Kerrville: The Ideal Treatment For Low Back Pain

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“It’s Time To Seek The Ideal Treatment!” LOW BACK PAIN RELIEF

Your spine is a complex structure made up of bones, muscles, discs, tendons, ligaments and nerves. It is the hub of your nervous system where messages to and from your brain travel to different parts of your body. It is so complex, that it takes years for you tomaster the ability to stand up straight, walk and run. As we age, it is common to suffer aches and pains in the lower back, typically because of poor posture, prolonged sitting or previous injuries. However, these pains are a sign of underlying problems and your spine telling you something, so listen.

Your spine relies on proper posture, alignment, strength and coordination. When any one of these key areas doesn’t work right, strain and stress occur on different parts of the spine, sparking off inflammation and pain. Inflammation irritates nerves and causes pain signals to shoot to the brain. The inflammation further weakens the spinal muscles and even the leg muscles, causing difficulty with everyday activities. Getting up and down from the floor, squatting, standing for long periods and even walking can become a problem. This can really affect your life and the longer the problem persists, the more long-term damage can occur.

“PhysicalTherapy Should Be Your First Choice!” QUICKLY IMPROVE LOW BACK PAIN

Most low back pain can easily be treated with physical therapy and without the need for surgery or prolonged medication. Physical therapy reduces inflammation, restores proper function, improves strength and prevents future injury. Maintaining and building muscle strength is particularly important in returning you to doing the things you love to do, without worrying about the pain. Our expert and knowledgeable physical therapists at Kerrville Physical Therapy have years of medical training and skills to thoroughly evaluate and pinpoint the cause of your back pain. We then work with you one-on-one to help get you out of pain so you are more productive in life and happier overall. Call us today to learn more how we can help you live a pain-free life!

Patient Success Spotlight Great group of people!

“I’m going there now after a knee replacement. Everyone is so nice and caring. Great group of people. I highly recommend this Kerrville Physical Therapy Center.” - Kathy K.


• Pain while bending or reaching? • Stiffness or swelling? • Difficulty standing for > 20 mins?

• Pain when trying to sleep? • Pain when driving > 30 mins? • Radiating pain to the back?

ASK YOUR NEIGHBOR ABOUT US! Talk to One Of Our Physical Therapy Specialists Be In A Better Mood • Have More Energy • Enjoy Activities Pain Free


Call To Schedule Today (830) 896-7377

Offer valid for the first 25 people to schedule. Expires 04-24-18. Doctor referral will be required for continued therapy


Why You Need To Come In For An Appointment: • Move without pain • Bend and move freely • Balance confidently and securely • Walk for long distances • Live an active and healthy lifestyle

CALL TODAY (830) 896-7377

Take Care of Your Aches & Pains Before It’s Too Late!

Turkey Meatballs

• 1 tsp onion powder • 1 tsp basil • 1 tsp salt

INGREDIENTS • 1 lb ground turkey • 1 large egg beaten • 1/4 cup shaved parmesan • 1 tsp garlic powder

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

DIRECTIONS 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, more parmesan and enjoy!

Exercise Essentials Try these exercises to keep you moving...

Stretches lower back

CURL UP Lie on back with one leg straight. The other leg is bent with the foot flat on the ground. Position your hands underneath your lower back. Tuck your chin and lift your shoulder blades off the ground slightly. Return to the start posi- tion in a controlled manner.

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Relieves back pain

PRAYER STRETCH While lying face down and keeping your lower abdominals tight, slowly raise up a leg. Slowly lower and then raise the opposite side. Do not allow your spine to move the entire time.

The above exercise is designed to be performed under the instruction of a licensed physical therapist.

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