FyzicalHazleton: Back Pain & Difficulty Walking


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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