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daily. It isn’t always the result of something large. While being in a car accident or experiencing another sort of injury can definitely lead to chronic neck pain, the cause of the issue isn’t always as simple to identify. Sometimes it is a bad habit that you don’t really think twice about, like your habit of watching TV as you fall asleep, keeping your neck at an odd angle as you rest for the evening, or maybe as a result of your posture as you type at your desk every day, hunched over at the shoulders with your neck catching the brunt of your slouch. These poor habits are common, and most of us consider them to be harmless. Sure, you know it isn’t great for you, but what is actually going to happen? It’s a lot easier to slouch as you type, and who doesn’t want to catch a few late-night laughsas they fallasleep?But the reality is that theseseemingly irrelevanthabits could be putting undue stress on your neck, and if you aren’t careful, this could translate to regular and uncomfortable headaches that are difficult to get rid of. If you’re experiencing aches and pains, call your physical therapist at Premier Therapy today, or visit to learn more information.

Headacheshaveabadhabitofmaking theirappearanceat themost inconvenient times. The middle of the workday, early in the evening when you have hours of responsibilities ahead of you, or even first thing in the morning when you are trying to pay attention to your morning meeting — headaches don’t care how important the work ahead of you is. When they start, they are hard to stop. Thereareallsortsof reasonswhyheadachesmaydevelop.Fromenvironmental factors like weather changes and exposure to certain perfumes or other scents, to stress and allergies, headaches happen to the best of us. However, there are some headaches that may be a bit more predictable than others. Factors like your posture, the type of mattress you sleep on, the pillow you use, or even the desk chair you sit in at work can all impact your risk for experiencing regular headachesbecauseof the intricatenetworkofnervesandmuscles inyourneck. WHEN NECK PAIN LEADS TO HEADACHES The majority of the time, neck pain starts out as a seemingly small concern. A crick inyourneckhereor theremaystart todevelopmore frequently,andbefore you know it, your experience of neck pain is something you are dealing with

The Problem With Posture

Working with a physical therapist can help you to identify whether or not your headaches may be the result of neck pain or strain. One of the most common causes of headaches due to neck pain is forward head position. Forward head position means that when you are resting your head, you are continuing to hold your head slightly forward, which is a type of slouching position. You can identify whether or not you have a forward head position by standing straightagainst thewallanddeterminingwhetherornotyourhead restsagainst the wall as your back does. If your head does not touch the wall when you are standing straight, then you aren’t fully standing up straight! As years go by and day after day you continue to hold your head in this forward position, you can start to experience pain as a result of strain in the muscles of the neck. When this is an issue, working with a physical therapist may be able to help. Stretching the muscles in your neck to alleviate neck strain can reduce the severity and regularity of your headaches. Stretching the muscles that have grown tight along the back of your neck as well as those along the shoulders can help you find relief from the tension that is causing your pain. When dealing with neck pain, it is important to remember that safety has to come first. While there are many simple activities you can try at home to begin stretchingyourneckmuscles,workingwithaphysical therapist is theonlyway to ensure thatyouarestretching inaway thatwon’tpotentially lead togreater injury. If you’re experiencing aches and pains, call your physical therapist at Premier Therapy today, or visit to learn more information.


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

Chocolate Peppermint Protein Balls


Relieves Neck Pain

• 10 tbsp cocoa powder • 6 tbsp maple syrup • 1/4 cup almond butter (use sunbutter for nut free) • 1/4 cup unflavored pea protein powder • ½ tsp peppermint extract • 1/4 tsp sea salt • 2-4 tbsp crushed candy canes • 2-4 tbsp dairy free chocolate chips (optional)

Put everything except the candy cane or cacao nibs, chocolate chips and water into a bowl and mix well. Slowly add water if needed (You may not need any water if your almond butter is runny). Start with a teaspoon and slowly add until you get a well mixedbatter. Ifyouadd toomuch then thebatterwillbe toosoft to roll.Add thecandy canes/cacaonibsandchocolatechipsandmixagain.Allow tochill in the fridgewhile you clean up, then roll into balls. Recipe:

CERVICAL RETRACTIONS Stand with your back against a wall. Position a rolled up towel behind your neck. Tuck chin like you are nodding ‘yes’. Draw your chin closer to the back of your throat. Repeat 3 times.

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� Move without pain � Bend and move freely � Balance confidently & securely

� Sit for long periods comfortably � Walk for long distances � Live an active and healthy lifestyle

“ I’ve been attending Premier Physical Therapy for the last 3 months and am very thankful for the kindhearted therapists who have helped my range of motion and rehabilitation. Everyone that works there is incredibly kind, friendly, helpful, dedicated, and warm. This facility is owned by a family, and I always feel better after having visited with them, receiving my therapy. I’ve had ultrasounds on my knees, also using ice packs. We do exercises together, and they also massage my knees, and bend my knees to help with my flexibility. I would reccomend this place to anyone who has any injuries or needs rehabilitation. They have been so helpful to me, and I am very grateful.” - S.O.

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Important Announcement


As of January 1st, we will be closing the Commerce Township office.


(248) 538-5165 33010 Northwestern Hwy. West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322 West Bloomfield

We are grateful to Norton Bahoura for running this location and for the clients that were treated at the Commerce Township location. The West Bloomfield office will continue to serve all other patients with Premier Therapy Centers, Inc.. Thank you for all your support!

Call to schedule. Expires 1/31/20

For more information, contact our West Bloomfield office at (248) 538-5165.

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