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“Is It Just Back Pain?” HERNIATED DISC

Do you suffer from back or neck pain? At times this pain can radiate indicating a potential problem with the discs. The bones in your spine are called the vertebrae. The vertebrae are held together and in place by ligaments and small discs that act as shock absorbers. These control your spine’s range of movement, flexibility and keep the spinal cord safe fromdamage. However, when a disc is damaged, the inside can squeeze out of place and either bulge or herniate, leaving the spinal nerves susceptible to damage. When this occurs, the result is called a “herniated disc”, “slipped” or “ruptured disc.” (continued inside)

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“Back Pain Can Stop You From Tackling Important Tasks!” HERNIATED DISC Health & Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

A herniated disc can be incredibly painful and can cause a great deal of limitations on the body’s movement, thus hindering a person’s movement and overall ability to perform day-to-day tasks. A herniated disc can cause a variety of symptoms including radiating pain down the arm or leg, depending if the herniated disc is in your neck or low back. Bulging discs are the beginning phase of herniated discs. Very often peoplehaveabulgingdiscanddon’tevenknow it.Onlywhen theoutsideof a bulging disc becomes irritated and affects the surrounding tissue does it begin to cause back ache, generally in the same area and not down the leg.

A herniated disc in the neck can be just as painful as a herniated disc in the back. Arm pain from a neck herniated disc is one of the more common neckconditions treatedbyourspinespecialists.Althoughaneckherniated disc may start from injury to the spine, the symptoms, including arm pain, commonly start from poor posture or muscle strains. The arm pain from a neckherniateddiscoccursbecause theherniateddiscmaterial “pinches”or presses on a nerve, causing pain to radiate along the nerve down the arm. Our specialized physical therapists are trained to examine your spine and movementtofindtherootcauseofyourproblem.Thenweworkwithyouand your doctor to put together a plan that helps you achieve optimum results.

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“Is That Thigh Pain Really Sciatica?”

One of the most common mistakes is to assume that all leg pain is sciatica, and must be due to a disc in the back pressing on a nerve. In fact, most leg pain is not pain from the nerve in your spine, and has nothing to do with a herniated disc. There is much confusion about the term sciatica. The term sciatica is defined as pain running down the leg in the path of the sciatic nerve. It is best to understand the difference between referred leg pain, which “refers” from another area and nerve root pain which begins in the spine. Irritation of any of the tissues of the back can cause pain down one or both legs. Seventy percent of patients with back pain have some radiating pain to their legs. This referred pain can come from the tissues, muscles, ligaments, joints, discs or other back structures. It is usually a dull ache that spreads into the buttocks and thighs. In addition, it may affect both legs, however, it usually does not go much below the knee. Referred pain is not due to anything pressing on a nerve. It is not sciatica. Irritation of the nerve root in the spine gives a quite different pain, which is sharp and specific to an area of your leg. Nerve root pain usually radiates to the foot or toes. Patients often describe the pain with sensations such as pins and needles or numbness. It usually affects one leg only and is greater than the pain one has in the back. Nerve root pain is much less common than referred leg pain. Furthermore, if you have back pain alone and no leg pain or nerve symptoms, a nerve root problem is very unlikely. If you do have leg pain, then your legs should be examined by a physical therapist for signs of nerve irritation or nerve compression.

Diagnosing nerve irritation depends on tests that stretch or press on an irritated nerve root to cause pain. Our physical therapists at Performance therapy Institute perform different tests for nerve irritation. A common test is raising the leg straight in the air and looking for radiating pain with limitation. Discover how our Spine Program transforms your back pain from a pressing problem, to a distant memory, allowing you to live a happy, active and pain-free life.

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If you experience any of the following call Performance Therapy Institute to improve your back pain today!

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PRONE ON ELBOWS Lying face down, slowly raise up and prop yourself up on your elbows. Hold for 8 seconds. Repeat 8 times. Helps With Low Back Pain

Inability to stand or sit comfortably for long periods of time Difficulty getting in and out of bed Inability to walk for at least 20 minutes Joint pain and/or stiffness Unable to enjoy leisure activities Difficulty getting up and down from the floor Limited ability to exercise Unable to work due to pain Difficulty going up and down steps or curbs

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“I had an ongoing back issue for 3 months when I came to Performance Therapy Institute and had been to two other clinics with zero success. I was very hesitant, but Josh had came highly recommended by a family friend in another state! I had instant relief after my first visit! I could not believe how quickly he could help me. There was one BIG difference he had compared to the other clinics I had been to, he LISTENED to me and got a real understanding of how I was feeling. If you are looking for a place that gives you one-on-one therapy versus group, this is the place for you. My sessions were customized just for me! I am so thankful I went to Performance because I am now back to my regular physical activity PAIN FREE!” – April B. I am now back to my regular physical activity!

An insurance deductible is the amount of money that you must pay before your insurance company pays for your medical services. If your deductible is met, your physical therapy may not cost you anything. Patients with family plans or those who have had major surgeries or have a chronic illness are especially likely to have a $0 balance remaining on their out-of-pocket expenses.This means that the cost of physical therapy could be minimal or completely covered by the patient’s insurance plan. If you are close to or have met your insurance deductible for the year, then now is the time to come in for Physical therapy! Are you feeling aches and pains?Need toworkonyourcore?Letushelpyougetaheadstart for2018. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.

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5 Ingredients • 6 English muffins, sliced in half • 6 large eggs

• 6 slices Cheddar cheese • 6 slices deli ham • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 5 ramekins, or a jumbo muffin tin and place on a cookie sheet. Crack one egg into each ramekin. Pierce egg yolk with a fork and very slightly beat. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper. Bake eggs for 12-15 minutes or until set. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Run a knife around the edge of ramekin (or muffin tin) to remove eggs. To assemble breakfast sandwich, layer one half of each English muffin with one slice of cheese, one slice of ham and a cooked egg. Top with other half of English muffin. Wrap sandwich in plastic wrap and place in the freezer. To reheat, place in microwave for 1-2 minutes, or until warmed through.

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