Orthosports PT: Don’t Ignore Your Back Pain

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“Imagine How Life Would Be Without Pain!” 6 BACK CONDITIONS NOT TO IGNORE

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Do you feel aches and pains in your lower back? If so, you are not alone. Four out of every five Americans will suffer from back pain at some time in their lives. Without proper spine mobility, stability and alignment your back structures wear down over time, similar to tires that are out of alignment.There are many different back conditions, but here are a few common ones: 1. Lumbar or sacral radiculopathy: The result of pressure on a nerve exiting the spine. Pain, numbness and tingling can be felt down in different parts of the leg. 2. Sciatica: This comes from compression of the sciatic nerve by a muscle called the piriformis, deep in the buttock. Symptoms can radiate down the buttock and leg. 3. Spinal stenosis: This is a narrowing of the bony spinal canal which causes rubbing or pressure on nerves. Central canal stenosis is quite serious as it presses upon the spinal cord. 4. Lumbar sprain/strain: This isacommoncauseof low back pain due to injury of muscles and tendons.

The rows of muscles that run up and down the sides of the spinal column, are the major muscle groups usually involved in lower back injury. 5.Fractures: Theseareduetotrauma,orsometimes occurwithoutany injury inpeoplewithosteoporosis. 6. Spinal cord compression: This is unusual, but very worrisome and may be associated with weakness and loss of bowel/bladder control. Medication and Bed Rest Most lower back pain sufferers try over the counter drugs and bed rest. However, most self remedies will not provide the relief that you need. In fact, bed rest is the wrong thing to do, because it can weaken the spinal muscles further. Weakness in the spinal muscles is one of the main reasons for low back pain and puts you at risk for injuring your back with common activities such as lifting, bending or squatting. Most of us sit too much and this contributes to severe weakening of the back and torso muscles which are needed for a healthy back.

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WILL YOUR BACK HURT AS YOU GET OLDER?

If you think that growing older automatically leads to back pain, here’s some great news; it doesn’t! Many people suffer from pain, yet, they still believe their aches and pains are a natural part of aging. They’re not.

Back pain is primarily caused by four main factors: • Spinal muscle weakness • Poor muscle or joint movement • Poor posture • Lack of spinal or pelvic muscle coordination

UNDERWATER TREADMILL SYST HYDROTHERAPY & FITNESS Effective physical therapy experts recognize that the best treatments are not modalities that depend solely on ultrasound, cold or heat therapy, but rather a skilled hands-on approach to examination and treatment. Studies have proven that manual therapy and specific exercises produce better and faster results than traditional exercise based therapy. If you are suffering with back pain or know someone who is, call us today to discover how we can finally help you become pain-free and get back to the activities you enjoy. After all, you’re as young as you feel! Find out more about our programs by calling us today and discover how to relieve and reduce back pain. Call us today at Amherst: (716) 839-3705 or Clarence: (716) 634-1578 to schedule an appointment! Treating the Cause of Your Back Pain The goal of our SPINE program is to find the root cause of your pain and correct it, not just treat the symptoms. By treating the root cause of the pain, you can achieve faster, long-lasting results. We provide the most advanced and effective treatments to each of our patients in a caring, friendly environment. Our highly trained and skilled physical therapists use proven hands-on therapy techniques to help people of all ages become free of pain and get back to the activities they enjoy. If your back pain prevents you from standing for long periods, bending down to pick up objects, or getting up and down from the floor to play with your children or grandchildren it’s time to come to Orthosports and restore your quality of life. Knowing the Right Expert to Help You Physical therapists are medical musculoskeletol specialists, meaning we are the experts when it comes to the movement of the body and how the muscles, joints and skeletal structure work with one another. Workou HALF t Time!

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“I experienced significant pain in my back and knee that prevented me from doing most activities. I did not think anything would help me, but I went to Orthosports PT. They treated my back and knee and explained what was wrong. They showed me ways to move safely along with several exercises that I will continue to do on my own. I was really surprised that I could do all normal things like walking, cleaning, exercising and more without any pain.” -Darlene P. 4 9 http://1sudoku.com n° 228597 - Level Medium I was really surprised that I could do all normal things! FOLLOW & REVIEW US! M ELLNESS 5 2 8 2 3 5 www.simpleset.net STRAIGHT LEG RAISE While lying or sitting, raise up your leg with a straight knee. Keep the opposite knee bent with the foot planted to the ground. Repeat 6 times on both sides. Stretches Lower Back Relieve Back Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing back pain.

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DISCOVER HOW TO LIVE PAIN FREE

At Orthosports, you will receive hands-on therapy treatments by our friendly, caring health experts during focused and individualized sessions.

It’s time to get Orthosports if: • You’re tired of living in pain • You want to feel better and move better • You have been in an auto accident or injured on the job • You want to prevent injury 1. Call and talk to your therapist 2. Discover why your pain has come back 3. Get your custom recovery program

CALL THE CLINIC NEAREST YOU TODAY!

