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DID YOU KNOW? BACK PAIN DOESN’T HAVE TO STOP YOU FROM ENJOYING LIFE

Exercise Essentials Try this exercise to relieve pain and keep moving!

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Back Pain Prevention Tips to avoid back pain and improve back strength.

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NATURAL WAYS TO OVERCOME YOUR BACK PAIN, & RETURN TO NORMAL

Lower back pain was eliminated! "Extreme lower back painwas eliminated with professional guidance and compassion.” - R.D. PATIENT SUCCESS SPOTLIGHT

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. population will suffer from it at some point

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

in their lifetime. The pain itself can hinder your ability to reach,

pain, but it won’t cure the problem’s root cause.

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“Medication might mask the pain, but it won’t cure the problem’s root cause. “

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. What Causes Back Pain? A few things cause back pain. The American Physical Therapy Association covers each of these, but the following are leading causes: • Spinal and core muscle weaknesses • Bad posture • Spinal muscle and tissue damage • Improper lifting form • Limited hip, spine and thigh muscle flexibility • Bad abdominal, pelvic and back muscle coordination

Back Pain Solutions. 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- inflammatorydrugs,analgesicmedications and counter-irritants are the most popular. Before you can treat your back pain, however, you need to know why it started. Whether you’ve tweaked a muscle or have a deeper injury, a spine specialist can help. Call Aspen Rehab at 954-341-7875 to schedule your appointment today!

Care enough to share how physical therapy helped you? If you know someone suffering with aches and pains give the gift of health. Refer them to Aspen Rehab today. Pass along this newsletter or have them call us directly for a Free Consultation. Send them our way, and we’ll reward you with a FREE BIOFREEZE product.

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BACK PAIN PREVENTION

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. Lift Properly You pick things up constantly. Even if you’re lifting something light, 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.

For more information on how physical, therapy can treat your back pain, contact Aspen Rehab today for back pain relief!

Sources: http://www.apta.org/ https://www.acatoday.org/Patients/Health-Wellness-Information/ Back-Pain-Facts-and-Statistics https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/ Fact-Sheets/Low-Back-Pain-Fact-Sheet

EXERCISE ESSENTIALS

SUPPORTED BRIDGE Lie on your back with knees bent and feet hip distance apart. Place your feet closeenoughsotheycanbetouchedbyyourfingertips. Inhaleand liftthehips, place a block under the sacrum. Keep the chest open. Hold for 30 seconds and repeat 10 times.

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CHANGE IN INSURANCE? TRY OUR CASH PAYMENT PROGRAM Nolongerhave insurance?Hasyourinsurancechanged with less benefits? Patients can now use our Cash Payment Program option to pay for any necessary services. Costsshouldnotkeepyoufromseekingpainrelief.For more information on howyou can enter this program, contact us today at (954) 341-7875,

HAVE YOU MET YOUR INSURANCE DEDUCTIBLE? An insurancedeductible istheamountofmoneythatyoumust pay before your insurance company pays for your medical services. Ifyourdeductible ismet,yourPhysicalTherapymay not cost you anything. Patients with family plans or those who have had major surgeriesorhaveachronic illnessareespeciallylikelytohave a$0balanceremainingontheirout-of-pocketexpenses.This means that the cost of physical therapy could be minimal or completely covered by the patient’s insurance plan. Ifyou are close to or havemetyour insurance deductible for theyear,thennow isthetimetocome inforPhysicalTherapy! Areyou feeling aches and pains?Need towork onyourcore? Let us help you get a head start for 2020. Have you undergone surgery recently? Call us today at (954) 341-7875 to schedule an appointment with one of our physicaltherapists.We’llguideyou to affordable treatments that will place you one step closer to pain relief.

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• Move without pain • Bend and move freely

• Balance confidently and securely • Sit for long periods comfortably • Walk for long distances • Live an active & healthy life

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