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Is Stress Causing Your Neck Pain?
Does your neck hurt? You might be suffering from stress-related pain - also called a tension headache. During anxiety, muscles tense up. As muscle tension tightens, theback,shouldersand neck are affected. The more pressure they cause, the more discomfort you get. Let’s take a closer look at stress- related neck pain. IsMyNeckPainCaused byStress? Pain worsened by keeping your head in one place — like when you’re driving, or using a computer — is neck pain. While neck pain has a slew of symptoms, its major symptoms, reported by Mayo Clinic, are: · Muscle tightness and spasms · Headaches · Decreased ability to move the head Stress-induced neck pain isn’t rare. It also isn’t psychological. Many experts think stress-induced neck pain is caused by physical factors — low, but constant, trapezius muscle activity. If your neck pain starts at the base of your shoulders, traveling upward, it may be stress related. Causes of Stress-Related Neck Pain While stress alone can trigger neck pain, a few factors can make it worse. Office environments tend to create neck pain problems — as they confine people to chairs, bad posture and little mobility. Driving often, too, can make your chances of stress-related neck pain higher. The U.S. National Library of Medicine suggests contacting a professional if
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you’re experiencing neck pain. Even if it’s caused by stress, untreated neck pain might later reveal muscle spasms, arthritis, bulging discs or even narrowed spinal nerve openings. How Physical Therapy Can Help My Neck Pain Neck pain, fortunately, can be alleviated with physical therapy. Because neck pain is often caused by activity, different activity can cure it. Sometimes, this “activity” means “no activity.” Before you contact a professional, try reducing your neck movements. Sometimes, simply letting your neck muscles relax is enough. If you don’t see relief within two weeks, contact a professional. Physical therapists can target your pain’s source by examining your symptoms. Then, they can offer exercises that stress, flex and relax your neck muscles. In time, your neck will become more resilient — giving you the comfort you deserve. Where after-care treatment is considered, custom-tailored neck exercises will assure your neck stays loose, limber and healthy. If you’re dealing with neck pain, you’re not alone. Call Mana Physical Therapy today, and schedule an assessment. Even if your neck pain is caused by stress, it still needs attention. We’ll work side by side with your goals, creating the proactive, effective programs you need to achieve a full range of motion once more.
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647 Route 18 South, Unit I • East Brunswick, NJ, 08816 (Next-door to Stop & Shop) and has helped me a lot with my shoulder rehab. He has also helped my mother with her back pain. I would definitely recommend him to anyone that needs a physical therapist.” - Gladys A. CERVICAL RETRACTION Stand with your back against a wall. Position a rolled up towel behind your neck. Tuck chin like you are nodding ‘yes’. Draw your chin closer to the back of your throat. Repeat 3 times. Relieve Neck Pain “The people are so nice and attentive. Very welcoming atmosphere. Dr. James Coomber is an excellent therapist
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The Importance of Physical Therapy
We work with you to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness- and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles. Mana PhysicalTherapy can help improve your walking and balance abilities. Our therapists determine what areas of the body you are having difficulty moving. We perform neurological, vestibular, balance, and orthopedic evaluations. We then put together a comprehensive plan to get you back to walking confidently and without limitations. It is never too late to improve gait and balance, even if people use a cane or walker to get around. When your confidence is restored, exercise can be increasedand incorporatedmore intoyour daily life, which improves your cardiac and mental health. Furthermore, there are many types of pain and inflammation that can be reduced by physical therapy. For example, chronic pain in the back, shoulder, or knee, or pain associated with certain degenerative diseases such as osteoarthritis, can be reduced by our team of skilled therapists. We can help you manage your health, including cardiac health, over the long term.
• Back Pain & Sciatica • Neck Pain & Headaches • Shoulder Pain • Hip and Knee Pain • Elbow,Wrist&HandPain What We Treat The therapists at Mana Physical Therapy are health care professionals who diagnose and treat people of all ages, from newborns to the elderly, who have medical problems or other health-related conditions that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives. We examine you and develop a plan of care using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability.
• Foot and Ankle Pain • Motor Vehicles Injury • Balance&Gait Disorders • Arthritis • Chronic Pain
• Running Injuries • Ergonomics
• Sports Injury • Vestibular Disorder • Work Injury
• Pre-Surgical Rehab • Post-Surgical Rehab • Neurological Disorders
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Trail Mix Fun Facts: Trail mix is a type of snack mix, specifically a combination of dried fruit, nuts, and sometimes chocolate, developed as a food to be taken along on hikes. • Trail mix has been eaten by Native Americans for thousands of years, and originally included buffalo meat. • August 31 is National Trail Mix Day. • The combination of nuts, raisins and chocolate as a trail snack dates at least to the 1910s, when outdoorsman Horace Kephart recommended it in his popular camping guide. • Some believe that trail mix was first invented in 1968 by two California surfers who blended peanuts and raisins together for an energy snack. • In Australia and New Zealand they call trail mix Scroggin. • Trail mix is also called GORP (Good Old Raisins and Peanuts or Granola, Oats, Raisins, and Peanuts). • According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the verb gorp, means “to eat greedily.” • Trail mix is featured in Jack Kerouac’s iconic 1958 novel The Dharma Bums.
Trail Mix Recipe INGREDIENTS • 1 cup raw almonds • 3/4 cup raw cashews • 2 tbsp unsweetened dried cranberries, chopped • 2 tbsp vegan dark chocolate chips • sea salt for taste DIRECTIONS Chop any large ingredients if necessary to make everything about the same size. Give the dried fruit a light sprinkle of sea salt before you mix it in (it sticks better), or sprinkle the whole mix with salt if you prefer. Combineall ingredients inabowlandenjoy!Store inanairtightcontainer for up to 2 weeks. • 2/3 cup raw pumpkin seeds • 1/3 cup raw sunflower seeds
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Who Do You Know That Needs Our Help? • Walk for long distances • Live an active and healthy lifestyle Do You Have Friends Or Family Unable To Do The Following: • Move without pain • Bend and move freely • Balance confidently & securely • Sit for long periods comfortably
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