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ENJOY THE LITTLE THINGS WITHOUT NECK PAIN
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ALSO INSIDE: NECK PAIN 101 • PATIENT SUCCESS SPOTLIGHT EXERCISE ESSENTIALS • REMEMBERING OUR FALLEN SOLDIERS • AND MORE!
Health & Wellness Newsletter
N E W S L E T T E R
LIFE DOESN’T HAVE TO BE A PAIN IN THE NECK
Head Pain 101. There are a lot of different types of headaches that you may experience, and each can be caused by its own different reason. For example, migraines can be caused by environmental factors, food allergies or even as a result of stress. There are headaches that can develop due to sinus pain and headaches that will developwhen you are dehydrated. There are also headaches that will developwhen you are exposed too long to loud noises. There is no singular fix for each of these different types of headaches, which is why attempting to treat
Head and neck pain is not the type of pain that you can push through and deal with for too long. For one thing, chronic pain in the head or neck is often associated with some sort of chronic health concern— one that you need to deal with, not ignore. Secondly, when you are dealing with constant pain in your head or neck, it becomes difficult to concentrate. This can have a negative effect on your personal relationships, your career and more.
The most common cause of neck or head pain is a muscle or joint problem. Working with a physical therapist can help you to identify the cause of the trouble and begin taking steps to correct the issue,
every headache you experiencewith the same medication frequently doesn’t work.
...physical therapy provides long-term relief from pain...
One of themost common causes of headaches that are easily treatable
allowing you to find relief from the pain without having to commit to long-termpainmanagement—which often includes the use of pain medications that are potentially harmful to your health and not likely to work as well over time. Unlike pain medications that become less helpful the longer they are used, physical therapy provides long-term relief frompain by correcting the joint or muscle concernwith targeted therapies like flexibility exercises, muscle strengthening techniques, and guided stretches that target core joints and muscles.
withphysical therapy is radiatingheadaches, which are causedby stress in the joints andmuscles of the neck. This causes pain to radiate from the top of the neck into the head, especially surrounding the ears. There are a lot of reasons why radiating headaches could develop, including as a result of lack of movement and stiffness in the neck. This buildup of irritation can be treated with regular physical therapy, especially through the use of massage and flexibility exercises that target the muscles in the neck.
Of course, not all neck or head pain is the same, so understanding the basics of what you are dealing with is the first step to achieving relief.
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NECK PAIN 101
Inmany situations, pain that develops in the neck can be associated with one of two major problems. The first is upper-back pain that begins to radiate into the neck. The second is arthritis. Physical therapy can be used to address both types of neck pain. Cervical arthritis causes frequent aches in the neck and shoulders. This pain is generally worse when there are sudden changes in weather or at the end of the day, and while over-the-counter medication may make the pain less severe, it won’t eliminate the pain entirely. The biggest problemposed by cervical arthritis is that the pain will typically cause a loss of range of motion in the neck, which actually increases your risk of injury as a result of a sudden movement and causes regular discomfort and frustration as you are not able to utilize your neck in the way you normally could. There are plenty of situations in which pain in the neck as a result of cervical arthritis grows so severe that it can cause chronic poor posture and even a reduction in height. Addressing the Core Problem. The majority of neck and head pain can be helped with one simple strategy: strength building. It frequently happens that the absolute cause of the start of a pain in the neck or head is a result of poor posture or quickened motion, and building core strength, as well as strength in the neck, can make a huge difference in your ability to handle tasks without experiencing chronic pain.
Keep in mind that the neck and head are sensitive areas, so attempting to treat the pain at home can be dangerous and may not be effective. Working with a physical therapist is the safe way to ensure that you are practicing positive techniques to find relief from your aches and pains.
Call today to schedule an appointment!
EXERCISE ESSENTIALS TRY THI S EXERCI SE TO STRETCH YOUR BACK PRESS UPS Lying face down, slowly raise up and arch your back using your arms. Hold for 15 seconds.
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Always consult your physical therapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of doing.
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FREE NECK PAIN WORKSHOP
• Taking temperature of everyone coming in • We will only be allowing 10 patients in our clinic at a time. • Following strict sanitary protocols by making sure every surface in our clinic is thoroughly cleaned and wiped down at all times. • We will be taking health protocols very seriously and will be doing our very best to ensure the highest levels of cleanliness and caution at all times. KEEPING YOUR HEALTH IN MIND
PAT I ENT SUCCESS SPOTL IGHT !
WEDNESDAY, MAY 13TH • 12:30 - 1:30 PM Who is the Workshop For? All are invited - past patients, current patients, and friends and family! The Neck Pain Workshop is for people suffering with neck pain who are looking to feel normal again and heal naturally without medications, injections and surgery. Contact us today to RSVP for this workshop! Light food and beverages will be provided!
REMEMBERING OUR FALLEN SOLDIERS
You may be wondering what exactly telehealth is. Essentially, it is a way for us to make sure that our patients are sti l l receiving the highest possible quality of care they need from a remote location.
“I am much better!” “My experience at FYZICAL has been a journey, however I am glad there is a place like this one where physical therapist are concerned and work to the best of their ability to get their patients mobility and spirits back in order. When I came here, I could hardly lift my arm or turn my neck, but I thank God through all the exercises and upbeat encouragement, I am much better. My therapists are firm and very serious about getting the job done to progress improvement. I appreciate the service and the concern from everyone. To the whole staff, thank you Dr. Evan, Dr. Nathan, Ashley, Annie, Daniel, Matthew, Llaneisha, Danielle, Tony; also, Amanda for her timely scheduling. To everyone for their care and concern. Be Blessed!” - Gloria H.
This upcoming Memorial Day, FYZICAL remembers and honors the military personnel who sacrificed their lives while serving in the United States Armed Forces. We thank you for your service!
Telehealth services can be accessed via your smartphone or computer, and you will be able to perform your PT treatments from the comfort of your own home during this quarantine. You will also be able to track your progress and see how you are improving throughout your treatments – without coming directly to our clinic. At any point you can also message one of our physical therapists to ask questions or get advice about your condition. For more information on our telehealth services and how they may benefit you, feel free to call us at 504-861-4693 or schedule a telehealth appointment on our site!
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