Rehab Advantage: Living Life without Back Pain

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A LIFE FREE OF BACK PAIN IS WITHIN YOUR GRASP

For some, back pain is a daily occurrence that dictates the way you live your life. Every movement, every motion is determined by the pain in your back. Standing, sitting, laying down, driving, walking or running — the pain persists. In ages past, back pain was difficult to treat.

I N S I D E A LIFE FREE OF BACK PAIN IS WITHIN YOUR GRASP UNDERSTANDING THE WHY AND HOW OF YOUR BACK PAIN WORKSHOPS

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A LIFE FREE OF BACK PAIN IS WITHIN YOUR GRASP (Continued from outside) If you experienced back pain, whether as a result of a work injury, trip-and-fall accident, or even just as a result of aging, the answer was almost always the same: head home, take a long rest, and give your back time to heal. This isn’t the way that things go anymore, and for several reasons. To start, the world isn’t as forgiving. Heading home and taking a long rest until your back is healed may work for some, but not for most. With deadlines and carpools and work schedules to keep up with, there needs to be an alternate solution to dealing with back pain that doesn’t require you to completely remove yourself from your responsibilities. What’s more, recent research indicates that resting may not actually be the ideal solution for long-term back care. Spending too much time on the couch or off your feet can cause the back muscles to weaken and can even weaken bone strength. This could lead to more long-term issues with back pain — not fewer. Exercise, in general, is shown to increase strength and flexibility, supporting healthy muscles and bones, and therefore supporting ideal back health. INSIDE:

• Understanding The Why And How Of Your Back Pain • Exercise Essentials

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Physical Therapy for Back Pain While rest and relaxation can help you overcome the immediate pain of a back injury, and may even be recommended by your physician in the early days following an injury, it is not a long- term solution. Physical therapy offers a long-term solution to back pain by using targeted exercises that focus on the cause of the pain. Through a combination of strength and flexibility training that focuses on muscle development and joint movement, physical therapy can address the underlying cause of the pain and significantly improve your quality of life.

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UNDERSTANDING THE WHY AND HOW OF YOUR BACK PAIN

There are a lot of different reasons that back pain can develop. Even when you break down injuries, whether from overuse or athletic pursuits, there are different problems that can develop. Sprains and strains are common, but so are issues with the vertebrae, blood flow, and even concerns regarding the spinal nerves. You might be amazed to discover the different factors that could be influencing your back health. Such as: • Your personal level of physical activity, including how often you exercise and the intensity of your typical workouts. • The types of shoes that you wear, in addition to how frequently you walk in different types of shoes, particularly shoes that lack support or those with high heels. • Prolonged engagement in sedentary behavior, including sitting at a desk for eight hours or more consecutive days of the week, or spending free time on the couch or otherwise relaxed. Aerobic activity and strength training exercises actually make it possible to reduce your risk of injury and to improve your ability to overcome back pain by strengthening the vertebrae and improving blood flow and nutrient disbursement throughout the

back. When you are inactive, blood flow can actually become impeded, and this can have a negative effect on the overall health of your back and spine. How Physical Therapy Helps Anyone who has struggled with back pain can tell you plain and simple: When your back is hurting, there is no way to pretend that it isn’t. Simply going from sedentary activity to being active and healthy isn’t an option — at least not so easily. It takes time and effort, and when back pain is obstructing you from getting started, it requires help. Physical therapy can help you overcome back pain by giving you the knowledge and support necessary to help your back feel better, giving you the option to get off the couch and push yourself to reach new goals. Working with a licensed and experienced physical therapist ensures that you do not take on too much too quickly, but instead are guided through the process of healing with gradual steps. If you are suffering with back pain, call us today to learn more about how we can relieve your pain, returning you to a more active, pain-free life!

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T RY T H I S MOV EMENT I F YOU AR E E XP E R I ENC I NG BACK PA I N

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Lying on your back with your knees bent, gently rock your knees side-to-side. Perform this 10-15 times in each direction.

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

WORK S HO P S

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BACK & NECK CARE

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When you have pain and immobility in the back and neck, you need help in regaining freedom of movement and freedom from pain. This is where we can help, by restoring a level of activity, strength and motion to your back, neck and life.

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“Thanks to Rehab Advantage, I now have a better understanding of my condition, and my pain has decreased since the first consultation with my therapist. My core strength and back stability have increased since beginning therapy as well.” - W.H. PAT I E N T S U C C E S S S P OT L I GH T

STAFF SPOTL IGHT Bonnie Shepherd, Billing Manager

ABOUT US

Rehab Advantage & Sports Medicine is a privately owned physical therapy and rehabilitation practice. We offer the latest treatment techniques to reduce pain and achieve results for each patient. Rehab Advantage provides patient centered care and gives individualized treatments to help every patient achieve their goals!

“I have been with Rehab Advantage for 13 years. I have 25 plus years in the billing department and front office experience. I handle all Billing, Account Receivable and Insurance Verification as well as a number of other things. I find my job very challenging in the fact that insurance changes every day. I like my job for the Christian Family atmosphere we have.”

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