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NECK PAIN, NO LONGER! OSR Physical Therapy Is Always Here for You in the "Neck" of Time
• Headaches. • Arm weakness. • Numbness or tingling.
Do you have trouble sitting up straight at your desk, tilting your head down to tie your shoes, or even lying down to go to sleep at night? Do you have headaches more than once a week? If so, you’re not alone. According to the Institute of Medicine of The National Academies, over 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. Of those 100 million, 15% suffer from chronic neck pain. In a survey conductedwith over 300 chronic pain sufferers, 59% reported an impact on the quality of their life and 77% of those surveyed reported feeling depressed. Even small amounts of pain can lead to a downward spiral in quality of life, energy, and overall wellbeing. Fortunately physical therapy can help resolve all the pains in your neck. Contact OSR Physical Therapy today to schedule your consultation. WHY DOES NECK PAIN OCCUR? The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) states that approximately one-third of the population will experience neck pain in any given year. It can get worse if left untreated, and in severe cases, surgery may even be needed. Additional symptoms of neck pain may include: • Discomfort and pain when remaining in the same position for too long. • Muscle stiffness and tightness in the upper body.
• Inability to fully stand up or sit up straight. • Loss of sleep due to pain and discomfort.
The neck is an integral area of everyday movement, and sharp pains can prevent you from functioning properly in your day-to-day life. The neck is comprised of 7 vertebrae (bones), over 16 joints, and numerous muscles and tissues. The greatest concentration of muscles and tissues is in the upper neck, at the base of your skull. This area consists of the larger muscles that attach your head to your neck, and it is where the vertebral and carotid arteries travel through your neck, in order to reach the skull. When these muscles become tense, the blood flow from the arteries can become affected, resulting in neck pain and headaches. Your neck relies on a lot from your body – such as proper posture, flexibility, strength, and coordination. In our daily lives, we place tremendous strain and demand on our neck. Stress and poor posture can cause muscle weakness in the neck, and can even lead to long-termdamage over time. Any sort of chronic strain on the neck can result in inflammation and contribute to our pain and headaches.
Relieve Your Neck Pain with OSR Physical Therapy
• Strengthening your mid-back muscles and shoulders to provide support to your neck. • Improving the coordination of your neck muscles. • Educating patients on eating well, by reducing the consumption of processed foods that increases inflammation in the body. You will work together with your physical therapist to understand the goals and expectations of each step in your personalized treatment plan, with the main focus being on overcoming your neck pain and recovering as quickly as possible. If your neck pain has been limiting your daily life, don’t wait any longer to seek help.
Our physical therapists are movement experts, equipped in identifying and treating the main source of your neck pain. They will analyze your posture, movement, and problem areas, in order to determine the best course of treatment for your needs. Your treatment plan will focus on relieving your pain, in addition to improving your posture, mobility, strength, and coordination. Your diagnosis will determine the make-up of your treatment plan, and may include any combination of manual therapy, targeted stretches and exercises, activity modification, or ergonomic recommendations. It may also include additional methods as deemed fit by your physical therapist, such as ice and heat therapies, ultrasound, or electrical stimulation. Physical therapy can help significantly reduce your neck pain by implementing the following benefits:
Contact us today at any of our 7 clinics to schedule an appointment. At OSR Physical Therapy, we are dedicated to providing you with the tools you need for recovery and relief!
• Maintaining proper posture when sitting and standing. • Restoring flexibility to your neck muscles and joints.
Relieve Neck Pain In Minutes Try this movement to relieve your neck pain.
Stretches Your Neck
LEVATOR SCAPULAE STRETCH (Overpressure) Sit in a chair with the hand on the side of the neck to be stretched beneath you. (Alternatively, you can grab under the chair.) Use your free hand to gently pull your nose down toward your armpit so as to give your neck an extra stretch. Hold for 5-10 seconds before relaxing the muscle for another 5-10 seconds. Repeat 2-3 times. Good stretch if you sit at a computer all day.
“It is so nice with everything being closed, that I can still continue rehabbing my shoulder. I feel so comfortable here and see all the necessary precautions are in place for my safety. I also love the social aspect of having a place to be around others!" - Jim
Wherever You Need Us, We're Here for You Our new online telehealth platform called Doxy.me allows you to access your provider and receive care in the event you aren’t able to access the clinic! We can use this telehealth tool for screening, follow up appointments, wellness check-ins, exercise progression, and even for initial evaluations and treatments! You will still receive the same impeccable quality of care from the comfort and convenience of your own home or office. Set up your Telehealth visit today! Simply email us at contact@ osrphysicaltherapy.com, or call any one of our 7 clinics around the valley so they can set up your account . Once we have your account set up, you will be able to log into your patient portal. There are no extra fees to use this platform. You can use it on Mac, PC, and any type of tablet and smartphone. See Your Physical Therapist In Clinic OR from the Comfor t of Your Own Home: Telehealth at OSR!
OSR Physical Therapy is partnering with St. Mary’s food bank to help those in our communities that have been recently affected by COVID-19. If you are looking for a way to help those in your community that have been affected, here's your opportunity! Drop off a canned good item at any one of our 7 clinic locations by May 11th and it will be delivered to St. Mary's food bank to help feed those in need. If you are unable to stop by to drop off a canned food item but would still like to help, you can donate directly to St. Marys at: smfba.convio.net/OSRFundDrive Cheers to making a difference and lifting each other up! BOOST YOUR IMMUNITY WITH GREEN GODDESS SOUP ST. MARY'S FOOD DRIVE We're calling on you, OSR ARMY!
• 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth • 1/2 cup coconut milk • Salt & pepper to taste • Squeeze of fresh lemon or lime juice For garnish: • broccoli florets, lightly steamed • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt, thinned with milk • Chia seeds
INGREDIENTS • 3 cups baby spinach or super greens blend
• 1 clove whole peeled garlic • 2 tbsp fresh ginger, sliced
• 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper • 1/4 tsp ground turmeric • 1/4 tsp wasabi powder (optional)
DIRECTIONS Mix all ingredients (except those for the garnish) together using a high speed blender. Heat over stovetop until steaming hot. To serve, pour into a bowl and garnish with broccoli florets, a swirl of yogurt, and chia seeds.
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NECK PAIN, NO LONGER!
OSR Physical Therapy Is Always Here for You in the "Neck" of Time
• Relieve Your Neck Pain with OSR Physical Therapy • St. Mary's Food Drive • Telehealth at OSR! • Boost Your Immunity with Green Goddess Soup INSIDE:
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