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Orthopedic & Sport Rehab • Physical erapy Quality Rehabilitation rough Personalized Care “Who Are You Going To Call When You’re In Pain!” RELIEVING NECK PAIN

bones narrows, and the joints may become inflamed.The pain is usually chronic and is typically felt in the middle part of the neck. However, it may spread from the neck into the upper back or to the outside of the shoulder in some cases. Radiculopathy. Pressureor irritationonoraround thenervesof theneck can affect the nerves’ electrical signals.The pressure or irritation can be felt as numbness on the skin, weakness in the muscles or pain along the path of the nerve. Weakness in the spine muscles can cause abnormal pressure on the nerves and increased chance of radiculopathy. Ifyouaresuffering fromneckpain,ourphysical therapy is ideal toquickly relieve your pain and prevent it from returning. From long-term neck pain, to recovering from a complicated surgery, we can relieve your pain quickly, returning your natural mobility and strength. Our treatments are designed tohelpeasepainand to improveflexibility,strength,postureand function.Weeven teachyouhow toprotectyourneck in theyearsahead.

Neckpaincanbeaconstantacheorsharppainwithmovement,stopping you from enjoying life’s activities. Neck pain is very common affecting approximately two-thirdsof thepopulationatonepointoranother.People with neck pain suffer mainly from one of the following conditions: Degenerative Disc Disease. The discs are the fluid-filled sacs between the bones of your neck.The normal aging process shrinks the discs and dries themout.Repeatedstressandstrainalsoweakens the tissues that make up a disc. When this happens, the disc loses its ability to absorb shock. In turn, thiscauses rubbingandchanges in theshapeof the joints in your neck, which can be painful. Muscle Strain. When there is an injury to the neck or you overuse the shoulder and neck muscles, a strain can occur. When this happens, the neckmusclesmaygo intospasmtohelpsupportandprotectthesorearea. Mechanical Neck Pain. Mechanical pain usually starts from changes in the neck joints. As discs start to collapse, the space between the neck

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Benedictine. OSR teammembers Liz Rhodes ATC, Corey Stephens ATC,Tyler Williams VPA, and Troy Merckle, VPO spending some time at the Benedictine Univ Athletic Banquet. Every year they present the OSR Redhawk Resiliency Award to one athletewhoovercamesignificant injuryand returned tocontributeconsiderably to their team. A big thanks to Liz and Corey, our BenU ATC’s, who handle a growing athletic training department and make a tough job look easy. Loved by the student athletes, they drew a rousing response from the crowd and lots of praise from the Athletic Department. Great work guys!

OSR Staff Members Having Fun: Outside The Clinic! Pictures: Anthem/Corporate Staff N. Phoenix Staff D. Ridge Staff Boston Marathon. Pictured Here: Our very own VPPR, Scott Foreman and his wife, Lisa, before the 2018 Boston Marathon. The weather definitely made it a challenge, and yet he persevered! Way to go Scott! Picture: Scott Foreman

OSR Spring Meeting. The morning of Thursday, April 19th, all of our clinics closed down to attend our OSR Spring Meeting - 2018 style! Look at all these smiling faces!

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“My first contact was with the front office, who were always polite, kind andconsiderate!Thephysical therapistswereso thorough,knowledgeable and generous with their time and instructions. I improved so much due to the treatment plan for my right shoulder. I started with a lot of pain and decreased function, but when I left, the pain level had decreased substantially and my function improved! OSR is wonderful. I learned so much and I am eternally grateful.” - Jennifer B. I improved so much due to the treatment plan!

DID YOU KNOW: • 2017 set a record for the most heat related deaths in Arizona history, 155 beating the previous record by 5.  And that is with 20 cases still pending! Those most affected are our homeless and home-bound population. • Most heat related deaths occur in the month of July. •Moredeathsoccurduetodehydration than fire, floods, hurricanes, and lighting strikes combined.

• The blistering heat of day and night can take a life in a couple of days. HYDRATION SAFETY TIPS: • When performing outdoor activities, bring and drink plenty of water. • Start each morning off with a glass of water; water loss while sleeping is significant. • Drink 8+ glasses of water a day. • Lightheaded, nauseous, sluggish, hunger pangs, and disorientation are all signs of dehydration.

Attention Neck Pain Sufferers!

CHIN TUCK SUPINE Lie with roll under neck. Without lifting head, tuck chin gently. Keep the large muscles in the neck relaxed. Strengthens Neck Muscles www.simpleset.net Relieve Neck Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing neck pain.

Do You Have Neck Pain?

If you have answered “Yes” to any of these questions, we can help.

a Do you have neck pain when moving or standing for long periods of time? a Does your pain get worse while bending or reaching? a Do you suffer with stiffness, swelling or tenderness in your muscles?

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