Mayfield PT: Is Back Pain Slowing Things Down?

Health &Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

Getting To KnowThe Mayfield PT Staff! BRADLEY P. JENKINS, PT, DPT

Dr. Jenkins earned his Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Science/ Kinesiology fromThe Pennsylvania State

in industrial medicine, general outpatient, outpatient orthopedics/sports medicine and long-term care. He currently owns/operates Mayfield Physical Therapy (781 Beta Drive, Suite C, Mayfield Village, OH). Brad is certified as a Clinical Instructor by the American Physical Therapy Association and is amember of both the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the Ohio Physical Therapy Association (OPTA). He currently resides in Concord, OH, with his wife and three children.

University, his Master of Physical Therapy from MCP-Hahnemann University (Philadelphia, PA) and his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Chatham University (Pittsburgh, PA). He has over 17 years of experience working

Health & Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

IS YOUR BACK PAIN SLOWING YOU DOWN? “I Was Experiencing Back Pain, So I Decided To Do Something About It.”


• How To Take Care Of Your Back • Healthy Recipe • Relieve Back Pain In Minutes • Patient Success Spotlight • Sudoku Puzzle

Is back pain causing you to move a little slower and more cautiously? If left untreated, chronic back pain can lead to long-term spinal joint and possibly nerve damage. Back pain is one of the most common physical complaints that people suffer from and more than 80% of the U.S. population will experience back pain at some point in their lifetime. Back pain can interfere with your ability to bend, kneel, lift, reach, do work and enjoy time with your family. Not to mention, it can make you down right irritable and affect others around you. Why do I have Back Pain? Back pain occurs for a number of reasons but has a few simple root causes: • Weakness in the spinal and core muscles of the trunk • Poor posture and strain on the spine from slouched sitting • Repetitive injury to muscles and tissues around the spine with poor lifting • Limited flexibility of the spine, hips, and muscles of the thighs • Poor coordination of the abdominal, pelvic and back muscles

Most people don’t seek treatment soon enough and continue to suffer from a nagging ache or pain in their back.They may even feel symptoms travel to the buttocks and legs. Many people think that not much can be done for back pain and use medication to numb the pain to get through the day. However, medications mostly mask the pain and do nothing to address the root cause of the problem. Solutions to Back Pain Treating back pain starts with determining the true cause. A thorough evaluation of your movement, strength, posture and joint mobility can tell a lot about the true origins of your pain. Only then, can the proper plan be formulated to get you out of pain quickly and back to the activities you love. Whether you just tweaked your back or have been suffering for a long time, seeing one of the spine specialists at Mayfield Physical Therapy can help you return to a more active and pain-free life. Schedule an appointment with a spine specialist. Call (440) 442-7111 today!


1. Keep a Good Posture When you are standing, imagine a string through the top of your head lifting you straight up. This puts your neck, shoulders, spine, and hips in natural alignment. While sitting, make sure you sit back in the chair with your feet on the floor and your lower back supported. Your shoulders should not slouch when sitting. Avoid soft couches when you can. 2. Lift Properly Picking things up is a normal part of our day. Even if you pick up something light, your back muscles have to lift the weight of your upper torso and control that movement. Make sure you always face what you need to pick up, squat keeping your spine straight and push with your leg muscles. This helps reduce the excessive pressure on your spine. 3. Stay Flexible Flexibility is key to maintaining a healthy back. By keeping your body flexible, the normal forces of movement and lifting can be distributed across the spine, rather than focused onto a few segments, which can then fail. An easy stretching routine every day can keep you feeling great and put a spring in your step. 4. Stay Strong You have hundreds of muscles, which control the movement of your spine. Major muscles that support the spine are called your core muscles and include your abdominal, pelvis, spinal and hip muscles. By keeping your core muscles strong, you support your spine and have the ability to control lifting easily, quick movements, bending and a lot more.

5. Physical Therapy Our physical therapists are medical experts in evaluating spine and body movement. By having a regular check-up, you can make sure your body is in good condition to tackle the activities you love. If you have a history of back pain, injury or are currently experiencing aches and pains, we can analyze your problem and construct a treatment program that will work best for your individual problem. With soothing hands-on therapy and targeted easy exercises, we can help you return quickly to feeling your best. Even if you suffer from severe pain we can help you get out of pain and living the life you deserve. Let us help you get back to living the life you deserve. Call Today! 440-442-7111

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

Sudoku Puzzle

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LOWER TRUNK ROTATIONS Lying on your back with your knees bent, gently rock your knees side-to-side. Repeat 8 times on both sides. Loosens Low Back

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Healthy Recipe

Lemon Rosemary Salmon


• 2 salmon fillets • Salt to taste • 1 tablespoon olive oil

INGREDIENTS • 1 lemon, thinly sliced • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary

I just ran my first 5k race!

DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Arrange half the lemon slices in a single layer in a baking dish. Layer with 2 sprigs rosemary, and top with salmon fillets. Sprinkle salmon with salt, layer with remaining rosemary sprigs, and top with remaining lemon slices. Drizzle with olive oil. Bake 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until fish is easily flaked with a fork.

“Thanks to the expert care and encouragement of Brad and the other therapists, I just ran my first 5k race!They treated my sciatica and offered tips and support to make my own exercise routines and weight-loss goals effective. Their practice is small, and that’s one thing I love about it. I don’t get lost there changing hands among several therapists. I get taken care of. Thank you.” – Sunny M.

Attention Back Pain Sufferers! Do You Have Difficulty With Back Pain?

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