CentralAvePhysio_Relieving Stress Can Help Your Neck Pain


INSIDE: • How Relieving Stress Can Help You Walk Away from Neck Pain • Neck Pain: How Physiotherapy Can Bring You Relief • Featured Service: Acupuncture • Tasty Recipe 302 Central Ave. N Swift Current, SK S9H 0L4 P: (306) 773-8313 F: (306) 773-8316 CONVENIENT HOURS! Mon-Fri | 7AM – 8PM @ CentralAvenuePhysiotherapy FOLLOW US ON


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Does your neck hurt? You might be suffering from stress-related pain — also called a tension headache. During anxiety, muscles tense up. As muscle tension tightens, the back, shoulders and neck are affected. The more pressure they cause, the more discomfort you get. Let’s take a closer look at stress-related neck pain. Is My Neck Pain Caused by Stress? Pain worsened by keeping your head in one place — like when you’re driving, or using a computer — is neck pain. While neck pain has a slew of symptoms, its major symptoms are: • Muscle tightness and spasms • Headaches • Decreased ability to move the head Stress-induced neck pain isn’t rare. It also isn’t psychological. Many experts think stress-induced neck pain is caused by physical RELAX & MOVE FORWARD HOW REL I EV ING STRESS CAN HELP YOU WALK AWAY FROM NECK PAIN

factors — low, but constant, trapezius muscle activity. If your neck pain starts at the base of your shoulders, traveling upward, it may be stress related. Causes of Stress-Related Neck Pain While stress alone can trigger neck pain, a few factors can make it worse. Office environments tend to create neck pain problems — as they confine people to chairs, bad posture and little mobility. Driving often, too, can make your chances of stress-related neck pain higher. Contact a professional if you’re experiencing neck pain. Even if it’s caused by stress, untreated neck pain might later reveal muscle spasms, arthritis, bulging discs or even narrowed spinal nerve openings. Call Central Ave Physiotherapy at (306) 773-8313. Our physiotherapists can help you find the source of your neck pain and guide you along the way to achieve greater health.

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Neck pain, fortunately, can be alleviated with physiotherapy. Because neck pain is often caused by activity, different activity can cure it. Sometimes, this “activity” means “no activity.” Before you contact a professional, try reducing your neck movements. Sometimes, simply letting your neck muscles relax is enough. If you don’t see relief within two weeks, contact a professional. Physiotherapists can target your pain’s source by examining your symptoms. Then, they can offer exercises that stretch, flex and relax your neck muscles. In time, your neck will become more resilient — giving you the comfort you deserve. Where after-care treatment is

considered, custom-tailored neck exercises will assure your neck stays loose, limber and healthy. If you’re dealing with neck pain, you’re not alone. Call our office today, and schedule an assessment. Even if your neck pain is caused by stress, it still needs attention. We’ll work side by side with your goals, creating the proactive, effective programs you need to achieve mobility once more. Sources: spine-health.com/blog/how-relieve-neck-pain-caused- stress everydayhealth.com/neck-pain/neck-pain-reduce- stress.aspx

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMHT0027055/ medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstructions/000802.htm newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/most-neck- pain-improves-with-self-care-time/ mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/neck-pain/ symptoms-causes/syc-20375581

Call us today at (306) 773-8313 or visit achesandsprains.ca to learn more about how our services might benefit you. We will help you get moving and take a step toward a pain-free life.

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� Moving without pain � Bending &moving freely � Balancing confidently & securely

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• 1/2 tsp ginger powder • 1/4 tsp nutmeg powder • 3 eggs • 1/4 cup coconut oil • 1 cup pumpkin puree (fresh or canned) • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Ingredients • 1 1/4 cup blanched almond flour • 1/4 cup tapioca or arrowroot flour • 2 tbsp coconut flour • 1 tsp baking soda • 3/4 tsp unrefined salt • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder

WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE? • One of the oldest forms of physiotherapy, acupuncture involves the use of needles or other tools to gently apply pressure both at the place of stiffness, and at distant parts of the body that control different pathways to healing. Acupuncturists target the entire bodily system, alleviating tension everywhere to help decrease pain and increase quality of life.

ACUPUNCTURE CAN HELP BY... • Supporting injury recovery and mobility issues, treating chronic pain and muscle tension,aswellasdecreasing pain and relaxing the body overall. • Stimulating natural pain- relieving chemicals in the body, blood flow to the area experiencing muscle tension, as well as increased circulation to an injured area so as to speed up recovery.

• 1/3 cup coconut sugar • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Directions Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease a 9 inch loaf pan or line with parchment paper. In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients. In another bowl, whisk together wet ingredients. Pour wet into dry. Mix until well incorporated. Fold in chocolate chips and pour into prepared loaf pan. Scatter extra chips on top. Bake for 50-55 minutes, until top is golden, the center is set, and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow bread to cool in pan for about 15 minutes before turning out on a wire rack to cool completely before slicing and serving. Recipe Courtesy of savorylotus.com/pumpkin-chocolate-chip-bread-gluten-free SPECIALIST SPOTLIGHT KERRIE NYBO, B.SC.P.T., C.A.F.C.I.

Cervical Retraction Stand with your back against a wall and with a rolled up towel behind your neck. Keep your eyes fixed ahead and your head upright. Tuck your chin like you are nodding “yes.” Draw your chin closer to the back of your throat. Repeat 10 times. EXERC I SE ESSENT I ALS USE THIS EXERCISE TO RELIEVE NECK PAIN

Kerrie graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 1985. She started her career in the public sector and was the Director of Physiotherapy at the Swift Current Regional Hospital before starting her own private clinic. She has worked in private practice for 20+ years. Kerrie

joined the Central Avenue Physiotherapy Clinic in 2012. Kerrie has special interest in Acupuncture, sports injuries, and manual therapy. She has completed her Level II in Acupuncture and has taken all her levels from the McKenzie Institute (Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy). Outside of the clinic, Kerrie enjoys volleyball and golf and continues to participate in these sports.

Always consult your physiotherapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of.


To request an appointment with Kerrie, contact Central Ave. Physiotherapy at (306) 773-8313 or visit our website at achesandsprains.ca.


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