PT Link: Relieving Neck Pain & Headaches

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RELIEVE NECK PAIN&HEADACHES “There’s No Time To Stress Over Neck Pain!”

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• Focus On Neck Pain To Relieve Headaches • Healthy Recipe • Patient Success Spotlight

into the shoulder area. This is why many people who have headaches treat themselves to seek frequent neck and shoulder massages. Relief That Works Physical therapy goes beyond massages to evaluate and treat the root cause of your pain. Muscular tightness may lead to poor joint movement and weakness. Our medical physical therapy experts are trained inspecialized,hands-on treatments toquicklyreduceyourpain. Furthermore you can enjoy the added benefits of corrected posture and improved motion. We help to train you in gentle exercises and self- help techniques to relieve neck pain and headaches independently and prevent the problem from reoccurring. Physical therapy can help you to relieve the tightness and tension in your muscles, helping you live a happy, pain-free life. Look inside to learn more and say goodbye to that aching neck!

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. Many people who suffer from frequent headaches fear they have an underlying neck problem that may go undiagnosed or 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 around 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 upper back sides of the neck. The pain then radiates

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FOCUS ONNECK PAIN TO RELIEVE HEADACHES 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 everyday activities. According to the National Institute of Health Statistics neck pain and headaches are the second most common form of pain experienced by Americans, with 59% reporting it affected their enjoyment of life. Some 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 vertebral 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 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 called spinal stenosis.

There is much that can be done to treat neck 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 PT Link Physical Therapy can eliminateyourneckpainandheadachesallowingyou to liveahappy,active and pain-free life. Call today for more details!

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PATIENT SUCCESS SPOTLIGHT

Dry needling has made a huge difference in my treatment!

ST. JAMES CLUB PHYSICAL THERAPY & AQUATICS 7337 W. Bancroft St. Toledo, OH 43615

FRANKLIN PARK 4210 W. Sylvania Ave. Suite 102 Toledo, OH 43623

“Ihavehadseverechronicpain for25years.For thefirst time, Ihavehope of getting my life back. The staff is amazing! Dry needling has made a huge difference in my treatment. Highly recommend!” - Kerri Parrent H.

MIRACLE MILE 1722 W. Laskey Rd. Suite A Toledo, OH 43613

PERRYSBURG 27121 Oakmead Drive Suite C Perrysburg, OH 43551

FREMONT 444 N. Stone St. Fremont, OH 43420

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

ENON 7617 Dayton Springfield Rd, Enon, OH 45323

Phone: 419.559.5591

Fax: 866.268.5006

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SCAPULAR RETRACTION Stand tall, shoulders relaxed. Pull shoulder blades back and down. Don’t hunch your shoulders.

ACTIVE RELIEF 755 W. South Boundary St. Perrysburg, OH 43551 Phone: 419.872.6141 SWETLIC CHIROPRACTIC & REHABILITATION 11301 Upper Gilchrist Road Suite A Mount Vernon, OH 43050 Phone: 740.392.1407 COMPREHENSIVE CENTER FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT (CC4PM) 3400 Meijer Dr, Toledo OH 43617 Phone: 567.455.5403 ext 116

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Oregon, Ohio 43616 Phone: 419.214.4399

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• DRY NEEDLING/BIOMECHANICAL ACUPUNCTURE • THE MCKENZIE METHOD • JOINT MANIPULATION • MULLIGAN CONCEPT • MYOFASCIAL DECOMPRESSION CUPPING THERAPY • PROPRIOCEPTIVE NEUROMUSCULAR FACILITATION (PNF) • SOUND ASSISTED SOFTTISSUE MOBILIZATION (SASTM) • KINESIO TAPING • COLD LASER THERAPY • ACTIVE THERAPEAUTIC MOTION (ATM 2) • AQUATIC THERAPY PHYSICAL THERAPY SERVICES: THE MULTI-SYSTEM APPROACH

FRANKLIN PARK 4210 W. Sylvania Ave. Suite 102 Toledo, OH 43623 P: 419.559.5591/866.312.0054 F: 866.268.5006

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Getting To KnowThe PT Link PT Staff! RANDY RICHARDSON PT, CIDN

Randy is a graduate of the Ohio State University, and has been a Physical Therapist for 24 Years. He has experience in a variety of settings, including outpatient, inpatient, home health care , and skilled nursing facilities. Randy has treated patients with many different diagnoses, but specializes in chronic and acute spine pain. He is experienced in many different manual techniques, including muscle energy, dry needling, myofascial release, cupping, strain-counter strain and cranial sacral. He is very happy to work for a company that uses and promotes manual therapy techniques that are proven to be successful. Randy and his wife Lin have a daughter Lexie, three granddaughters, Kallie, Kayla, and Addison, and a grandson due in May .He and his wife enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking, and attending church.

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