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DO YOU HAVE TIME FOR NECK PAIN ?

WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU FIND RELIEF THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!

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Newsletter The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body DO YOU HAVE TIME FOR NECK PAIN? FINDING RELIEF FROM NECK PAIN

If you are suffering from neck pain, seeing a physical therapist at Nova Rehabilitation can help you return to a more active and pain-free life. Give us a call today!

Here is a quick breakdown of what could be going on to cause your neck pain: If your pain is developing gradually over time and is not the result of any particular injury that comes to mind, then it may be a result of degenerative disc disease. When this develops, you may experience chronic neck pain as a result of fluid- filled sacs that are becoming weakened over time as a result of stress and strain. Physical therapy can help alleviate the pain from degenerative disc disease by helping restore blood circulation and improve range of motion in the neck.This therapy is approached in a careful and deliberate way so as to not cause further pain in the neck region. Sometimes, neck pain develops after a particular injury, such as due to athleticism or even as a result of a car accident or a slip and fall accident. When this happens, your pain could be a result of a muscle strain or sprain. When this is the case, then using traditional methods like hot and cold therapy and targeted physical therapy treatment can do a lot of good to alleviate the pain. However, attempting exercises on your own could also result in further pain.  

Neck pain can be both debilitating and terrifying. When you experience an injury that leaves your neck in severe pain, the thought of not being able to freely turn your head is overwhelmingly stressful. What’s more, the pain itself is unbearable, and since the neck is so sensitive to injury, it is important to be as careful as possible in finding treatment and solutions for the pain. It is incredible to realize how common neck pain is — especially among American adults! More than two-thirds of U.S. adults will develop neck pain at least once in their life, and the reasons for the neck pain are as varied as the population of the nation itself. Injury, muscle strain and even stress can cause significant pain in the neck and upper back. If you aren’t careful, a neck injury can lead to chronic pain, and it is even possible for chronic headaches like migraines to develop as a result of regular neck pain. There are a lot of different ways that you can relieve neck pain, but the best treatment for your personal needs depends entirely on the type of injury that you’ve experienced.

In some cases, mechanical neck pain can develop as a result of a change in the neck joints. This may develop as a result of a disc collapsing, which causes the space between the bones to become narrow, often causing bones to strike one another, resulting in pain. When this isn’t addressed, mechanical neck pain can spread, causing the pain to become more severe and covering a wider range of the neck. Finally, neck pain is sometimes caused by radiculopathy, which refers to pressure or irritation in the nerves of the neck, which alters the electrical signals in the neck, causing you to feel more pain throughout the day. Physical therapy can help reduce the pressure and irritation surrounding the nerves, offering often immediate relief from pain and discomfort. These are just some of the frequent causes of neck pain. It is important that you never assume that your neck pain is being caused by one or another of these issues, and that you instead always work with a licensed and experienced physical therapist to determine the precise cause of your pain and discomfort.

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IS YOUR NECK PAIN CAUSED BY SLEEP ISSUES?

There is one more factor that often is not spoken about, but it’s a frequent cause of neck pain and discomfort: sleeping issues. Sometimes, sleeping in a certain position or sleeping on a mattress or pillow that is too soft or too hard will lead to neck pain. Oftentimes, this pain will appear to be chronic, as the sleeping issue is likely something that you experience day after day, causing the pain to return regularly.

It may be helpful to rule out sleeping concerns as a reason behind your neck pain by assessing your sleeping conditions and making any changes that you think may be necessary. Adjust how many pillows you sleep on, the position you sleep in or even your mattress!

Call 703-723-4088 to schedule an appointment with your physical therapist today!

Turkey Meatballs

Relieve Neck Pain In Minutes Try this simple exercise to keep you moving

INGREDIENTS • 1 lb ground turkey • 1 large egg, beaten • 1/4 cup shaved parmesan

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• 1 tsp garlic powder • 1 tsp onion powder

LEVATOR SCAPULAE STRETCH

• 1 tsp basil • 1 tsp salt

Grasp your arm on the affected side and tilt your head downward into the armpit. Use your opposite hand to guide your head further into the stretch. Hold for 30 seconds. Repeat 3 times.

