Canyon: Relieving Neck Pain & Headaches

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• Focus On Neck Pain To Relieve Headaches • Exercise Essentials • Patient Results • 4 Easy Tricks To Relieve A Headache

Do you suffer from frequent neck aches, headaches and stress? Most people equate stress with high blood pressure, a heart attack or a stroke. But did you know headaches, dizziness, neck and shoulder pain often come from stress? Chronic headaches, usually accompanied by extreme fatigue are almost always a sign of stress. People literally live on Tylenol and Ibuprofen for years because they constantly have a nagging headache, induced by muscle spasms from the high amount of stress in their life. A concern with those who have frequent headaches, is a higher risk of depression and anxiety.

“Gain Relief From Your Headaches Naturally!” FOCUS ON NECK PAIN TO RELIEVE HEADACHES

The Cause of Most Headaches. Headaches can range from minor nagging pains, to full-blown migraines that knock you off your feet for a day or two. Any headache, whether tremendous pain or not, should be a warning sign you are under a lot of stress. Prolonged stress can result in muscle tension changes, making you feel stiff, achy and painful in the neck or shoulders. One may feel pain in the shoulders, neck, upper back and even radiating out to the upper arms. Most people who are under a great deal of stress complain about having neck and shoulder pain. The most intense pain usually lies directly in the back and upper sides of the neck. The pain then radiates into the shoulder area. This is why most people who are stressed treat themselves to frequent neck and shoulder massages.

Real Relief. While massages help to relieve some symptoms, physical therapy goes far beyond to evaluate and treat the root cause of your pain. Muscular tightnessmay lead to poor joint movement and weakness. Our physical therapy experts are trained in specialized hands-on treatments to quickly reduce your pain. Furthermore, enjoy the added benefits of improved motion, posture correction and preventing the problem from reoccurring. We train you in gentle exercises and self-help techniques to prevent the physical changes from prolonged stress. Regularly shedding your daily tensions through movement, physical therapy and physical activity can help you remain calm and clear in everything that you do, helping you live a happy, pain-free life.

If you have neck pain or headaches, let us help you get back to doing the things you love. Call Today! (801) 944-1209


Helped me to minimize the headaches! “After falling on my face, I had whiplash and headaches from a concussion. When I saw Danny I could hardly move my head. Danny slowly and patiently helped me to return to full range of motion and also helped me to minimize the headaches! Thanks again!” - R.B. He would go above and beyond to get me back to shape! “Brad is very knowledgeable and always patient, listening to my problems and helping me to solve them. He would go above and beyond to get me back in shape.” -G.L.

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1. Regular exercise. Migraine patients are at a slightly increased risk of stroke, and lack of exercise is a risk factor for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease. Vigorous, regular exercise can help reduce these risks. 2. Adequate sleep. Getting enough sleep on a regular basis is part of the migraine hygiene you should practice to keep your headaches at ease. Sleep also includes darkness. Light is painful when you’re suffering from a minimal headache, a hangover, and especially a migraine. Its brightness can trigger an even greater head pain, so don’t be afraid to turn things down a bit. 3. Balanced diet. Eating regular meals, avoiding foods that trigger headaches, and staying hydrated will also help reduce the pain and frequency of your headaches. If you suffer from migraines on a regular basis, consider making one small switch to your diet: more nuts. Nuts can work as both a pain reliever and a preventative method to stave off future onsets. Many varieties of nuts contain an important “ingredient” called salicin. Salicin is a pain blocking agent that’s present in many of today’s medications. Though you may want to reach for an over the counter pain reliever when migraines strike, choose nuts—they offer the same important ingredients. 4. Work on improving your posture. Hold your shoulders back and your head level, parallel to the ground, instead of hunching forward. This technique helps improve headaches most frequent during work. Are you still having migraines after following these steps? Call us today at 801-944-1209 to schedule an appointment with one of our physical therapists.

Always consult your physical therapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of doing. Exercise Essentials Try this simple exercise to keep you moving...

SCAPULAR RETRACTION Stretches Neck Muscles & Shoulders. Stand tall, shoulders relaxed. Pull shoul- der blades back and down. Don’t hunch your shoulders.



INGREDIENTS: • 2 cups of old-fashioned rolled oats • ½ cup of ground flax seed • 1 tablespoon of black chia seeds • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon • ½ cup of raw honey • ½ cup of peanut butter • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder • ½ cup of dark chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS: Add rolled oats, ground flax seed, chia seeds, cinnamon, honey, peanut butter, vanilla extract, and vanilla protein powder to food processor. Pulse until ingredients are blended (about 7-9 times). Add mixture to a large bowl, add in chocolate chip. Stir to combine. Form energy bite mixture into 1” balls and place on parchment paper lined baking sheet. Cover and place in refrigerator for 2 hours. Serve! Author: Krista @

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