Manual Edge: Relief For Radiating Neck Pain and Headaches




Impact definition: the action of one object coming forcibly into contact with another (that was last month); to have a strong effect on someone or something. Yes I am talking about the second definition, to have a strong effect on someone. You can boil life down to the people we know and the impact we have made upon their lives. Looking back at my life, several people have made a profound impact upon me. There were a few select teachers, coaches, friends, mentors, and family members. I think the person that made the most impact on me was my Dad. He was a hard worker, sports enthusiast, student of human behavior; and had a level of compassion, that looking back, was pretty impressive. I think that his qualities generally shaped who I am today, although I am in a completely different lifestyle and profession. Nonetheless, the effects he made upon my life from an early age run deeply in me. I’m pretty sure that most of the impact my Dad had on

me was unconscious, it was just him living his life the way he did. He may not have given a lot of thought about being a model for me, but then again maybe he did? The takeaway from this is that all of us can be a teacher, a mentor, a coach, and model things to our family; as well as those that we come into contact with. Just think about that for a minute. We have the ability to shape the behavior, fundamental value level, and potential life path of those in our sphere of influence. That is a pretty profound statement. Being a mentor is gratifying but it does come with responsibility. As Spider Man said “with great power comes great responsibility.” Let’s use this potential to have a strong effect on someone we know and consciously shape their life path!

Tim Bonack




What Causes Neck Pain? There are a large number of culprits that could be behind your experience of neck pain, including accidents, such as a car accident or a slip-and-fall accident, as well as sporting injuries. The reason why neck pain frequently becomes so severe is due to the fact that blood vessels have to pass through your neck to reach the head. A spasm in the neck muscles could lead to constricted blood circulation, and therefore migraine headaches. What’s worse, since the neck is connected to the spinal column and therefore connected to the nervous system, pain in the neck can quickly develop into tingling or numbness in the hands, arms and fingers, which can be uncomfortable and frustrating when you are going about daily tasks. When neck pain develops as a result of a pinched nerve, the radiating neck pain can result in severe headaches, and in some cases, even migraine headaches. The pinched nerve can cause pain to radiate from the neck into the skull and can cause a disruption to typical nerve patterns. Working with a physical therapist can help you address pain caused by a pinched nerve, and therefore can reduce the severity of headaches that develop as a result of neck pain.

If you really had to narrow down the frustrations that come with dealing with chronic pain, perhaps the single largest frustration would be having to deal with the pain day after day. Chronic pain has a way of interfering with the most basic activities. Getting out of bed and driving to work can become a challenge, as can sitting in a desk chair all day, or attempting to pick up your child when he or she is upset. Some of these tasks are more difficult to get around than are others, and, depending on how the pain is impacting your life, the stress of having to go through extra steps to make basic things happen can really get out of hand. Neck pain is one of those types of pain that is difficult to work around. Pain in the neck and back will frequently begin to radiate the longer it hangs around, and that could mean shooting pain up your neck and back, all the way into the base of your skull. Once neck pain begins to turn into headaches, attempting to concentrate at work can become exceedingly difficult.

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Print sudoku The good news is that there is actually a lot that you can do to support the healthy operation of your neck, thereby reducing the severity or frequency of your neck pain. Working with a physical therapist is the best way to address neck pain. During physical therapy, your neck pain will be addressed holistically, taking into consideration the initial injury that may have caused the pain to develop, but also any other habits, movements or compensations that may be contributing to the discomfort. Physical therapy takes advantage of strategies like massage, stretching and muscle training to reduce neck pain, and many of these strategies can be adopted in part at home or on the-go to help you address your neck pain when it is bothering you the most. 3 8 1 3 7 5 4

One of the primary goals of physical therapy is to address whole-body well-being by encouraging improved overall health. In many situations, this includes improved flexibility and range-of-motion training, muscle building and strength training, and even in some cases, encouragement with

cardiovascular activities and weight loss.

At the end of the day, the best way to be free of neck pain is to prevent neck pain from developing, and working with a physical therapist can help you in this regard, as well. The tasks that you do every day can build up over time and cause a lot of stress on your body, and the neck and shoulders are some of the most common places to carry that stress. You may not even realize the impact that simple tasks that you do every day have on your body and your experience of pain. Things like driving, lifting heavy objects — like packages at the front door or even your groceries — and repetitive movements like hunching over a keyboard at work can all seriously impact your neck pain. The longer you let neck pain linger and disrupt your life, the more difficult it becomes to treat. If you experience an injury, the smart thing to do is to consult a physical therapist soon after the pain develops.

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Adopting healthier habits can have a big impact on your management of neck pain. These include:

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RETRACTION / CHIN TUCK Slowly draw your head back so that your ears line up with your shoulders. Repeat this exercise 3-5 times.

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“I was experiencing severe neck pain when reading or working at a table/desk that would stop me from completing task in one sitting. At Manual Edge I saw Chris for a couple of sessions andTim for 8 sessions. Mobility in my neck was significantly improved for not only reading and desk work but also for turning my head to check mirrors and blind spots while driving. The exercises/stretches they thought me are excellent for maintaining mobility and controlling pain during activity.” - David K. The exercises/stretches they thought me are excellent for maintaining mobility and controlling pain during activity.

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Juicy Baked Chicken Breast

•2 tsp olive oil •3 tbsp brown sugar •1 tbsp chili powder •1 tsp parsley flakes •1/2 tsp salt •1/2 tsp black pepper •1/2 tsp garlic powder •1/2 tsp onion powder •1/2 tsp cumin

INGREDIENTS: •4 (7 to 8 oz) boneless, skinless chicken breasts

ROTATOR CUFF AND SHOULDER PAIN WORKSHOP MARCH 21, 2020 @ 10:00 AM AT OUR CLINIC Just call the clinic to reserve your seat in either workshop the as both will be limited to the first 20 registrants.

INSTRUCTIONS: Pre heat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with non-stick spray. Place the chicken breasts between two sheets of parchment paper and pound to an even thickness. Drizzle both sides of chicken with olive oil. Combine seasonings and sprinkle generously over both sides of the chicken breasts. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cover loosely with foil for 5 minutes before slicing.


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