RecoveryPT_Is Stress Causing Your Neck Pain?

SEPTEMBER 2019 N E W S L E T T E R Y O U R H E A L T H I S O U R P R I O R I T Y

IS STRESS CAUSING YOUR NECK PAIN? YOU CAN FIND RELIEF, TODAY!

ALSO INSIDE: Physical Therapy & Neck Pain Relief • What Our Patients Say • Staff Spotlight: Dr. Jung Hyun Lee • Hypervolt Deep Tissue Massage

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SEPTEMBER 2019

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IS STRESS CAUSING YOUR NECK PAIN? YOU CAN FIND RELIEF, TODAY!

Does your neck hurt? You might be suffering from stress-related pain — also called a tension headache. During anxiety, muscles tense up. As muscle tension tightens, the back, shoulders and neck are affected. The more pressure they cause, the more discomfort you get. Let’s take a closer look at stress-related neck pain. Is My Neck Pain Caused by Stress? Pain worsened by keeping your head in one place — like when you’re driving, or using a computer — is neck pain. While neck pain has a slew of symptoms, its major symptoms, reported by Mayo Clinic, are: • Muscle tightness and spasms • Headaches • Decreased ability to move the head Stress-induced neck pain isn’t rare. It also isn’t psychological. Many experts think stress-induced neck pain is caused by physical factors

— low,butconstant, trapeziusmuscleactivity. Ifyourneckpainstartsat the base of your shoulders, traveling upward, it may be stress related. Causes of Stress-Related Neck Pain While stress alone can trigger neck pain, a few factors can make it worse. Office environments tend to create neck pain problems — as they confine people to chairs, bad posture and little mobility. Driving often, too, can make your chances of stress-related neck pain higher. The U.S. National Library of Medicine suggests contacting a professional if you’re experiencing neck pain. Even if it’s caused by stress, untreated neck pain might later reveal muscle spasms, arthritis, bulging discs or even narrowed spinal nerve openings. Contact us today or visit our website at www.recoverypt.com. Our physical therapists help you find the source of your neck pain and guide you along the way to achieve better health.

PHYSICAL THERAPY & NECK PAIN RELIEF

Neckpain, fortunately,canbealleviatedwithphysicaltherapy.Because neck pain is often caused by activity, different activity can cure it. Sometimes, this “activity” means “no activity.” Before you contact a professional, try reducing your neck movements. Sometimes, simply letting your neck muscles relax is enough. Ifyoudon’tseereliefwithintwoweeks,contactaprofessional.Physical therapistscan targetyourpain’ssourcebyexaminingyoursymptoms. Then, they can offer exercises that stretch, flex and relax your neck muscles. In time, your neck will become more resilient — giving you the comfort you deserve. Where after-care treatment is considered, custom-tailored neck exercises will assure your neck stays loose, limber and healthy. Ifyou’redealingwithneckpain,you’renotalone.Calloneofourclinics today and schedule an assessment. Even if your neck pain is caused by stress, it still needs attention. We’ll work side by side with your goals, creating the proactive, effective programs you need to achieve mobility once more.

For more information about how Recovery Physical Therapy can help you find relief from your neck pain, call us today at (917) 763-7825 or visit www.recoverypt.com.

Sources: https://www.spine-health.com/blog/how-relieve-neck-pain-caused-stress https://www.everydayhealth.com/neck-pain/neck-pain-reduce-stress.aspx https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMHT0027055/ https://medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstructions/000802.htm https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/most-neck-pain-improves-with- self-care-time/ https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/neck-pain/symptoms-causes/ syc-20375581

WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY SUCCESS STORIES Recovery PT restored my faith in PT. They give you one on one

My experience with Recovery PT, and especially my

personal attention the whole time you are there. They work with you on things that are hurting that may notbeyourprimaryreasonforbeing there (if you are a klutz like me). Theyunderstandthatone injurymay cause other problems elsewhere. I willprobablybeback thereatsome point, so I recommend the place! ” – A. M.

therapist, was excellent. She was by farthebesttherapist Ihaveever worked with. In the past, I have therapists tell me to go do this or that and then leave me alone. With my Recovery PT therapist, she was very hands-on and spent the entire time working WITH me. Iwouldhighlyrecommendherand Recovery PT. ” – M. W.

EXERC I SE ESSENT I ALS TRY THESE EXERCISES TO KEEP YOU MOVING

DR. JUNGHYUNLEE, PT,DPT,OCS,CFMT STAFF SPOTLIGHT

Jung is the Director at our Upper East Side clinic. He graduated with a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from Daemen College. He specializes in Orthopedic and Manual Physical Therapy. Jung is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS). He also completed the rigorous certification process to

Cervical Retraction Stand with your back against a wall and with a rolled up towel behind your neck. Keep your eyes fixed ahead and your head upright. Tuck your chin like you are nodding “yes.” Draw your chin closer to the back of your throat. Repeat 10 times. Scapular Retraction Stand tall with your shoulders relaxed. Retract your shoulder blades back and downwards toward your spine. Try not to hunch your shoulders. Maintain the position for 2-3 seconds before returning to starting position. Repeat 10 times.

becomeaCertifiedFunctionalManualTherapist (CFMT) through the Institute of Physical Art. He continues to attend continuing education courses to further his professional development. Dr.Jungtakesaholisticapproachtophysicaltherapyassessment and treatmentto trace tothesourceofthedysfunction.Junguses interventions which couples mechanical treatment of soft tissue and joints with hands-on neuromuscular facilitation to promote efficientmotorcontrol foroptimalhumanmovements.He isalso certified in functional movement taping. Dr. Jung is the Clinical Director at our Upper East Side clinic. Call our Upper East Side clinic at (212) 831-3315 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jung, today!

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Always consult your physical therapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of doing.

DIRECT ACCESS WHAT DOES IT MEAN? Physical Therapy is Easier to Get Than You Think! • A physician referral • Therapy may begin

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Don’t let your pain hold you back. Call us today at (917) 763-7825 or visit our website at www.recoverypt.com.

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