Advanced Rehab: Life Doesn't Have To Be a Pain In The Neck

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LIFE DOESN’T HAVE TO BE A PAIN IN THE NECK

Inside: • Neck Pain 101 • Exercise Essential • Patient Success Spotlight • Healthy Recipe

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

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 develop when you are dehydrated. There are also headaches that will develop when 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 every headache you experience with the same medication frequently doesn’t work. One of the most common causes of headaches that are easily treatable with physical therapy is radiating headaches, which are caused by stress in the joints and muscles 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 manual therapy techniques and flexibility exercises that target the muscles in the neck. Look inside to learn more about our programs and say good-bye to pain!

Adam Gilbert, DPT

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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, allowing you to find relief from the pain without having to commit to long-term pain management — 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 from pain by correcting the joint or muscle concern with targeted therapies like flexibility exercises, muscle strengthening techniques, and guided stretches that target core joints and muscles. 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

In many 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 problem posed 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.

Healthy Recipe

ROASTED ROOT VEGETABLES

INGREDIENTS • 12 oz rutabaga, peeled & cut into ¾-inch pieces • 8 oz celery root, peeled & cut into 1-inch pieces • 8 oz peeled baby carrots • 8 oz fingerling potatoes • 3 medium parsnips, peeled & cut into

1-inch-thick slices • 1 medium fennel bulb, cored & cut into thin wedges • 2 shallots, peeled & cut into thin wedges • 2 tbsp olive oil • ½ tsp salt • ½ tsp ground pepper

INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven to 325°F. Combine rutabaga, celery root, baby carrots, fingerling potatoes, parsnips, fennel, and shallots in a shallow roasting pan. Add oil, salt, and pepper; toss to coat. Bake, uncovered, for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Increase oven temperature to 425°F. Bake, uncovered, about 10 minutes more or until the vegetables are tender and lightly browned.

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Why You Need To Come Back In For A Tune- Up: � Move without pain � Bend and move freely � Balance confidently and securely � Sit for long periods comfortably � Walk for long distances � Live an active and healthy lifestyle

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Exercise Essential

Stretches Neck

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CERVICAL CHIN TUCK While lying on your back with a small rolled up towel under the curve of your neck, tuck your chin towards your chest. Maintain contact of your head with the surface you are lying on the entire time.

Patient Success Spotlight

“I have not had a migraine in over a month!” “I had a great experience at ARI. Everyone was very nice and knowledgeable. I came in suffering from back and neck pain, constant headaches, and migraines 2-3 times a week. After working with Meghan and Becky, I have not had a migraine in over a month, my neck is much more manageable, and the constant headaches are nearly gone. I would definitely recommend ARI and will come back if needed in the future.” - M. Tanner

If you are not sure about how to do this exercise, please consult with your physical therapist before starting.

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