Biosport PT: Don't Ignore Your Back Pain

Health &Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

Getting To Know The BioSport PT Staff! REBECA RAMIREZ, FRONT OFFICE SPECIALIST

Rebeca is working on completing her last semester at MJC in order to transfer to California State University Stanislaus to complete her undergraduate degree in Social Work. She has a strong attraction in helping underserved and less privileged individuals. Rebeca strives to be a hard worker and always brings friendliness and joy to the office at BioSport Physical Therapy. She greets everyone with happiness and is always ready to make the day a brighter one for

anyone she encounters or engages with. Rebeca is a Front Office Specialist and handles appointments, scheduling, and all office duties making her an integral member of the team. Being fluent in Spanish, she can help many patients with translation to ensure the greatest care and communication possible. Her smile makes the whole office shine.

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6 BACK CONDITIONS NOT TO IGNORE “Continue An Active Lifestyle Free Of Pain!”

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• Will Your Back Hurt As You Get Older? • Healthy Recipe • Relieve Back Pain In Minutes • Patient Success Spotlight

4. Lumbar sprain/strain: This is a common cause of low back pain due to injury of muscles and tendons. The rows of muscles that run up and down the sides of the spinal column, are the major muscle groups usually involved in lower back injury. 5. Fractures: These are due to trauma, or sometimes occur without any injury in people with osteoporosis. 6. Spinal cord compression: This is unusual, but very worrisome and may be associated with weakness and loss of bowel/bladder control. Medication and Bed Rest. Most lower back pain sufferers try over the counter drugs and bed rest. However, most self remedies will not provide the relief that you need. In fact, bed rest is the wrong thing to do because it can weaken the spinal muscles further. Weakness in the spinal muscles is one of the main reasons for low back pain and puts you at risk for injuring your back with common activities such as lifting, bending or squatting. Most of us sit too much and this contributes to severe weakening of the back and torso muscles which are needed for a healthy back.

Do you feel aches and pains in your lower back? If so, you are not alone. Four out of every five Americans will suffer from back pain at some time in their lives. Without proper spine mobility, stability and alignment your back structures wear down over time, similar to tires that are out of alignment. There are many different back conditions, but here are a few common ones: 1. Lumbar or sacral radiculopathy: The result of pressure on a nerve exiting the spine. Pain, numbness and tingling can be felt down in different parts of the leg. 2. Sciatica: This comes from compression of the sciatic nerve by a muscle called the piriformis, deep in the buttock. Symptoms can radiate down the buttock and leg. 3. Spinal stenosis: This is a narrowing of the bony spinal canal which causes rubbing or pressure on nerves. Central canal stenosis is quite serious as it presses upon the spinal cord.

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WILL YOUR BACK HURT AS YOU GET OLDER?

If you think that growing older automatically leads to back pain, here’s some great news; it doesn’t! Many people suffer from pain, yet, they still believe their aches and pains are a natural part of aging. They’re not. Back pain is primarily caused by four main factors: • Spinal muscle weakness • Poor muscle or joint movement • Poor posture • Lack of spinal or pelvic muscle coordination Treating the Cause of Your Back Pain The goal of our SPINE program is to find the root cause of your pain and correct it, not just treat the symptoms. By treating the root cause of the pain, you can achieve faster, long-lasting results. We provide the most advanced and effective treatments to each of our patients in a caring, friendly environment. Our highly trained and skilled physical therapists use proven hands-on therapy techniques to help people of all ages become free of pain and get back to the activities they enjoy. If your back pain prevents you from standing for long periods, bending down to pick up objects, or getting up and down from the floor to play with your children or grandchildren it’s time to come to Biosport Physical Therapy and restore your quality of life. Knowing the Right Expert to Help You Physical therapists are medical musculoskeletal specialists, meaning we are the experts when it comes to the movement of the body and how the muscles, joints and skeletal structure work with one another.

Effective physical therapy experts recognize that the best treatments are not modalities that depend solely on ultrasound, cold or heat therapy, but rather a skilled hands-on approach to examination and treatment. Studies have proven that manual therapy and specific exercises produce better and faster results than traditional exercise based therapy. If you are suffering with back pain or know someone who is, call us today to discover how we can finally help you become pain free and get back to the activities you enjoy. After all, you’re as young as you feel! Find out more about our programs by calling us today and discover how to relieve and reduce back pain.

