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BACK PAIN CAN HINDER your day-to-day activities. Left untreated, it can even lead to long-term joint, spine and nerve damage. As one of the most common physical complaints, over 80 percent of the U.S. populationwill suffer from it at some point in their lifetime. The pain itself can hinder your ability to reach, lean, kneel, lift or bend. It can also hinder your time spent with friends and family. Direct pain aside, minor aches and cramps associated with a back pain problem can make you irritable—ruining your good time. WH AT CAU S E S BAC K PA I N ? A few things cause back pain. The American Physical Therapy Association covers each of these, but the following are leading causes: IS BACK PAIN SLOWING YOU DOWN?
• Limited hip, spine, & thigh muscle flexibility • Bad abdominal, pelvic, & back muscle coordination
• Spinal & core muscle weaknesses • Bad posture • Spinal muscle & tissue damage • Improper lifting form
Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t seek treatment when back pain arises. Before they know it, they have a big problem. They might assume nothing— except for medication—can solve their back pain problem. Medication might mask the pain, but it won’t cure the problem’s root cause.
YOU’RE IN LUCK: Back pain can be cured! The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke covers a number of back pain remedies. These include the use of strength exercise, physical therapy and medication. Where medication is considered, anti-inflammatory drugs, analgesic medications and counter-irritants are the most popular. BAC K PA I N S O L U T I O N S Before you can treat your back pain, however, you need to knowwhy it started. Whether you’ve tweaked a muscle or have a deeper injury, a spine specialist can help. WHAT CAUS BACK PAIN?
EXERC I SE ESSENT I ALS
T RY T H I S E X E RC I S E F OR BACK PA I N R E L I E F
Lie on your back with knees bent and feet hip distance apart. Place your feet close enough so they can be touched by your finger tips. Inhale and lift the hips, place a block under the sacrum. Keep the chest open. Hold for 30 seconds and repeat 10 times.
BAC K PA I N P R E V E N T I O N A little prevention goes a long way. If you want to avoid future back pain, you can make sure you’re being good to your back. • L I FT PROPERLY You pick things up constantly. Even if you’re lifting something right, make sure you’re facing the object. Squat, keeping your spine straight. Lift with your leg muscles, as this will reduce the pressure placed on your spine. • USE GOOD POSTURE When you’re standing, imagine a string is attached to the top of your head—lifting you up. This will keep your hips, spine, shoulders and neck aligned. If you’re sitting, don’t slouch. • USE STRENGTH TRAINING Your body has hundreds of muscles. These muscles protect and control your spine. By lifting weights, running and swimming, you can keep them strong. Train your core muscles. In doing so, you’ll easily control quick, lifting movements. It never hurts to visit a physical therapist, either. Get regular check-ups, and make sure your body is in good condition. If you have a history of back injuries, pain or minor aches, don’t hesitate to talk to a professional. You deserve a pain-free life, and your back will thank you!
If you have any questions about your pain or how we can help, call 307.772.0955 or 307.245.3326 to talk with your therapist today!
GOING FOR THE GOLD! Last month, Fyzical Therapy sponsored the 2018 Homestead Half Marathon & 5k. While there, we provided participants with stretching techniques and made medical care available when needed. We even had five of our team members compete in the race! We want to thank everyone who came out to show their support!
AF FORDABL E OPT I ONS FOR PA I N CONTROL AT HOME
If you are suffering from any of the following conditions, ask a therapist if a TENS or IFC unit is right for you! • Chronic Pain (especially spine pain). • Nerve, muscle, joint, and myofascial pain • Injuries that result in swelling or bruising
• Post-surgery injuries.
TENS and IFC units are electric devices beneficial in treating different kinds of pain and injuries. Ask your therapist if a home TENS or IFC unit is right for you! Though these devices are often expensive seldom covered by insurance, Fyzical offers payment options that make having your own device a possibility! We also provide extensive education in the safety and healthy use of these devices.
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