Marathon Monthly December 2017 Physical Therapy
Is It Possible To Live Without Neck Pain & Headaches? Here’s What You Need To Do When Your Regular Treatment Plans Don’t Work Anymore
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. A concern with those who have frequent headaches, is an underlying neck problem that may go 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 in 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
Physical therapy can help you to relieve the tightness and tension in your muscles, helping you live a happy, pain-free life.
the back and upper sides of the neck.The pain then radiates into the shoulder area. This is why many people who have headaches treat themselves to frequent neck and shoulder massages.
Getting to know Joe G. PHYSICAL THERAPY AIDE
We are thrilled to spotlight our physical therapy aide, Joe G! Joe has been a part of our Marathon PhysicalTherapy family since 2014. He is loved by all and an integral part of each patient’s experience and success. Joe grew up in Ozone Park, Queens, right by JFK Airport and Rockaway Beach. He loves sports, especially baseball. Joe has been playing baseball since he was 5 years old. He loves being active and competing. In fact, his hobbies includehiking, outdoor bike riding, and listening to music.
Joe is currently studying to apply to a Physical Therapist Assistant Program. He became interested in physical therapy after tearing a ligament in his elbow while pitching. He had to undergo surgery for his elbow injury and was first introduced to physical therapy first hand as a patient. Joe states that it was the rehabilitation that he went through to recover from his injury that inspired him to study physical therapy. Here are some fun facts about Joe—his favorite food is chicken cutlets, his favorite color is blue, his favorite baseball team is the New York Yankees, and his favorite TV show is Game of Thrones.
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