PhysioCare Rehab: Don't Ignore Your Back Pain

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Don’t Ignore Your Aching Back!

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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. Don’t Ignore Your Aching Back!

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.

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 after year!

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

If you or a loved one suffers from back pain, you still have options. Call TODAY to schedule an evaluation with PhysioCare Rehab & Wellness.

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Getting to the Bottom of Back Pain

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.

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 disc • Tear or hyperextension to the supporting muscles or tendons • Arthritis

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 findout thecauseofyourbackpainasquicklyaspossible. 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, call us today. Do you or someone you know have back or neck pain? As a current or past patient, you have access to this valuable information, at your fingertips. Start feeling better today in the privacy of your home. Go to www.physiocarebrandywine.com , and scroll down to the middle of the page for your free download. This is the easiest way to get this information to our patients. Download and share with friends and family today!

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SITTING STRAIGHT LEG RAISE While lying or sitting, raise up your leg with a straight knee. Keep the opposite knee bent with the foot planted to the ground. Repeat 6 times on both sides.

becoming a popular natural therapeutic alternative to the medicine-saturated solutions that are currently available in today’s pain relief market. CBD is and incredible, health-promoting compound. Unlike THC, the psychoactive compound found in hemp, CBD is completely legal and provides extraordinary health benefits. Hemp-derived therapeutic topical creams, ointments and rubs are ideal for athletes who want to enhance performance and recovery, individuals in search of pain relief, and anyone looking to improve the overall health of the body, mind, and curb the effects of aging. There’s still so much to learn about this naturally occurring element, however, one thing for sure is that it’s qualities and pain- relieving attributes are well-documented and seem to be relatively safe. Stay-tuned to see how CBD is gradually making its way into the rehabilitation industry as an effective treatment for pain, muscle tightness, neuromuscular disorders and much more!

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