IS YOUR NECK PAIN CAUSED BY SLEEP ISSUES? There is one more factor that often is not spoken about, but it’s a frequent cause of neck pain and discomfort: Sleeping Issues . Sometimes, sleeping in a certain position or sleeping on a mattress or pillow that is too soft or too hard will lead to neck pain. Oftentimes, this pain will appear to be chronic, as the sleeping issue is likely something that you experience day after day, causing the pain to return regularly.
It may be helpful to rule out sleeping concerns as a reason behind your neck pain by assessing your sleeping conditions and making any changes that you think may be necessary. Adjust how many pillows you sleep on, the position you sleep in or even your mattress! According to Tuck Sleep, mattresses with mid-level firmness ratings (4-6 out of 10) tend to help the most with alleviating pain, as they provide a balance between comfort and support. Mattresses that are too soft or too firm can actually increase pain levels during sleep, as they can create more pressure and target certain pain points on your body. For more support in finding relief from your neck pain, call us today at 219.319.0110. Your physical therapist at Trademark Performance can help pin point the source of your neck symptoms and offer exercises that will help to relax your neck muscles as well as help your neck become more tolerant of activity.
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MEET OUR TEAM: BETH BRAVIERE, MS, ATC
Beth Braviere graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a Master’s in Exercise Science and Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education with a concentration in Athletic Training. Before joining Trademark, she was the Athletic Trainer at Purdue University Calumet for three years. She also served at her Alma Mater, TF North, as the Head Athletic Trainer for ten years.
• 1 cup fresh carrot juice • Juice of 1 lime • 1-inchchunkgingerroot, juiced
• 1/2 large avocado • 1/2 ear of fresh organic, non- GMO raw corn
Beth feels very passionate about the work that she does with the students. She believes that it is important to not only serve as their Athletic Trainer but also be a healthcare educator and liaison. Beth also divides her time as a Personal Trainer. While not working Beth is usually spending time with her family, which includes twin girls. Beth enjoys running, biking, and any new adventure!
DIRECTIONS Pour the carrot, lime, ginger juice in a blender and add the avocado. Blend until smooth. Pour in a bowl and top the soup with fresh raw corn, shaved off the cob.
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