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DON’T LET BACK PAIN STOP YOU LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE AGAIN

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N E W S L E T T E R Your #1 Resource for Greater Heath and Wellness

DON’T LET BACK PAIN STOP YOU! LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE AGAIN

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. Medication might mask the pain, but it won’t cure the problem’s root cause and can lead to adverse side effects and addiction if abused. Back Pain Solutions 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. Have back pain that just won’t go away? We want to help! Call us today (Sugar Land: 281-325-0188, Rosenberg: 281-239-3838) or visit our website at SugarLandPT.com.

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. 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:

• Spinal and abdominal muscle weaknesses • Bad posture and bad sleeping positions • Spinal muscle and tissue damage • Improper lifting form • Limited hip, spine and thigh muscle flexibility • Poor abdominal, pelvic and back muscle coordination

Are you letting your pain hold you back? Call to schedule your appointment today!

BACK PAIN PREVENTION Simple Solutions For a Pain-Free Life

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. Lift Properly You pick things up constantly. Even if you’re lifting something light, make sure you’re first facing the object and standing as close as possible.Thensquatwhilekeepingyourspine straight. Lift with your leg muscles, as this willreduce thepressureplacedonyourspine. Use Good Posture When you’re standing, imagine a string is attached to the top of your head—lifting you

deserve a pain-free life, and your back will thank you.

up. This will keep your hips, spine, shoulders andneckaligned. Ifyou’resitting,don’tslouch. Use Strength Training Your body has hundreds of muscles. These muscles protect and control your spine. By liftingweights,runningandswimming,youcan keep them strong. Train your core muscles. In doing so, you’ll easily control quick, lifting movements. It never hurts to visit a physical therapist, either. Get regular check-ups, andmake sure your body is in good condition. If you have a history of back injuries, pain or minor aches, don’t hesitate to talk to a professional. You

Sources: www.apta.org www.acatoday.org/Patients/Health-Wellness- Information/Back-Pain-Facts-and-Statistics www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver- Education/Fact-Sheets/Low-Back-Pain-Fact-Sheet Take charge of your back pain: Call us today (Sugar Land: 281-325-0188, Rosenberg: 281-239-3838) or visit SugarLandPT.com. We can help get your life back.

FREE BACK PAIN & SCIATICA WORKSHOP December 17th | 6:00pm 5765 Reading Rd Rosenberg, TX 77471

SUCCESS STORIES What Our Patients Have to Say

Iwent inforrehabilitationfollowing a spinal infection. I had a chance

to work with every therapist at some point and they were all great. I started PT in the water and eventually worked my way back onto land (with weights). I had a chance to work with every therapist at some point and I will tell you... they were all great. The atmosphere at First Colony Aquatic is upbeat and encouraging. They truly want you to get better and feel better. A+. ” – B. R.

•Doyousufferwithnagging lowbackpainorsciatica? • Isyourpainkeepingyou fromyour favoriteactivities? • Are you tired of using medications or injections to treat your symptoms? At our Back PainWorkshop you will learn: • The 3 most Common Causes of Low Back Pain and Sciatica • Why the findings on your MRI may have NOTHING todowithwhyyouarehavingBackPainorSciatica. • 3 strategies to reduce Back Pain and get back to normal naturally.

Seating is limited to 20. Register online today at: firstcolonyaquatic.ptworkshops.com/workshop

Lower Trunk Rotation Lie down on your back with your knees bent. Drop your knees to either side of your body. You should feel a stretch in your lower back and sometimes in your outer hips. Hold for ten seconds and repeat on your alternate side. EXERCISE ESSENTIALS Use This Exercise to Stretch Your Lower Back

GRAND OPENING of Our NEW Location at Rosenberg!

A HUGE thank you to everyone who joined us on October 23rd to celebrate the Grand Opening of our new location at Rosenberg! The whole day was a great success thanks to you! Want to knock out pain and reclaim your life? Call our new location at Rosenberg today at 281-239-3838 to schedule an appointment.

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

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DIRECT ACCESS WHAT DOES IT MEAN? Physical Therapy is Easier to Get Than You Think! • A physician referral no longer needed for 10 business days,

HAVE YOU MET YOUR 2019 INSURANCE DEDUCTIBLE? An insurancedeductible istheamountofmoneythatyoumustpaybeforeyour insurance companypays foryourmedicalservices. Ifyourdeductible ismet,yourPhysicalTherapy may not cost you anything. Patients with family plans or those who have had major surgeries or have a chronic illness are especially likely to have a $0 balance remaining on their out-of-pocket expenses.Thismeans that thecostofphysical therapycouldbeminimalorcompletely covered by the patient’s insurance plan. If you are close to or have met your insurance deductible for the year, then now is the time tocome in forPhysicalTherapy!Areyou feelingachesandpains?Want to improve your health and activity level? Call today to schedule an appointment. We’ll guide you to affordable treatments and place you one step closer to pain relief.

• Therapy may begin with a full evaluation by a licenced physical therapist. • When a physician refers you to therapy, you ALWAYS have the right to CHOOSE where to be seen.

whether you want a check-up, suffered a recent injury, or if you want to improve your overall health and wellness.

Don’t let your pain hold you back. Call us today or visit our website at SugarLandPT.com.

SUGAR LAND: 281.325.0188 | ROSENBERG: 281.239.3838

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