Sports & Ortho PT. Relief For Radiating Neck Pain & Headach…

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NECK PAIN & HEADACHE RELIEF FIND RELIEF WITH PT!

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• Physical Therapy & Neck Pain • Healthy Recipe • Relieve Neck Pain In Minutes • Patient Success Spotlight • Practice News

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NECK PAIN & HEADACHE RELIEF FIND RELIEF WITH PT!

Ifyoureallyhadtonarrowdownthefrustrationsthatcomewithdealingwithchronic 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 deskchairallday,orattemptingtopickupyourchildwhenheorshe isupset.Some of these tasks are more difficult to get around than are others, and, depending on how the pain is impacting your 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 that couldmeanshootingpainupyourneckandback,all theway into thebaseofyour skull. Once neck pain begins to turn into headaches, attempting to concentrate at work can become exceedingly difficult. LOWER BACK PAIN IN THE UNITED STATES There are a large number of culprits that could be behind your experience of neck pain, includingaccidents,suchasacaraccidentoraslip-and-fallaccident,aswell assporting injuries.Thereasonwhyneckpainfrequentlybecomessosevere isdue 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 spinalcolumnandthereforeconnectedtothenervoussystem,pain intheneckcan quicklydevelop intotinglingornumbness inthehands,armsandfingers,whichcan 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 canresult insevereheadaches,and insomecases,evenmigraineheadaches.The pinchednervecancausepain toradiatefrom theneck into theskullandcancause a disruption to typical nerve patterns. Working with a physical therapist can help youaddresspaincausedbyapinchednerve,and thereforecanreducetheseverity of headaches that develop as a result of neck pain. Are you suffering from headaches or neck pain? Call your physical therapistatSports&OrthoPTtoscheduelyourappointmentandstart your pain-free life today!

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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P H Y S I C A L T H E R A P Y & N E C K PA I N

Adopting healthier habits can have a big impact on your management of neck pain. These include: • Practicing improved posture

• Exercising regularly • Engaging in regularstretching, like yoga

• Wearing recommended footwear • Using lumbarsupport inyourdesk chair or car

One of the primary goals of physical therapy 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 physical therapist 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, liftingheavyobjects— likepackagesat the frontdoororevenyourgroceries —and repetitivemovements likehunchingoverakeyboardatworkcanallseriously impact your neck pain. The longeryou letneckpain lingeranddisruptyour life, themoredifficult itbecomes to treat. If you experience an injury, the smart thing to do is to consult a physical therapist soon after the pain develops.

The good news is that there is actually a lot that you can do to support the healthy operationofyourneck, thereby reducing theseverityor frequencyofyourneckpain. Working with a physical therapist is the best way to address neck pain. During physical therapy, your neck pain will be addressed holistically, taking into considerationthe initial injurythatmayhavecausedthepaintodevelop,butalsoany otherhabits,movementsorcompensationsthatmaybecontributingtothediscomfort. Physical therapy takesadvantageofstrategies likemassage,stretchingandmuscle training to reduceneckpain,andmanyof thesestrategiescanbeadopted inpartat homeoronthe-gotohelpyouaddressyourneckpainwhen it isbotheringyouthemost.

H E A LT H Y R E C I P E

PAT I E N T S U C C E S S S P O T L I G H T

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I’m so impressed by how much experience and training Cash and Erica have, and I love how they work together as a team to assess and treat patients. Two heads are always better than one!” - Rob S. Great people who care about you and your recovery. Highly recommend compared to other therapy places.” - Michael R. The staff is wonderful. Each therapist is knowledgeable, thorough and listens to your input. I was expecting an 8 week turn around. These ladies got me better than I was before the injury in half the time. I highly recommend Sports & Ortho Physical Therapy!” - Brandy L.

INGREDIENTS

• 1 package frozen spinach (drained) • 2 - 8 oz packages cream cheese • 1 package colby jack cheese • 1 package parmesan cheese • 2 cans of Rotel • Small onion, chopped • 1 tsp cumin to taste • 1 tsp garlic salt to taste

INSTRUCTIONS Combineall ingredientswellandplace ina11x13pan.Bakeat375degreesfor30-40 minutes.Letcoolslighltybeforeserving!Goesgreatwithcrackersandtoastedbread!

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PRAC T I C E NEWS : K E E P I NG Y OU R H E A LT H I N M I ND

WE’RE TAKING PRECAUTIONARY STEPS

Sports & Ortho PT is committed to the health and well-being of our patients. In the wake of the recent spread of COVID-19, we are taking every precaution. We have adjusted our schedules to accomodate patients every hour and have made sure to follow social distancing guidelines by only having 10 people in each clinic at a time. Before and after every session, we are asking our clients and staff to wash or sanitize their hands. Additionally, we have increased the number of times per day that we sanitize our equipment and facility. To do your part to prevent the spread of this contagious disease, we ask parents that if you or your child is demonstrating symptoms of coronavirus— coughing, sneezing or fever—please stay home. Additionally, if you have been exposed to someone who has a confirmed case of the virus, please notify us immediately, so we can take necessary steps. Your cooperation in this tough time is what makes us able to continue to provide valuable services to you and your family. We appreciate yourongoingsupport.Formore information,besure tocontactoneof our locations below. We wish safety and health to all of our patients.

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OUR EMPLOYEES ARE WASHING HANDS REGULARLY

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If you have pain, come in for a free assessment at any of our five locations. Don’t wait, we can help! BRIDGEPORT 312-225-3119 EDISON PARK 773-657-3897 LINCOLN PARK 773-904-8881 BEVERLY 773-779-7970 GLENVIEW/NORTHBROOK 224-282-8133

S K I P T H E S C R I P T !

Relieve Neck Pain In Minutes Try this movement to relieve neck pain.

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BILATERAL SUBOCCIPITAL STRETCH (Helps Stretch Upper Neck)

While lyingonaflatsurface,putbothhandsbehindyourhead,cupping the baseofyourskullwithyour thumbs.Tuckyourchindownwardsandapply a firm force up your skull with both thumbs to feel a moderate stretch in the back of the upper neck. Hold for at least 30 seconds.

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