PerformanceTherapy: Relief For Neck Pain & Headaches

BACKPACKSTRATEGIES FORPARENTS&STUDENTS NEWSLETTER Health & Wellness Newsletter September, 2019 Aching backs and shoulders? Tingling arms? Weakened muscles? Stooped posture? Does your child have these symptoms after wearing a heavy school backpack? Carrying too much weight in a pack or wearing it the wrong way can lead to pain and strain. Parents can take steps to help children load and wear backpacks the correct way to avoid health problems.

Loading the backpack: • A child’s backpack should weigh no more than about 10% of his or her body weight. This means a student weighing 100 pounds shouldn’t wear a loaded school backpack heavier than about 10 pounds. • Check what your child carries to school and brings home. Make sure the items are necessary for the day’s activities. • If the backpack is too heavy or tightly packed, your child can hand carry a book or other item outside the pack. • If the backpack is too heavy on a regular basis, consider using a book bag on wheels if your child’s school allows it. Wearing the backpack: • Distribute weight evenly by using both straps. Wearing a pack slung over one shoulder can cause a child to lean to one side, curving the

spine and causing pain or discomfort. • Select a pack with well-padded shoulder straps. • Adjust the shoulder straps so that the pack fits snugly on the child’s back. • Wear the waist belt if the backpack has one. This helps distribute the pack’s weight more evenly.

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REEL IN REAL NECK PAIN RELIEF INSIDE: • Physical Therapy and Neck Pain • Relieve Neck Pain In Minutes • Patient Success Spotlight • Healthy Recipe NEWSLETTER Health & Wellness Newsletter

Whether you have neck pain or have been suffering for a long time, seeing a physical therapist at Performance Therapy Institute can help you return to a more active and pain-free life. Give us a call today:

• FRANKLIN (615) 465-6810 • NASHVILLE (615) 375-9091

If you really had to narrow down the frustrations that come with dealing with chronic pain, perhaps the single largest frustration would be having to deal with the pain day after day. Chronic pain has a way of interfering with the most basic activities. Getting out of bed and driving to work can become a challenge, as can sitting in a desk chair all day, or attempting to pick up your child when he or she is upset. Some of these tasks are more difficult to get around than are others, and, depending on how the pain is impacting your life, the stress of having to go through extra steps to make basic things happen can really get out of hand. Neck pain is one of those types of pain that is difficult to work around. Pain in the neck and back will frequently begin to radiate the longer it hangs around, and that could mean shooting pain up your neck and back, all the way into the base of your skull. Once neck pain begins to turn into headaches, attempting to concentrate at work can become exceedingly difficult. What Causes Neck Pain? There are a large number of culprits that could be behind your experience of neck pain, including accidents, such as a car accident or a slip-and-fall accident, as well as sporting injuries. The reason why neck pain frequently becomes so severe is due to the fact that blood vessels have to pass through your neck to reach the head.

A spasm in the neck muscles could lead to constricted blood circulation, and therefore migraine headaches. What’s worse, since the neck is connected to the spinal column and therefore connected to the nervous system, pain in the neck can quickly develop into tingling or numbness in the hands, arms and fingers, which can be uncomfortable and frustrating when you are going about daily tasks. When neck pain develops as a result of a pinched nerve, the radiating neck pain can result in severe headaches, and in some cases, even migraine headaches. The pinched nerve can cause pain to radiate from the neck into the skull and can cause a disruption to typical nerve patterns. Working with a physical therapist can help you address pain caused by a pinched nerve, and therefore can reduce the severity of headaches that develop as a result of neck pain. Look inside to learn more about our physical therapy programs and say hello to healthy living and good-bye to that aching neck!

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PHYSICAL THERAPY AND NECK PAIN

The good news is that there is actually a lot that you can do to support the healthy operation 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 holistically, 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 takes advantage of strategies like massage, stretching and muscle 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. 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 improved overall health. In many situations, this includes improved flexibility 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, and working with a physical therapist can help you

in this regard, as well. The tasks that you do every day can build up over time and cause a lot of stress on your body, and the neck and shoulders are some of the most common places to carry that stress. You may not even realize the impact that simple tasks that you do every day have on your body and your experience of pain. Things like driving, lifting heavy objects — like packages at the front door or even your groceries — and repetitive movements like hunching over a 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

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HEALTHY RECIPE

SPINACH DIP INGREDIENTS

• 1 package frozen spinach (drain) • 2 - 8 oz packages cream cheese • 1 package colby jack cheese • 1 package parmesan cheese • 2 cans of Rotel

• Small onion, chopped • 1 tsp cumin or to taste • 1 tsp garlic salt or to taste DIRECTIONS Combine all ingredients well and place in a 11 x 13 pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 - 40 minutes.