• 1/2 tsp ground black pepper • 1 (24 oz) jar red pasta sauce • 1/2 lb whole grain spaghetti

INSTRUCTIONS Preheat broiler on high for 5 minutes. Combine all meatball ingredients in large bowl. Use your hands to mix the ingredients. Use a 1.5 tablespoon cookie scoop to scoop 18 meatballs onto a rimmed cookie sheet. Broil on top rack for 5 minutes. In a large skillet, bring pasta sauce to a low simmer. Add in cooked meatballs and simmer together for 5-10 minutes or until meatballs are completely cooked through. Serve with your choice of pasta, fresh basil, or more parmesan and enjoy!

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SEE THE EXPERTS IN PHYSICAL THERAPY

Chris Kirby Smith PTA, BS Kinesiology

Senthil Kumar Arumugam. MPT., DPT.

Dr Sen, is proud to be a part of Nova Rehabilitationteam. Iholdthe accountability of core values by stepping forward with my skills, influencing on the progress of patients. Responsible in seeking multiple source that govern and achieve the health goals of patients & society. I am pleased to learn the patient needs for a dedicated PhysicalTherapy services with solid experience and education in prevailing OP, SNF, ALF, ILF and management development. • The following are highlights of my qualification and accomplishments. Extensive experience in various Healthcare and management environments. • Doctorate in Physical Therapy (US) & Advanced Master degree in Orthopedics (India). • Frequent commendations by patients and families for providing exceptional care. • My strong initiative and exceptional organizational skills, combined with my ability to work well with Nova Rehabilitation.

ChrisKirby-Smithhasbeen treatingpatients atNOVARehabilitationsinceJanuary2017. Chris received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, thestudyofhumanmovement, from the University of Maryland, College Park, School of Public Health in 2009. Chris graduated from Carroll Community College’s Physical Therapist Assistant program in 2011.

Chris has helped patients at NOVA Rehabilitation reach or exceed their goals with hands-on manual techniques and personalized therapeutic exercises. Chris also utilizes IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization) techniques and kinesio taping to help patient’s return to or surpass their previous level of function. Outside of the clinic, Chris enjoys outdoor activities including playing golf, hiking, camping, surfing, snowboarding, and riding off-road trials with his wife and 2 dogs. Chris dedicates time to training to reach his own goals attending HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) and CROSSFIT classes.

Vinod Mathew, PT VinodMathew isaBoardCertifiedPhysical Therapist and an active member of American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Vinod Mathew graduated from Fr Mullers Institute of Medical Education & Research, India in 1997. He obtained a Masters in Manual Therapy from the renowned University of Melbourne, Australia in 2001.He has over 20 years of clinical experience.

Charles Mack Jr., DPT CharlesMackJr. (DPT)hasbeenwithNOVA Rehabilitation for for more than 1 year. He has also worked at the facility as a student intern for 10 weeks in Spring 2017. Charles Mack Jr. graduated from Wichita State University in May 2017. While at Wichita St, Charles co-taught “Neuromuscular Examination, Assessment and Interventions” & “Clinical Skills” as a graduate teachers assistant. He has Basic & Performance certifications in Functional

He is described by his patients as a highly competent and compassionate clinician. NOVA Rehabilitation was a long awaited dream of Vinod Mathew that finally became a reality in September 2011. Since then we have established exceptional quality physical therapy services in Northern VA. At NOVA Rehabilitation personalized care and treatment is what you will receive. Little to no wait time and a hands on holistic approach.

MovementTraining (FMT)Taping.He is IASTMSmart toolscertified.Charles is certified in Dry needling level 1 with plans of taking the level 2 course this upcoming fall. He works with patients of varying ages, concentrating his work largely in the orthopedic, neurological, & sports rehabilitation sectors of physical therapy. Charles was involved in an auto accident when he was 16 years old in which he was hit by an 18-wheeler semi-trailer truck. As a result of the accident, he had 21 surgeries, over 150 different types of medication administered to him, & experienced three separate incidences of cardiac arrest, while recovering in the hospital. Charles enjoys playing sports, going fishing, & attending church. He believes that the road life has taken him on has given him the desire to always make the most of every moment. Charles aspires take this mindset to work with him every day, while treating his clients. He lives in our own Loudoun county with his wife.

Education University of Melbourne, Master’s in Manual Therapy Father Muller Medical College (Bachelor’s) Awards and Publications Certified in Inter Segmenial Dry Needling Technique MS in Manual Therapy (Australia)

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