ParamountPerformance: Don’t Ignore Back Pain

Health & Wellness Newsletter

2019

NEWSLETTER

RELIEVE YOUR BACK PAIN IN 2020 OUR SERVICES • Physical Therapy • Sports Medicine Services • Fitness and Wellness • One-On-One Customized Training • Professional Sports Training • BioSignature • Infrared Sauna • Supplements www.pprfitness.com

2019

Health & Wellness Newsletter

NEWSLETTER

RELIEVE YOUR BACK PAIN IN 2020 INSIDE: • Getting to the Bottom of Back Pain • Relieve Back Pain In Minutes • Patient Success Spotlight • Seasonal Recipe

Whether you have hurt your back or have been suffering for a long time, seeing a physical therapist at Paramount Performance Rehab can help you return to a more active and pain-free life. Give us a call at 617-641-6700 today!

Injuries are a real pain in the back. The back is one of the most vulnerable parts of the body. You rely on it so heavily — whether it is to shoulder your emotional stresses or to physically lift something that you need to carry with you. Your back is constantly at risk. It is at risk when you drive, being one of the body parts likely to take the biggest impact in case of an accident. It is at risk when you are safely at home on your couch or at the office, where you are likely scrunched over and not caring one bit about your posture. It is at risk when you run, when you play sports, and even when you find yourself sick and are coughing so heavily that your back begins to hurt. When you break an arm or get a cut on your leg, you are likely to do something about it right away. The sight of blood leaving your body or the realization that a bone isn’t sitting right is something that not many people are going to deal with for too long before seeking medical attention. Yet when pain begins in the back, it is almost normal to ignore it. Everyone develops back pain, time to time, right? There is no reason to stress about it or overreact, right? Absolutely wrong! Understanding Back Pain : Back pain may be common, but it is absolutely not normal.There are actually a lot of serious conditions that can cause your back to begin to hurt, and it is smart to have your back looked at by a physician early on so that you know exactly what is going on with your body from the get-go.

Once the cause of your back pain is determined, your physical therapist will be able to identify the best treatment options for your body’s needs. This will likely include the following: •Targeted exercises that are specialized to the region of the back that is experiencing the most pain. These exercises are designed to help build strength and support the surrounding muscles. • Guided stretching designed to improve range of motion and flexibility. This will take into account the health and vivacity of vertebrae and any potential stretches that may support optimal back health. • Support and guidance with an exercise routine and habit formation, especially with cardiovascular activity that can stimulate improved blood circulation to the affected areas of the back, as well as strength- building activities. Attempting to undertake any of these changes on your own after you’ve experienced a back injury is both dangerous and not recommended. Working with a licensed and experienced physical therapist can provide you with the guidance and ongoing support that you need to ensure that you do not experience any further injury as you attempt to heal the cause of your back pain.

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GETTING TO THE BOTTOM OF BACK PAIN

There are a lot of different reasons as to why you may be experiencing back pain, and ignoring any of them is not a good idea. Some of the most common issues that cause back pain to linger include: • Muscle sprain or strain • Slipped vertebrae or disk • Tear or hyperextension to the supporting muscles or tendons • Arthritis These concerns can develop as a result of a myriad of environmental issues, such as having poor posture, prolonged sedentary activity, car crash, sporting accident, stress, heavy lifting, and so on. When you experience an injury to your back, or realize that you are experiencing regular pain as a result of an ongoing injury or overuse, it is important to find out the cause of your back pain as quickly as possible. Back pain can quickly become chronic, as a potentially small issue can become complicated when it is not addressed early on. Working with a physical therapist can help you to identify the difference between environmental causes and something more medically based. To get started with putting an end to your back pain, contact us. When it comes to back pain, Don’t Wait!

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ORANGE CRANBERRY BREAD

INGREDIENTS • 2 cups white whole wheat flour • 1/2 cup sugar • 1 teaspoon baking powder • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

• 1/2 teaspoon salt • 1 cup fresh cranberries • 1 teaspoon orange zest • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted • 3/4 cup fresh orange juice • 1 egg

DIRECTIONS Grease an 8×4 inch loaf pan. Set aside. Preheat oven to 350° F. In a large bowl, add white whole wheat flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cranberries, and orange zest. Gently stir. In a separate medium-sized bowl, add coconut oil, fresh orange juice, and an egg. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Stir to combine everything together. Scrape the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Remove and let cool for 5 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

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Patient Success Spotlight

DISCOVER HOW TO LIVE PAIN-FREE

“He was always kinds and went above and beyond to make sure my therapy was as effective as possible.” “Ialways foundTrevor tobeverycompetent,caringandespecially responsive to my needs. He patiently listened to me and gave me positive feedback and support. Trevor watched carefully as I performed all the exercises at therapy and tactfully corrected me as needed. He also reviewed the home exercises to make sure I was doing them properly. I felt Trevor cared and wanted to maximize all the time I spent at therapy. At all times he was professional, yet I had a level of comfort with him. Trevor asked the right questions so I was able to pinpoint my problem areas and describe my progress as well as frustrations in my recovery. He then reacted by making suggestions and recommendations that not only were helpful physically but gave me encouragement. I believe working with Trevor was a major factor in my overall recovery. He was always kinds and went above and beyond to make sure my therapy was as effective as possible.” - Fran T.

At Paramount Performance Rehab, you will receive hands- on therapy treatments by our friendly, caring health experts during focused and individualized sessions. It’s time to go to Paramount Performance Rehab if: • You’re tired of living in pain • You want to feel better and move better • You have been in an auto accident or injured on the job • You want to prevent injury 1. Call and talk to your therapist 2. Discover why your pain has come back 3. Get your individualized recovery program

Relieve Back Pain In Minutes Try this exercise to help maintain a healthy body.

Relieves Back Pain

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SIDELYING TRUNK ROTATION While lying on your side with your arms out-stretched in front of your body, slowly twist your upper body to the side and rotate your spine. Your arms and head should also be rotating along with the spine as shown. Follow your hand with your eyes. Hold for 20 seconds repeat 3 times on each side.

If this exercise does not provide you relief/help, please consider an evaluation to see if we can identify the source of your pain.

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