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Is It Possible To Live Without Neck Pain & Headaches?

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NEWSLETTER

Is It Possible To Live Without Neck Pain & Headaches? Here’s What You Need To Do When Your Regular Treatment Plans Don’t Work Anymore

“How can I get Physical Therapy at Home?” Jerry M. in Rantoul asked this simple question when he saw his neighbor receiving Physical Therapy in her apartment. Jerry lives in an assisted living facility. After a friendly introduction and a few questions, Jerry mentioned to our therapist that his knee pain is getting worse, making it harder for him to stand and is not walking as well as he used to. After a quick evaluation, our therapist, Kris Thope, concluded that Jerry can indeed benefit from physical therapy. We called Jerry’s doctor, received an order and started therapy within a few days. Is your life limited by pain? Call us at 217-898-8393 to schedule a Discovery session.

Doyousufferfromfrequentneckpainandheadaches? People literally live on acetaminophen and Ibuprofen for years because they constantly have a nagging headache, induced by muscle spasms in the neck. A concern with those who have frequent headaches, is an underlying neck problem that may go untreated. The Cause of Most Headaches Headaches can range from minor nagging pains, to full-blown migraines that knock you off your feet for a day or two. Any headache, whether tremendous pain or not, should be a warning sign that the muscles in your spine and neck may be too tight and tense.

Prolonged muscle tension may cause you to feel stiff and achy. One may feel pain in the shoulders, neck, upper back and even radiating out to the upper arms. Most people who have headaches complain about having neck and shoulder pain. The most intense pain usually lies directly in the back and upper sides of the neck. The pain then radiates into the shoulder area. This is why many people who have headaches treat themselves to frequent neck and shoulder massages. Physical Therapy can help you to relieve the tightness and tension in your muscles, helping you live a happy, pain-free life.

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Are You Looking For Relief From Neck Pain &Headaches?

The neck can be a hidden and debilitating source of headaches. Very often neck pain and headaches go hand-in-hand, leading to a miserable time coping with every day activities. According to the National Institute of Health Statistics neck pain and headaches are the second most common form of pain experienced by Americans, with 59% reporting it affected their enjoyment of life. Headaches are often grouped under the term “cervicogenic headache” meaning that the primary source is from the neck. There are well mapped out patterns of headaches thatcomefrom thedifferentparts of the neck, shoulder and upper back areas. The discs between your bones (vertebrae) and joints in the upper neck often contribute to headaches. Even headaches located in the forehead or behind the eyes are often referred pains stemming from problem areas in the neck and base of the skull. The joints connecting the top three levels of the neck handle almost 50% of the total motion of the entire neck. This means they absorb a lot of repetitive strain. These joints bear the main load of the weight of

the head (about that of a bowling ball). With fatigue, poor posture, injuries, disc problems, arthritis, muscular stress and even prior surgeries, the wear and tear on this critical region of your body can prove too much, resulting in pain. It is also possible that you may develop a narrowing of the spinal canal itself. Since the spinal cord runs through the spine, a narrowing of the canal or where the nerves exit, can lead to a condition named spinal stenosis. There is much that can be done to treat neck pain and headaches. Our PhysicalTherapists have years of experience helping people with neck pain and headaches. By finding the root cause of your neck pain and headaches we can relieve your pain quickly, reduce the need for medication and get you back to the activities you enjoy. Discover how our team at Savoy Therapy can eliminate your neck pain and headaches allowing you to live a happy, active and pain-free life. Call today for more details!

If you are experiencing these symptoms talk to us about how we can help

• Difficulty turning your head from side to side • Pain at the area where the neck and the upper back meet • Poor posture • Neck or shoulder pain that interferes with your sleep • Stiff neck • Pain when reaching for objects overhead • Limited ability to exercise • Unable to work due to pain • Neck pain that radiates into your shoulders

Try this movement if you are experiencing neck pain. Relieve Pain In Minutes

Breakfast Recipe BREAKFAST SANDWICHES INGREDIENTS 6 English muffins, sliced in half 6 large eggs 6 slices Cheddar cheese 6 slices deli ham Salt and freshly ground black pepper

SCAPULAR RETRACTION

Good stretch to relax your shoulders

Stand tall, shoulders relaxed. Pull shoulder blades back and down. Don’t hunch your shoulders. Hold for 8 count repeat 8 times.

INSTRUCTIONS • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. • Grease5 ramekins,ora jumbomuffin tin and place on a cookie sheet. • Crack one egg into each ramekin. • Pierce egg yolk with a fork and very slightly beat. • Season with salt and freshly ground pepper. • Bake eggs for 12-15 minutes or until set. • Remove from oven and allow to cool.

• Run a knife around the edge of ramekin (or muffin tin) to remove eggs. • Toassemblebreakfastsandwich, layeronehalfofeachEnglishmuffin with one slice of cheese, one slice of ham and a cooked egg. • Top with other half of English muffin. • Wrap sandwich in plastic wrap and place in the freezer. • To reheat,place inmicrowave for1-2minutes,oruntilwarmed through.

Have YouMet Your Deductible Yet? Have you met your annual insurance deductible? If you have, your therapy may be free. How do you check to see if your deductible has been met? You can call your insurance and ask them or you can call us and we will gladly check your benefits for you.

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Sudoku Puzzle The objective is to fill a 9x9 grid so that each column, each row, and each of the nine 3x3 boxes (also called blocks or regions) contains the digits from 1 to 9. A cell is the smallest block in the game. A row, column and region consists of 9 cells and the whole game consists of 81 cells. Print sudoku http://1sudoku.com

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Are you wondering if In-Home Physical Therapy is right for you? Call us at 217-898-8393 to request a complimentary balance & strength done in the comfort of your own home. “In summer of 2016, Mr. Walter Schwartz (Wally) couldn’t get out of his bed without help due to knee pain and weakness, after receiving In-Home therapy through Savoy Therapy in collaboration with VA in Danville, Wally is now walking on his own with a walker. Thank you Josh and Kris!” 5 9 7 9 7 5 8 2 6 7 1 4 http://1sudoku.com Patient Spotlight “Walking on his own now” 3 8 1 6 3 4 7 5 3

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