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“Life Doesn’t Have to Be A Pain In The Neck!” NECK PAIN RELIEF
Finding the Root of the Problem To narrow the source of the problem, it is important to find out if your pain worsens towards the end of the day or is first thing in the morning. Pain at the end of the day and a complaint of a “heavy head” feeling is an indicator of spinal muscle weakness and instability.
Having frequent headaches and neck pain can literally be a pain in the neck, make you unhappy and less productive in life. Why do you have that pain in your neck? Often, it is caused by a muscle or joint problem. Poor posture in the upper neck area contributes to headaches, migraines and neck pain. When you look in the mirror do you notice that you have a forward head posture or does your head look a little shifted off to the side, not in alignment with your neck? This is a sign of underlying joint or muscle problems. Where Radiating Headaches Come From Different problems with the neck cause pain to be felt in different areas. For example, did you know that if the pain radiates to your forehead or behind the eyes, this can be from stiff joints at the top of your neck? In addition, poor joint movement in the neck causes stresses and strains on surrounding muscles causing frequent aches and pains.
“Why Are You Suffering FromNeck Pain?” HOW KERRVILLE PT CAN HELP
The neck and shoulder muscles just can’t tolerate the weight of the head (about the weight of a bowling ball) with daily activities, tiring quickly and causing pain towards the end of the day. Neck pain in the morning that radiates to the shoulders or down the arms can be associated with the disc problems between your neck bones (vertebrae). Therefore, what is the best course of action? The best solution if you have neck pain or headaches is to see our physical therapists. Our physical therapists are experts at medically evaluating your neck joints and muscles. Not only will we pinpoint the area of trouble, we help you return the normal movement of your neck joints and muscles gently and safely, relieving your pain. Kerrville Physical Therapy Center increases your neck mobility, improves your posture, regains your muscle strength and teaches you how tomaintain your neck health. If you are having headaches or neck pain, call us today to relieve your pain.
We effectively treat: • Neck pain • Radiating pain • Tight muscles and spasms • Poor posture
• Headaches and migraines • Herniated / bulging discs • Spinal stenosis • And more...
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DO YOU HAVE ACHES & PAINS?
• Pain while bending or reaching? • Stiffness or swelling? • Difficulty standing for > 20 mins?
• Pain when trying to sleep? • Pain when driving > 30 mins? • Radiating pain to the back?
ASK YOUR NEIGHBOR ABOUT US! Talk to One Of Our Physical Therapy Specialists Be In A Better Mood • Have More Energy • Enjoy Activities Pain Free
FREE NECK PAIN ANALYSIS
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THINK KERRVILLE PHYSICAL THERAPY CENTER FIRST
Why You Need To Come In For An Appointment: • Move without pain • Bend and move freely • Balance confidently and securely • Walk for long distances • Live an active and healthy lifestyle
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Take Care of Your Aches & Pains Before It’s Too Late!
INGREDIENTS • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef • 1 onion, chopped • 1 small green bell pepper, chopped • 2 garlic cloves, minced • 2 (16-ounce) cans red kidney beans, rinsed and drained • 2 (14-1/2-ounce) cans diced tomatoes • 2 to 3 tablespoons chili powder • 1 teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon pepper • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
DIRECTIONS Cook first 4 ingredients in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring until beef crumbles and is no longer pink; drain. Place mixture in 5-quart slow cooker; stir in beans and remaining ingredients. Cook at HIGH 3 to 4 hours or at LOW 5 to 6 hours. Notes: If you want to thicken this saucy chili, stir in finely crushed saltine crackers until the desired thickness is achieved.
Exercise Essentials Try this exercise to keep you moving...
CERVICAL CHIN TUCK While lying on your back with a small rolled up towel under the curve of your neck, tuck your chin towards your chest. Maintain contact of your head with the surface you are lying on the entire time. Helps neck pain
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The above exercise is designed to be performed under the instruction of a licensed physical therapist.
Contact Us Today Inability to look forward comfortably for long periods of time Difficulty getting in and out of bed Inability to reach out for items without pain Joint pain and/or stiffness Unable to enjoy leisure activities
Limited ability to exercise Unable to work due to pain Pain or trouble driving
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