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MARCH 2020 The Therapy Bulletin The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body Helping You Get Back to Life

NECK PAIN & HEADACHES GET TO THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM WITH PHYSICAL THERAPY What Causes Neck Pain? There are a large number of culprits that could be behind your experience of neck pain, including accidents, such as a car accident or a slip-and-fall accident, as well as sporting injuries. The reason why neck pain frequently becomes so severe is due to the fact that blood vessels have to pass through your neck to reach the head. What Can Neck Pain Lead to? • A spasm in the neck muscles could lead to constricted blood circulation, and therefore migraine headaches. Nearly twice as many women as men are affected by migraines.  • Pain in the neck can quickly develop into tingling or numbness in the hands, arms and fingers  since the neck is connected to the spinal column and therefore connected to the nervous system. • Radiating neck pain, when developed as a result of a pinched nerve, can result in severe headaches. The pinched nerve

can cause pain to radiate from the neck into the skull and can cause a disruption to typical nerve patterns. Working with a physical therapist can help you address pain caused by a pinched nerve, and therefore can reduce the severity of headaches that develop as a result of neck pain. Physical Therapy: The Best Way to Address Neck Pain The good news is that there is actually a lot that you can do to support the healthy operation of your neck, thereby reducing the severity or frequency of your neck pain and headaches. During physical therapy, your neck pain will be addressed holistically, taking into consideration the initial injury that may have caused the pain to develop, but also any other habits, movements or compensations that may be contributing to the discomfort. Physical therapy takes advantage of strategies like stretching and muscle training to reduce neck pain, and many of these strategies can be adopted in part at home or on the-go to help you address your neck pain when it is bothering you the most. For long-term relief for your neck pain and headaches, call Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists today!

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Goals of Physical Therapy for Neck Pain and Headaches: • Address whole-body well-being by encouraging improved overall health. • Recognize limits to the body’s function. • Address underlying causes contributing to symptoms. • Prescribe ways to restore movement, balance, strength, mobility, and harmony of the body’s systems. • Improve range of motion in the neck by performing manual therapy techniques. • Reduce pain and optimize movement of the head and neck. Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists Can Help! The best way to be free of neck pain is to prevent neck pain from developing. The tasks that you do every day can build up over time and stress on your body, and the neck and shoulders are some of the most common places to carry that stress. You may not realize the impact that simple tasks you do every day have on your body and your experience of pain. Things like driving, lifting heavy objects, and repetitive movements such as hunching over a keyboard at work can all seriously impact your neck pain. If you experience an injury, consult a physical therapist soon after the pain develops. The longer you let neck pain and headaches linger and disrupt your life, the more difficult it becomes to treat. While there is no definitive cure for migraines, physical therapy is among the most promising ways to manage your symptoms. Call Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists today at 989-631-3570 to schedule a consultation.

HOW PHYSICAL THERAPY CAN RELIEVE YOUR PAIN Your physical therapist can help you adopt healthier habits, which can have a big impact on your management of neck pain and headaches. These include: • Practicing improved posture. • Wearing recommended footwear. • Using lumbar support in your desk chair or car. • Exercising regularly. • Engaging in regular stretching, like yoga.

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Exercise Essential

Try this movement if you are experiencing neck pain.

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BILATERAL SUBOCCIPITAL STRETCH While lying on a flat surface, put both hands behind your head, cupping the base of your skull with your thumbs.Tuck your chin downwards and apply a firm force up your skull with both thumbs to feel a moderate stretch in the back of the upper neck. Hold for at least 30 seconds.

Do You Have Friends Or Family Unable To Do The Following:

� Move without pain � Bend & move freely � Balance confidently & securely

� Sit for long periods comfortably � Walk for long distances � Live an active & healthy lifestyle

If you know someone suffering with aches and pains, give the gift of health. Refer them to Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists today. Pass along this newsletter or have them call us directly to schedule an appointment with us.

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Celebrating 10 Years at Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists!

Exercises You Can Do Indoors

You Don’t Have to Let the Winter Weather Hold You Back!

Yoga Yoga provides relaxing physical activity all year long and can easily be done in your bedroom, living room or just about anywhere in the house. You can even use yoga first thing in the morning to wake up slowly and get your body warmed up for the day. Running Alternatives If you love cardio, you probably don’t want to give up that runner’s high, but you might not want to venture out into frosty conditions either. Get your heart pumping indoors with cardio exercises you can do at home, such as:

Rachelle Ferman PT, DPT, Cert. MDT

“My philosophy of treatment includes treating people as a whole, rather than

a diagnosis, to ensure recovery in a timely manner with a decreased chance of re-injury. I enjoy working together with a client-sharing mutual trust and respect in order to help them achieve their therapy goals. My goal is to make a difference each day through my commitment to evidence-based medicine and passion about service.” Areas of Specialty: Rachelle specializes in Vestibular Rehabilitation and Balance Training, Geriatric Rehabilitation, and Orthopedic and Sports Injuries. She can help you whether you are struggling with dizziness or finding that your balance is not what it used to be. Have you had a sports injury and are looking for assistance in not only recovering now but preventing another injury in the future? Call us today to schedule an appointment with Rachelle. Thank you Rachelle, for 10 years of quality patient-focused care! You help make Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists one of the top providers of Sports and Orthopedic rehabilitation in Michigan!

• Climbing stairs • Jumping jacks • Mountain climbers • Burpees

• Jump rope • High knees

You can keep exercising all winter—without risking frostbite. It might take you a few tries to find an indoor workout you love, but don’t give up; you might just find your new favorite activity.

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Patient Success Spotlight

“I had neck and shoulder pain related to work/stress. Every time I lifted my head up or looked down, my neck would go numb. It limited me from lifting quite a bit. I have been coming here for 6 years (for different problems) and I have had great results. I feel like I’m a part of the family when I go to my appointment. The staff makes you feel very comfortable and they don’t force you into anything. I highly recommend this place. Every time I need physical therapy, I always tell my doctor that I would like to come here.” -S. E. “I have had great results... I feel like I’m a part of the family.”

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