MechanoTherapy_Is Stress Causing Your Neck Pain?

DEC. 2019

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IS STRESS CAUSING YOUR NECK PAIN? FIND RELIEF TODAY!

ALSO INSIDE: How Physical Therapy Can Help • What Our Patients Say • Exercise Essentials • Tasty Recipe • Have You Met Your Insurance Deductible?

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DECEMBER 2019

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ISSTRESS CAUSING YOUR NECKPAIN? FIND RELIEF TODAY!

• Headaches • Decreased ability to move the head Stress-induced neck pain isn’t rare. It also isn’t psychological. Many experts think stress-induced neck pain is caused by physical factors — low, but constant, trapezius muscle activity. If your neck pain starts at the base of your shoulders, traveling upward, it may be stress related. Causes of Stress-Related Neck Pain While stress alone can trigger neck pain, a few factors can make it worse. Office environments tend to create neck pain problems — as they confine people to chairs, bad posture and little mobility.

Does your neck hurt? You might be suffering from stress-related pain — also called a tension headache. During anxiety, muscles tense up. As muscle tension tightens, the back, shoulders and neck are affected. The more pressure they cause, the more discomfort you get. Let’s take a closer look at stress-related neck pain. Is My Neck Pain Caused by Stress? Pain worsened by keeping your head in one place — like when you’re driving, or using a computer — is neck pain. While neck pain has a slew of symptoms, its major symptoms, reported by Mayo Clinic, are: • Muscle tightness and spasms

Driving often, too, can make your chances of stress-related neck pain higher. The U.S. National Library of Medicine suggests contacting a professional if you’re experiencing neck pain. Even if it’s caused by stress, untreated neck pain might later reveal muscle spasms, arthritis, bulging discs or even narrowed spinal nerve openings.

Call us today at (503) 567-5771 to find out the cause of your pain and how MechanoTherapy can help you find relief.

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HOW PHYSICAL THERAPY CAN HELP Neck pain, fortunately, can be alleviated with physical therapy. Because neck pain is often caused by activity, different activity can cure it. Sometimes, this “activity” means “no activity.” Before you contact a professional, try reducing your neck movements. Sometimes, simply letting your neck muscles relax is enough. If you don’t see relief within two weeks, contact a professional. Physical therapists can target your pain’s source by examining your symptoms. Then, they can offer exercises that stretch, flex and relax your neck muscles. In time, your neck will become more resilient — giving you the comfort you deserve. Where after-care treatment is considered, custom-tailored neck exercises will assure your neck stays loose, limber and healthy. If you’re dealing with neck pain, you’re not alone. Call our office today at (503) 567-5771, and schedule an assessment. Even if your neck pain is caused by stress, it still needs attention. We’ll work side by side with your goals, creating the proactive, effective programs you need to achieve mobility once more.

Sources: https://www.spine-health.com/blog/how-relieve-neck-pain-caused-stress https://www.everydayhealth.com/neck-pain/neck-pain-reduce-stress.aspx https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMHT0027055/ https://medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstructions/000802.htm

https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/most-neck-pain-improves-with-self-care-time/ https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/neck-pain/symptoms-causes/syc-20375581

EXERC I SE ESSENT I ALS HELPS TO RELAX YOUR SHOULDERS

WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY SUCCESS STORIES

My knee is stronger, has better mobility, gives me less pain, and is actually all-around better now, than after my first surgery.

Always consult your physical therapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of. SCAPULAR RETRACTION Stand tall, with your shoulders relaxed.Pullyourshoulderblades back and downwards. Try not to hunch your shoulders. Hold until you feel a nice stretch and repeat 6 times.

“IstartedphysicaltherapywithWarrenaftermysecondACLsurgery. Iwasprettydistraughtabouthavingtogothroughthesamerecovery process again. (I had done physical therapy in another state after my first injury.) Warren eased my concerns and was extremely positivethroughouttheentiretyofourtraining.Hisencouragement andknowledgemadeeachsessionproductive.Myknee isstronger, has better mobility, gives me less pain, and is actually all-around better now, than after my first surgery. ” – J. S.

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An insurancedeductible istheamountofmoneythatyoumustpay before your insurance company pays for your medical services. If your deductible is met, your Physical Therapy may not cost you anything. Patientswith familyplansor thosewhohavehadmajorsurgeries 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 and pains? Want to improve your health and activity level? Call us at (503) 567-5771 to schedule an appointment. We’ll guide you to affordable treatments and place you one step closer to pain relief. HAVE YOU MET YOUR INSURANCE DEDUCTIBLE?

TASTY RECIPE ORANGE CRANBERRY BREAD

• 1/2 teaspoon salt • 1 cup fresh cranberries • 1 teaspoon orange zest • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted • 3/4 cup fresh orange juice • 1 egg

INGREDIENTS • 2 cups white whole wheat flour • 1/2 cup sugar • 1 teaspoon baking powder • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

DIRECTIONS Grease an 8×4 inch loaf pan. Set aside. Preheat oven to 350° F. In a large bowl, add white whole wheat flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cranberries, and orange zest. Gently stir. In a separatemedium-sized bowl, add coconut oil, fresh orange juice, andanegg.Addwet ingredientstodry ingredients.Stirtocombine everything together. Scrape the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake for30-35minutes.Removeand letcool for5minutes.Serve and enjoy!

Recipe: https://www.joyfulhealthyeats.com/moist-orange-cranberry-bread/

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OUR SPECIALTIES We provide 1-on-1 treatments specific to your condition! • Manual Therapy • Soft Tissue Mobilization • Blood Flow Restriction Training • Joint Mobilization • Nerve Flossing/ Neurodynamic Mobilization • Strength and Conditioning Don’t let your pain hold you back. Call us today at (503) 567-5771 or visit our website at www.mechanotherapy.physio.

� Moving without pain � Bending &moving freely � Balancing confidently & securely

� Sitting for long periods � Walking for long distances � Living active & healthy

Tell Your Friends About MechanoTherapy! We appreciate your confidence and will do our best to help those you refer meet their health and rehabilitation goals. Thank you to all of our friends who refer others to us!

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