APM: Getting To The CORE Of Back & Neck Pain

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Whether you have pain or have been suffering for a long time, seeing a physical therapist at Applied Physical Medicine can help you return to a more active and pain-free life. Give us a call at (520) 296-8513 today! Back Pain 101. Generalized lower back pain impacts 90% of the population, and more then 50% of those people categorize it as severe. While many of those with pain in the back have had an injury that has lead to this issue, some people have poos posture. One of the biggest problems with back pain is that once it develops, it is difficult to work around it, and many people begin modifying their movements as a result, causing their back to compensate for the injury by putting pressure on other muscles that eventually just leads to more back pain. Sounds like a Catch 22 — avoiding the things that hurt your back could actually lead you to develop more pain in the future. We have seen people who get their back worked on once every 2 weeks have stayed much more functional for the long term. We need to utilize a lot of manual therapy, and usually certain special exercises as well.

Hey, Family!! Noah here. We are going to be talking about back and neck pain in our newsletter this month. Did you know that 25% of all people who go to the ER go for back pain. That is a scary high number. 10% of all people in the ER come for head and neck issues. We are going to try and give you some pointers so you don’t fall into this statistic. We are going to discuss core and hip strength, neck and upper back strength, and of course mobility


Neck Pain 101. There are a lot of reasons why neck pain may develop, including everything from sudden incidents like a car accident or a slip-and-fall injury, to more chronic issues, such as regularly hunching over a desk at work or even practicing poor posture. One of the biggest problems with neck pain is that it often triggers headaches, as the pain is so closely connected to the spine and nervous system. What is more, addressing neck pain is sometimes difficult as there is so much potential to cause more damage to the neck. Due to all these issues, getting in ASAP is super important. We usually need to treat the muscles, the joints, but also correct ailments for the previously mentioned poor posture. When getting headaches, they can also lead to dizziness. Don’t worry, we can fix that.

We are YOUR physical therapists, Noah

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