How Strong Shoulders Relieve Headaches

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“ What Am I Doing Wrong In Treating My Chronic Headache?” How Strong Shoulders Relieve Headaches

Have you ever felt a pounding headache start to come on, especially later in the day? This is a sign of muscle spasms in the neck and scalp as a result of abnormal stress and strain. Believe it or not, this is actually caused by poor shoulder and upper back strength. Our physical therapists can quickly pinpoint the specific muscle groups to target to restore normal posture and function. Call us today to discover how we can help your neck move freely and get rid of those headaches for good!

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“ Here’s Why Your Treatments For Headaches May Have Not Worked.” 3 NATURAL WAYS TO RELIEVE HEADACHES

1. Improve your posture Most headaches are caused by poor mechanics of the neck and upper back joints. Evaluate the way you sit at a desk, at home and how you carry yourself when walking. The simplest way to improve your posture is to pretend you have a string gently pulling you upward from the top of your head. 2. Strengthen your shoulders and upper back By improving themuscle support of themid and upper back; your body can cope with normal everyday reaching tasks. This decreases the strain on the neck muscles and allows you to move more naturally. At first, when exercising these weakened areas, your headaches may actually intensify from the soreness of the muscles. However, after a week of exercising the shoulder and upper back muscles, your headaches will improve. 3. Improve your flexibility The neck is made up of 14 joints that rely on a complex series of over 50 muscles to help you move. Muscles and tendons need to be flexible and elastic to help your neck joints move in the proper sequence. Take time during the day to gently stretch your neck side to side, rotating and down / up. Improving your chest and upper back flexibility, helps to restore normal posture and reduce strain to the neck. After all, you are balancing the weight of a bowling ball on top of your neck. Naturally relieve your headaches, neck, upper back or shoulder pain with physical therapy. Physical therapy is the only medical science that works on these 3 natural ways to restore your body to better posture, flexibility and strength. Call us today to learn more about our special programs that help you live your life headache and pain free. We gladly accept most insurances, providing a great LOW COST SOLUTION to restore your pain-free movement!

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Brownsville . Back To Action continues to be one of the sponsors of The Challenge 2017 in support of the cause to create a better and healthier lifestyle for the community of Brownsville. This is our 4th year of being a part of this great endeavor as we joined the city at the kick off on the 20th and 21st of January 2017. Back To Action also continued to be one of the sponsors of the yearly Ronald McDonald House Of Charities Of The Rio Grande Valley fund raising during the 18th Annual Wild Game Feast which was held at the RGV Livestock Show in Mercedes Texas on the 21st of January 2017. Eagle Pass. Our Eagle Pass location had a lot to celebrate this month. We celebrated our one year anniversary of our new location. We could not be happier with our new clinic space that has allowed us to get so many of our patients “Back to Action.” Thanks to our great community and providers for their continued support, we hope to provide many more years to great customer service and excellent patient care. We would also like to congratulate Elena and Nohemi on their company anniversaries. Elena has beenwith us 7 years andwe truly appreciate all of her hardwork. Nohemi celebrated her one year anniversary with us and continues to do amazing work at our front desk. Susan celebrated her birthday this month. Happy Birthday, Susan! Back to Actionwould also like to congratulate all the 2017 MCJLS student exhibitors on all their hard work this year. We are proud to have contributed to the record setting sales this year. Over $300,000 was raised!! Great job Eagle Pass, way tomotivate the youth of our community to develop strong work ethic and helping them become responsible young men and women in our community. Harlingen. On January 2nd our technician Jonathan left us to pursue his medical career. Practice News

We will miss him as he did a great job for us and we would like to wish him all the best in his future endeavors. On January 13th, we hired a new technician to take his place. We are confident that Joey Flores will do an equally great job. On January 5th, Joey Vasquez celebrated his eighth year with our company. We attended twoWinter Texan shows this month and it was great to see some familiar faces. A special thank you to all of you that stopped by our booth. On January 12-14, we were at the All Valley RV Show in Mercedes. On January 16th, we were at the Winter Texan Appreciation Day in Harlingen. We hope youwere all winners and won a nice prize with our wheel. On January 20th, we donated winter clothing to Harlingen CISD’s Clothing Closet. They have helpedmany HCISD students and families. As of today, the Clothes Closet has been able to assist 803 HCISD families with clothing. We would like to thank all of you who donated winter clothes for this very worthy cause. Del Rio. Del Rio clinic staff members have been actively participating in community and charity events over the holiday season and have continued into the new year! Back to Action sponsors a Laughlin Air Force student pilot class every year through the Military Affairs Association and this month we were able to participate and celebrate with our class, 17-04 at their drop (plane assignment) night, threw thema graduation party, and joined themat their formal graduation dinner. Good luck to each one as you spread your new wings! We thank you for your service. BTA also participated in the annual Chilly 5K this year to benefit the Community Health Improvement Coalition (CHIC). Erika celebrated her 2 year anniversary with BTA and we have added a new member to the team, Ashley, our new part-time tech!

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Now I can get out of my chair without help! “When I came to Back to Action after my double lung transplant, I could hardly walk. I felt I had no strength in my legs, was very shaky, and could not get out of a chair without assistance. Now, I can get out of a chair without help, can walk, dance, and even jump! I feel confident walking in the community now. I think everyone here was a 10+ and I’m glad I chose Back to Action. These people are very easy to work with and if I had to do it all again I would choose them. I highly recommend them.” ~ Carlos P.

I recovered most of my motion! “I’d like to thank the staff here at Back to Action for all of their help with my shoulder. I had so much pain and could hardly move when I first started. I thought I was going to need surgery. My doctor sent me here and in just six weeks, I recovered most of my motion and feel great!” ~ Mr. Gomez

Now I am able to sleep! “I suffered from shoulder pain and I was uncertain if I would get better. This was my first time to come to physical therapy. When I started my session it was difficult at first but when I had finished I noted a big difference in my pain level and I was able to use my arm more. My care at Back to Action was excellent, the staff helped me get stronger and feel less pain. Now I am able to sleep better. Thank you so much to all the staff at Back to Action.” ~ Luis L.

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Exercise Essential Try this simple exercise to keep you moving... Always consult your physical therapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of doing. Strengthens Shoulders SCAPULAR ADDUCTION/CHEST RAISE Lift chest bone up and out, let shoulders fall down and back gently. Be careful not to arch your back. Hold for 10 seconds 10 times, repeat 3-4 times throughout the day.

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Physical Therapists Are The Mechanics Of Your Body!

Minor aches and pains are warning signals from your body to let you know something is not working properly. Don’t put off the pain until it’s too late. Come in today for a “Tune-Up.”

Take Care Of Your Aches & Pains Before It’s Too Late.

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