Premier Therapy. Don't Ignore Your Back Pain


: • Don’t Ignore Your Back Pain! • To The Bottom of Back Pain

• Patient Success Spotlight • Relieve Back Pain In Minutes


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. 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 isno reason tostressabout itoroverreact, 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 your back to begin to hurt, and it is DON’T IGNORE YOUR BACK PAIN KEEP YOUR HEALTH IN MIND!

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 guidanceandongoingsupport thatyouneed toensure thatyoudonotexperience any further injury as you attempt to heal the cause of your back pain.

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


Relieve Back Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing back pain.

Spiced Pear Tea

Ingredients • 1 orange • 3 cups water • 2 (11.3 to 12 oz) cans pear nectar • 1 tbsp honey (optional) • 6 tea bags

Relieves Back Pain

• 4 inches stick cinnamon

• 1 tsp whole cloves • Small orange slices, halved (optional) • Stickcinnamon (optional)

Directions Using a vegetable peeler, remove three wide strips of peel from the orange; set peel aside. Juice the orange into a large saucepan. Add the water, pear nectar and honey (if using) to orange juice in saucepan. For spice bag: Place the 4 inches of stick cinnamon, the cloves and the orange peel strips in the center of a 6-inch square of double-thickness, 100%-cotton cheesecloth. Bring corners together and tie with 100%-cotton kitchen string. Add spice bag to pear nectar mixture.Bringmixture toboiling; reduceheat.Coverandsimmer for10minutes. Remove from heat. Add tea bags; cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Remove tea bags and spice bag; discard. Serve in warm mugs. If desired, float orange slices on top of individual servings and serve with additional stick cinnamon.

Four Point Trunk Flexion & Extension Start on hands and knees. Arch your back up to the ceiling as high as you comfortably can, and hold. Then, arch your back the opposite direction as low as you comfortably can, and hold. Repeat 6-10 times.

Call 248.538.5165 (West Bloomfield) or 248.956.7640 (Commerce) to schedule your appointment today!

Refer A Friend

Patient Success Spotlight

“None of this would have been achieved without the friendly, supportive, encouraging, and knowledgable staff” “In March of 2016, I had a cervical fusion that left me in severe pain, weak strength in my arms and very limited range of motion in my neck. All of these issues made it hard for me to work, drive, lift and reach for things. This also hindered my ability to stand or walk short distances. Although I still live with severe pain, working with Nora and the staff at Premier has increased my quality of life. I have more range of motion in my neck, I’m able to lift and reach for things with less of a struggle, and because of the treatments and exercises I am able to stand and walk for longer stretches. None of this would have been achieved without the friendly, supportive, encouraging, and knowledgable staff at Premier helping me reach my goals.”

Who Do You Know That Needs Our Help? � Move without pain � Bend and move freely � Balance confidently & securely � Sit for long periods comfortably � Walk for long distances � Live an active and healthy lifestyle If you know someone suffering with aches and pains, give the gift of health. Refer them to Premier Therapy Centers today. Pass along this newsletter or have them call us directly to schedule an appointment.

- Michelle M.

Workshops at Premier

Upcoming Events!

Sciatica & Lower Back Pain: 3 Simple Steps to Quick And Natural Healing

Fall Prevention Lecture Coming This May! Norton Bahoura & Nora Cascardo will be offering lectures on Fall Prevention this May. Keep an eye out for upcoming details!

Saturday, February 23rd 10:00 am @ West Bloomfield Location


33010 Northwestern Highway, West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322. Call 248-538-5165 to register.

Premier Therapy Centers is celebrating our 15 year anniversary this year! We look forward to continuing to help you get back to better again

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