Doctor PT. Don't Ignore Your Back Pain

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Don’t Ignore Your Back Pain!

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Getting To The Bottom Of Back Pain • Exercise Essentials Patient Success Spotlight • Healthy Recipe

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Injuriesarearealpain intheback.Theback isoneofthemostvulnerable parts of the body. You rely on it so heavily — whether it is to shoulder youremotionalstressesor tophysically liftsomethingthatyouneed to carrywithyou.Yourback isconstantlyatrisk. It isatriskwhenyoudrive, being one of the body parts likely to take the biggest impact in case of an accident. It is at risk when you are safely at home on your couch or at the office, where you are likely scrunched over and not caring one bit about your posture. It is at risk when you run, when you play sports, and even when you find yourself sick and are coughing so heavily that your back begins to hurt. It isnowonderthatsomanypeopleexperienceback injurieseveryyear. What isabigwonder isthatsomanypeoplechooseto ignoretheirback injuries year after year! When you break an arm or get a cut on your leg, you are likely to do something about it right away. The sight of blood leaving your body or the realization that a bone isn’t sitting right is something that not manypeoplearegoingtodealwith fortoo longbeforeseekingmedical attention.Yetwhenpainbegins intheback, it isalmostnormalto ignore it.Everyonedevelopsbackpain, time to time,right?There isnoreason to stress about it or overreact, right? Absolutely wrong! Understanding Back Pain Back pain may be common, but it is absolutely not normal. There are actually a lot of serious conditions that can cause your back to begin to Don’t Ignore Your Back Pain! What Is Your Back Pain Trying to Tell You?

hurt, and it is smart to have your back looked at by a physician early on sothatyouknowexactlywhat isgoingonwithyourbodyfromtheget-go. Oncethecauseofyourbackpain isdetermined,yourphysicaltherapist willbeableto identifythebesttreatmentoptionsforyourbody’sneeds. This will likely include the following: • Targeted exercises that are specialized to the region of the back that is experiencing the most pain. These exercises are designed to help build strength and support the surrounding muscles. • Guidedstretchingdesignedto improverangeofmotionandflexibility. This will take into account the health and vivacity of vertebrae and any potential stretches that may support optimal back health. • Supportandguidancewithanexerciseroutineandhabitformation, especiallywithcardiovascularactivitythatcanstimulate improved blood circulation to the affected areas of the back, as well as strength-building activities. Attemptingtoundertakeanyofthesechangesonyourownafteryou’ve experienced a back injury is both dangerous and not recommended. Workingwitha licensedandexperiencedphysicaltherapistcanprovide you with the guidance and ongoing support that you need to ensure that you do not experience any further injury as you attempt to heal the cause of your back pain.

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Getting To The Bottom Of Back Pain There are a lot of different reasons as to why you may be experiencing back pain, and ignoring any of them is not a good idea. Someof themostcommon issuesthatcausebackpainto linger include: • Muscle sprain or strain • Slipped vertebrae or disc • Tear or hyperextension to the supporting muscles or tendons • Arthritis These concerns can develop as a result of a myriad of environmental issues, such as having poor posture, prolonged sedentary activity, car crash, sporting accident, stress, heavy lifting, and so on. When It Comes To Back Pain, Don’t Wait! When you experience an injury to your back, or realize that you are experiencing regular pain as a result of an ongoing injury or overuse, it is important to find out the cause of your back pain as quickly as possible. Back pain can quickly become chronic, as a potentially small issuecanbecomecomplicatedwhen it isnotaddressedearlyon.Working with a physical therapist can help you to identify the difference between environmentalcausesandsomethingmoremedicallybased.Togetstarted with putting an end to your back pain, contact us. Vote For Doctor Physical Therapy! Vote Doctor PT the Best Physical Therapy Practice of Gloucester County! For many years, the Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with partners to honor those who make a difference in their community by having the community vote for your favorite local businesses. Last year we were humbled and honored to be among themasBestPhysicalTherapypractice inGloucesterCounty! Itwasan amazing surprise, but now we need your help to do it again! Vote today by visiting gc-chamber.com/bestof and entering “Doctor Physical Therapy” for the Physical Therapy category. One entry per person. Voting closes Tuesday, April 30, at 3 pm, so vote now!

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Healthy Recipe Mexican Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

INGREDIENTS • 2 large sweet potatoes • 1 tbsp olive oil

• 1 tsp cumin • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika • Sea salt to taste

• 1/4 cup chopped red onion • 1/4 cup chopped bell pepper • 1/2 cup frozen corn • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa • 1cupcannedblackbeansdrained & rinsed • 1 tbsp chili powder

Patient Success Spotlight

For Garnish • 1 avocado mashed • Tahini • Hot sauce • Chopped cilantro

Getresults likethisbyschedulingyourappointment!Call 856.579.7201 or visit www.drptnj.com to get started today! “They made you feel like family” “I was recommended to Dr. Scott by my pain management doctor who said my muscles in my back were inflamed. I started going to Dr. Scott16weeksagoandcouldn’tbemorepleasedwith theresults.My pain at the start was a 9 out of 10, when I completed my therapy it is now a 2 out of 10, and because of other conditions, it will never be a 1. Dr. Monica and Suzanne couldn’t be nicer. They made you feel like family. I left there every time smiling from conversations we had or just feeling good.” - Linda R., West Deptford, NJ

DIRECTIONS Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and prick with a fork. Place in the oven and bake for 40 minutes. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the onion and pepper and saute until tender, about 5 minutes. Add corn, quinoa, black beans and spices and cook 2 - 3 more minutes. When sweet potatoes are fork tender, remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes. Slice in half and place each half on a plate. Top with quinoa mixture, avocado and a drizzle of both tahini and hot sauce. Finish with a sprinkle of cilantro and enjoy! https://www.simplyquinoa.com/mexican-quinoa-stuffed-sweet-potatoes/

Exercise Essentials Helps Relieve Back Pain

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Swan Dive Lay on your stomach with your arms overhead and your legs slightly spread out. Press your chest upwards, keeping the muscles in your trunk and legs relaxed. Repeat 6-10 times.

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