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2020

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LIVING LIFEWITHOUT BACK PAIN

ALSO INSIDE UNDERSTANDING THE WHY AND HOW OF BACK PAIN WHO DO YOU KNOW THAT NEEDS PHYSICAL THERAPY?

Health & Fitness Newsletter

2020

Physical Therapy & Fitness

N E W S L E T T E R YOUR SOUTHSIDE SOURCE FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY AND FITNESS

LIVING LIFE WITHOUT BACK PAIN

What’s more, recent research indicates that resting may not actually be the ideal solution for long-term back care. Spending too much time on the couch or off your feet can cause the back muscles to weaken and can even weaken bone strength. This could lead to more long-term issues with back pain — not fewer. Exercise, in general, is shown to increase strength and flexibility, supporting healthy muscles and bones, and therefore supporting ideal back health.

A life free of back pain is within your grasp.

For some, back pain is a daily occurrence that dictates the way you live your life. Every movement, every motion is determined by the pain in your back. Standing, sitting, laying down, driving, walking or running — the pain persists. In ages past, back pain was difficult to treat. If you experienced back pain, whether as a result of a work injury, trip-and-fall accident, or even just as a result of aging, the answer was almost always the same: head home, take a long rest, and give your back time to heal. This isn’t the way that things go anymore, and for several reasons. To start, the world isn’t as forgiving. Heading home and taking a long rest until your back is healed may work for some, but not for most. With deadlines and carpools and work schedules to keep up with, there needs to be an alternate solution to dealing with back pain that doesn’t require you to completely remove yourself from your responsibilities.

Physical Therapy for Back Pain

While rest and relaxation can help you overcome the immediate pain of a back injury, and may even be recommended by your physician in the early days following an injury, it is not a long-term solution. Physical therapy offers a long-term solution to back pain by using targeted exercises that focus on the cause of the pain. Through a combination of strength and flexibility training that focuses on muscle development and joint movement, physical therapy can address the underlying cause of the pain and significantly improve your quality of life.

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overcome back pain by strengthening the vertebrae and improving blood flow and nutrient disbursement throughout the back. When you are inactive, blood flow can actually become impeded, and this can have a negative effect on the overall health of your back and spine. How Physical Therapy Helps Anyone who has struggled with back pain can tell you plain and simple: When your back is hurting, there is no way to pretend that it isn’t. Simply going from sedentary activity to being active and healthy isn’t an option — at least not so easily. It takes time and effort, and when back pain is obstructing you from getting started, it requires help. Physical therapy can help you overcome back pain by giving you the knowledge and support necessary to help your back feel better, giving you the option to get off the couch and push yourself to reach new goals. Working with a licensed and experienced physical therapist ensures that you do not take on too much too quickly, but instead are guided through the process of healing with gradual steps.

There are a lot of different reasons that back pain can develop. Even when you break down injuries, whether from overuse or athletic pursuits, there are different problems that can develop. Sprains and strains are common, but so are issues with the vertebrae, blood flow, and even concerns regarding the spinal nerves. You might be amazed to discover the different factors that could be influencing your back health. Such as: • Your personal level of physical activity, including how often you exercise and the intensity of your typical workouts. • The types of shoes that you wear, in addition to how frequently you walk in different types of shoes, particularly shoes that lack support or those with high heels. • Prolonged engagement in sedentary behavior, including sitting at a desk for eight hours or more consecutive days of the week, or spending free time on the couch or otherwise relaxed. Aerobic activity and strength training exercises actually make it possible to reduce your risk of injury and to improve your ability to

For more information about overcoming back pain, contact us.

WHO DO YOU KNOW THAT NEEDS PHYSICAL THERAPY?

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The Road to Recovery – From Tragedy to Triumph Patient Spotlight – From Tragedy to Triumph | Nevaeh Bryant Pronounced (Nu-Vay). Nevaeh is also heaven spelled backwards. Written by Katrena Holmes – Social Media Consultant While traveling to Alabama on Tuesday, May 31st, 6-year old Nevaeh Bryant and her daddy were tragically hit from behind by an 18 wheeler truck (see picture). Nevaeh explains, “I was crying so bad and my daddy was bleeding.” “My pain was at the highest-highest level.” “My neck was hurting and my back was hurting, too.” Upon hearing the news of the car accident, Danielle Bryant, Nevaeh’s mom, states, “I was afraid. All I wanted was for Nevaeh’s pain to go away and that she could move her neck again and that she didn’t have future problems.”

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Feel free to call us and ask to speak to your therapist. Your therapist can discuss with you why your pain is bothering you again and what you might do about it at home. If further assessment is warranted, your therapist might recommend you come in for an appointment.

Ms. Bryant was referred to Atlanta Human Performance Center by Nevaeh’s pediatrician. With the help of Dr. Evans and Mrs. Arnold, Nevaeh is grateful for the assistance that she received during her recovery. It is July 27th, less than one month after the tragic accident and Nevaeh is graduating from Atlanta Human Performance Center! Nevaeh explains her treatment process. “Mrs. Arnold gave me massages, she put cream on my shoulders, we exercised and jumped on the trampoline.” “My favorite part about therapy were the exercises. All the doctors have been nice to me.” Ms. Bryant sends a heartfelt message to the Atlanta Human Performance Center staff, “I thank you for making her feel comfortable. She loved it here; she said it was fun and she just enjoyed you all.” Nevaeh has a message for all the kids who have been in an accident, “Be careful and I hope you feel better.” Upon asking Nevaeh if kids should receive physical therapy when they have been in an accident, without hesitation, Nevaeh exclaims, “Yes, physical therapy is fun!” Ms. Bryant and Nevaeh highly recommend Atlanta Human Performance Center. See attached video story: https://youtu.be/0oSnORaMx0s Georgia Vehicle Accident Statistical Report: https://www.gahighwaysafety.org/research/

PHYSICAL THERAPY TIPS

With Dr. Keith E. Evans Reversing Dysfunction and Pain

When injuries to muscles, bones, and joints occur, significant pain and inflammation is your body’s response. Multiple unhealthy conditions can occur as a result of untreated or prolonged inflammation and pain as well. Your body’s inflammatory response can wreak havoc on your injury, your organs, healthy cells, and tissues. Overtime this can lead to dysfunction, pain and immobility. If you have injured yourself and/or experiencing pain, please call us. We are here to help. Receiving regular physical therapy treatment is a way to reverse dysfunction, pain, and inflammation.

Nevaeh and Danielle Bryant

From left to right Nevaeh Bryant, Mrs. Phyllis Arnold AHPC Physical Therapy Assistant, Danielle Bryant, and Dr. Keith E. Evans

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