Getting To The Core Of Your Back & Neck Pain

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Getting To The Core Of Your Back & Neck Pain

“ Most any type of exercise can reduce your risk of low-back pain between 25% to 40%.” Asimpleanswer;use itor lose it.Our lifestylestodayputusatriskforbackand neck pain with prolonged sitting at work, sitting in the car, bending forward, watching TV, poor posture and many other factors which contribute to core weakness.Oncethecore isweakened,theweightofyourbodyrestsonyour spinal discs, joints and ligaments causing long term damage. At Advanced Wellness we know the right movements and manual techniques that have been proven to help patients get back to and active and healthy lifestyle. If you suffer from an aching back or neck, it could simply be that your core muscles are weak. You may have heard of the term “core,” but what is it? Your core is the foundation of your body and like a building, needs to be strong and supportive. If your foundation is weak or crooked, then the other parts of your body, which rely on this, will not function properly. The timing and strength of various muscle contractions is critical for your proper body function. If your timing is off and your muscles are weak, abnormal strains occur to your spine, causing a lot of common aches and pains. Yourcoremusclesconsistofawidevarietyofskeletalmusclesthatkeepyou erect and help you move around on two feet. The core is a group of muscles in the pelvis, spine, abdominal and upper thigh areas. These muscles are arranged indifferentanglesthatare layeredtogiveyousupportandstability. Most people suffer from back pain at some point Most people will experience back pain some time in their life due to core muscleweakness.Whenthespinal joints,hip joints,sacroiliac jointsandthe muscles of the abdomen, pelvis, spine and hips don’t move well, a resulting strainoccursonthespine.Thiscausespainandcanoccuratanystageof life. However,thistypicallyhappensaswebecomeolderand lessactiveasadults. How does the core become weak and stiff?

- JAMA Internal Medicine, Jan. 2016


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Gary Yen, MD

Dr. Gary L. Yen is Board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and has a sub- specialty in Pain Medicine. Dr. Yen grew up in Long Island, NY and received his medical degree from Ross University. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY and performed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Stony Brook University, where he was chief resident. Dr. Yen completed a pain management fellowship at RehabNY in Buffalo, NY, during which he served as the assistant athletic trainer to the Buffalo Bison, the Minor League AAA baseball team for the Cleveland Indians,aswellas theNiagaraUniversity men’s and women’s collegiate hockey team. The former chairman of the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Division of the Pain Management

Department at CentraState Medical Center, Dr. Yen specializes in the non-operative treatment of a variety of joint, muscular, nerve, skeletal, spine and sports related injuries. He treats acute and chronic pain syndromes and performs electrodiagnostic studies. Dr. Yen also performs variety of interventional pain procedures and minimally invasive spine surgery for the relief of pain. He utilizes conservative treatments such as physicaltherapy,chiropracticcareandacupuncture in conjunction with other procedures to enhance long term benefits. Dr. Yen believes in working with patients to create individual treatment plans. When not attending to his patients, Dr. Yen likes to play golf, cook, and has a passion for playing the saxophone and piano. He is the proud father of two boys.

“How Can I Beat My Back Pain?” The Blueprint To Treating Back Pain

If you suffer from back pain, you have probably seen that lots of different types of treatments are available. Medication, injections and other treatments can help with pain control, but do not address the root cause of the problem, which is core weakness. If you have ever had a surgery that involves cutting through the abdomen or pelvis, this weakens the core. In addition, prolonged illness and bed rest also weaken the core. Another common reason for core weakness in women is fromchildbirthandc-sections. This severely weakens the core. The “blueprint” or plan to helping most back pain sufferers and preventing future injuries, is to strengthen the core with professional help. Specialized training and exercise techniques can be done to strengthen your core, relieving

stress on the spine. Physical Therapists are the medical professionals most uniquely qualified to evaluate and treat back pain resulting from core weakness. Working with your physician, we thoroughly evaluate your movement, alignment and strength. After we determine where the root cause of the problem is coming from, we then put together a comprehensive treatment plan to help restore core strength and movement. This helps you not only have relief from back pain, but teaches you the right exercises, posture and movement to prevent future problems and maintain a strong, healthy core. To see how our SPINE Program can give you a strong core and relieve your back pain, call us today or go online for more information.

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QUESTION: I have tried other weight loss programs in the past, what makes yours different? ANSWER: Prior to beginning one of our weight loss programs, we do a thorough evaluation and screening, which involves blood work, a physical examination and a complete review of your medical history. You then meet with a nutrition counselor who will provide a detailed and well-structured eating plan that is customized for you and is based on your current medical conditions, food preferences and lifestyle. This plan is easy to follow and shows results quickly. There are plenty of other ways to lose weight, but most of them are unhealthy, fad diets or involve purchasing processed foods in a box. You may achieve your weight-loss goal, but at what cost to your body and your well being? QUESTION: I’ve been reading about supervised medical weight loss. What does that entail? ANSWER: Our program involves FDA approved appetitemanagement therapies and lipotropic nutrients that will promote, encourage, and support the removal of fatty deposits from the liver and aid in ensuring that excess stored fat gets burned off in fuel and energy instead of being stored in the body. This plan also includes nutritional guidance, meal planning and recipes to ensure you are nourishing your body with the right foods. Advanced Wellness has the expertise and personalized care to guide you step by step to help you reach your health and weight loss goals. We have also found that many people who struggle to lose weight may actually have food sensitivity issues that cause inflammation of their cells due to an adverse reaction to certain proteins. Aside from unexplained difficulty losing weight, people with food sensitivities may also experience a variety of symptoms including headaches, acid reflux and digestive issues to name a few. By including a food sensitivity test in our weight loss program, we can identify what foods are most compatible with your body and what foods you should avoid so that we can remove the offenders, reduce inflammation and aid in weight loss. To note, this is not the same test that is done for food allergies, which is an immune system response. Those are more notably food allergies that may cause

We have many health and weight loss plans available. At a consultation with one of our Case Managers we can determine which plan best suits your goals and budget. Listed below are a few of our most popular plans: For Patients Hitting a Weight Loss Plateau We Have… • The 4 WEEK NATURAL TURBO WEIGHT LOSS-Lose up to 15 pounds! For patients looking to lose those last 10 plus pounds or have an event they want to look great for, our 4 week natural program may be ideal. This medical weight loss program is perfect if you have over 15 pounds to lose. Lose up to 40 pounds safely under our supervision and learn how to keep the weight off for life. We’ll monitor your progress to ensure that you don’t launch back into old habits or ruin all of your efforts. For patients seeking to improve their health condition • FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM: This program is ideal for those who want to reduce or eliminate prescription medicine intake, lose weight, feel better and restore their body back to proper function naturally. So if you are tired of shopping mall nutrition advice, fad diets and the highs and lows of dieting, visit us on the web at or call Advanced Wellness (732) 431-2155 to schedule a consultation today. Advanced Wellness offers many nutrition programs to suit your goals, budget and timeframe. Call the office today to schedule your free consultation. For Patients Seeking a Total Body Transformation • 12-WEEK LIFESTYLE CHANGE-Lose up to 40 pounds!

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