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• Relieving Stress-Related Neck Pain • Orange Creamsicle Recipe • How Physical Therapy Can Help • Patient Success Spotlight

Newsletter The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body


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. 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 spinal nerve openings. Whether you have hurt your neck, shoulders, or back or have been suffering for a long time, seeing a physical therapist at Nova Rehabilitation can help you return to a more active and pain-free life. Give us a call today: 703-723-4088

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 • Headache • 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.


HOWPHYSICAL THERAPY CAN HELP 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 stress, 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.


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Staff Spotlight

Robert Brown, CMT Robert’s specialty is treating people experiencing chronic pain, with injuries, years of waking with stiffness, soreness and restoring mobility so they can perform better, feel better and have a normal life. He worked for two years as the massage therapist for the Two time Presidents and 2018 Stanley Cup Champions Washington

Capitals. His primary task with the Capitals was assist players with recovery from injuries and peak performance. He’s been treating people through massage and his 9-step method to end years of pain since 2011. Print sudoku Robert specializes in the following: • ART (Active Release Techniques) 1 9 8 5 3 • Graston Technique • Thera Gun Therapy • Chinese cupping and deep tissue massage • Selective Functional Movement Assessments (diagnostic protocols to assess pain & injury) • TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) 4 9 1 4 9 2 7 1 6 8 4

1. Feel free to call us and ask to speak to your therapist . 2. Your therapist can discuss with you why your pain is bothering you again and what you might do about it at home. 3. If further assessment is warranted, your therapist might recommend you come in for an appointment. Has Your Pain Come Back? Robert will be providing FREE 15 MIN MASSAGE SESSIONS for the first 50 clients, Call 703 723 4088 For Your Free Mini Massage! Call To Talk to Your Therapist Today 703-723-4088

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