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MIGRAINE MISERY? MYOFASCIAL RELEASE CAN HELP YOU FIND RELIEF

These manual techniques not only help in reducing pain, but they also keep the head and neck moving the way they should. In fact, the manual and massaging properties of myofascial release have also been shown to help chronic headache and migraine sufferers sleep better and experience attacks less frequently. HOW CAN I GET STARTED WITH ADDING MYOFASCIAL RELEASE INTO MY TREATMENT PLAN? If you are experiencing neck pain and/or chronic headaches and you think you could benefit from myofascial release, give our office a call today. Scheduling an appointment is the first step in getting a new treatment added to your plan and finding relief for your debilitating aches and pains. At Advanced Balance Studios, our physical therapists will provide you with a thorough evaluation to determine the best ways in which our treatment methods will benefit you. We understand how inhibiting pain and stiffness can be, and we want to help get you back to comfortably living your life. FIND RELIEF TODAY! Don’t let your chronic headaches and neck pain dictate your life! You can live comfortably once again and get back to your normal life with the help of our dedicated and highly experienced physical therapists at Advanced Balance Studios. Myofascial release can help you reclaim your life once again!

If you are experiencing stiff or tight muscles in your neck, and/or if you are living with chronic headaches or migraines, myofascial release can help you find relief. This hands-on treatment helps with pain relief by easing the tension in your muscles. It is a form of massage performed by your physical therapist that focuses on specific pressure points, aimed at bringing the myofascial tissue back to its elastic form. If you’ve been noticing pain in your neck or head, and you think you could benefit from myofascial release, give our office at Advanced Balance Studios a call today. We would be happy to set up a consultation and discuss how our treatment services could benefit you! HOW DOES MYOFASCIAL RELEASE HELP? If you live with headaches or migraines, you know how painful and debilitating they can be. Attacks are usually characterized by painful throbbing or pulsing on one side of the head, which can also be accompanied by changes in vision, nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light, or sensitivity to sound. When the muscles around your neck become tight, your mobility of the affected area becomes restricted, and any movements you make can result in pain. Myofascial release reverses this sensation by loosening up the constricted area, thus promoting easier mobility and less pain. This targeted form of treatment has been known to relieve the pain of chronic headaches and migraines by massaging the tightened muscles around the head and neck. If you’ve sustained an injury to the neck or head that is causing your headaches, myofascial release can also help by massaging out the affected area, in order to loosen up the muscles and allow for a quicker healing process.

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4 EASY TRICKS TO RELIEVE A HEADACHE

2. ADEQUATE SLEEP. Getting enough sleep on a regular basis is part of the migraine hygiene you should practice to keep your headaches at ease. Sleep also includes darkness. Light is painful when you’re suffering from a minimal headache, a hangover, and especially a migraine. Its brightness can trigger an even greater head pain, so don’t be afraid to dim the lights a bit. 3. BALANCED DIET. Eating regular meals, avoiding foods that trigger headaches, and staying hydrated will also help reduce the pain and frequency of your headaches. If you suffer from migraines on a regular basis, consider making one small switch to your diet: more nuts. Nuts can work as both a pain reliever and a preventative method to stave off future onsets. Many varieties of nuts contain an important “ingredient” called salicin. Salicin is a pain blocking agent that’s present in many of today’s medications. Though you may want to reach for an over the counter pain reliever when migraines strike, choose

nuts—they offer the same important ingredients. 4. WORK ON IMPROVING YOUR POSTURE.

Did you know there are natural ways to relieve headaches? Try these tips to help kick your pain to the curb and get back to doing the things you enjoy! 1. REGULAR EXERCISE. Regular exercise can reduce the frequency and strength of your headaches. The body releases endorphins during exercise, which act as natural painkillers. Exercise reduces stress, another headache trigger, and encourages better sleep at night. Vigorous, regular exercise can also help reduce the risks of cardiovascular problems, as lack of exercise is a risk factor for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease.

Hold your shoulders back and your head level, parallel to the ground, instead of hunching forward. This technique helps improve headaches most frequently occurring during work.

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Relieve Neck Pain In Minutes Try this movement to help loosen sore neck muscles.

HEALTHY RECIPE : CUCUMBER KIMCHI

INGREDIENTS • 2 pickling cucumbers/small cucumbers • 1 tsp kosher salt • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped • 2 scallions finely chopped

• 1¼-inch piece fresh ginger, finely chopped • 2 tbsp rice vinegar • 1 tbsp Korean chile powder • 2 tsp sugar • ½ tsp fish sauce

CHIN TILT Stand or sit with good posture and your arms crossed over your chest. Slowly tilt your chin up and towards one side, then return to a neutral start position. Repeat ten times on in each direction.

DIRECTIONS Cut cucumbers in half lengthwise and then crosswise into ⅛-inch-thick half moons. Place in a medium bowl and mix thoroughly with salt. Let stand at room temperature for about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, combine garlic, scallions, ginger, vinegar, chile powder, sugar and fish sauce in a medium nonreactive bowl. Drain the cucumbers (discard the liquid). Stir the cucumbers into the vinegar mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 12 to 24 hours before serving.

Always consult your physical therapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of doing.

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PATIENT SUCCESS SPOTLIGHT

Don’t Let Pain Hold You Back From Living The Life You Want. At Advanced Balance Studio, we have your health and fitness in mind. Let us help you achieve your personal goals and claim a pain-free life! Call us to start your journey with us today!

“I run, climb, and do any other physical activity I desire.”

“You will not find better treatment than you find at Advanced Balance Studio. The staff is knowledgeable, professional, and best of all, caring! When I injured my ankle I was devastated. Doctors told me I would never run again. I am happy to say, thanks to the help of Gerard, I run, climb, and do any other physical activity I desire. I owe so much to the staff at Advanced Balance Studio. They gave me back my ability to move, I can’t imagine going anywhere else!” —S.E.

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