Advanced Rehab Inc: Neck Pain & Stress

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Inside: • Focus On Neck Pain To Relieve Headaches • Sudoku Puzzle • Workshop Information • Patient Success Spotlight • Healthy Recipe

ADVANCED REHABILITATION, INC. P H Y S I C A L T H E R A P Y Health & Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body NECK PAIN & STRESS “Reach Out For Guidance In Gaining Pain Relief!”

Do you suffer from frequent neck pain and headaches? People literally live on Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen for years because they constantly have a nagging headache, induced by muscle spasms in the neck. Many people who suffer from frequent headaches fear they have an underlying neck problem that may go undiagnosed or untreated.

Brandi Labhart, PT

The Cause of Most Headaches Headaches can range from minor nagging pains to full-blown migraines that knock you off your feet for a day or two. Any headache, whether tremendous pain or not, should be a warning sign that the muscles around your spine and neck may be too tight and tense. Prolonged muscle tension may cause you to feel stiff and achy. One may feel pain in the shoulders, neck, upper back and even radiating out to the upper arms. Most people who have headaches complain about having neck and shoulder pain. The most intense pain usually lies directly in the upper back sides of the neck. The pain then radiates into the shoulder area. This is why many people who have headaches treat themselves to seek frequent neck and shoulder massages. Relief That Works Physical therapy goes beyond massages to evaluate and treat the

root cause of your pain. Muscular tightness may lead to poor joint movement and weakness. Our medical physical therapy experts are trained in specialized, hands-on treatments to quickly reduce your pain. Furthermore you can enjoy the added benefits of corrected posture and improved motion. We help to train you in gentle exercises and self- help techniques to relieve neck pain and headaches independently and prevent the problem from reoccurring. Physical therapy can help you to relieve the tightness and tension in your muscles, helping you live a happy, pain-free life.

“I am headache free now!” “I came to ARI after having headaches for almost 5 months, many doctor visits, a trip to the ER and numerous tests. The results have been outstanding. I am headache free now. To be pain free and be able to return to my former activities is a real blessing. I’m very grateful to Becky and Meghan at ARI.” - Martha M. Patient Success Spotlight

Stay updated on times and dates of our beneficial workshop sessions. Check out our website for more info about our upcoming workshops!

FOCUS ON NECK PAIN TO RELIEVE HEADACHES The neck can be a hidden and debilitating source of headaches. Very often neck pain and headaches go hand-in-hand, leading to a miserable time coping with everyday activities. According to the National Institute of Health Statistics neck pain and headaches are the second most common form of pain experienced by Americans, with 59% reporting it affected their enjoyment of life. Some headaches are often grouped under the term “cervicogenic headache” meaning that the primary source is from the neck. 3 7 4 9 6 6 5 7

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There are well mapped out patterns of headaches that come from the different parts of the neck, shoulder and upper back areas. The discs between your bones (vertebrae) and joints in the upper neck often contribute to headaches. Even headaches located in the forehead or behind the eyes are often referred pains stemming from problem areas in the neck and base of the skull. The joints connecting the top three vertebral levels of the neck handle almost 50% of the total motion of the entire neck. This means they absorb a lot of repetitive strain. These joints bear the main load of the weight of the head (about that of a bowling ball). With fatigue, poor posture, injuries, disc problems, arthritis, muscular stress and even prior surgeries, the wear and tear on this critical region of your body can prove too much, resulting in pain. It is also possible that you may develop a narrowing of the spinal canal itself. Since the spinal cord runs through the spine, a narrowing of the canal or where the nerves exit, can lead to a condition called spinal stenosis.



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There is much that can be done to treat neck pain and headaches. Our expert physical therapists have years of experience helping people with neck pain and headaches. By finding the root cause of your neck pain and headaches we can relieve your pain quickly, reduce the need for medication and get you back to the activities you enjoy. Discover how our team of specialists at ARI can eliminate your neck pain and headaches allowing you to live a happy, active and pain-free life. Call today for more details! 9 8

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Brussels Sprouts With Pomegranate Healthy Recipe

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INGREDIENTS • 1 1/4 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved • 2 tablespoons canola oil • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

• 3 tablespoons pomegranate molasses • Seeds from 1 pomegranate • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped toasted hazelnuts • Finely grated zest of 1 lime • 1 tablespoon finely grated orange zest

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DIRECTIONS Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Put the Brussels sprouts in a medium roasting pan; toss with the canola oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast in the oven until light golden brown and a knife inserted into the centers goes in without any resistance, about 45 minutes. Transfer the sprouts to a large bowl and add the pomegranate molasses, pomegranate seeds, hazelnuts, and lime and orange zests. Season with salt as needed.

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FREE WORKSHOP DECEMBER 9TH • 10AM The Gait & Balance workshop will be held Saturday, December 9th at 10:00 am at our Tell City clinic. Register by calling the Tell City location, or online by using the following link: workshop?source=Newsletter ATTENTION BALANCE SUFFERERS!

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Get Easy Relief For Your Pain With A Simple Click... Free Mobile Download




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Do you or someone you know suffer with back or neck pain? As a current or past patient you have access to this valuable information, at your fingertips. Start feeling better today in the privacy of your home. Go to for your free download. This is the easiest way to get this information to our patients. Download and share with friends and family today!

Decreases Neck Pain

9 6 2 Stand with your back against a wall. Position a rolled up towel behind your neck. Tuck chin like you are nodding ‘yes’. Draw your chin closer to the back of your throat. Repeat 3 times. CERVICAL RETRACTION 5 8 7 1 8 5

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If you are not sure about how to do this exercise, please consult with your physical therapist before starting.

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