Valley Rehab Center: Getting to the Core of Back Pain

GETTING TO THE CORE OF BACK AND NECK PAIN Health & Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body


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Back & Neck Pain with Theresa Palkovic, PT Dear Valued Client, While these may feel like two separate issues, it issomewhat common that neck pain and back pain are actually related.

targetedmassagetechniques,andby improvingstrength as needed. For example, in many situations, neck pain can be treated by improving core strength. Back Pain 101 Severe back pain impacts more than half of the population, and many of those with pain in the back as a result of injury end up dealing with that pain long term. One of the biggest problems with back pain is that once it develops, it is difficult to work around it, and many people begin modifying their movements as a result, causing their back to compensate for the injury by putting pressure on other muscles that eventually just leads to more back pain.  For this reason, back pain can frequently become a Catch-22 — avoiding the things that hurt your back could actually lead you to developmore pain in the future. Working with a physical therapist is the best way to cut your back pain issues in half.Physical therapycanadressbackpainbyhelping to improveyourrangeofmotion,strengthen themuscles in your back and surrounding areas, and by using targeted massage to reduce tension. Inmany situations, working with a physical therapist to improve core strength can significantly reduce the severity of your back pain. If you have back or neck pain, discover our programs todayand learnmoreaboutquicklyrelievingyourpain.

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Core strength can have a huge impact on your overall healthandwellness,andwhenyourcore isweak, itcould add up to weakness in your neck and back. Neck Pain 101 There are a lot of reasons why neck pain may develop, including everything from sudden incidents like a car accident or a slip-and-fall injury, to more chronic issues, such as regularly hunching over a desk at work or even practicingpoorposture.Oneofthebiggestproblemswith neck pain is that it often triggers headaches, as the pain issocloselyconnected to thespineandnervoussystem. What ismore,addressingneckpain issometimesdifficult as there is so much potential to cause more damage to the neck. This is why working with a physical therapist to address neck pain is wise. A physical therapist can help treatneckpainby improving rangeofmotion,using

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