Avenues PT. Relief For Radiating Neck Pain & Headaches

PHYSICAL THERAPY AND NECK PAIN (Continued from outside)

These include: • Practicing improved posture • Wearing recommended footwear • Using lumbar support in your desk chair or car • Exercising regularly • Engaging in regular stretching, like yoga

One of the primary goals of physical therapy is to address whole-body well-being by encouraging improvedoverallhealth. Inmanysituations, this includes improvedflexibility and range-of-motion training, muscle building and strength training, and even in some cases, encouragement with cardiovascular activities and weight loss. At the end of the day, the best way to be free of neck pain is to prevent neck pain from developing,andworkingwithaphysical therapistcanhelpyou in this regard,aswell.The tasks thatyoudoeverydaycanbuildupover timeandcausea lotofstressonyourbody, and the neck and shoulders are some of the most common places to carry that stress. Youmaynoteven realize the impact thatsimple tasks thatyoudoeverydayhaveonyour bodyandyourexperienceofpain.Things likedriving, liftingheavyobjects— likepackages at the frontdoororevenyourgroceries—and repetitivemovements likehunchingovera keyboard at work can all seriously impact your neck pain. The longer you let neck pain linger and disrupt your life, the more difficult it becomes to treat. If you experience an injury, the smart thing to do is to consult a physical therapist soon after the pain develops. Source https://www.moveforwardpt.com/symptomsconditionsdetail.aspx?cid=8402b1d2-6580-41b2-b4ff-25a0cd6dac3a https://www.verywellhealth.com/pinched-nerve-headache-treatment-1719581

Thegoodnews is that there isactuallya lot thatyoucando tosupport thehealthyoperation of your neck, thereby reducing the severity or frequency of your neck pain. Working with a physical therapist is the best way to address neck pain. During physical therapy, your neck pain will be addressed hollistically, taking into consideration the initial injury that may have caused the pain to develop, but also any other habits, movements or compensations that may be contributing to the discomfort. Physical therapy takesadvantageofstrategies likemassage,stretchingandmuscle training to reduce neck pain, and many of these strategies can be adopted in part at home or on the-go to help you address your neck pain when it is bothering you the most.

Adopting healthier habits can have a big impact on your management of neck pain.

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No shoulder limitations, and I’m able to continue to work.

“When I came to Avenues Physical Therapy after rotator cuff surgery, I was concernedabout regaining fulluseofmyarmso that Iwouldbeable tocontinue working in my profession. My arm was very stiff which didn’t allow much movement. Over the next five months working with Kelsey, Linda, and Tawna I have regained full use of my arm. I have no shoulder limitations, and I’m able to continue to work. Kelsey knew when to add the next exercise and/ or stretch that would allow me to be able to move my arm just slightly more each time. All of Kelsey’s exercises and stretches caused no discomfort. I would definitely recommendAvenuesPhysicalTherapy forwheneveroneneedsphysical therapy.” -Richard G.

“Iwas referred toAvenuesPhysicalTherapybymyprimarydoctor foraproblem with my left knee. I was having difficulty walking or putting a lot of pressure on my knee. I was pleased with the care that I received from the staff at Avenues PhysicalTherapy.The therapists were all knowledgeable, friendly and pleasant toworkwith.Myconcernsandquestionswereaddressedand theproblemwith my knee was corrected. Thanks for getting me back in shape.“ - Ron B. Thanks for getting me back in shape.

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Did you know we can see you for PT with or without a doctor or other healthcare provider’s referral? One of our physical therapists will evaluate you, and customize a treatment plan to reduce your pain and get you moving better. Refer yourself or someone you care about!

