Sports & Ortho: Relieving Neck Pain

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“Say Goodbye To Neck Pain For Good!” RELIEVING NECK PAIN

Neck pain can be both debilitating and terrifying. When you experience an injury that leaves your neck in severe pain, the thought of not being able to freely turn your head is overwhelmingly stressful. What’s more, the pain itself is unbearable, and since the neck is so sensitive to injury, it is important to be as careful as possible in finding treatment and solutions for the pain.

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“Ever Wonder How To Relieve Your Aching Neck?” RELIEVING NECK PAIN

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• What Is The Cause Of Your Pain? • Healthy Recipe • Relieve Neck Pain In Minutes • Patient Success Spotlight • FREE Mobile Download

(continued from outside) It is incredible to realize how common neck pain is — especially among American adults! More than two-thirds of U.S. adults will develop neck pain at least once in their life, and the reasons for the neck pain are as varied as the population of the nation itself. Injury, muscle strain and even stress can cause significant pain in the neck and upper back. If you aren’t careful, a neck injury can lead to chronic pain, and it is even possible for chronic headaches like migraines to develop as a result of regular neck pain. There are a lot of different ways that you can relieve neck pain, but the best treatment for your personal needs depends entirely on the type of injury that you’ve experienced. Here is a quick breakdown of what could be going on to cause your neck pain: If your pain is developing gradually over time and is not the result of any particular injury that comes to mind, then it may be a result

of degenerative disk disease. When this develops, you may experience chronic neck pain as a result of fluid-filled sacs that are becoming weakened over time as a result of stress and strain. Physical therapy can help alleviate the pain from degenerative disk disease by helping restore blood circulation and improve range of motion in the neck.This therapy is approached in a careful and deliberate way so as to not cause further pain in the neck region. Sometimes, neck pain develops after a particular injury, such as due to athleticism or even as a result of a car accident or a slip and fall accident. When this happens, your pain could be a result of a muscle strain or sprain. When this is the case, then using traditional methods like hot and cold therapy and targeted physical therapy treatment can do a lot of good to alleviate the pain. However, attempting exercises on your own could also result in further pain.

No one understands movement like we do! Come experience real pain relief with our physical therapists at Sports & Ortho Physical Therapy by scheduling an appointment today!

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WHAT IS THE CAUSE OF YOUR PAIN?

In some cases, mechanical neck pain can develop as a result of a change in the neck joints.This may develop as a result of a disc collapsing, which causes the space between the bones to become narrow, often causing bones to strike one another, resulting in pain. When this isn’t addressed, mechanical neck pain can spread, causing the pain to become more severe and covering a wider range of the neck. Finally, neck pain is sometimes caused by radiculopathy, which refers to pressure or irritation in the nerves of the neck, which alters the electrical signals in the neck, causing you to feel more pain throughout the day. Physical therapy can help reduce the pressure and irritation surrounding the nerves, often offering immediate relief from pain and discomfort. These are just some of the frequent causes of neck pain. It is important that you never assume that your neck pain is being caused by one or another of these issues, and that you instead always work with a licensed and experienced physical therapist to determine the precise cause of your pain and discomfort. Is Your Neck Pain Caused by Sleep Issues? There is one more factor that often is not spoken about, but it’s a frequent cause of neck pain and discomfort: sleeping issues. Sometimes, sleeping in a certain position or sleeping on a mattress or pillow that is too soft or too hard will lead to neck pain. Oftentimes, this pain will appear to be chronic, as the sleeping issue is likely something that you experience day after day, causing the pain to return regularly.

It may be helpful to rule out sleeping concerns as a reason behind your neck pain by assessing your sleeping conditions and making any changes that you think may be necessary. Adjust how many pillows you sleep on, the position you sleep in or even your mattress! For more support in finding relief from neck pain, talk to your physical therapist.

Learn more about how you can naturally relieve neck pain, call the clinic nearest you today!

Healthy Recipe

ZUCCHINI LINGUINE INGREDIENTS

• 1 small red chile, seeded & minced • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil • 12 ounces linguine • 3 baby zucchini, thinly sliced • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving

• 1 lb tomatoes, finely chopped • 1 tablespoon chopped basil • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley • 2 garlic cloves, minced • 2 teaspoons kosher salt

DIRECTIONS In a large bowl, toss the tomatoes with the basil, parsley, garlic, salt, chile and olive oil. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the linguine; drain well. Add the linguine to the bowl along with the sliced zucchini and toss. Add the 1/4 cup of grated cheese, toss again and serve in bowls, passing more cheese at the table.

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DISCOVER HOW TO LIVE PAIN-FREE

At Sports & Ortho Physical Therapy, you will receive hands-on therapy treatmentsbyour friendly,caringhealth experts during focused and individualized sessions. It’s time to get Sports & Ortho Physical Therapy 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 a therapist 2. Discover why your pain has come back 3. Get your custom recovery program

PATIENT SUCCESS SPOTLIGHT

“Cash DeWitt is by far the best physical therapist you could wish for. Being an internist, I’m aware of a medical personnel’s knowledge and how difficult it is to be outstanding in our current system. He and Kevin – a superb assistant – provide a welcoming, friendly, clean, and inviting place to improve physical problems. Unlike others, Cash DeWitt does hands on, one-on-one therapy with each and all of his patients. He is remarkably competent with an advanced degree, and training in movement – kinesiology. These one-on-one, generous non-rushed therapy sessions get results. My highest recommendation, far better than any other physical therapy anywhere!” – Sheldon E. Far better than any other physical therapy!

If you have pain, come in for a free assessment at any of our four locations. Don’t wait, we can help! BRIDGEPORT 312-225-3119 NORTHWEST SIDE 773-657-3897 LINCOLN PARK 773-904-8881 BEVERLY 773-779-7970

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Relieve Neck Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing neck pain.

LEVATOR SCAPULAE STRETCH Grasp your arm on the affected side and tilt your head downward into the armpit. Use your opposite hand to guide your head further into the stretch. Hold for 30 seconds. Repeat 3 times. Stretches Neck Muscles www.simpleset.net

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