Crabapple: Relieving Neck Pain

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“Reel In The Best Treatment For Pain!” RELIEVING NECK PAIN

It is incredible to realize how common neck pain is — especially among Americanadults!More than two-thirdsofU.S.adultswilldevelopneckpain at least once in their life, and the reasons for the neck pain are as varied as the population of the nation itself. Injury, muscle strain and even stress can causesignificant pain in theneckand upper back. If you aren’t careful, a neck injury can lead to chronic pain, and it is even possible for chronic headaches like migraines to develop as a result of regular neck pain. Therearea lotofdifferentways thatyoucan relieveneckpain,but thebest treatment for your personal needs depends entirely on the type of injury that you’ve experienced. Here isaquickbreakdownofwhatcouldbegoingontocauseyourneckpain: If your pain is developing gradually over time and is not the result of any particular injury thatcomes tomind, then itmaybea resultofdegenerative

disc disease. When this develops, you may experience chronic neck pain as a result of fluid-filled sacs that are becoming weakened over time as a resultofstressandstrain. Physical therapycanhelpalleviate thepain from degenerativediscdiseasebyhelping restorebloodcirculationand improve range of motion in the neck. This therapy is approached in a careful and deliberate way so as to not cause further pain in the neck region. Sometimes, neck pain develops after a particular injury, such as due to athleticism or even as a result of a car accident or a slip and fall accident. When thishappens,yourpaincouldbea resultofamusclestrainorsprain. When this is the case, then using traditional methods like hot and cold therapy and targeted physical therapy treatment can do a lot of good to alleviate the pain. However, attempting exercises on your own could also result in further pain.

If you have been suffering from neck pain, seeing one of our specialists at Crabapple Physical Therapy can help you return to a more active and pain-free life. Give us a call today at (770) 686-3700!

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6 TIPS TO HELP YOUR ARTHRITIS PAIN

When it comes to treating arthritis, you may have more options than you realize.There isa lotyoucando to reduceyourachesandpains fromarthritis, while gaining more mobility and function. People often experience pain from arthritis because of stiff joints, muscles and other tissues. In addition, muscles become weak, therefore not supporting the arthritic joints. Our customized physical therapy treatments promote muscle strength, improve range of motion, increase mobility and ease pain. In addition, coupling your treatments with the following can also help you live life to the fullest and get you back to doing the things you love: 1. Education and self-management. When your treatment is over, our experts will have equipped you with the knowledge and exercises you need to continue your progress on your own. 2. Weight loss. Maintaining your recommended weight or losing weight if you are overweight can lessen your pain by reducing stress on your affected joints. Weight loss specifically helps ease pressure on weight- bearing joints such as the hips and knees. 3. Footwear and insoles. If arthritis affects your knee, special footwear and insoles can reduce pain and improve walking. 4. Knee braces. For osteoarthritis with associated knee instability, a knee brace can reduce pain, improve stability and reduce the risk of falling. 5. Heat and cold. Many people find the heat of a warm bath, heat pack or paraffin bath eases arthritis pain. Others find relief in cold packs. Still

others prefer alternating the two. Learn more about what can work best for you by talking to our Crabapple Physical Therapy specialists. 6. Exercise. Exercise has been proven to help reduce arthritis pain while increasing strength and function. Knowing the right kind of exercises to do is the key. Talking with our physical therapists will point you in the right direction.There is a lot that you can do to relieve the pain from arthritis and protect your joints for the long-term. Find out more about our ARTHRITIS PROGRAM by calling us today and discover how to relieve and reduce the pain of arthritis.

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Salmon Burgers Eating Right Never Tasted So Good!

INGREDIENTS • 1 cup finely chopped red onion • 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil • 1/4 tsp salt • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

• 1 pound salmon fillet • 1 tbsp hot pepper sauce • 1 large egg white • Cooking spray • 8 slices focaccia, toasted

DIRECTIONS Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Combine hot pepper sauce and egg white in a small bowl; add egg white mixture to salmon mixture, stirring well to combine. Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add salmon patties, and cook 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Serve patties on toasted focaccia.

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I am highly impressed! Patient Success Spotlight

KNEE EXTENSION STRETCH While sitting, tighten your top thigh muscle to press the back of your knee downward towards the ground. Loosens Tight Knees www.simpleset.net Relieve Knee Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing knee pain.

“After years of sports, farm work, and a busy lifestyle, I found myself in discomfort more often than not. As time went on things elevated, and I finally went to a doctor. Physical therapy was recommended, and I began working with Blake shortly after.Throughout my time here I experienced a welcoming environment, a high level of expertise, and thorough care and attention to my needs. After only 6 weeks, without drastically reducing my normal schedule; work on the farm became easier, faster, and pain- free. On top of that, physical therapy was always an enjoyable part of my week. I am highly impressed with the staff here at Crabapple Physical Therapy and would not go elsewhere in the future if another problem presents itself.” - Tori M.

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“Start Your Day With A Pain Free Jog!” RELIEVING LOWBACK, HIP & KNEE ARTHRITIS

Do you suffer fromback, knee or hip pain? It is possible you may have osteoarthritis in those joints. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common condition of the joints, affecting approximately 27 million Americans. With OA, there is a breakdown in the cartilage covering the ends of bones. As the cartilage wears away, the bones become exposed and rub against each other.

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