6 Back Conditions Not To Ignore

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“Discover Why Your Treatments For Pain Haven’t Been Working. ” 6 Back Conditions You Shouldn’t Ignore Do you feel aches and pains in your lower back? If so, you are not alone. Four out of every five Americans will suffer from back pain at some time in their lives. Without proper spine mobility, stability and alignment your back structures wear down over time, similar to tires that are out of alignment. There are many different back conditions, but here are a few common ones: 1. Lumbar or sacral radiculopathy: The result of pressure on a nerve exiting the spine. Pain, numbness and tingling can be felt down in different parts of the leg. (continued inside)

Inside: • 6 Back Conditions You Shouldn’t Ignore • Will Your Back Hurt As You Get Older? • Pool Program • Patient Success Spotlight

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“Why Are You Waiting For Your Pain To Worsen Before Seeking Treatment? ” 6 BACK CONDITIONS YOU SHOULDN’T IGNORE

2. Sciatica: This comes from compression of the sciatic nerve by a muscle called the piriformis, deep in the buttock. Symptoms can radiate down the buttock and leg. 3. Spinal stenosis: This isanarrowingof thebonyspinalcanalwhichcauses rubbing or pressure on nerves. Central canal stenosis is quite serious as it presses upon the spinal cord. 4. Lumbar sprain/strain: This is a common cause of low back pain due to injury of muscles and tendons. The rows of muscles that run up and down the sides of the spinal column, are the major muscle groups usually involved in lower back injury. 5. Fractures: These are due to trauma, or sometimes occur without any injury in people with osteoporosis. 6. Spinal cord compression: This is unusual, but very worrisome and may be associated with weakness and loss of bowel/bladder control. Medication and Bed Rest Most lower back pain sufferers try over the counter drugs and bed rest. However, most self remedies will not provide the relief that you need. In fact, bed rest is the wrong thing to do, because it can weaken the spinal EXPERIENCE DRY NEEDLING TO REDUCE PAIN!

muscles further.

Weakness in the spinal muscles is one of the main reasons for low back pain and puts you at risk for injuring your back with common activities such as lifting, bending or squatting. Most of us sit too much and this contributes to severe weakening of the back and torso muscles which are needed for a healthy back. Performance is offering dry needling for your aches and pains. Dry needling utilizes a solid filaform needle. No substances are injected, therefore the technique is called ‘dry needling’. Trigger points are hyper-irritable spots in a taut band of a muscle. Trigger points may cause pain locally or refer pain to other areas and cause dysfunction of normal movement patterns. Specific evaluation, palpation, and treatment of trigger points may reduce pain and restore function. Physical therapists performing this procedure have advanced training and certification in the use of trigger point dry needling. If you or someone you know is suffering from any chronic pain, contact a facility near you to seek treatment today!

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“Isn’t Back Pain An Expected Process Of Aging? ” Will Your Back Hurt As You Get Older?

If your back pain prevents you from standing for long periods, bending down to pick up objects, or getting up and down from the floor to play with your children or grandchildren it’s time to come to Performance Therapy Institute and restore your quality of life. Knowing the Right Expert to Help You Physical Therapists are medical musculoskeletal specialists, meaning we are the experts when it comes to the movement of the body and how the muscles, joints and skeletal structure work with one another. Effective physical therapy experts recognize that the best treatments are not modalities that depend solelyonultrasound,coldorheat therapy,but rather a skilled hands-on approach to examination and treatment.Studieshaveproven thatmanual therapy and specific exercises produce better and faster results than traditional exercise based therapy.

Ifyou think thatgrowingolderautomatically leads to back pain, here’s some great news; it doesn’t! Many people suffer from pain, yet, they still believe their aches and pains are a natural part of aging. They’re not. Backpain isprimarilycausedbyfourmainfactors: • Spinal muscle weakness • Poor muscle or joint movement • Poor posture • Lack of spinal or pelvic muscle coordination Treating the Cause of Your Back Pain The goal of our SPINE program is to find the root cause of your pain and correct it, not just treat the symptoms. By treating the root cause of the pain, you can achieve faster, long-lasting results. We provide the most advanced and effective treatments to each of our patients in a caring, friendly environment. Our highly trained and skilled physical therapists use proven hands-on therapy techniques to help people of all ages become free of pain and get back to the activities they enjoy.

Ifyouaresufferingwithbackpainorknowsomeone who is, call us today to discover how we can finally help you become pain free and get back to the activities you enjoy. After all, you’re as young as you feel!

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

Inability to stand or sit comfortably for long periods of time Difficulty getting in and out of bed Inability to walk for at least 20 minutes Joint pain and/or stiffness Unable to enjoy leisure activities Difficulty getting up and down from the floor Limited ability to exercise Unable to work due to pain Difficulty going up and down steps or curbs Pain or trouble driving

STRAIGHT LEG RAISE- SLR While lyingorsitting, raiseupyour legwithastraightknee.Keep the opposite knee bent with the foot planted to the ground. Repeat 6 times on both sides. Good stretch to help your lower back



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Patient Success Spotlight

A plan that is tailored to your body!

“Aftergoing to twoothercorporate owned therapy centers and getting no relief, I was referred to Josh Colbert by a family friend. Performance Therapy Institute is a hidden gem for sure! I had relief after my first visit and could not believe how much stronger I had gotten within just a few visits. The one thing that you cannot put a price on when going to


Why You Need To Come Back In For A Check-Up: � Move without pain

� Sit for long periods comfortably � Walk for long distances � Live an active and healthy lifestyle

any medical professional is them listening to you. Josh listened to my concerns when we first met, addressed them immediately and continued communicating with me on my progress each time I came in for my visit. He gives you a plan that is tailored to your body, not a “cookie cutter” plan that is given at most other facilities. I highly recommend Performance Therapy Institute!” – A. Beck

� Bend and move freely � Balance confidently and securely


“Lumbar spinal stenosis, or the narrowing of the open spaces in your spine, can be treated just as successfully with physical therapy as with surgery and with 1 5 percent fewer complications. ” - Annals of internal Medicine, April 2015


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• Decrease Joint Swelling and Reduce Pain Adding an underwater treadmill, placed in front of the resistance current, allows for a body weight supported walk or run and enables patients to start their rehabilitation sooner than with traditional land based therapies. If you think aquatic therapy will improve your pain and activity, contact us now at the Smyrna location for an appointment!

Aquatic Therapy can be used to treat a wide variety of health conditions including orthopedic injuries, arthritis, fibromyalgia, stroke rehabilitation, and weight loss. Water’s natural buoyancy allows people to move in water without the stress of land based exercise. This allows patients to: • Increase Flexibility and Strengthen Muscles • Alleviate the Symptoms of many Medical Conditions • Improve Balance and Agility

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