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Helped me recover from painful muscle spasms causing severe headaches! “I am absolutely thrilled with my results from going to Performance! I had gone to another physical therapist that was not able to help me just because they didn’t have the equipment to help me, not that they were not a great physical therapist facility. Josh was great and so was Kelsey and all the other therapists! Ultimately, having the K-laser and the Revitalizer machine and different exercises and manipulation techniques helped me recover from painful muscle spasms causing severe headaches! I’m pleased to say I ammedication-free and enjoying being back to normal after over 4 months of pain! As with any PTplace, you have to continue your exercises at home to maintain strength and progress. I highly recommend Performance to anyone having severe issues and have tried other places but haven’t had any improvement! Don’t give up because it doesn’t work at one place, you may need different techniques and equipment like I did!” – Christina C. 4 5 2 7 2 3 8 6 4 2 1 7 9 5 7 3 2 1 4 5 8 2 9 4 7 8 9 8 6 5

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FREE LASER THERAPY SCREEN PRESENT & PAST PATIENTS OF PERFORMANCE THERAPY INSTITUTE

FREE LASER THERAPY SCREENING

To THANK YOU for choosing our physical therapy practice, we are offering a free laser therapy screen! Limited to the first 25 patients to call. SCHEDULE YOUR FREE SCREEN BY CALLING FRANKLIN: (615) 465-6810 NASHVILLE: (615) 375-9091 EXPIRES 9-28-19

1. It reduces pain and inflammation without side effects. Laser therapy uses a process called photobiomodulation. Unlike medications, laser therapy reduces pain without undesirable side effects. It is also important to point out that patients report long-lasting pain relief. While the number of treatments required may vary depending on the acuity of the condition, many patients experience lasting relief after only a couple treatments. 2. Can be used for acute and chronic conditions. When treating acute conditions with laser therapy, it is particularly effective when it is administered as soon as possible following injury. The faster the inflammation is reduced and the healing process can begin, the better. In the case of acute injury, laser therapy helps restore the body to normal function quicker.

3. Treatments can be customized for each situation Depending on the condition, whether it is an acute swollen ankle or chronic low back pain, the therapist will set the laser up for your condition to treat the pain and inflammation along with improving cellular function to maximize the benefits. 4. Treatments Feel Good. Depending on the laser, it can create little to no sensation or it can create a gentle, soothing warmth. 5. Treatments Are Fast. With LightForce lasers, treatments are quick, usually 30 minutes depending on the size, depth, and acuteness of the condition being treated. Appointments are limited. If you are interested in scheduling your FREE laser therapy treatment session, please call today to reserve your spot.

FRANKLIN 615 Bakers Bridge Ave., Suite 110 Franklin, TN 37067 P : (615) 465-6810 |F : (615) 465-6817

NASHVILLE 1912 Charlotte Ave. Nashville, TN 37203 P : ( 615) 375-9091 | F : ( 615) 375-9092

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FREE DRY NEEDLING SCREEN PRESENT & PAST PATIENTS OF PERFORMANCE THERAPY INSTITUTE

FREE DRY NEEDLING SESSION

To THANK YOU for choosing our physical therapy practice, we are offering a free dry needling session! Limited to the first 25 patients to call. SCHEDULE YOUR FREE SESSION BY CALLING 516-487-9810 TODAY! EXPIRES 9-28-19

What is Dry Needling? Dry Needling involves inserting a tiny monofilament needle in a muscle or muscles in order to release shortened bands of muscles and decrease trigger point activity. This can help resolve pain and muscle tension, and will promote healing. This is not traditional Chinese Acupuncture, but is instead a medical treatment that relies on a medical diagnosis to be effective. Who can benefit? Dry Needling is a valuable and effective treatment for musculoskeletal pain. Patients with the following symptoms may benefit from this treatment: • Muscle Strains • Tendonitis • Osteoarthritis • Bursitis • Decrease Mobility/Range of Motion • Headaches • Chronic Pain

What to expect from treatment? Most patients report being sore after the procedure. The soreness is described as muscle soreness over the area treated and into the areas of referred symptoms. Typically, the soreness lasts between a few hours and two days. Recommendations vary depending on the amount of soreness you have and on the individual response to treatment, but may include applying heat or ice over the area, gentle stretches and modifications of activities. We also recommend drinking a lot of fluids/water to prevent any excessive amounts of soreness. Physical Therapists with specialized training and skills can offer Dry Needling. For more information or if you would like to know if Dry Needling is a good treatment option for you, please call a clinic nearest you.

FRANKLIN 615 Bakers Bridge Ave., Suite 110 Franklin, TN 37067 P : (615) 465-6810 |F : (615) 465-6817

NASHVILLE 1912 Charlotte Ave. Nashville, TN 37203 P : ( 615) 375-9091 | F : ( 615) 375-9092

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