PT Link: Relieving Neck Pain

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“Prove To Your Friends That Pain Relief Exists!” RELIEVING NECK PAIN

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Neckpaincanbeaconstant ache or sharp pain with movement, stopping you fromenjoying life’sactivities. Neck pain is very common affecting approximately 2/3 rds of the population at onepointoranother.People with neck pain suffer mainly from one of the following conditions: Degenerative Disc Disease. The discs are the fluid filled sacs between the bones of your neck. The normal aging process shrinks the discs and dries them out. Repeated stress and strain also weakens the tissues that make up a disc. When this happens, the disc loses its ability to absorb shock. In turn, this causes rubbing and changes in the shape of the joints in your neck, which can be painful. Muscle Strain. When there is an injury to the neck or you overuse the shoulder and neck muscles, a strain can occur. When this happens, the neckmusclesmaygo intospasmtohelpsupportandprotectthesorearea. • Are you Hurting your Neck While You Sleep? • Healthy Recipe • FREE Mobile Download • Patient Success Spotlight

Mechanical Neck Pain. Mechanical pain usually starts from changes in the neck joints. As discs start to collapse, the space between the neck bones narrows, and the joints may become inflamed.The pain is usually chronic and is typically felt in the middle part of the neck. However, it may spread from the neck into the upper back or to the outside of the shoulder in some cases. Radiculopathy. Pressure or irritation on or around the nerves of the neck can affect the nerves’ electrical signals.The pressure or irritation can be felt as numbness on the skin, weakness in the muscles or pain along the path of the nerve. Weakness in the spine muscles can cause abnormal pressure on the nerves and increased chance of radiculopathy. Ifyouaresuffering fromneckpain,ourphysical therapy is ideal toquickly relieve your pain and prevent it from returning. From long-term neck pain, to recovering from a complicated surgery, we can relieve your pain quickly, returning your natural mobility and strength. Our treatments are designed tohelpeasepainand to improveflexibility,strength,postureand function. We even teach you how to protect your neck in the years ahead.

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ARE YOU HURTING YOUR NECKWHILE YOU SLEEP?

We spend one third of our lives sleeping. Therefore, how you sleep and the bed you sleep on can have a dramatic effect on the support of your body. When you sleep you need to be aware of how your neck and spine are supported. There are many different types of beds on the market today which can be very confusing for consumers. The best type of bed is the one that you try out and feel most comfortable using. Typically, a bed that is firm underneath, with a softer top helps to provide support as well as contour your body. If your mattress is old, then think about investing in a new one so that your neck and spine are supported well. Thebestpositions tosleep in foryourspineareonyourbackorsides.Avoid sleepingonyourstomachsinceyourspineendsup twisted,especiallyyour neck.Overthehoursofrepetitivesleepingonyourstomach,youcandamage the joints of your spine and compress the nerves exiting your spine. Use a pillow to help support your body and take the weight of your legs off your spine. If you like to sleep on your back, place a pillow under the backs of your thighs and knees. This should place your knees in a slight, supported bend which takes pressure off your lower back. If you sleep on your side, be sure to put a pillow between your knees. This helps keep the alignment of your spine, and takes the pressure of your upper leg off the spine. Have 1-2 pillows under your head to keep your neck in proper alignment. If you need 2 pillows stagger them so that one pillow overlaps the other by one half. The lower half goes under the shoulders, while the upper half supports the neck. Our physical therapists at PT Link Physical Therapy can show you exercises, stretches and techniques to relieve your pain and prevent it from returning.

If you are suffering with neck or back pain, call us today to learn more about how we can relieve your pain, returning you to a more active, pain-free life! Call us today at (419) 559-5591/(866) 312-0054 to schedule an appointment!

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INGREDIENTS • 1 cup finely chopped red onion • 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil • 1/4 tsp salt • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

• 1 pound salmon fillet • 1 tbsp hot pepper sauce • 1 large egg white • Cooking spray • 8 slices focaccia, toasted

DIRECTIONS Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Combine hot pepper sauce and egg white in a small bowl; add egg white mixture to salmon mixture, stirring well to combine. Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add salmon patties, and cook 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Serve patties on toasted focaccia.

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PATIENT SUCCESS SPOTLIGHT

FRANKLIN PARK 4210 W. Sylvania Ave. Suite 102 Toledo, OH 43623 MIRACLE MILE 1722 W. Laskey Rd. Suite A Toledo, OH 43613 ENON 7617 Dayton Springfield Rd, Enon, OH 45323

ST. JAMES CLUB PHYSICAL THERAPY & AQUATICS 7337 W. Bancroft St. Toledo, OH 43615 PERRYSBURG 27121 Oakmead Drive Suite C Perrysburg, OH 43551

“I have had severe chronic pain for 25 years. For the first time I have hope of getting my life back. The staff is amazing! Dry needling has made a huge difference in my treatment. Highly recommend!” - Kerri H. For the first time I have hope of getting my life back!

ATTENTION PAIN SUFFERERS

Phone: 419.559.5591

Fax: 866.268.5006

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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

Do you or someone you know have back or neck pain? As a current or past patient, you have access to this valuable information, at your fingertips. Start feeling better today in the privacy of your home. Go to www.ptlinktherapy.com, and scroll down to the middle of the page for your free download. This is the easiest way to get this information to our patients. Download and share with friends and family today!

Oregon, Ohio 43616 Phone: 419.214.4399

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Getting To KnowThe PT Link PT Staff! Tiffany is a Doctor of physical therapy at PTLink. She attended the University ofToledo where she graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science in 2009 and then received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2012. She has experience working with a variety of patient populations in both acute and outpatient-based settings. Tiffany has an interest in manual and muscle energy techniques and specializes in treating the spine and shoulder. She is a Certified Integrative Dry Needling practitioner and has a certification in Kinesiology Taping. Tiffany currently resides in Perrysburg, Ohio with her husband. In her personal time, she enjoys outdoor activities such as kayaking and hiking. TIFFANY DALLAS-KISH, PT, DPT, CIDN

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