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“ Gain Real Relief For Neck Pain Naturally !” Focus On Neck Pain To Relieve Headaches

It’s the end of the day and your head is pounding and your neck is aching. Was it the work you were doing?Was it the stress or the way youwere sitting? Your neck is an intricate structure with hundreds of muscles and nerves. The joints in your neck provide movement while the discs in between the bones, give support and shock absorption. In today’s world of sitting for long periods at work, computers and watching TV your neck muscles, joints and nerves can become strained and irritated.

INSIDE • Focus On Neck Pain To Relieve Headaches • Stretching for Neck Pain Relief • Patient Success Spotlight • Exercise Essentials

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YOU DON’T HAVE TO LIVE WITH NAGGING HEADACHES! Focus On Neck Pain To Relieve Headaches

The forward head position puts a strain on the neck muscles resulting in general muscle tension in the head. This can affect blood flow to the scalp, resulting in a headache. Pain can be referred from the neck to behind the eyes or forehead and even one sided headaches around the temples. Pounding headaches at the back of the head can be related to neck muscle tightness and limited movement. Since many headaches stem from problems with neck movement and posture, it is wise that you see a physical therapist; a muscle and skeletal expert to help you. Find out how you can relieve your aching neck and nagging headache for good with our SPINE Program. Call us today for more information!

The fact is that even the simplest movements can cause short periods of neck pain. Yet some of us may actually be experiencing chronic neck pain. Simple, repetitive movements can lead to prolonged muscle tightness, which can take time to show symptoms. In comparison, muscle strains happen with quick jolts such as an injury or lifting something too heavy. HOW NECK PAIN CAN GO TO YOUR HEAD Headaches can stem from tightness in the neck muscles at the back of the neck, which is brought about by a forward-head posture and rounded back. This is very common if you work at a computer or sit a lot. In this position the spine is strained. Try to stand up tall with your back against a wall. How far away from the wall is the back of your head? If you have a forward head posture, your head will be quite far from the wall.

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STRETCHING FOR NECK PAIN RELIEF Neck pain and headaches typically come from poor posture and tight muscles in the neck, shoulders and upper back. This produces what is called a forward head posture. By stretching the tight muscles along the back of your neck, as well as strengthening the muscles at the front of the neck, neck pain can be relieved.

Correcting bad posture can be as simple as strengthening the abdominal region. However, keep in mind that when dealing with a forward-head posture, you will also have forward-rounded shoulders and increased curvature of the upper spine. Our physical therapists are experts in posture evaluation and treatment, helping you even if you have quite severe changes. It’s never too late! Tight muscles are a big factor in most neck pain and headaches. Stretching the muscles of your chest and strengthening the muscles of the middle back helps. For long term benefits, learning the right exercises can make a big difference in preventing neck pain and headaches from returning. Therefore, before you start taking any headache medicine for chronic neck pain, you might want to analyze your body posture first. Finding tension in your neck or limited range of motion in your spine might be the cause. Correcting it through physical therapy might be a simple solution for your headaches and neck pains. Call us today to learn more about our SPINE Program to relieve your headache and neck pain!

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• Move Freely • Alleviate Pain Naturally • Have More Energy • Enjoy Activities Pain Free • Be Stronger •

• Pain while bending or reaching • Soreness after sitting up • Difficulty standing for > 20 mins • Pain when trying to sleep • Pain when driving > 30 mins • Radiating pain to neck Do you suffer with any of the following symptoms?

Don’t let neck pain become a way of life Pinpoint the exact cause of your neck problems!

FREE NECK PAIN ANALYSIS

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Patient Success Spotlight

I’m able to move my arms up and down! Andrea “I was hurt back in November and from that time I’ve been seeing different physical therapists. Nothing actually helped or seemed to be getting any better. Since I’ve been here for the last few weeks I’ve returned back to work, I’m able to move my head back and forth, and I’m able to move my arms up and down. Everything has gotten a lot better. I recommend for everybody to come here.”

Feel Better, No Doctor Referral Necessary

Whether you want to come in for a check-up, suffered a recent injury or you want to improve your health, a doctor referral is not needed. In the state of California you have Direct Access to physical therapy! See our physical therapists for: • Recent injury • Nagging aches and pains • Back and neck pain • Joint pain and movement problems • Walking or balance difficulties

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Think PT FIRST

Physical Therapists Are The Mechanics Of Your Body

TAKE CARE OF YOUR ACHES. BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE. Why You Should Come In For Another Check-Up: 9 Move without pain 9 Bend and move freely 9 Balance confidently and securely 9 Sit for long periods comfortably 9 Walk for long distances 9 Live an active and healthy lifestyle

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HEALTH &WELLNESS TIP You Can Reduce Inflammation By Eating Healthy!

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COCOA BANANA WALNUT BREAD Study after study reinforces the delicious idea that eating chocolate, especially dark chocolate, is good for you (in moderation, of course). One reason is that cocoa, the main ingredient in chocolate, is packed with antioxidants called polyphenols. The higher the percentage of cocoa in a bar, the higher the concentration of polyphenols. Polyphenols will help fight inflamation in the body, in turn, helping relieve arthritis pain. This recipe, made with cocoa powder, will let you reap the health benefits of dark chocolate without its bitter taste or extra fat or sugar. INGREDIENTS

1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour 3/4 cup cocoa powder 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. salt

1/3 cup canola or grapeseed oil 2 Tbs. molasses 2 ripe bananas, mashed 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1/2 tsp. allspice 2 large eggs 1/2 cup brown sugar 3/4 cup plain, low-fat yogurt

INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan. In a large bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and allspice. In a separate bowl, lightly beat eggs, then stir in sugar, yogurt, oil, molasses, bananas and vanilla. Add dry ingredients to wet and mix gently. Fold in walnuts and pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out almost clean. Let cool several minutes before unmolding.

Exercise Essentials Try these exercises to keep your body strong and flexible...

SCALENE STRETCH Place your hands overlapping on your breast bone. Next, tilt your head upwards and away from the affected side until a gentle stretch is felt along the front and side of your neck.

CERVICAL CHIN TUCK & RETRACTION - SUPINE WITH TOWEL While lying on your back with a small folded up towel under your head, tuck your chin towards your chest. Also, focus on putting pressure on the towel with the back of your head. Your head shouldmaintain contact with the towel the entire time.

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INSURANCE INFORMATION We verify insurance and health plans for your convenience

We gladly accept the insurance plans listed below. If your plan is not listed, please call us at 951-684-2874 as we are always adding new insurance plans. As a courtesy to our patients, we will verify your health benefits prior to your arrival to determine if there will be a copay, deductible, or coinsurance for therapy services. For those patients who do not have health insurance or those who have maxed out their benefits, we offer a private pay plan. Please contact us today for more information on our fees for service and payment details. DISCLAIMER: While this is an extensive list, health plans do change regularly without prior notification. We recommend that you verify with your health plan what physical therapy benefits you have available.

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