WAPT Rehab. Relief With Radiating Neck Pain & Headaches


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We recently started carrying a CBD (cannabidiol) product to assist our patients with natural pain relief and to decrease inflammation. Muscle MX is made of all-natural ingredients and does not contain any THC so it’s legal in all 50 states. We are carrying a pain relief and anti-inflammatory lotion, heating and cooling balm sticks, and an oil in 3 flavors. With ingredients like coconut oil, arnica extract, eucalyptus, and tea tree oil, this product has pain-killing properties and soothes sore muscles and joint pain. Here Is What Some of Our Patients and Friends Have to Say About Muscle MX: “I have been on anti-inflammatory meds for 30 years. Using muscle MX has reduced the amount of medication I need by half. Highly recommend.” -Susan B.

“No longer taking muscle relaxers or ibuprofen daily for my lower back and neck pain due to a car accident last year. I tried lidocane patches many times without any relief. Now I apply Muscle MX (Active) evenings before bed and always wake up pain free. I’m planning to purchase the Recovery balm as well in the future.” -Shamica B. “The activate Muscle MX CBD balm has been a lifesaver in our house! My husband, daughter and I all use it and love it. I’ve even given a stick to my coworker’s husband that has leukemia and he said it’s the best thing for his aches and pain. It’s powerful without being too numbing or medicine

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Don’t Let Your Holidays Get Spoiled By Neck Pain & Headaches!

If you really had to narrow down the frustrations that come with dealing with chronic pain, perhaps the single largest frustration would be having to deal with the pain day after day. Chronic pain has a way of interfering with the most basic activities.Gettingoutofbedanddriving toworkcanbecomeachallenge,ascan sitting in a desk chair all day, or attempting to pick up your child when he or she is upset. Some of these tasks are more difficult to get around than are others, and, depending on how the pain is impacting your life, the stress of having to go through extra steps to make basic things happen can really get out of hand. Neck pain is one of those types of pain that is difficult to work around. Pain in the neck and back will frequently begin to radiate the longer it hangs around, and that could mean shooting pain up your neck and back, all the way into the base of your skull. Once neck pain begins to turn into headaches, attempting to concentrate at work can become exceedingly difficult. WHAT CAUSES NECK PAIN? There are a large number of culprits that could be behind your experience of neck pain, including accidents, such as a car accident or a slip-and-fall accident,

as well as sporting injuries. The reason why neck pain frequently becomes so severe is due to the fact that blood vessels have to pass through your neck to reach the head. A spasm in the neck muscles could lead to constricted blood circulation, and therefore migraine headaches. What’s worse, since the neck is connected to the spinal column and therefore connected to the nervous system, pain in the neck can quickly develop into tingling or numbness in the hands, arms and fingers, whichcanbeuncomfortableandfrustratingwhenyouaregoingaboutdaily tasks. When neck pain develops as a result of a pinched nerve, the radiating neck pain can result in severe headaches, and in some cases, even migraine headaches. Thepinchednervecancausepain to radiate from theneck into theskullandcan cause a disruption to typical nerve patterns. Working with a physical therapist can help you address pain caused by a pinched nerve, and therefore can reduce the severity of headaches that develop as a result of neck pain.

What Can Physical Therapy Do? (Continued)

 • Wearing recommended footwear • Using lumbar support in your desk chair or car • Exercising regularly • Engaging in regular stretching, like yoga 


       Oneof theprimarygoalsofphysical therapy is toaddresswhole-bodywell-being byencouraging improvedoverallhealth. Inmanysituations, this includes improved flexibilityand range-of-motion training,musclebuildingandstrength training,and even insomecases,encouragementwithcardiovascularactivitiesandweight loss. At the end of the day, the best way to be free of neck pain is to prevent neck pain from developing, and working with a physical therapist can help you in this regard,aswell.The tasks thatyoudoeverydaycanbuildupover timeandcause a lot of stress on your body, and the neck and shoulders are some of the most common places to carry that stress. You may not even realize the impact that simple tasks that you do every day have on your body and your experience of pain.Things likedriving, liftingheavyobjects— likepackagesat the frontdooror even your groceries — and repetitive movements like hunching over a keyboard at work can all seriously impact your neck pain. The longer you let neck pain linger and disrupt your life, the more difficult it becomes to treat. If you experience an injury, the smart thing to do is to consult a physical therapist soon after the pain develops.           KWWSVXGRNXFRP Qr/HYHO+DUG         

Thegoodnews is that there isactuallya lot thatyoucando tosupport thehealthy operation of your neck, thereby reducing the severity or frequency of your neck pain. Working with a physical therapist is the best way to address neck pain. During physical therapy, your neck pain will be addressed holistically, taking into consideration the initial injury that may have caused the pain to develop, but also any other habits, movements or compensations that may be contributing to the discomfort. Physical therapy takes advantage of strategies like massage, stretchingandmuscle training to reduceneckpain,andmanyof thesestrategies can be adopted in part at home or on-the-go to help you address your neck pain when it is bothering you the most. Adopting healthier habits can have a big impact on your management of neck pain. These include: • Practicing improved posture


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NECK FLEXION Sit in a chair with good posture. Slowly lower your chin towards your chest as far as low as you comfortably can, then raise your head, looking up towards the ceiling as high as you comfortably can. Repeat 6 times.







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Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti





• 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour • 1/2 tsp baking powder • 1/2 tsp baking soda • 1/4 tsp kosher salt • 1/2 cup butter, softened • 1/2 cup chocolate hazelnut spread • 1/2 cup sugar • 1/2 cup brown sugar • 1 egg • 1 tsp vanilla extract • 3/4 cup chopped toasted hazelnuts









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HAVE YOU MET YOUR INSURANCE DEDUCTIBLE? IF YOU'VE MET YOUR ANNUAL INSURANCE DEDUCTIBLE, YOU COULD QUALIFY FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY AT NO COST TO YOU! Patientswithfamilyplansorthosewhohavehadmajorsurgeriesorhave achronic illnessareespecially likely tohavea$0balance remainingon theirout-of-pocketexpenses.Thismeansthatthecostofphysicaltherapy couldbeminimalorcompletelycoveredbythepatient’s insuranceplan. If you are close to or have met your insurance deductible for the year, thennow is the time tocome in forPhysicalTherapy! Ifyou’ve recently sufferedan injury,orare looking toovercomeachesandpains,wecan help you get a head start for 2020. Call us today at 425.820.2110 or visit our waptrehab.com to schedule an appointment with one of our physical therapists. INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven to 375˚. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Set aside. In another bowl, combine butter, chocolate hazelnut spread, sugar, and brown sugar. Using an electric mixer, cream ingredients together, about 4 min. Add egg and vanilla and beat until smooth, about 1 min. Using a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, stir in flour mixture until mixed. Add hazelnuts and stir until mixed. Spoon out the cookie dough onto a cookie sheet, spacing the mounds about 4” apart. Use the tines of a fork to flatten the cookie dough. Bake until lightly golden around the edges, about 10-12 min. Use a metal spatula to transfer the cookies to a wire rack and let cool.



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