AspenRehab: Neck Pain & Stress

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2019

PREPARE FOR THE HOLIDAYS WITHOUT NECK PAIN

FIND RELIEF FOR NECK PAIN!

HowPhysical Therapy Can Help My Neck Pain Discover how physical therapy can relieve neck pain.

Seasonal Recipe Try this delicious recipe perfect for the holidays!

Patient Success Hear what our patients are saying about us!

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IS HOLIDAY STRESS CAUSING YOUR NECK PAIN?

PATIENT SUCCESS SPOTLIGHT

It’s amazing how I feel!

"This is truly a magnificent place. This staff is truly amazing. I used tocryfromsteadypain inmyneck. I dealt with it for a year. I’ve been coming here for a fewweeks and it’s amazing how I feel. It feels like I’m part of their family. Thanks to these guys I’m a new person with limited pain.” - E. O.

Doesyourneck hurt?Youmight be suffering from stress-related pain — also called a tension headache. During anxiety, muscles tense up. As muscle tension tightens, the back, shoulders and neck are affected. The more pressure they cause, the more discomfort you get. Let’s take a closer look at stress-related neck pain. Is My Neck Pain Caused by Stress? Pain worsened by keeping your head in one place — like when you’re driving, or using a computer — is neck pain. While neck pain has a slew of symptoms, its major symptoms, reported by Mayo Clinic, are: •Muscle tightness and spasms • Headaches • Decreased ability to move the head Stress-induced neck pain isn’t rare. It also isn’t psychological. Many experts think stress-induced neck pain is caused

by physical factors — low, but constant, trapezius muscle activity. If your neck pain startsatthebaseofyourshoulders,traveling upward, it may be stress related. Causes of Stress-Related Neck Pain. While stress alone can trigger neck pain, a few factors can make it worse. Office environments tend to create neck pain problems — as they confine people to chairs,badpostureand littlemobility.Driving often, too, canmakeyour chances of stress- related neck pain higher. The U.S. National Library of Medicine suggests contacting a professional if you’re experiencing neck pain. Even if it’s caused by stress, untreated neck pain might later reveal muscle spasms, arthritis, bulging discs or even narrowed spinalnerve openings. CallAspen Rehab at 954-341-7875 to schedule your appointment today!

I REFERRED A FRIEND TO

“Stress-induced neck pain isn’t rare.”

Care enough to share how physical therapy helped you? If you know someone suffering with aches and pains give the gift of health. Refer them to Aspen Rehab today. Pass along this newsletter or have them call us directly for a Free Consultation. Send them our way, and we’ll reward you with a FREE BIOFREEZE product.

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Neck pain, fortunately, can be alleviated with physical therapy. Because neck pain is often caused by activity, different activity can cure it. Sometimes, this “activity” means “no activity.” Before you contact a professional, try reducing your neck movements. Sometimes, simply letting your neck muscles relax is enough. If you don’t see relief within two weeks, contact a professional. Physical therapists can target your pain’s source by examining your symptoms. Then, they can offer exercises that stretch, flex and relax your neck muscles. In time, your neck will become more resilient — giving you the comfort you deserve. Where after- care treatment is considered, custom-tailored neck exercises will assure your neck stays loose, limber and healthy. If you’re dealing with neck pain, you’re not alone. Call our office today, and schedule an assessment. Even if your neck pain is caused by stress, it still needs attention. We’ll work side-by-side with your goals, creating the proactive, effective programs you need to achieve mobility once more. HOWPHYSICAL THERAPY CAN HELPMY NECK PAIN

stress.aspx https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMHT0027055/ https://medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstructions/000802.htm https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/most-neck-pain- improves-with-self-care-time/ https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/neck-pain/symptoms- causes/syc-20375581

HOLIDAY TOFFEE

INGREDIENTS • 1 sleeve of Ritz Crackers (about 16 crackers)

• 1/2 cup butter (1 stick) • 1/2 cup brown sugar • 1 cup chocolate chips • peppermint candy

DIRECTIONS Preheat your oven to 425˚ and line 8 x 8 baking dish with parchment paper. Coverbottom of panwith crackers. Combine brown sugarand butter in a pan and bring to a boil. Boil for 3 min WITHOUT stirring. Immediately pour mixture over crackers in the pan and spread evenly. Bake for 5 min to thicken and set the caramel. Remove from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips evenly over the top. Place the pan back in oven for about 2 min or until chocolate is soft enough to spread. Immediately spread melted chocolate chips so that you have a nice even layer. Sprinkle with crushed peppermint candy and cool for several hours before serving.

Sources:

https://www.spine-health.com/blog/how-relieve-neck-

pain-caused-stress https://www.everydayhealth.com/neck-pain/neck-pain-reduce-

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ASPEN REHAB WISHES YOU A HAPPY HOLIDAYS! The team at Aspen Rehabwishes all of our patients a happy, and safe holidays with loved ones!

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FREE THERAPY CONSULTATION!

Don’t waste your unused visits - Medicare benefits renew at the beginning of the year.

Schedule your FREE consultation with a physical therapist by calling (954) 341-7875 and mentioning this coupon!

There’snoquestionphysicaltherapyhelpsmillionsofpeople relieve pain, restore function, and improve mobility each year. Haveyou suffered froman injury? Doyou have a family insurance plan? Have you had surgery this year? Have you used your insurance more than usual? If you answered yes, you are more likely to have a $0 balance remaining on your out-of-pocketexpenses.Thismeansthecostcouldbeminimal or completely covered by your insurance plan. Do you have unused money on your HSA account? Close to havingmetyour insurancedeductiblefortheyear?Now isthe timetocome inforphysicaltherapy!Areyoufeelingachesand pains? Need work on your core? Let us help you get a head start going into 2020, before your deductible renews again.

• Move without pain • Bend and move freely

• Balance confidently and securely • Sit for long periods comfortably • Walk for long distances • Live an active & healthy life

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