Lonoke: Is It Back Pain Or Sciatica?

Health &Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

“Enjoy Simple Hobbies Without Pain!” IS IT BACK PAIN OR SCIATICA?

INSIDE Is It Back Pain Or Sciatica?

Are you one of the approximately 85 percent of adults that are affected by low back pain during their lifetime? If you suffer with back pain or sciatica, know that low cost results are closer than you think. Recent studies show that patients with low back pain should consider physical therapy first for their back pain, according to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

Patient Spotlight

Outstanding Results

Exercise Essentials

Have You Met Your Deductible?

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“Allow For Your Pain To Change With The Seasons!” IS IT BACK PAIN OR SCIATICA?

Another recent study, published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, recommends that in most cases of low back degenerative disc disease (a common cause of low back pain), the most effective treatment is physical therapy combined with anti-inflammatory medications. It concludes that physical therapy and anti-inflammatory drugs are the best options of non-surgical treatment of low back pain. Low back degenerative disc disease develops when the discs between your spine weaken (often due to repetitive strain), are injured or shrink from aging. As a result, the discs are unable to hold normal spacing and therefore, collapse increasing instability, causing back pain. Physical therapist intervention includes strengthening of core muscle groups, including the abdominal wall, which has positive effects on people with this condition. Exercise and hands on therapy have been shown to alleviate pain in many people.

In addition, education on how to protect your spine and remain active is beneficial. Our physical therapists are trained to identify your problem and plan out the most effective treatment for you. Along with building your core muscle groups, hands-on physical therapy to move your spine has shown to be very effective. Our physical therapists develop a safe and effective treatment program that is tailored to your specific needs and goals. Surgery should always be the last option, but too often people think of surgery as a cure all and are eager to embark on it without knowing the long term risks. Receiving care from our knowledgable and licensed physical therapists first, can improve your odds that you can quickly reduce your pain and maintain your quality of life. Call us today to learn more!

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Fiona’s Chunky Monkey Overnight Oats

INGREDIENTS: • 1 cup almond milk (or milk of choice) • 1 ripe banana • 3 tablespoons chia seeds • 3 tablespoons raw cacao powder (or cocoa powder) • 3 tablespoons peanut butter • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats sweetener of choice (I use blackstrap molasses) Preparation: In a blender, combine almond milk, banana, chia seeds, cacao powder, and peanut butter until well mixed (it will be about the consistency of a milkshake). Divide oats between 3 small containers, 8 oz or bigger mason jars work well. (1/2 cup oats per container). Evenly distribute blended mixture between the 3 containers and stir into oats. Allow to sit in the fridge overnight. Sweeten to taste; a tsp of molasses is good. Enjoy! *makes 3 servings **can also mix together in a quart container and scoop out desired amount after refrigeration.

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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. This means that the cost of physical therapy could be minimal or completely 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 to come in for Physical Therapy! Are you feeling aches & pains? Need to work on your core? Let us help you get a head start for 2018. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.

CALL TODAY! LONOKE 501-676-5540 PROMOTION 501-945-0200

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Patient Spotlight

Meet Mr. Russell. When he first started therapy he was struggling to climb a ladder and was experiencing intense pain with the majority of the movements he made. After two weeks of PT he is now experiencing very little pain while moving and working is much easier. Check out his Success Story below. “My pain has gone down and my mobility has gone up tremendously. I can do more and more each day. The sharp pains I have been experiencing are a lot better and happening less frequently. I am very grateful for Lonoke Physical Therapy.” - Russell I. “Now experiencing very little pain!”

Outstanding RESULTS

I was able to walk out the door without pain! “Upon entering the office, I could barely walk due to lower back problem. During the first visit I was able to walk out the door without pain. The next three weeks, the staff worked with me teaching me how to move and stretch. ” - J.F.

I have better motion of my arms! “My back muscles are getting stronger. I’m able to get down on the floor to play with my great-grandson. I have better motion of my arms without pain in my back. I don’t have any trouble squatting or sitting up anymore.” - A.C.

Move Freely • Alleviate Pain Naturally • Have More Energy • Enjoy Activities Pain Free • Be Stronger

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Don’t let back pain become a way of life Pinpoint the exact cause of your pain! FREE BACK PAIN ANALYSIS Lonoke: 501-676-5540 ProMotion: 501-945-0200

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Practice NEWS

Celebrating work anniversaries!

Happy wedding anniversary to Becky and Kurt Kincheloe. Their wedding anniversary is on September 28th. Check out this photo of Becky and Kurt on their wedding day. Happy work anniversary to Matt Loggins and Sarah Stephens. Matt’s work anniversary is on September 2nd and Sarah’s work anniversary is on September 6th. THROWBACK!

We would like to welcome Baby Ryan Loggins. Welcome Baby Ryan!

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday Sarah W!

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Exercise Essentials Try these exercises to help keep you moving... BILATERAL LEG LOWERING Lie on your back, knees bent, feet flat on the floor. Place your hands on the front of your pelvis. Straighten both your knees as you slowly lower your legs towards the ground with control. Return to the starting position and repeat 7 times.

STRAIGHT LEG RAISE-INNER RANGE Sit on the ground with your legs stretched out in front of you. Support yourself by placing your hands behind your hips. Bend your uninvolved knee to 90 degrees, foot flat on the ground. Keeping your knee straight, lift your foot about 10 inches off the ground. Gently lower your foot back to the ground and repeat 5 times. Helps With Leg Pain

Helps With Low Back Pain

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

Care to Share Who do you know that needs our help?

Each month we have a drawing for a Wal-Mart gift card!

Care enough to Share how physical therapy helped you. Who do you know that could benefit from therapy? Send them our way, they will thank you and so will we.

Each month we have a drawing for a Wal-Mart gift card for our patients that refer people to us. Get in the game and get the word out. The more people you refer, the more chances you have to win.

Cut out the card below and give it to someone who could benefit from therapy.

Aches & Pains? We Offer FREE Screenings Your insurance will not be charged. Let Us Help You With Your Pain Call Today!

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