Achieve PT: Living Life Without Back Pain

NEWSLETTER Let FreedomRing!

I love the month of July. It usually involves spending more time with family as we all travel to Utah to celebrate the 4th of July. One of our traditions is to attend the Stadium of Fire which is a celebration held at a football stadium that always includes a fly over, night time parachuters, a patriotic tribute to soldiers or other heroic figures, a headliner, and of course fireworks. I have been attending since I was a kid and have seen many stars in concert including: The Beach Boys, Neil Diamond, Huey Lewis and the News, Martina McBride, Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire, Lonestar, Brad Paisley, The Jonas Brothers to name a few. This year the headliner was One Republic. It was a spectacular evening with all of my family.

I am touched each year as we stand to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and then sing the National Anthem. I am grateful for the sacrifices that have been made by many of my ancestors as well as the brave men and women who continue to serve our country and protect our freedom. I try to help my children understand that FREEDOM isn’t Free. My hope is that I can instill in them a reverence and respect for this great country and the individuals who help make this country great. God Bless America, andGod Bless each of YOU! Your Friend, David Hawkins PT

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LIVING LIFE WITHOUT BACK PAIN In the old days, when your back was hurting, your doctor told you to rest until it felt better. However a lot has been learned about proper treatment for back pain since those days, and gone are the days of prolonged bed rest. New studies show that proper movements, posture and a gradual return to activities, has been found to be much more successful to control back pain. This allows you faster pain relief and a return to normal pain-free activities. circulate nutrients. When a person is inactive, less of these nutrients are able to get to the structures in the spine to keep them healthy. In our Spine Care program, we look at your individual health history as well as your current mobility level and interests. Following a thorough exam, our spine specialists will develop an individualized treatment program specifically for you. We combine our expertise in manual therapy, exercise prescription and patient education to relieve your pain, restore your function and prevent your symptoms from recurring. We want to be your partner in health to guide you back into your previous activity level without pain.

Bed rest and inactivity have been shown to weaken muscles and bones. Whereas exercise in general, increases strength and flexibility of the muscles, aiding in healing through increased blood flow to the affected area. It has also been found that exercise and aerobic activity, like walking, assists in bringing nutrients to structures in the spine. Some of these structures, like the discs between your vertebrae, have a poor blood supply and rely on your body’s movements and aerobic activity to

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ARE YOUR FEET CAUSING YOU BACK PAIN?

When your foot hits the ground, your whole body feels the effect.  Imagine in your car if your shock absorbers were worn out. You would feel every bump and jolt from the road. Your feet and legs are much the same way. The greater the impact of your step, the more impact it has on your body. Sometimesour legsarenotquitethesame lengthdueto jointreplacements or arthritic conditions in the ankle, knee, or hip. Even small differences may cause back or leg pain. A small heel lift can often change symptoms dramatically. Many times tightness in the ankle can also contribute to back pain. When the ankle joint is tight, this essentially makes that leg “longer” which can cause the spine to curve slightly and result in back and leg pain. Your feet and legs need to be able to support the rest of your body during walking tasks. We will evaluate your leg and foot strength and mobility and focus on improving the muscles that are weak and stretching those that are tight.This in turn will allow you to walk with better form and help to eliminate back pain. If we find that you need some type of modification to your shoes or inserts we will make those recommendations as well. We want to look at everything that can be contributing to your back pain, not just your back. This can be done under the guidance and expertise of our physical therapists at Achieve Physical Therapy. If you are suffering with back pain, call us today to learn more about how we can relieve your pain, returning you to a more active, pain- free life! 623-201-7210

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PATIENT SUCCESS STORIES

“I am back to my active life!”

“On my first visit I was having constant head and back pain with right shoulder pain. The right shoulder had been bothering me for a couple months prior to coming in and the headache and back pain was recent due to an automobile accident. I made progress over time and I do not have head, neck, or back pain and the shoulder has improved significantly. I am back to my active life!” - Cyndy

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