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CELEBRATE PAIN RELIEF FROMA HERNIATED DISC

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Discussing Herniated Discs with Noah Abrahams, PT, DPT.

comfortable and your back strong. Without cushioning in between each of those sockets, the bones would rub against one another with every movement, and this would be incredibly painful. When a disc becomes herniated, the cushioning in between the vertebrae will rupture, essentially deflating the cushioning in between the vertebrae and causing the bones to begin to rub against one another.This is painful enough as it is, but can become even more painful if the herniated disc actually begins to press on the adjacent spinal nerves, causing the pain to spread even further up the spine. Themostcommonplacement foraherniateddisc isat the lumbarvertebrae in the lower back. While it is not the only reason that pain can become severe in the lower back, it is definitely one of the most severe forms of back pain. If you suspect that you may have experienced a herniated disc it is important that you seek medical attention, such as from your physical therapist. A herniated disc will not heal on its own, and working with a physical therapist is one of the best ways to experience relief from the pain associated with this common concern. For more information about overcoming arthritis pain, contact us.

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Back pain can develop for all sorts of reasons. From a car accident to bad posture, to an uncomfortable seat for a prolonged period of time, back pain can come out of nowhere and cause no small amount of discomfort once it arrives.

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There are some back injuries, however, that are even more painful than your run-of-the-mill back pain. A herniated disc is one of the most painful back injuries that you can experience, and it is far more common than you may be initially aware. What is a Herniated Disc? Your spine is made up of a series of interlocking bones with small cushions in-between each joint socket. The structure of your spine is what allows you to move freely from side to side. Every time you crunch your abdomen by bending forward, or lean to one side or another for a deep stretch, those little vertebral bodies move with you, keeping you

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HOWDOES A HERNIATED DISC HAPPEN?

The vertebrae in the spine are stacked closely together, with only a small amount of space for the discs in between each bone. A disc can become herniated as a result of injury, car accident, or even simply from overuse. One of the most common causes of a herniated disc is heavy lifting. Weight lifters have to be especially wary not to suddenly lift something too heavy, otherwise risk experiencing a slipped disc. But experienced gym-goers are not the only ones at risk. Every time you attempt to move a piece of furniture, a heavy box, or even a big bag of books you need to be wary to lift correctly, otherwise face the risk of potentially herniating a disc in your back. Treatment for Herniated Discs. Pain associated with a herniated disc often develops in the sciatica nerve, and doesn’t subside with simple rest and relaxation. While hot and cold therapy will help alleviate the pain associated with many different back issues, it won’t make the pain of a herniated disc go away.The pain is often frequently associated with numbness, weakness, and tingling in the legs. In many situations, the pain will feel more severe after initial movement, such as standing up or laying down. Many people mistakenly refer to having a herniated disc as having “pinched a nerve,” but that is not the case. Physical therapy is a great resource for attempting to overcome the pain associated with a herniated disc. A combination of passive and active techniques is typically employed, including deep tissue massage, electrical stimulation, and hydrotherapy, as well as deep stretching and strength building.

Ifyoususpect thatyoumayhaveaherniateddisc,contactaphysical therapist right away. Attempting to engage in therapy at home could lead to further injury. It is best to have an experienced therapist assess your injury before attempting any treatment options. For more information about how to rid your life of pain from a herniated disc, contact us.

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Hello All, Dr. Noah Abrahams, here. We are getting out of the summer time and entering the fall. The heat is gone, but with that comes cooler temperatures and more walking, and frankly, just being outside overall. In the past, we have seen a huge uptick in patients who come back in for their arthritic symptoms, so we want to focus this month on keeping that pesky arthritis, under control. These are some things you can do to manage the symptoms.

3. Wear compression stockings. This can help flush excess venous blood out of the legs and bring in new oxygenated blood. After you have done these things, or if you cannot do these things, then contact us to get and get help with your pain. I don’t want you to be in pain, and frankly, the best thing we can do is the class 4 laser. The laser will reduce inflammation, and improve mobility of the tissues. Basically, it is the fast pass at Disneyland. Shoot us a text at 520.296.8513 to get in ASAP. Contact us for a FREE laser exploratory visit! (520) 296-8513

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1. Stretch out the muscles around the joint, here are some example for the knee. Keeping the tissue as mobile as possible 2. Consume 100 oz of

water a day and eat lots of leafy greens, pineapple, berries, turmeric and ginger. This will help reduce inflammation and help keep the joints lubricated.

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There will be coaches present, to co-host the workshop with Noah. Jerry Trubman, owner and founder of The Protocol Strength and Conditioning. He is a coach, clinician, author, blogger, and power-lifting state champion. With over two decades of lifting experience, he has

On November 16th at 11:30am, the PT for Life Workshop will be addressing an important item for us - how we continue to strength train as we age. We will have several coaches who work with athletes across the board, and across the age range. They work with older adults regularly and work hand-in-hand with APM to keep their clients healthy for Life.

devoted himself to seeking out better answers and distilling them into practical programs that produce great results. Jerry has coached his Master’s (50+) power-lifting team to four National Championships in the 100% Raw federation. He writes the internationally-read blog, “The Healthy Addiction” and lives in Tucson, Arizona with his wife Marie and dog Sadie.

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This is a great partnership for our PT For Life family. Keeping muscle tone helps to prevent broken bones, prevents the onset of disease, as well as reduces fall risk. Your friend, Noah

Danny Sawaya is the founder and owner of Tucson Strength and has been a trainer and strength coach for nearly 20 years. He holds a Degree in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Arizona and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the NSCA. He has worked with everyday people to move better and become stronger,

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to Olympians getting ready for games. He is also the founder and head power-lifting coach at Tucson Barbell Club. On the athletic front, he has competed in the sport of Power-lifting as well as triathlons and numerous half marathons.

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