Millennium PT. Is Back Pain Slowing You Down?

IS YOUR BACK PAIN SLOWING YOU DOWN?

Preventing Back Pain Utilize these 3 tips to prevent back pain & injuries

Exercise Essentials Try this exercise to relieve pain and keep moving!

Service Spotlight How can Physical Therapy help relieve pelvic pain?

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DON’ T LET BACK PAIN SLOW YOU DOWN!

Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t seek treatment when back pain arises. Before they know it, they have a big problem. They might assume nothing—except for medication—can solve their back pain problem. Medication might mask the pain, but it won’t cure the problem’s root cause. Back Pain Solutions You’re in luck: Back pain can be cured! The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke covers a number of back pain remedies. These include the use of strength exercise, physical therapy and medication. Where medication is considered, anti- inflammatory drugs, analgesic medications and counter-irritants are the most popular. Before you can treat your back pain, however, you need to know why it started. Whether you’ve tweaked a muscle or have a deeper injury, a spine specialist can help. If you’re suffering from back pain, call your Physical Therapist at Millennium Physical Therapy to schedule your appointment today!

Back pain can hinder your day-to-day activities. Left untreated, it can even lead to long-term joint, spine and nerve damage. As one of the most common physical complaints, over 80 percent of the U.S. population will suffer from it at some point in their lifetime. The pain itself can hinder your ability to reach, lean, kneel, lift or bend. It can also hinder your time spent with friends and family. Direct pain aside, minor aches and cramps associated with a back pain problem can make you irritable—ruining your good time. Is My Neck Pain Caused by Stress? A few things cause back pain. The American Physical Therapy Association covers each of these, but the following are leading causes: • Spinal and core muscle weaknesses • Bad posture • Spinal muscle and tissue damage • Improper lifting form • Limited hip, spine and thigh muscle flexibility • Bad abdominal, pelvic and back muscle coordination

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BACK PAIN PREVENTION

It never hurts to visit a physical therapist, either. Get regular check- ups, and make sure your body is in good condition. If you have a history of back injuries, pain or minor aches, don’t hesitate to talk to a professional. You deserve a pain-free life, and your back will thank you.

A little prevention goes a long way. If you want to avoid future back pain, you can make sure you’re being good to your back. • Lift Properly. You pick things up constantly. Even if you’re lifting something light, make sure you’re facing the object. Squat, keeping your spine straight. Lift with your leg muscles, as this will reduce the pressure placed on your spine. • Use Good Posture. When you’re standing, imagine a string is attached to the top of your head—lifting you up. This will keep your hips, spine, shoulders and neck aligned. If you’re sitting, don’t slouch. • Use Strength Training. Your body has hundreds of muscles. These muscles protect and control your spine. By lifting weights, running and swimming, you can keep them strong. Train your core muscles. In doing so, you’ll easily control quick, lifting movements.

If you’re suffering from back pain, call your Physical Therapist at Millennium Physical Therapy to schedule your appointment today!

Sources http://www.apta.org/

https://www.acatoday.org/Patients/Health-Wellness-Information/Back-Pain-Facts-and-Statistics https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Fact-Sheets/Low-Back-Pain-Fact- Sheet

In light of the spread of COVID-19, we want our patients as safe and healthy as possible. Try practicing these healthy tips to reduce your risk of infection: YOUR HEALTH IN MIND!

EXERCISE ESSENTIALS

STANDING EXTENSIONS While standing up straight with good posture, place your hands on your hips and lean back to arch your back as shown. Hold for 3-6 seconds before returning to the starting position. Repeat as needed to relieve low back pain.

CLEAN YOUR HANDS OFTEN

AVOID TOUCHING YOUR FACE WITH YOUR HANDS

SNEEZE & COUGH INTO TISSUES & DISPOSE QUICKLY

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KEEP DISTANCE FROM THOSE INFECTED

AVOID HUGS & SHAKING HANDS

AVOID BUSY PLACES & EVENTS

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Most people only seek physical therapy when they’re suffering from a common injury or condition such as low back pain, or tendinitis. Perhaps lesser known is that chronic pelvic pain and dysfunction, including incontinence, can also respond positively to physical therapy intervention. If you have pain in your pelvis, it may not always be fully clear what’s causing it. Some common causes of pelvic floor dysfunction and chronic pelvic pain include, but are not limited to: • Pregnancy • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction • Coccydynia • Irritation of the pudendal WOMEN’S HEALTH SERVICE SPOTLIGHT

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• Levator ani syndrome (increased tension in pelvic floor muscles) • Post-surgical complications (e.g., pain following a hysterectomy, hernia repair, cesarean section, and/or prostatectomy)

nerve (which originates near the bottom of your spine) • Irritable bowel syndrome

Any of these conditions may lead to inadequate support of the organs contained with your pelvic cavity, increased pressure or inflammation of nerves, muscles, and other connective tissues (including your bladder), and impaired pelvic bone alignment. These symptoms can be frustrating, painful, and embarrassing, andmay limit your tolerance to daily participation in desired activities, including exercise. If you have experienced pelvic pain due to any of the preceding conditions, physical therapy can help resume a healthier, normal life free from pelvic pain. Call your physical therapist at Millennium Physical Therapy to see how we can help!

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HEALTHY RECIPE IMMUNITY-BOOSTER CHICKEN SOUP

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Ingredients

• 2 tbsp olive oil • 1 lb chicken breast • 1 medium onion, diced • 3 large carrots, diced • 2 celery stalks diced • 3 cloves of garlic, diced

• 1 medium lemon (zest & juice) • 1 handful fresh ginger • 2 qt chicken broth • 1 can coconut milk (optional)

Instructions

Heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add chicken breast and brown. Then, add onion, garlic, carrots, celery, salt and pepper. Cook for about 5 min, until softened. Add 2 quarts of chicken broth and ginger with the skin on. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 35-45 minutes (the longer you boil ginger the stronger it is). Remove ginger and discard. Remove chicken, then shred and set aside. Add lemon zest and squeeze lemon to taste. Continue to simmer for 15 minutes. Add shredded chicken and (optional) 1 can of coconut milk.

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