STARP: Don't Ignore Back Pain

February, 2018 NEWSLETTER

JEROMEWOLLFARTH, DPT Getting To Know The Star PT Staff

Jerome Wollfarth is the Clinic Director in our Folsom Clinic. He has been a physical therapist with us since 2006. Jerome values his relationships with his patients tremendously and loves to teach them about their condition and how to get out of pain.

“I enjoy spending time outdoors with family and friends - taking walks in the woods, tending to fruit orchard and garden. I think I like it so much because it is rewarding and simple as God designed our lives to be.” Jerome’s words of wisdom: “I think honesty, caring, and laughter go a long way in making our time on earth the best it can be.”

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NEWSLETTER February, 2018

DON’T IGNORE BACK PAIN “Pay Attention To These 6 Back Conditions!”

INSIDE: • Will Your Back Hurt As You Get Older? • Service Spotlight • Relieve Back Pain In Minutes • Patient Success Spotlights

Back Pain with Matt Slimming, PT, DPT

4. Lumbar sprain/strain: This is a common cause of low back pain due to injury of muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints in the spine.The rows of muscles that run up and down the sides of the spinal column are the major muscle groups usually involved in lower back injury. 5. Fractures: These are due to trauma, or sometimes occur without any injury in people with osteoporosis. 6. Spinal cord compression: This is unusual, but very worrisome and may be associated with weakness and Most lower back pain sufferers try over the counter drugs and bed rest. However, most self remedies will not provide the relief that you need. In fact, bed rest is the wrong thing to do, because it can weaken the spinal muscles further. Weakness in the spinal muscles is one of the main reasons for low back pain and puts you at risk for injuring your back with common activities such as lifting, bending or squatting.Mostofussit toomuchand thiscontributes to severe weakening of the back and torso muscles which are needed for a healthy back. loss of bowel/bladder control. Medication and Bed Rest

CALL IN! Call for your FREE BACK PAIN OR SCIATICA ANALYSIS Call our clinic nearest you to schedule your first step out of pain today!

Dear Valued Client,

Do you feel aches and pains in your lower back? . Without proper spine mobility, stability and alignment your back structures wear down over

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time, similar to tires that are out of alignment. There are many different back conditions, but here are a few common ones: 1. Lumbar or sacral radiculopathy, including sciatica: The result of pressure on a nerve exiting the spine. Pain, numbness and tingling can be felt down in different parts of the leg. 2. Piriformis Syndrome: This comes from compression of the sciatic nerve by a muscle called the piriformis, deep in the buttock. Symptoms can radiate down the buttock and leg. 3. Spinal stenosis: This is a narrowing of the bony spinal canal which causes rubbing or pressure on nerves. Central canal stenosis is quite serious as it presses upon the spinal cord.

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WILL YOUR BACK HURT AS YOU GET OLDER? “Pain Shouldn’t Be Expected As You Age!”

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If you think that growing older automatically leads to back pain, here’s some great news; it doesn’t! Many people suffer from pain, yet, they still believe their aches and pains are a natural part of aging. They’re not. Back pain is primarily caused by four main factors: • Spinal muscle weakness • Poor muscle or joint movement • Poor posture • Lack of spinal or pelvic muscle coordination Treating the Cause of Your Back Pain The goal of our SPINE program is to find the root cause of your pain and correct it, not just treat the symptoms. By treating the root cause of the pain, you can achieve faster, long-lasting results. We provide the most advanced and effective treatments to each of our patients in a caring, friendlyenvironment.Ourhighly trainedandskilled physical therapists use proven hands-on therapy techniques to help people of all ages become free 4 6 4 http://1sudo u.com

of pain and get back to the activities they enjoy. If your back pain prevents you from standing for long periods, bending down to pick up objects, or getting up and down from the floor to play with your children or grandchildren it’s time to come to Star Physical Therapy and restore your quality of life. Knowing the Right Expert to Help You PhysicalTherapists are medical musculoskeletal specialists, meaning we are the experts when it comes to the movement of the body and how the muscles, joints and skeletal structure work with one another. Effective physical therapy experts recognize that thebest treatmentsarenotmodalities thatdepend solely on ultrasound, cold or heat therapy, but rather a skilled hands-on approach to examination and treatment. Studies have proven that manual therapy and specific exercises produce better and faster results than traditional exercise based therapy. 6 8 4 9 1 3 3 4 7 9 7 2 9 8 n°226073 - LevelMedium

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Patient Success Spotlights

UPCOMING BACK PAIN & SCIATICA WORKSHOPS IN COVINGTON

“I am tremendously grateful!” Success Story: Michelle F.

All workshops occur at 10AM on Saturdays!

“I have suffered with chronic spine pain, muscle weakness and my pain throughout my body. Lyme disease has been extremely debilitating for me, limiting my back and neck movement, making work and just

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my daily routine a challenge. When I started at STAR, I was excited to find out they were offering a program to not only help with the problem, but help you get stronger so you don’t wind up back in therapy. I was determined to make the best of the program. I’m excited to a that my strength has drastically improved, more so than I really expected, and I am now able to function on a daily basis with very little pain and fewer ibuprofens. I find that even though I am exhausted after a physically demanding job, I am able to recover much quicker with very little downtime. I am tremendously grateful to all of the members at STAR Therapy for giving me my life back.”

Angela Wilbon, Patient Care Coordinator Angela Wilbon is our new Patient Care Coordinator for our South Shore Clinics. Angela has been a “difference-maker” in the health care community in New Orleans for over a decade. We are very excited to have her joining our team to help our patients live their best lives. “I am so excited to be working with the great people at STAR. Their passion for their patients is contagious and it is so obvious to me that they really want to make a positive difference in the community.” When we asked

Angela about how she likes to spend her personal time, she replied, “I love travelling and cooking with my 18 year old. To see life through his eyes is a blessing. And when I get some alone time, you will often find me cozying up with a good book.” The words of wisdom that Angela wants to share: “Understand in life that you have a purpose and only you can bring that purpose & destiny to life.” Welcome to the STAR Family, Angela!!

“I’m 80% better already!!” Success Story: Carondelet D. “TheTherapy has really helped me. I am now able to do more work at home. I have been able to takeshortwalks. Iwould recommend others toStarPhysicalTherapy.Theworkers are so nice. I am doing 80% better than what I was when I first started here. Thanks to Star Physical Therapy!”

Service Spotlight

Relieve Back Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing back pain.

SINGLE KNEE TO CHEST STRETCH While lying on your back, hold your knee and gently pull it up towards your chest. Hold for 10 counts. Repeat 6 times on both sides. Relieves Low Back Pain www.simpleset.net

THE CORE IS THE KEY We know that the muscles that make up the Core are so important for back pain. So we have developed the STAR Core Strength Assessment. We are now able to measure your strength in the 7 specific parts of the core. For those areas that are weak, we then conduct pain-free exercises to get them back to normal. 90% of our patients who we get to normal core strength no longer have any significant back pain. Call our clinic closest to you to schedule your Free STAR Core Strength Assessment!

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