Adams PT: Live Without Neck Pain & Headaches

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4 Easy Tricks ToRelieveAHeadache 1. Regular exercise.

3. Balanced diet. Eating regular meals, avoiding foods that trigger headaches, and staying hydrated will also help reduce the pain and frequency of your headaches.

Migraine patients are at a slightly increasedriskofstroke, and lack of exercise is a risk factor for cardiovacular and cerebrovascular disease. Vigorous, regular exercise can help reduce these risks. 2. Adequate sleep. Getting enough sleep on a regular basis is part of the migraine hygiene you should practice to keep your headaches at ease.

4. Work on improving your posture.

Hold your shoulders back and your head level, parallel to the ground, instead of hunching forward. This technique helps improve headaches most frequent during work.

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“My physical therapy at Adams Physical Therapy Services went exceptionally well. I went from not being able to pick up my two year old from the car to wrestling with him again with no pain. The staff is not only professional but extremely friendly. They are people that I would consider friends. I know if I ever have to come back, I will be back to 100% in no time.” -D.C. “I went fromnot being able to pick upmy two year old from the car to wrestlingwith him againwith NO PAIN.”

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Is It Possible To Live Without Neck Pain & Headaches? Here’s What You Need To Do When Your Regular Treatment Plans Don’t Work Anymore

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Do you suffer from frequent neck pain and headaches? People literally live on acetaminophen and Ibuprofen for years because they constantly have a nagging headache, induced by muscle spasms in the neck. A concern with those who have frequent headaches, is an underlying neck problem that may go untreated. The Cause of Most Headaches Headaches can range from minor nagging pains, to full-blown migraines that knock you off your feet for a day or two. Any headache, whether tremendous pain or not, should be a warning sign that the muscles in your spine and neck may be too tight

and tense. Prolonged muscle tension may cause you to feel stiff and achy. One may feel pain in the shoulders, neck, upper back and even radiating out to the upper arms. Most people who have headaches complain about having neck and shoulder pain. The most intense pain usually lies directly in the back and upper sides of the neck. The pain then radiates into the shoulder area. This is why many people who have headaches treat themselves to frequent neck and shoulder massages. Physical therapy can help you to relieve the tightness and tension in your muscles, helping you live a happy, pain-free life.

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The neck can be a hidden and debilitating source of headaches. Very often neck pain and headaches go hand-in-hand, leading to a miserable time coping with every day activities. According to the National Institute of Health Statistics neck pain and headaches are the second most common formofpainexperiencedbyAmericans,with 59% reporting it affected their enjoyment of life. Headaches are often grouped under the term “cervicogenic headache” meaning that the primary source is from the neck. There are well mapped out patterns of headaches that come from the different parts of the neck, shoulder and upper back areas. The discs between your bones (vertebrae) and joints in the upper neck often contribute to headaches. Even headaches located in the forehead or behind the eyes are often referred pains stemming from problem areas in the neck and base of the skull. The joints connecting the top three levels of the neck handle almost 50% of the total motion of the entire neck.This means they absorb a lot of repetitive strain. These joints bear the main load of the weight of the head (about that of a bowling ball). With fatigue, poor posture, injuries, disc 9 6

problems, arthritis, muscular stress and even prior surgeries, the wear and tear on this critical region of your body can prove too much, resulting in pain. It is also possible that you may develop a narrowing of the spinal canal itself. Since the spinal cord runs through the spine, a narrowing of the canal or where the nerves exit, can lead to a condition named spinal stenosis. There ismuch thatcanbedone to treatneck pain and headaches. Our expert physical therapists have years of experience helping people with neck pain and headaches. By finding the root cause of your neck pain and headaches we can relieve your pain quickly, reduce the need for medication and get you back to the activities you enjoy. Discover how our team of specialists at Adams Physical Therapy can eliminate your neck pain and headaches allowing you to live a happy, active and pain-free life. Call today for more details! 5 8 7 5 2 1 7 9 8

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You Are Invited To Our OPEN HOUSE October 3rd from3:00 to 6:00pm 955 E Washington Street, Winchester, Indiana 47394 We are inviting the public to see our brand new location. There will be light refreshments and staff will be available to answer any questions. We will be offering blood pressure checks and scheduling free falls- risks assessments and FREE CONSULTATIONS.

“The people here make it worth coming because they are friendly and made me feel at home. Physical therapy helped me a lot and if it weren’t for these folks, who knows if my leg would have gotten better. They encouraged me to keep pushing myself and helped get my leg to one hundred percent better.” -Brenda A. “Mademe feel at home!” Try this movement if you are experiencing neck pain. Relieve Pain In Minutes

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Good stretch to relax your shoulders

Stand tall, shoulders relaxed. Pull shoulder blades back and down. Don’t hunch your shoulders. Hold for 8 count repeat 8 times.

Basic Vegetable Smoothie Recipe Directions

8 Ingredients • 6 oz water • 1 large tomato • ½ cucumber • 2 pieces celery • 2 carrots • handful of baby spinach

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• lemon juice from 1 lemon (or balsamic vinegar) • 6 ice cubes

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