FyzicalHazleton: Back Pain & Difficulty Walking





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Whether you have been injured or have been suffering for a long time, seeing a physical therapist at FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers of Hazleton can help you return to a more active and pain-free life. Give us a call at (570) 501-1808 today! Walking your Way Pain Free. Walking is a great form of exercise, but more than that, it is a necessity of life. When you can’t walk, even basic tasks become complicated. Getting out of bed in the morning, getting to and from work, moving your way around the office, and even spending time with family on the weekends all rely heavily on your ability to walk. When your back pain begins to interfere with your ability to move around freely, then you know it is time to start doing something about it. Conveniently, walking is more than a goal when it comes to back pain, it could be part of the solution. Working with a physical therapist to develop improved strategies and techniques with your walking could help you to get back on your feet even sooner than you thought possible. What’s more, for those who are able to walk, getting on your feet more often with targeted exercises could help you find relief from back pain even sooner than expected.

Does going for a walk sound like a big pain in the back? For those who struggle with chronic back pain, even the basic task of going for a walk can be overwhelming and painful. Back pain can strike at any time. Whether in the upper back, surrounding the neck and shoulders, or in the lower back at the lumbar or sciatica, back pain is something that no one likes to deal with for too long. Relying on pain medications to help you overcome back pain will leave you disappointed. While pain medications are frequently helpful at alleviating the discomfort of your back pain for a short period of time, they are not capable of resolving the issue that is causing your pain to develop in the first place. The only thing that can actually fix your back pain is addressing the issue that is causing your pain head on. Physical therapy is a great resource for addressing your back pain and can be a helpful tool in getting you back on your feet. So, whether it is following a sudden injury or a chronic issue that has developed over time, physical therapy could be the answer to helping you enjoy life free of back pain. And the secret to success is learning to approach recovery one step at a time.

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FREE NAGGING BACK PAIN WORKSHOP NOVEMBER 14TH • 11AM In the workshop, you will learn: • The most common causes for back pain • New technologies that help us see in real time what may be causing your back pain • What can be done to improve your back pain without surgery • And what are the best exercises to do and NOT TO DO for back pain To register for the workshop, call 570-501-1808 and be sure to let us know if you have any questions you would like us to answer during the workshop. Seats are limited to 20 registrants. If you have pain or problems that cannot wait until November, call us and mention this article. We are putting aside 15 Free Q&A sessions on our schedule on November 14th, where you can talk to a Physical Therapist and get a quick screen for your back pain.

When you are experiencing regular back pain—especially if you are experiencing back pain while walking—you should consider ways that you can reduce back pain by taking small steps to support your back. Here are several ways that you can start taking care of your back with each step you take: 1. Make sure that you are wearing the right types of shoes. You need to wear a sneaker that is going to provide you with the arch support that meets your individual needs. This may mean upgrading from your minimal support sneaker to something more athletically designed. 2. Try a custom insert in your shoe. When you are at the office, professional footwear matters. Youmay find it helpful to have customorthotics made for your work shoes so that you can have more arch support around the clock. 3. Work on improving your posture. If you are slouching when you walk, then that may be impacting the way that your back feels. Take a fewminutes in the morning and again in the afternoon to stretch your back, and then make a point of keeping your shoulders square and your back straight as you walk. Simply standing tall may alleviate some of your back pain. Another way that walking can help alleviate back pain is by encouraging weight loss. Being overweight puts added pressure on your back, and this can contribute to increased back pain. Working with a physical therapist to improve your walking technique can help you to overcome back pain one step at a time.

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INGREDIENTS •6 c vegetable stock •1½ tsp salt •4 c pumpkin puree •1 tsp chopped fresh parsley

•1 cup chopped onion •½ tsp chopped fresh thyme •1 clove garlic, minced •½ c heavy whipping cream •2 tsp black pepper

DIRECTIONS Heat stock, salt, pumpkin, onion, thyme, garlic, and peppercorns. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 30 minutes uncovered. Puree the soup in small batches (1 cup at a time) using a food processor or blender. Return to pan, and bring to a boil again. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for another 30 minutes, uncovered. Stir in heavy cream. Pour into soup bowls and garnish with fresh parsley.





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FREE 20 MINUTE CONSULTATION CALL TO SCHEDULE TODAY! (570) 501-1808 We have blocked off 20-minute appointment spots for FREE consultations with our physical therapists. The purpose of the appointment is to go over any problems you are having and get you on the right path to living a healthier life. So if you are experiencing any pain and you’d like to find out the cause and the way to solve it, then give us a call to schedule. 570-501-1808. At FYZICAL, you will receive hands-on therapy treatments by our friendly, caring health experts during focused and individualized sessions.

Limited to the first 15 callers. Expires 12-30-20




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