of living in pain • You want to feel better and move better • You have been in an auto accident or injured on the job • You want to prevent injury 1. Call and talk to your physiotherapist 2. Discover why your pain has come back 3. Get your custom recovery program

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RELIEVING THE PAIN IN YOUR NECK WITH PHYSIOTHERAPY

Do you have trouble sitting up straight at your desk, tilting your head down to tie your shoes, or even lying down to go to sleep at night? If so, your neck pain may be limiting you from living your life comfortably. Neck pain can cause debilitating andextremelyuncomfortablesensations,especially if thepainstretches from the neckdown to theshoulders.According to theAmericanPhysiotherapyAssociation (APTA),approximatelyone-thirdof thepopulationwillexperienceneckpain inany given year. It can get worse if left untreated, and in severe cases, surgery may even be needed. The neck is an integral area of everyday movement, and sharp pains can prevent you from functioning properly in your day-to-day life. Fortunately, physiotherapy can help you regain your normal, pain-free functions. In fact, several patients are able to find relief from their neck pain every year with the help of physiotherapy. If you have been suffering from neck pain and you are looking for relief, contact Core Solutions Physiotherapy & Wellness today. Whydo Ihaveneckpain? Neckpain ismostcommonlycausedby injuryordamage to the tissues or bone structures in the neck. However, certain degenerative conditions can also lead to neck pain. Some common conditions that may be causing the pain in your neck include: •Musclestrains.Themuscles inyourneckcanbecomestrainedbyoveruse.Even somethingassimpleassittingatyourdeskalldaywithyourneckcraned toward the computer screen can lead to a strain in your neck muscles. • Injuries. One of the most common injuries that results in neck pain is whiplash. It is known as a “strain” injury, caused by the head being whipped rapidly back- and-forth, thus affecting the soft tissues in the back of the neck. Whiplash is typically sustained by an automobile or high-impact sport collision, although there are other ways to sustain whiplash.

• Illnesses.Certaindiseasesandailmentscanresult inneckpain,suchasmeningitis, rheumatoid arthritis, or even cancer. •Nervecompression.Thenerves thatbranchoutfromyourspinalcordcanbecome compressed ifyouhaveaherniateddisc inyourneck. Insomecases,nervepain caneven result inaconditionknownas radiculopathy,wherepainextends from the neck all the way down to the hands and fingers. • Joint degeneration. Much like any other joint in your body, the neck joints can erodewithage,causingpain.Conditionssuchasosteoarthritiscanalso reduce the cartilage between the vertebrae in the neck, which can result in moderate to severe pain. Howcanphysiotherapyrelievemyneckpain? Numerouspatientshavefoundrelief for their neck pain through physiotherapy treatments, and in many cases, these treatmentshaveevenbeenable to reduce theneed forharmfulpain-management drugs or surgical correction. AtCoreSolutionsPhysiotherapy&Wellness,wearededicated tohelpingyourelieve your pain and regain your optimum levels of function. At your initial appointment, oneofour licensedphysiotherapistswillconductaphysicalevaluation toanalyze therangeofmotion inyourneck,aswellasany limitationsyoumayhaveasaresult of the pain you are experiencing. Your diagnosis will determine the make-up of your treatmentplan,andmay includeanycombinationofmanual therapy, targeted stretches and exercises, activity modification, or ergonomic recommendations. You will work together with your physiotherapist to understand the goals and expectations of each step in your personalized treatment plan, with the main focus being on overcoming your neck pain and recovering as quickly as possible. Don’t let thepains inyourneck limityourdaily lifeany longer– find reliefwithCore Solutions Physiotherapy & Wellness!

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Do You Have Friends or Family Unable to Do The Following? 9 Move without pain 9 Bend and move freely 9 Balance confidently and securely 9 Sit for long periods comfortably 9 Walk for long distances 9 Live an active and healthy lifestyle

SCHOMBERG LOCATION 6048 Highway 9, Suite 13 Schomberg, ON L0G 1T0

CALEDON EAST LOCATION 15955 Airport Road, Suite 101 Caledon, ON L7C 1H9

P: (905) 939-9041 F: (905) 939-9638

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