Farmingdale PT: Say Goodbye to Neck Pains

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SAY GOODBYE TO PAINS IN YOUR NECK WITH PHYSICAL THERAPY

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Do you have trouble sitting up straight at your desk, tilting your head down to tie your shoes, or even lying down to go to sleep at night? Do you have headaches more than once a week? If so, you’re not alone. According to the Institute of Medicine of The National Academies, over 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. Of those 100 million, 15% suffer from chronic neck pain. (continued inside)

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INSIDE: In a survey conducted with over 300 chronic pain sufferers, 59% reported an impact on the quality of their life and 77% of those surveyed reported feeling depressed. Even small amounts of pain can lead to a downward spiral in the quality of life, energy, and overall wellbeing. Fortunately, physical therapy can help resolve all the pains in your neck. Contact Farmingdale PT West & Lake Shore PT today to schedule your consultation. WHY DOES NECK PAIN OCCUR? The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) states that approximately one-third of the population will experience neck pain in any given year. It can get worse if left untreated, and in severe cases, surgery may even be needed. Additional symptoms of neck pain may include: • Discomfort and pain when remaining in the same position for too long. • Muscle stiffness and tightness in the upper body. • Headaches. • Arm weakness. • Numbness or tingling. SAY GOODBYE TO PAINS IN YOUR NECK WITH PHYSICAL THERAPY

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• Relieve Your Neck Pain With Physical Therapy • Exercise Essentials

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The neck is an integral area of everyday movement, and sharp pains can prevent you from functioning properly in your day- to-day life. The neck is comprised of 7 vertebrae (bones), over 16 joints, and numerous muscles and tissues. The greatest concentration of muscles and tissues is in the upper neck, at the base of your skull. This area consists of the larger muscles that attach your head to your neck, and it is where the vertebral and carotid arteries travel through your neck, in order to reach the skull. When these muscles become tense, the blood flow from the arteries can become affected, resulting in neck pain and headaches. Your neck relies on a lot from your body – such as proper posture, flexibility, strength, and coordination. In our daily lives, we place tremendous strain and demand on our necks. Stress and poor posture can cause muscle weakness in the neck, and can even lead to long-term damage over time. Any sort of chronic strain on the neck can result in inflammation and contribute to our pain and headaches.

If you are suffering from neck pain, contact Farmingdale PT West & Lake Shore PT today!

• Inability to fully stand up or sit up straight. • Loss of sleep due to pain and discomfort.

FARMINGDALE PT WEST & LAKE SHORE PT (516) 731-3583 (631) 676-3573

RELIEVE YOUR NECK PAIN WITH PHYSICAL THERAPY

Our physical therapists are movement experts, equipped in identifying and treating the main source of your neck pain. They will analyze your posture, movement, and problem areas, in order to determine the best course of treatment for your needs. Your treatment plan will focus on relieving your pain, in addition to improving your posture, mobility, strength, and coordination. Your diagnosis will determine the make-up of your treatment plan, and may include any combination of manual therapy, targeted stretches and exercises, activity modification, or ergonomic recommendations. It may also include additional methods as deemed fit by your physical therapist, such as ice and heat therapies, ultrasound, or electrical stimulation.

• Improving the coordination of your neck muscles.

• Educating patients on eating well, by reducing the consumption of processed foods that increases inflammation in the body. You will work together with your physical therapist to understand the goals and expectations of each step in your personalized treatment plan, with the main focus being on overcoming your neck pain and recovering as quickly as possible. If your neck pain has been limiting your daily life, don’t wait any longer to seek help. Contact us today to schedule an appointment. At Farmingdale PT West & Lake Shore PT, we are dedicated to providing you with the tools you need for recovery and relief!

Physical therapy can help significantly reduce your neck pain by implementing the following benefits:

• Maintaining proper posture when sitting and standing.

• Restoring flexibility to your neck muscles and joints.

• Strengthening your mid-back muscles and shoulders to provide support to your neck.

