AspenRehab: Don't Ignore Back Pain





Getting to the Bottom of Back Pain Discover how physical therapy can relieve back pain.

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Lower back pain was eliminated! "Extreme lower back pain was eliminated with professional guidance and compassion.” -R.D. PATIENT SUCCESS SPOTLIGHT

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 foryour 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. •Supportandguidancewithanexerciseroutineand habit formation, especially with cardiovascular activity that can stimulate improved blood circulation to the affected areas 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 therapistcanprovideyouwiththeguidanceand 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. of the back, as well as strength- building activities.

The back is one of the most vulnerable parts of the body.You relyon 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 bodyparts 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. It is no wonder that so many people experience back injuries every year. What is a big wonder is that so many people choose to ignore their back injuries year afteryear!


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 leavingyourbodyor the realization that a bone isn’t sitting right is something

“Back pain may be common, but it is absolutely not normal.”

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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? Absolutelywrong! 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

GETTING TO THE BOTTOM OF BACK PAIN AspenRehabTherapistKimFriedmannworkingoncore/ lowback stability forAspenpatientwith lowbackpain.

and something more medically based. To get started with putting an end to your back pain, contact us.

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 it comes to back pain, Don’t Wait! 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

PRESS UPS Lying face down, slowly raise up and arch your back using your arms. EXERCISE ESSENTIALS


Stretches Lower Back

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• 1 tsp lemon juice • ½ tsp garlic powder • ⅛ tsp salt • 2 tbsp green onions, thinly sliced

INGREDIENTS • 4 (4 oz) chicken breasts

• 2 tbsp blackened seasoning • ½ cup plain, Greek yogurt • ½ avocado


DISCOVER HOWTO LIVE PAIN-FREE 1. Call and talk to your therapist 2. Discover why your pain has come back 3. Get your custom recovery program DIRECTIONS Place the chicken breasts and blackened seasoning in a large resealable bag. Seal and shake a few times to evenly coat the chicken. Lightly coat a large skillet with nonstick cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until cooked through, 4-6 minutes per side. Meanwhile, in a food processor, combine the yogurt, avocado, lemon juice, garlic powder, and salt and pulse until smooth and creamy. To serve, top each chicken breast with 2 tablespoons of the creamy avocado sauce and garnishwith ½ tablespoon green onions.

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• Move without pain • Bend and move freely

• Balance confidently and securely • Sit for long periods comfortably • Walk for long distances • Live an active & healthy life

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