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Finding Relief From Neck Pain Stay A Neck Ahead Of Chronic 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 incredibletorealizehowcommonneckpain is—especially amongAmericanadults!Morethantwo-thirdsofU.S.adultswill developneckpainat leastonce intheir life,andthereasons for theneckpainareasvariedasthepopulationofthenation itself. Injury,musclestrainandevenstresscancausesignificantpain in theneckandupperback. Ifyouaren’tcareful,aneck injurycan leadtochronicpain,and it isevenpossibleforchronicheadaches like migraines to develop as a result of regular neck pain. There are a lot of different ways that you can relieve neck pain, butthebesttreatmentforyourpersonalneedsdependsentirely on the type of injury that you’ve experienced.

Ifyourpain isdevelopinggraduallyovertimeand isnottheresult of any particular injury that comes to mind, then it may be a resultofdegenerativediscdisease.Whenthisdevelops,youmay experiencechronicneckpainasaresultof fluid-filledsacsthat arebecomingweakenedovertimeasaresultofstressandstrain. 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 usingtraditionalmethods likehotandcoldtherapyandtargeted 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.

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Finding Relief From Neck Pain Stay A Neck Ahead Of Chronic Pain!

Insomecases,mechanicalneckpaincandevelopasaresultofachange intheneck joints.Thismaydevelopasaresultofadisccollapsing,which causes the space between the bones to become narrow, often causing bonestostrikeoneanother,resulting inpain.Whenthis isn’taddressed, mechanical neck pain can spread, causing the pain to become more severe and covering a wider range of the neck. Finally,neckpain issometimescausedbyradiculopathy,whichrefers to pressureor irritation inthenervesoftheneck,whichalterstheelectrical signals in the neck, causing you to feel more pain throughout the day. Physicaltherapycanhelpreducethepressureand irritationsurrounding the nerves, often offering 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 anotherofthese issues,andthatyou insteadalwaysworkwitha licensed and experienced physical therapist to determine the precise cause of your pain and discomfort.

Is Your Neck Pain Caused By Sleep Issues There isonemorefactorthatoften isnotspokenabout,but it’safrequent causeofneckpainanddiscomfort: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,asthesleeping issue is likelysomethingthatyouexperienceday after day, causing the pain to return regularly. It may be helpful to rule out sleeping concerns as a reason behind your neckpainbyassessingyoursleepingconditionsandmakinganychanges that you think may be necessary. Adjust howmany pillows you sleep on, the position you sleep in or even your mattress! For more support in finding relief from neck pain, talk to your physical therapist.

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Healthy Recipe Greek Turkey Burgers

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Ingredients • 1 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed • 1 lb 93% lean ground turkey • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese • ½ tsp garlic powder • ½ tsp dried oregano

• ¼ tsp salt • ¼ tsp ground pepper • 4 small hamburger buns • 4 tbsp tzatziki • 12 slices cucumber • 8 thick rings red onion (about ¼-in)

“Total Performance PT has an awesome staff. I’ve been going to see Dr. Lindsey Fisher for neck and shoulder pain. She is very thorough and takes her time explaining everything to you. I feel better every time I go see her. A must-go place if you have any type of pain and you don’t want to go through surgery. You won’t regret it!”

Preheat grill to medium-high. Squeeze excess moisture from spinach. Combine the spinach with turkey, feta, garlic powder, oregano, salt and pepper in a medium bowl; mix well. Form into four 4-inch patties. Oil the grill rack. Grill the patties until cooked through and no longer pink in the center, 4 to 6 minutes per side. (An instant-read thermometer inserted in the center should register 165°F.) Assemble the burgers on the buns, topping each with 1 tablespoon tzatziki, 3 cucumber slices and 2 onion rings.

- Julio S.

Exercise Essentials Relieve Neck Pain In Minutes!

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Neck Side Flexion Sit with good posture. Slowly lower your ear towards your shoulder as far as you comfortably can. Then, use your arm to guide your head slightly further until you feel a gentle stretch in your neck. Return to starting position. Repeat 6-10 times.






Always consult with your physical therapist before performing an exercise in order to relieve pain.

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