EXERC I SE ESSENT I ALS TRY TH I S EXERC I SE TO REL I EVE NECK PA IN

SEASONAL REC I PE SHAMROCK GREEN SMOOTHIE

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INGREDIENTS • 2 bananas, frozen • 1 green apple, core removed • 2 cups water or milk (non- dairy if necessary)

• 1 cup plain Greek yogurt • 2 handfuls spinach (about 1–2 cups) • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract • Honey to taste (optional)

DIRECTIONS In a blender, add all ingredients. Blend until smooth, adding more water if you want a thinner smoothie. Adjust sweetness with additional honey, if desired. FARMINGDALE PHYSICAL THERAPY WEST 516-731-3583 FarmingdalePhysicalTherapyWest.com LAKE SHORE PHYSICAL THERAPY 631-676-3573 LakeshorePhysicalTherapyNY.com

R E T RACT I ON / CH I N T UCK Slowly draw your head back so that your ears line up with your shoulders. Hold for 3-5 seconds, repeat 5 times.

Always consult your physical therapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of doing.

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To our valued patients, As the outbreak of COVID-19 continues to impact many people and countries around the world, all of us here at Farmingdale PT West & Lake Shore PT remain committed to the health and safety of our patients and staff. We understand that as an essential business it is our responsibility to alleviate the pressure COVID-19 has put on our local Emergency Rooms and Urgent Care facilities while maintaining an environment that adheres to the highest standards of safety and sanitation. In order to continue serving our community during these unprecedented times, we have made significant changes to our daily protocols in accordance with the mandates set forth by both local and federal agencies. Your health is our number one priority. Please don’t forget that! Warmly, The whole family at Farmingdale PT West & Lake Shore PT

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TELEHEALTH We understand that we are in the midst of stressful times, and that there will likely be more ahead. At Farmingdale PT West & Lake Shore PT, we want you to know that we are here for you. We genuinely care about the health of each and every one of our patients, which is why we believe telehealth services are the best course of action for the time being. We still want to be able to serve our patients in the best ways possible. We want you to be able to continue your personalized PT plans, so you do not lose all the progress you’ve made. If any injury or discomfort occurs during this time, we want you to be able to receive the care you need. At the end of the day, we are all in this together – most importantly, stay calm, and stay healthy. We are here to help you with your needs. To learn more about how you can set up our telehealth services on your smartphone or computer, give us a call today.

VINCENZO ADDUCI JR., DPT

Vin graduated from Stony Brook University in 2010 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science and a concentration in Disability Studies. He went on to graduate from Touro College in 2014 with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Upon graduation, Vin was the recipient of one of the highest honors awarded – the Outstanding Clinical Achievement Award. Prior to working at FPTW, Vin worked as a student physical therapist at the Veterans Administration Hospital in St. Albans. There, he helped veterans rehabilitate their injuries. He also spent several months at Nassau University Medical Center in the Acute Rehab department working with stroke patients. Vin enjoys playing softball and exercising. He also likes to watch movies and spend time with friends and family.

FREE BACK PAIN WORKSHOP

At our workshop we will discuss your pain, what may be causing it, how to battle it, stretches and exercises that help alleviate the tension, and much more. Our certified Physical Therapists can answer any question you may have, as well as talk with you 1 on 1 post workshop. If you wanted a more hands- on 1 on 1 with the PT post workshop, we can easily get that scheduled. Free screenings are available at our practice almost every day and our team is more than happy to help or work around your schedule. Don’t stay in pain any longer, we’re here for you.

WHO’S ELIGIBLE? • All past clients who have not been seen in PT in more than 2 months. • All present clients who have another problem currently not being treated. • All loved ones, family, or friends of our past and present patients. • Any stubborn spouses who have been complaining of back pain especially. • All members of the public who have never been a patient and want to participate

Back Pain April 25th @ 6:00 pm OUR NEXT WORKSHOP Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82899179474 Meeting ID: 828 9917 9474

DON’T DELAY REGISTER FOR YOUR FREE APPOINTMENT TODAY!

CALL TODAY! 516-731-3583

APPOINTMENTS ARE FREE BUT LIMITED! ONLY 20 SPOTS AVAILABLE. All participants will receive a complimentary pamphlet of “Chronic Pain”.

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