Attention Pain Sufferers

LOWER BACK PAIN & SCIATICA WORKSHOP ONE DAY SPECIAL OFFER

On May 19th Free Workshop

Here’s some of what you’ll learn: ü The single BIGGEST #1 MISTAKE Low Back Pain & Sciatica sufferers make which actually stops them from healing ü The 3 MOST COMMON CAUSES of Low Back Pain & Sciatica ü What successful treatment and permanent relief looks like without the side effects of medications, injections or surgery We are hosting a FREE Lower Back Pain & Sciatica Workshop at our Amherst clinic, May 19th, 10:00am to 11:00am!

• Do you suffer with back pain or sciatica? • Do you experience pain, numbness or tingling when you stand or walk? • Do you suffer from a past injury? • Do you have pain when you walk for long periods or drive? • Are you afraid your pain will get worse if you don’t do anything about it?

If you have answered YES to any of the above questions (or have a stubborn spouse who is in denial) the Lower Back Pain & Sciatica Workshop may be a life changing event for you…

Appointments are free but limited; there are only 15 spots available.

Lower Back Pain & Sciatica can completely ruin your life.

ü It can take your focus away from enjoying your life… like spending time with your children or grandchildren ü It can mess up your work or force you to do a job you don’t want to do ü It can ruin your travel plans

Don’t delay, register today by calling now!

Reserve your spot today and learn how to take care of your lower back pain and sciatica! $10 Tim Horton gift card to the first 5 to register (attendance required).

AMHERST 3970 Harlem Rd Amherst, NY 14226 P : (716) 839-3705 F : (716) 839-2347 www.orthosportspt.com

WHEN TO USE ICE & HEAT FOR PAIN RELIEF When you’ve just sprained your ankle or pulled a muscle, all you want is some pain relief. If not, you ask for some ice—or was that heat instead?

How to use ice. Ice isusefulwhen you want to reduceswelling.Forexample, your ankle balloons up after a sprain.This is because blood and fluid collect rapidly, making it both painful and stiff. Ice packs are very useful in bruises, strains and joint swellings. Use them for any acute swelling, over the first 24 to 48 hours (except back strains). Ice helps later too, while exercising the limb. Our friendly therapists can show you how to make movements less painful and more flexible by using an ice pack just before or during exercise. How to use heat. Heat packs, bottles or infra-red lamps can be very useful if you have a muscle spasm or 48 hours after injury. Icing a muscle spasm contracts the muscle fibers, so they would hurt intensely. On the other hand, heat improves the circulation, soothes and relaxes the muscles by carrying away toxins andbringing in healingoxygen.Heatcan comfortabackorneck strain, especially if it has been persisting for some time. Don’t use heat if you have a painful, red or swollen joint. This increases circulation so that fluid collects, worsening the swelling and stretching or compressing the nerves and surrounding healthy tissue. When to use neither heat nor ice. Whether you use hot or cold packs, be aware that you can damage your skin and deeper tissues by careless use.

Don’t use it if you have an open or infected wound. If the circulation or sensation level is poor, as in diabetes, ice and heat could cause the skin to break down, get infected and worse. But inordinary injuries, iceandheatprovide inexpensive,non-toxicpainrelief. Visit us for more help with using ice or heat. We’ll speed up your recovery and get you moving more easily.

Are you still suffering from any swelling or pain after following these steps? Call us today at Amherst: (716) 839-3705 or Clarence: (716) 634-1578 to schedule an appointment with one of our physical therapists. We’ll guide you to a new and pain free lifestyle with exercises and movements catered to your pain level.

“Enjoy A Healthy Recipe!” HONEY GARLIC SHRIMP

Ingredients • 1/3 cup honey • 1/4 cup soy sauce (reduced sodium) • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic

• optional: 1 teaspoon minced ginger • 1 lb medium uncooked shrimp, peeled • 2 teaspoons olive oil • optional: chopped green onion garnish

Directions 1. Whisk the honey, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger (if using) together in a medium bowl. 2. Place shrimp in a large zipped-top bag or tupperware. Pour 1/2 of the marinade mixture on top, give it all a shake or stir, then allow shrimp to marinate in the refrigerator for 15 minutes or for up to 8-12 hours. Cover and refrigerate the rest of the marinade for step 3. (Time-saving tip: while the shrimp is marinating, I steamed broccoli and microwaved some quick brown rice). 3. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Place shrimp in the skillet. Discard used marinade . Cook shrimp on one side until pink—bout 45 seconds—then flip shrimp over. Pour in remaining marinade and cook it all until shrimp is cooked through, about 1 minute more. 4. Serve shrimp with cooked marinade sauce and a garnish of green onion. The sauce is excellent on brown rice and steamed veggies on the side.

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