Kinetix: 6 Back Conditions Not To Ignore

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Getting To Know The Kinetix PT Staff ! ERIC NADLER, PTA

Eric is a physical therapy assistant. He earned his degree from Florida Gateway College in 2011. Since his graduation, he has worked in outpatient orthopedic clinics, almost exclusively. With guidance from qualified physical therapists, he has developed his skills in manual therapy and functional exercise. Throughout his career, he has developed an interest in working with various spinal conditions. Eric likes to fish, exercise, read and sees more travel in his future.

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“Lasting Pain Relief Requires Natural Treatment!” 6 BACK CONDITIONS YOU SHOULDN’T IGNORE

Do you feel aches and pains in your lower back? If so, you are not alone. Four out of every five Americans will suffer from back pain at some time in their lives. Without proper spine mobility, stability and alignment your back structures wear down over time, similar to tires that are out of alignment. There are many different back conditions, but here are a few common ones: 1. Lumbar or sacral radiculopathy: The result of pressure on a nerve exiting the spine. Pain, numbness and tingling can be felt down in different parts of the leg. 2. Sciatica: This comes from compression of the sciatic nerve by a muscle called the piriformis, deep in the buttock. Symptoms can radiate down the buttock and leg. 3. Spinal stenosis: This is a narrowing of the bony spinal canal which causes rubbing or pressure on nerves. Central canal stenosis is quite serious as it presses upon the spinal cord. 4. Lumbar sprain/strain: This is a common cause of low back pain due to injury of

muscles and tendons.The rows of muscles that run up and down the sides of the spinal column, are the major muscle groups usually involved in lower back injury. 5. Fractures: These are due to trauma, or sometimes occur without any injury in people with osteoporosis. 6. Spinal cord compression: This is unusual, but very worrisome and may be associated with weakness and loss of bowel/bladder control. Medication and Bed Rest Most lower back pain sufferers try over the counter drugs and bed rest. However, most self remedies will not provide the relief that youneed. In fact,bed rest is thewrong thing to do, because it can weaken the spinal muscles further. Weakness in the spinal muscles is one of the main reasons for low back pain and puts you at risk for injuring your back with common activities such as lifting, bending or squatting. Most of us sit too much and this contributes to severe weakening of the back and torso muscles which are needed for a healthy back.

INSIDE: Will Your Back Hurt As You Get Older? Relieve Back Pain In Minutes Healthy Recipe

ATTENTION BACK PAIN & SCIATICA SUFFERERS! FREE BACK PAIN WORKSHOP NOVEMBER 4TH AT 10AM • Do you suffer with back pain or leg pain when you stand or walk? • Do you have pain when you sit for long periods or drive? • Do you experience pain, numbness or tingling into your buttock, groin or down your leg? If you said yes, you need to come to our Back Pain & Sciatica Workshop at Kinetix Physical Therapy! What you will learn: 1.The Single Biggest #1 Mistake back pain and sciatica sufferers make which actually stops them from healing… 2. The 3 Most Common Causes of Lower Back Pain and Sciatica… 3. How a problem in your back can cause pain, numbness or tingling in your leg… Register by calling 352-505-6665, at http://kinetixpt.ptworkshops.com/ or at kinetixpt.com. Seats are limited so register today!

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“WILL YOUR BACK HURT AS YOU GET OLDER?” If you think that growing older automatically leads to back pain, here’s some great news; it doesn’t! Many people suffer from pain, yet, they still believe their aches and pains are a natural part of aging. They’re not. Back pain is primarily caused by four main factors: • Spinal muscle weakness • Poor muscle or joint movement • Poor posture • Lack of spinal or pelvic muscle coordination

Treating the Cause of Your Back Pain The goal of our SPINE program is to find the root cause of your pain and correct it, not just treat the symptoms. By treating the root cause of the pain, you can achieve faster, long-lasting results. We provide the most advanced and effective treatments to each of our patients in a caring, friendly environment. Our highly trained and skilled physical therapists use proven hands-on therapy techniques to help people of all ages become free of pain and get back to the activities they enjoy. If your back pain prevents you from standing for long periods, bending down to pick up objects, or getting up and down from the floor to play with your children or grandchildren, then it’s time to come to Kinetix Physical Therapy and restore your quality of life. Knowing the Right Expert to Help You Physical Therapists are musculoskeletal specialists, meaning we are the experts when it comes to the movement of the body and how the muscles, joints and skeletal structure work with one another.

Physical therapy experts recognize that modalities alone, such as ultrasound, cold or heat therapy, are not the best treatment when they are theonly treatment. Instead,askilledhands-onapproach toexamination and treatment of back pain is best. Studies have proven that manual therapy and specific exercises produce better and faster results than traditional exercise based therapy or modalities alone. If you are suffering with back pain or know someone who is, call us today to discover how we can finally help you become pain free and get back to the activities you enjoy. After all, you’re as young as you feel! SINGLE KNEE TO CHEST While lying on your back, hold your knee and gently pull it up towards your chest. Hold for 10 counts. Repeat 6 times on both sides. Good stretch if you sit at a computer all day Relieve Back Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing back pain.

HAVE YOUMET YOURANNUAL INSURANCE DEDUCTIBLE?

An insurance deductible is the amount of money that you must pay before your insurance company pays for your medical services. If your deductible is met, your physical therapymaynotcostyouanything.Patientswith familyplansor thosewho have had major surgeries or have a chronic illness are especially likely to have a $0 balance remaining on their out-of-pocket expenses. This means that the cost of physical therapy could be minimal or completely covered by the patient’s insurance plan. Ifyouareclose toorhavemetyour insurancedeductible for theyear, thennow is the time to come in for physical therapy! Are you feeling aches and pains? Need to work on your core? Let us help you get a head start for 2018. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.

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Patient Success Spotlight

Do You Have Friends or Family Who Can’t: � Move without pain � Bend and move freely

“I had great pain in my upper and lower back. I had been doing a lot of standing and other activities for a lengthy amount of time. Physical therapy helped me strengthen my muscles and increased my ability to move with less pain. Eric Nadler, my PTA, and Scott Eddins, my PT, were great and helped me learn other ways to move and helped my endurance. I know that it was the encouragement of the staff that helped me get better. Thanks to everyone who helped me during this time, I am now able to continue my daily work and activities!” -Beatrice C. Helpedme strengthenmymuscles and increasedmy ability tomove with less pain!

� Balance confidently and securely � Sit for long periods comfortably � Walk for long distances � Live an active and healthy lifestyle

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Chili Recipe Ingredients • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef • 1 onion, chopped • 1 small green bell pepper, chopped • 2 garlic cloves, minced

• 2 (16-ounce) cans red kidney beans, rinsed and drained • 2 (14-1/2-ounce) cans diced tomatoes • 2 to 3 tablespoons chili powder • 1 teaspoon salt • 1 teaspoon pepper • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

Directions Step 1

Cook first 4 ingredients in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring until beef crumbles and is no longer pink; drain. Place mixture in 5-quart slow cooker; stir in beans and remaining ingredients. Cook at HIGH 3 to 4 hours or at LOW 5 to 6 hours. Step 2 Notes: If you want to thicken this saucy chili, stir in finely crushed saltine crackers until the desired thickness is achieved.

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