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IS STRESS CAUSING YOUR NECK PAIN ?
Does your neck hurt? You might 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 starts at the base of your shoulders, 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, bad posture and little mobility. Driving often, too, can make your chances of stress-related neck pain higher. Contact 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 spinal nerve openings. Call Concept of Movement today at (705) 728-9333. Our physiotherapists, movement, and massage therapists can help you find the source of your neck pain and guide you along the way to achieve greater health. Sources: spine-health.com/blog/how-relieve-neck-pain-caused-stress•everydayhealth. com/neck-pain/neck-pain-reduce-stress.aspx • ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/ PMHT0027055•medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstructions/000802.htm•newsnetwork. mayoclinic.org/discussion/most-neck-pain-improves-with-self-care-time•mayoclinic. org/diseases-conditions/neck-pain/symptoms-causes/syc-20375581
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THE TOP 5 BENEFITS OF PHYSIOTHERAPY FOR BACK & NECK PAIN Thepainassociatedwithbackandneckpaincanrange frommoderate tosevere,butphysiotherapycan luckilyhelpeasemost (ifnotall)ofthe pain. The goals and expected outcomes of these treatments include: 1. ReductionofPainandStiffness. By using passive treatments such as manual therapy, your physiotherapist will help alleviate pain in the affected area an accelerate the healing process. 2. Development of Strength. Your physiotherapist will create a specific exercise plan for your particular needs, which will aid in the strengthening of muscles in the affected area. 3. Improvement of Range of Motion. Your physiotherapist will implement flexibility exercises into your treatment plan, which will help increase the range of motion in your back and neck. 4. PreventionofFurtherIssues. By learning proper body mechanics, you can avoid future injuries and prevent pain from recurring. 5. ImprovementofOverallQualityofLife. Physiotherapycanhelpyou return to your normal routine much quicker, allowing for an overall improvement in quality of life. Treatments will be split into two categories: passive and active. Passive treatmentshelp inrelievingpain,stiffness,and inflammation. Active treatments may include any stretches and exercises that your physiotherapist deems fit for your specific condition. Active therapy helps to increase strength and flexibility, in addition to relieving pain in the spine and affected muscles. Sources: moveforwardpt.com/SymptomsConditionsDetail.aspx?cid=8402b1d2-6580-41b2-b4ff- 25a0cd6dac3a • moveforwardpt.com/SymptomsConditionsDetail.aspx?cid=d0456c65-7906-4453- b334-d9780612bdd3
FINDING THE ANSWER FOR YOUR NECK PA I N RE L I E F
Neck pain, fortunately, can be alleviated with therapy. Because neck pain isoftencausedbyactivity,differentactivitycancure 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. Your therapist 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.
Contact us today at (705) 728-9333 or visit our website at conceptofmovement.com to learn more about how our services can be the answer you need for your neck pain.
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WHAT IS MASSAGE THERAPY? • Massage Therapy improves muscle function through the manipulation of soft tissue and joints of the body for therapeutic purposes to promote healing of injuries, preventative care, maintenance and relaxation. MASSAGE THERAPY BENEFITS • Massage Therapy is beneficial in that it increases circulation, healing time, relaxation, digestion, range of motion, flexibility and strength. • Having regular Massage Therapy during athletic training helps to flush any metabolic waste by increasing circulation, and also prevents restrictions from forming that can cause decreased range of motion and optimal strength.
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HEALTHY REC I PE
TURKEY PUMPKIN CHILI
• 2 cloves garlic • 2 cans green chiles • 2 cans white beans • sour cream • shredded cheese (try sharp cheddar for an extra bite) • sliced radishes • fresh cilantro leaves
Ingredients • 2 cup chicken broth • 1 can pumpkin purée • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin • 3/4 tsp chili powder • 1/2 tsp cinnamon • 1 tsp cayenne pepper • 1 lb ground turkey • 1 large onion
PAT I E N T S U C C E S S S P O T L I G H T
Directions In a 5-to-6 quart slow cooker, whisk together chicken broth, pumpkin purée, ground cumin, chili powder, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper. Add ground turkey, separated, and mix to combine. Fold in the onion, garlic cloves, green chiles, and white beans, and cook, covered, until the turkey is cooked through, 4 to 5 hours on high or 6 to 7 hours on low. Serve with sour cream, shredded cheese, radishes, and cilantro, if desired. Courtesyof:goodhousekeeping.com/food-recipes/a14898/slow-cooker-turkey-pumpkin- chili-recipe-wdy0115
EXERC I SE ESSENT I ALS USE THIS EXERCISE TO RELIEVE NECK PAIN Cervical Retraction Stand with your back against a wall and with a rolled up towel behind your neck. Keep your eyes fixed ahead and your head upright. Tuck your chin like you are nodding “yes.” Draw your chin closer to the back of your throat. Repeat 10 times. Staff are great! I have been a client for over 3 years, due to a chronic condition. I am always greeted personally and it doesn’t matter who I see, I am listened to and made to feel well-treated. I would recommend this clinic to anyone who is truly motivated to be in the best physical health they can be in, regardless of their injuries or condition. - Stephanie M.
KEV I N KHAN, MOVEMENT THERAPIST
Kevin Khan completed his degree in Kinesiology with Honor’s from the University of Guelph-Humber in 2011. He is a Certified Personal Trainer and Registered Kinesiologist. With the drive for knowledge and professional development in rehabilitation and sport science, he went on to pursue
his Masters of Human Movement Sciences with a specialization in Rehabilitation and Functional Recovery at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. Kevin has worked with an array of clients, from the elderly seeking to gain or maintain their mobility and functionality for better quality of life, to athletes wanting to become stronger and faster for that competitive edge. These endeavors have shown him numerous ways to approach training these populations, whether it is for rehabilitation or strength and conditioning. Having been an injured competitive athlete himself, Kevin has experience in a variety of sports and competitions, such as baseball, volleyball, powerlifting, and Olympic weightlifting. He is a strong advocate that if you are recovering from an injury or are even injury-free, there is always room for improvement in all aspects of your training. Kevin will put you through the wringer but you and your body will appreciate it in the end.
Always consult your physiotherapist or physicianbeforestarting exercisesyouareunsure of doing.
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