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Low-Carb Recipe: Garlic Butter Turkey Meatballs

INGREDIENTS • 1/2 lb ground turkey meat • 1/2 lb ground pork meat (optional) • 1/2 cup shredded cheese • 1 crumbled bouillon cube (optional) • 1 tbsp hot sauce • 1 cup fresh chopped cilantro, divided • 1 tsp Italian seasoning

• 4 cloves garlic, grated + 2 cloves garlic, minced • 1/2 tsp red crushed chili pepper flakes (optional) • 3 tbsp butter • 4 medium zucchini, spiralized • lemon juice

DIRECTIONS For turkey meatballs: Combine ground turkey and ground pork, cheese, grated garlic, Italian seasoning, bouillon cube, red chili pepper flakes, chopped cilantro and black pepper in a bowl. Mix well with your hands or fork to form medium balls. Arrange the turkey meatballs on a plate and set aside. Melt 2 tbsp butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Cook the turkey meatballs for 8-10 min on all sides until cooked through. While cooking, baste the meatballs with the mix of butter and juices. Remove to a clean plate and set aside. For zucchini noodles: In the same skillet, melt remaining 1 tbsp of butter; then add lemon juice, hot sauce, minced garlic, and red pepper flakes. Add zucchini noodles and cook for 3-4 min, stirring regularly, until zucchini is done but still crisp and juices have reduced a bit. Garnish with more cilantro or parsley. Push zucchini on one side of the skillet and add the turkey meatballs back to the pan and reheat for about a minute. Serve the garlic butter turkey meatballs with lemon zucchini noodles immediately with a lemon slice on the side.

Avenues Physical Therapy NECK PAIN AUDIT

Q: I woke up with a ‘kink’ in my neck 3 days ago and it hasn’t gone away. Can physical therapy help me? A: This is a common question, and one we hear from a lot of people. Before we answer this for you, we want to walk you through a simple test. We call it the ‘neck pain audit.’ It will tell us if PT can help you or not.

Part 1: The “Changing Lanes & Backing Your Car Up” Test 1. Sit in a chair keeping good posture. 2. Turn your head to the right as far as you can. 3. Turn your head to the left as far as you can. Is it harder to turn one way than the other? Or are they the same? If you felt pain, soreness or stiffness turning your head, then write it down here:

Part3:The“Holding thePhoneBetweenYourShoulder&Ear”Test 1. Sit in a chair keeping good posture. 2. Tilt your head to the right (right ear to right shoulder). Don’t scrunch your shoulder up. 3. Tilt your head to the left (same thing to the other side). Was one side tougher than the other? Write down what you felt: Now that the test is done, let’s take a look at this. A really simple rule we use inPT is: if thepain is reproducible, then it’s reducible .Thismeans that if one of these movements made your neck pain, soreness or stiffness worse, then there’s a good chance we can help you in physical therapy. So here’s what to do next: if you are ready to get rid of that kink in your neck so that you sleep better and don’t have pain at work, then complete this form and bring it with you to your FREE exam. At the FREE exam you will receive: • A detailed plan that explains where your pain is coming from • What successful treatment looks like • The cost and time needed to heal If you are ready to schedule your FREE exam, call 307-634-0298 today!

Part 2: The “YES” Head Nod Test 1. Sit in a chair keeping good posture.

2. Look up as far as you can (tilt your head back like a PEZ dispenser). 3. Look down as far as you can (try to touch your chin to your chest). Did you have any pain, soreness or stiffness? If so, then write it down here. Note what you felt with what movement (example: ‘A deep ache in my right shoulder when I tucked my chin to my chest. Felt stiff.’):

611 West 18th Street Cheyenne, WY 82001 F R E E N E C K E X AM C E R T I F I C AT E Call 307-634-0298 today to schedule your free exam. This offer is limited to the first 15 callers. If you or someone you know needs help, don’t delay! This offer expires 02-28-2020. “No More Headaches!” “I came in based on a newsletter sent to my wife that discussed neck pain and migraine headaches.  I was experiencing almost daily headaches for a couple of weeks and thought I would try your clinic.  After just a couple of appointments my headaches subsided to hardly any within the following month so that was a huge improvement.  Over the next few weeks the combination of massage/stretching of my neck muscles and teaching me some regular exercises to improve my posture (sitting and standing) and strengthening my related muscles seems to have really made a difference.  When I get lazy on the exercises I do notice the difference!  Thanks for the help!  It was worth it!” - Doug S .

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