BeyondLimits: Relief For Radiating Neck Pain & Headaches

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GET TO KNOW OUR STAFF Colby Critchfield, DPT

Member: American Physical Therapy Association, Utah Physical Therapy Association As a physical therapist, Colby has worked primarily in outpatient orthopedics. He has a special interest in pain neuroscience,vertigoandvestibulardysfunction,chronic lowbackpain,andathletic/dance injuries.Healsoenjoys treating any patient in the continuum of life, from the young to the young at heart. His goal as a Physical Therapist is to make sure his patientsareheardandunderstood.Hestrivestoeducate in a way that builds their self-efficacy and provides the toolsand interventionsnecessaryforthemtotakecontrol of their own health and meet their desired goals. When Colby isn’t in the clinic he is running, liftingweights withhiswifeorwatchingamoviewithasideof icecream. Colby is a lover of music and plays the drums, guitar and piano. He is a self-proclaimed statisticianwhen it comes to all types of sports like soccer, basketball, football and sometimes even rugby. He loves the outdoors and being active, enjoying nature in the beautiful state of Utah.

“Atmycore isa loveofpeople thathasgrownfromyearsof giving service. I don’t believe

that true happiness comes just from within oneself but from self-transcendence, from helping other people. We have all experienced pain or discomfort at one time and been unable to participate in things that we really wishwe could have. Some of my strengths as a therapist come from my sense of humor, my ability to empathize, connect and communicate in a way that’s easy to understand.Myapproachtotreatmentandpatientsuccess is multi-factorial, making sure to compassionately and collaboratively treat the whole patient, not just the injury. Iamanavidreaderfrommyyearsasanassistant librarian and continue to learn and grow as a clinician through personal study and continuing education so that I am able to provide the best care possible, always backed by scientific evidence. Yeah Science!” DPT: George Fox University, Newberg, OR BS: Exercise and Sport Science, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

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If you really had to narrow down the frustrations that come with dealing with chronic pain, perhaps the single largest frustration would be having to deal with the pain day after day. Chronic pain has a way of interfering with the most basic activities. Getting out of bed and driving to work can become a challenge, as can sitting in a desk chair all day, or attempting to pick up your child when he or she is upset. Some of these tasks are more difficult to get around than are others, and, depending on how the pain is impacting your life, the stress of having to go through extra steps to make basic things happen can really get out of hand. Neck pain is one of those types of pain that is difficult to work around. Pain in the neck and back will frequently begin to radiate the longer it hangs around, and that could mean shooting pain up your neck and back, all the way into the base of your skull. Once neck pain begins to turn into headaches, attempting to concentrate at work can become exceedingly difficult. What Causes Neck Pain? There are a large number of culprits that could be behind your experience of neck pain, including accidents, such as a car accident or a slip-and-fall accident, as well as sporting injuries. The

reason why neck pain frequently becomes so severe is due to the fact that blood vessels have to pass through your neck to reach the head. A spasm in the neck muscles could lead to constricted blood circulation, and therefore migraine headaches. What’s worse, since the neck is connected to the spinal column and therefore connected to the nervous system, pain in the neck can quickly develop into tingling or numbness in the hands, arms and fingers, which can be uncomfortable and frustrating when you are going about daily tasks. Whenneckpaindevelopsasaresultofapinchednerve, the radiating neck pain can result in severe headaches, and in some cases, even migraine headaches. The pinched nerve can cause pain to radiate from the neck into the skull and can cause a disruption to typical nerve patterns. Working with a physical therapist can help you address pain caused by a pinched nerve, and therefore can reduce the severity of headaches that develop as a result of neck pain. Find out how you can get treatment for neck pain. Call us today for more information!

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The good news is that there is actually a lot that you can do to support the healthy operation of your neck, thereby reducing the severity or frequency of your neck pain. Working with a physical therapist is the best way to address neck pain. Duringphysicaltherapy,yourneckpainwillbeaddressedholistically,taking into consideration the initial injury that may have caused the pain to develop, but alsoanyotherhabits,movementsorcompensations thatmaybecontributing tothediscomfort.Physicaltherapytakesadvantageofstrategies likemassage, stretching and muscle training to reduce neck pain, and many of these strategies can be adopted in part at home or on the-go to help you address your neck pain when it is bothering you the most. Adopting healthier habits can have a big impact on your management of neck pain. These include: • Practicing improved posture • Wearing recommended footwear • Using lumbar support in your desk chair or car • Exercising regularly • Engaging in regular stretching, like yoga One of the primary goals of physical therapy is to address whole-body well-being by encouraging improved overall health. In many situations, this includes improvedflexibilityandrange-of-motion training,musclebuildingand strength training,andeven insomecases,encouragementwithcardiovascular activities and weight loss. At the end of the day, the best way to be free of neck pain is to prevent neck pain from developing, and working with a physical therapist can help you in

this regard, as well. The tasks that you do every day can build up over time and cause a lot of stress on your body, and the neck and shoulders are some of themostcommonplaces tocarry thatstress.Youmaynoteven realize the impact that simple tasks that you do every day have on your body and your experience of pain. Things like driving, lifting heavy objects — like packages at the front door or even your groceries — and repetitive movements like hunching over a keyboard at work can all seriously impact your neck pain. The longer you let neck pain linger and disrupt your life, the more difficult it becomes to treat. If you experience an injury, the smart thing to do is to consult a physical therapist soon after the pain develops. Source: 41b2-b4ff-25a0cd6dac3a

Healthy Recipe: Ratatouille Dip

INGREDIENTS • 1 (14.5 ounce) can crushed tomatoes • 1 small eggplant, cubed • 1 small zucchini, cubed • 1 small yellow squash, cubed

• 1 small red bell pepper, chopped • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves

• ½ tsp garlic powder • ½ tsp ground pepper • ½ cup grated Parmesan • 8 oz pita chips

DIRECTIONS Stir together tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, summer squash, and bell pepper in a 4-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on High for 1 hour. Stir in thyme, garlic powder, and ground pepper. Turn to Low and cook for 30 minutes more. Using a potato masher, crush the vegetable mixture to a chunky consistency. Stir in Parmesan. Stir occasionally while serving with pita chips.



a Do you have problems bending? a Are you suffering from an injury? a Do you suffer with aches or pains? If you have answered “Yes” to any of the questions, we can help. Mention or Bring in This Coupon Today For a FREE 15 MINUTE PHYSICAL THERAPY *CONSULTATION At Beyond Limits Physical Therapy, you will receive hands-on therapy treatments by our friendly, caring health experts during focused and individualized sessions. It’s time to get Beyond Limits Physical Therapy if: • You’re tired of living in pain • You want to feel better and move better • You have been in an auto accident or injured on the job • You want to prevent injury 1. Call and talk to your therapist 2. Discover why your pain has come back 3. Get your custom recovery program Attention Pain Sufferers

Patient Success Spotlight

“I just had my first appointment at Beyond Limits Physical Therapy and I was very impressed. The staff is friendly and informative, they explain everything in detail and are so happy to help. I am actually looking forward to going back, which has never happened before.” - J.T. I was very impressed!

Relieve Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing neck pain.

RETRACTION / CHIN TUCK Slowly draw your head back so that your ears line up with your shoulders. Repeat 5 times. Stretches Neck

* consultations do not involve a physical therapy evaluation or treatment.

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