Pinnacle: Living Life Without Back Pain

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For some, back pain is a daily occurrence that dictates the way you live your life. Every movement, every motion is determined by the pain in your back. Standing, sitting, laying down, driving, walking or running — the pain persists. (continued inside)

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A LIFE FREE OF BACK PAIN IS WITHIN YOUR GRASP

INSIDE : • Factors Influencing Your Back Health • Staff Spotlight

• Dance Program • Exercise Of The Month

Physical therapy for Back Pain While rest and relaxation can help you overcome the immediate pain of a back injury, and may even be recommended by your physician in the early days following an injury, it is not a long-term solution. Physical therapy offers a long-term solution to back pain by using targeted exercises that focus on the cause of the pain. Through a combination of strength and flexibility training that focuses on muscle development and joint movement, physical therapy can address the underlying cause of the pain and significantly improve your quality of life. Understanding the Why and How There are a lot of different reasons that back pain can develop. Even when you break down injuries, whether from overuse or athletic pursuits, there are different problems that can develop. Sprains and strains are common, but so are issues with the vertebrae, blood flow, and even concerns regarding the spinal nerves. If you suffer from back pain, you still have options. Call TODAY to schedule with Pinnacle Physical Therapy & Personal Training!

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In ages past, back pain was difficult to treat. If you experienced back pain, whether as a result of a work injury, trip-and-fall accident, or even just as a result of aging, the answer was almost always the same: head home, take a long rest, and give your back time to heal. This isn’t the way that things go anymore, and for several reasons. To start, the world isn’t as forgiving. Heading home and taking a long rest until your back is healed may work for some, but not for most. With deadlines and carpools and work schedules to keep up with, there needs to be an alternate solution to dealing with back pain that doesn’t require you to completely remove yourself from your responsibilities. What’s more, recent research indicates that resting may not actually be the ideal solution for long-term back care. Spending too much time on the couch or off your feet can cause the back muscles to weaken and can even weaken bone strength. This could lead to more long-term issues with back pain — not fewer. Exercise, in general, is shown to increase strength and flexibility, supporting healthy muscles and bones, and therefore supporting ideal back health.

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Factors Influencing Your Back Health

FORWARD BEND - LONG SITTING Sit with legs straight out and lower back tall. Bend forward keeping lower back tall to feel a stretch in the back of your thighs. Stretches Lower Back www.simpleset.net Try this movement if you are experiencing back pain. EXERCISE OF THE MONTH

• Your personal level of physical activity, including how often you exercise and the intensity of your typical workouts.

• The types of shoes that you wear, in addition to how frequently you walk in different types of shoes, particularly shoes that lack support or those with high heels.

• Prolonged engagement in sedentary behavior, including sitting at a desk for eight hours or more consecutive days of the week, or spending free time on the couch or otherwise relaxed.

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Aerobic activity and strength training exercises actually make it possible to reduce your risk of injury and to improve your ability to overcome back pain by strengthening the vertebrae and improving blood flow and nutrient disbursement throughout the back. When you are inactive, blood flow can actually become impeded, and this can have a negative effect on the overall health of your back and spine. Anyone who has struggled with back pain can tell you plain and simple: When your back is hurting, there is no way to pretend that it isn’t. Simply going from sedentary activity to being active and healthy isn’t an option — at least not so easily. It takes time and effort, and when back pain is obstructing you from getting started, it requires help. Physical therapy can help you overcome back pain by giving you the knowledge and support necessary to help your back feel better, giving you the option to get off the couch and push yourself to reach new goals.

Sweet Potato Brownies

• 2 tbsp date syrup (I always use justdatesyrup) • 2 large tbsp cacao powder • 1/2 cup oats • 1 tbsp Trader Joes chia seed peanut butter • 1 tsp coconut oil • 1/2 cup 72 % cacao chunks

INGREDIENTS • 2 sweet potatoes • 1/2 cup almond flour

INSTRUCTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 350. Peel & boil the sweet potatoes until soft. Mash the sweet potatoes in a bowl and set aside. 2. Add almond flour and oats to blender or food processor. Blend until completely mixed. Add to the sweet potatoes along with the rest of the ingredients. 3. Stir till fully blended. 4. In a small pan add parchment paper pour mix on top. Add to oven and cook for about 20-25 minutes.

If you are suffering with back pain, call us today to learn more about how we can relieve your pain, returning you to a more active, pain-free life!

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Patient Success Spotlight

“The trainers are knowledgeable and willing to meet you where you are.” “Pinnacle is an amazing place. Very professional. J.R. is a great physical therapist - whatever injury I have walked in with he has helped me find a solution. This is not a place that is going to mill you through - they really do hands on physical therapy. The personal training side is great - the equipment is all pristine. The trainers are knowledgeable and willing to meet you where you are. I’ve been going to JR and Kyra for over 10 years - won’t stop anytime soon.” - K.D.

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Coupon Corner!

TORY MORTON PTA

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Tory Morton is originally from Valencia California, following High School Graduation, Tory began a Professional Ballet Dance Career in Columbia SC. For 14 years Tory danced throughout the East coast and performed over 1000 shows on the Koger Center stage alone.

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Injuries led to an early retirement and a trip back to school.

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Tory enrolled in Midlands Technical College and graduated from the accredited PTA program with an Associate in Science in 2016. Tory became a Licensed PTA in January 2017, is an Eagle Scout, Permaculture Designer, Beekeeper, amateur Disc Golfer and Husband to Erin Elizabeth Morton.

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