NY PT: Is Back Pain Slowing You Down?

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I S BACK PA IN SLOWING YOU DOWN?

MARCH 2020

Back pain can hinder your day-to-day activities. Left untreated, it can even lead to long-term joint, spine and nerve damage. As one of the most common physical complaints, over 80 percent of the U.S. population will suffer from it at some point in their lifetime. (Read more inside...)

I N S I D E IS BACK PAIN SLOWING YOU DOWN? HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR BACK PATIENT SUCCESS SPOTLIGHT

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N E W S L E T T E R N Y P H Y S I C A L T H E R A P Y & W E L L N E S S

IS BACK PAIN SLOWING YOU DOWN?

MARCH 2020

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• How To Take Care Of Your Back • Exercise Essentials

• Patient Success Spotlight • Staff Spotlight

The pain itself can hinder your ability to reach, lean, kneel, lift or bend. It can also hinder your time spent with friends and family. Direct pain aside, minor aches and cramps associated with a back pain problem can make you irritable—ruining your good time. What Causes Back Pain? A few things cause back pain. The American Physical Therapy Association covers each of these, but the following are leading causes:

· Improper lifting form

· Limited hip, spine and thigh muscle flexibility

· Bad abdominal, pelvic and back muscle coordination

Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t seek treatment when back pain arises. Before they know it, they have a big problem. They might assume nothing—except for medication—can solve their back pain problem. Medication might mask the pain, but it won’t cure the problem’s root cause.

· Spinal and core muscle weaknesses · Bad posture · Spinal muscle and tissue damage

Read more about how New York Physical Therapy can help relieve your back pain inside this Newsletter!

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You’re in luck: Back pain can be cured! The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke covers a number of back pain remedies. These include the use of strength exercise, physical therapy and medication. Where medication is considered, anti-inflammatory drugs, analgesic medications and counter- irritants are the most popular. Before you can treat your back pain, however, you need to know why it started. Whether you’ve tweaked a muscle or have a deeper injury, a spine specialist can help. Back Pain Prevention A little prevention goes a long way. If you want to avoid future back pain, you can make sure you’re being good to your back. 1. Lift Properly You pick things up constantly. Even if you’re lifting something light, make sure you’re facing the object. Squat, keeping your HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR BACK

spine straight. Lift with your leg muscles, as this will reduce the pressure placed on your spine. 2. Use Good Posture When you’re standing, imagine a string is attached to the top of your head—lifting you up. This will keep your hips, spine, shoulders and neck aligned. If you’re sitting, don’t slouch. 3. Use Strength Training Your body has hundreds of muscles. These muscles protect and control your spine. By lifting weights, running and swimming, you can keep them strong. Train your core muscles. In doing so, you’ll easily control quick, lifting movements.

Sources http://www.apta.org/

https://www.acatoday.org/Patients/Health-Wellness-Information/Back-Pain-Facts-and-Statistics https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Fact-Sheets/Low-Back-Pain- Fact-Sheet

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T RY T H I S E X E RC I S E F OR BACK PA I N R E L I E F

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Always consult your physical therapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of doing.

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“I was a collegiate athlete and the NY Physical Therapy & Wellness team here in Melville is by far the best PT operation I have ever been a part of. They always have a plan. You are never left wondering what to do next. Alex, Kate, and Sara run this place with precise execution. I would never EVER consider going anywhere else. I will miss them when I am healthy again. They make each and every visit fun, productive, and challenging.” - Richard E. (Melville Patient) PAT I E N T S U C C E S S S P OT L I GH T 2 3 1 2 4 1 8 http://1sudoku.com http://1sudoku.com n° 36953 - LevelHard n° 315994 - LevelHard Play on yourmobile these puzzles and find their solutions by flashing the codes below : n° 318548 n° 310547 n° 36953 n° 315994

The physical therapists at NY Physical Therapy & Wellness are so committed to your recovery that we will come to you if needed. If you’re housebound due to pain, immobility, or travel difficulties, you’ll want to find out more about NYPT Home PT, our in-home physical therapy services.

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