Healthy Recipe

Pan Seared Lemon Chicken INGREDIENTS • 4 boneless chicken breasts, (1-1¼ pounds) Salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste • 3 tsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided • 3 cloves garlic, minced

• 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth • 2 teaspoons flour • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill, divided • 1 tablespoon lemon juice • ½ white onion, diced

DIRECTIONS 1. Season chicken breasts on both sides with salt and pepper. Heat 1½ teaspoons oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and sear until well browned on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to a plate and tent with foil. 2. Reduce heat to medium. Add the remaining 1½ teaspoons oil to the pan. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Whisk broth, flour, 1 tablespoon dill and lemon juice in a measuring cup and add to pan. Cook, whisking, until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes. 3. Return the chicken and any accumulated juices to the pan; reduce heat to low and simmer until the chicken is cooked through, about 4 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a warmed platter. Season sauce with salt and pepper and spoon over the chicken. Garnish with the remaining 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill.

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Patient Success Spotlight

Thank you BioSport for helping me get my life back. “This is my second time here at BioSport for my lower back. The first time was before my spinal fusion L3, L4. I was barely able to walk. After each visit I felt extreme relief until I got into the Car. Leo helped me get an MRI so I was able to have the surgery I needed quicker. After surgery I am back now. It was a struggle at first but 3 ½ months later I am almost pain free and when I’m not, BioSport will help me out with recommended exercises and stretches to help me do at home. I would highly recommend BioSport Physical Therapy. Everyone makes you feel like family. They listen to you, they ask questions, and they are there to help each individual with their specific needs. Thank you BioSport for helping me get my life back. P.S. I just wanted to add, not only is BioSport a physical therapy place, they are mental therapist as well. When you are in pain for an extended amount of time your mental state gets very low as your pain worsens your self-esteem does too. P.S.S. My core and legs have gotten so strong since my surgery, I am now able to help my daughter preparare her FFA pig Charlotte for the big Stanislaus County Fair.” – Mary G.

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Physical Therapists Are The Mechanics Of Your Body

Relieve Back Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing back pain.

Loosens Lower Back

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STRAIGHT LEG RAISE While lying or sitting, raise up your leg with a straight knee. Keep the opposite knee bent with the foot planted to the ground. Repeat 6 times on both sides.

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Why You Need To Come Back In For A Tune-Up: � Move without pain � Bend and move freely � Balance confidently and securely � Sit for long periods comfortably � Walk for long distances � Live an active and healthy lifestyle

Why are we so excited about LASER THERAPY?

We’ve Seen It Work!

DEEP TISSUE LASER THERAPY

A DAY OF FREE LASER THERAPY TREATMENTS Thursday, May 24th 2018 The treatments are FREE but appointments are limited! Please call to register and reserve your spot. You will receive a 30 minute one-on-one treatment. • Foot Pain • Knee Pain • Post Surgery • Arthritis FREE LASER THERAPY TREATMENT 1933 Coffee Road, Modesto, Califonia 95357 209-524-7488 Current and past patients call to schedule your free laser therapy treatment today! RELIEF FOR: • Back Pain • Neck Pain • Shoulder Pain

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Let’s Talk About LASER THERAPY DRUG FREE | NON-INVASIVE | PAIN RELIEF

1. It reduces pain and inflammationwithout side effects Laser therapy uses a process called photobiomodulation. Unlike medications, laser therapy reduces pain without undesirable side effects. It is also important to point out that patients report long-lasting pain relief. While the number of treatments required may vary depending on the acuity of the condition, many patients experience lasting relief after only a couple treatments. 2. Can be used for acute and chronic conditions When treating acute conditions with laser therapy, it is particularly effective when it is administered as soon as possible following injury. The faster the inflammation is reduced and the healing process can begin, the better. In the case of acute injury, laser therapy helps restore the body to normal function quicker. 3. Treatments can be customized for each situation Depending on the condition, whether it is an acute swollen ankle or chronic low back pain, the therapist will set the laser up for your condition to treat the pain and inflammation along with improving cellular function to maximize the benefits. 4. Treatments Feel Good Depending on the laser, it can create little to no sensation or it can create a gentle, soothing warmth. 5. Treatments Are Fast With LightForce lasers, treatments are quick, usually 30minutes depending on the size, depth, and acuteness of the condition being treated.

DEEP TISSUE LASER THERAPY

A DAY OF FREE LASER TREATMENTS

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Treatments are FREE but appointments are limited. If you are interested in scheduling your FREE laser therapy treatment session, please call today to reserve your spot at 209-524-7488.

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