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THE IDEAL TREATMENT FOR LOW BACK PAIN

INSIDE: • Lower Back Pain and Physical Therapy • Exercise Essentials • Mind Exercise: Sudoku • Healthy Recipe

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THE IDEAL TREATMENT FOR LOW BACK PAIN

Low back pain is by far one of the most common ailments ever experienced. Just about everyone deals with low back pain at one point in their life. For some, the lucky ones, perhaps, the pain is just for a day or two as a result of a particularly grueling day of yard work or a slip-and-fall accident that landed you flat on your bum with a bruise to prove it. For others, the low back pain is something that lingers for years and years, getting worse as a result of improper footwear or particularly unsupportive furniture, and never really healing or going away. It is estimated that one-half of all Americans experience lower back pain annually, and it is considered to be the leading cause of workplace disability worldwide—not just in the United States. It is also one of the most common reasons that people miss work, and is the second most common reason that people visit the doctor’s office. When you put those two facts together, the cost of dealing with lower back pain really starts to add up. The average annual cost of dealing with back pain in the United States is $50 billion dollars. Unfortunately, a lot of those financial resources go into dealing with back pain through pain management and medication, but that is not an effective long-term solution for dealing with back pain. A far healthier and cost-effective solution is through physical therapy.

Lower Back Pain in the United States. According to the National Institute for Health, the rates of low back pain have been steadily rising in the United States over the past 20 years. The study was conducted by medical researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Researchers consulted with members of the North Carolina community who experienced back pain to understand what caused their pain, how frequently they experience the pain, and what the severity of the pain is like. They found by talking with household members across the state that the incidence of lower back pain has increased significantly since the last time this survey was conducted, which was in 1992. Since 1992, the percentage of people coping with lower back pain increased from just over three percent to well over 10 percent. This is a significant finding, especially when it was found that the increase in lower back pain remained constant across demographics. A further interesting finding is that of those who experience lower back pain, 84 percent opted to seek medical treatment to address the pain, which was an increase of more than 10 percent in 1992. This means that while more people are experiencing back pain, more people are also seeking treatment for that pain, though there is still an approximate 15 percent of the population who are coping with severe lower back pain without treatment. For those, seeking support from a physical therapist could significantly improve quality of life.

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LOWER BACK PAIN AND PHYSICAL THERAPY

Physical therapy is a great resource for lower back pain because it addresses the cause of the pain, rather than simply attempting to hide the symptoms. Working with a physical therapist can help you to experience improved range of motion, to restore strength to muscles in your lower back that may have experienced atrophy through lack of use, and also reduce tension in your lower back muscles through targeted massage. When working with a physical therapist, you may also be guided through different lifestyle changes that you can make that can help you begin to overcome your back pain with everyday activities. This can include: • Making changes to the type of shoes that you wear so that your back is getting more support with every step. Sometimes, using special insoles can significantly improve your back pain. • Adjusting your sleeping habits, or perhaps investing in a newmattress so that your back has more support at night. • Using more lumbar support at work or on your commute by using a special chair or chair cover. Lower back pain is a pain in the butt, but you don’t need to deal with it any longer. Reach out to your physical therapist for information and support overcoming lower back pain, and finally find long-term relief.

Source: https://www.acatoday.org/Patients/Health-Wellness-Information/Back-Pain- Facts-and-Statistics

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Exercise Essentials Try this movement for back pain.

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Stretches Lower Back

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PRAYER STRETCH While in a crawl position, slowly lower your buttocks towards your feet until a stretch is felt along your back and or buttocks.

INGREDIENTS • 3 cups baby spinach or super greens blend • 1 clove whole peeled garlic • 2 tbsp fresh ginger, sliced • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper • 1/4 tsp ground turmeric • 1/4 tsp wasabi powder (optional) • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth

• 1/2 cup coconut milk • Salt & pepper to taste • Squeeze of fresh lemon or lime juice For garnish: • broccoli florets, lightly steamed • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt, thinned with milk • Chia seeds

INSTRUCTIONS Mix all ingredients (except those for the garnish) together using a high speed blender. Heat over stovetop until steaming hot. To serve, pour into a bowl and garnish with broccoli florets, a swirl of yogurt, and chia seeds.

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6 2 8 3 Payments: We accept CareCredit, credit card, check, and debit card. We are happy to discuss payment plan options as well. It is our policy that payment is made at the time of service. Your insurance benefits will be determined before your second visit, and you will be informed of what, if any, payment is necessary on that date. 6 5 4 3 7 Our Philosophy: Apply the latest evidence-based therapy best suited to the patient for quickest and most complete recovery. When patients have a difficult time getting started with traditional exercises, patients receive customized aquatic to land-based programs. Every plan of care is designed with the goal of getting patients back to their normal daily routine, pain-free. Our Promise: We promise to provide the best patient experience possible in a highly professional, friendly, and caring environment. 5 2 4 3

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BATON ROUGE 8448 Siegen Lane Baton Rouge, LA 70810

P: 225.767.8182 F: 225.767.8757

DENHAM SPRINGS 31985 LA Hwy 16. Ste C Denham Springs, LA 70726 P: 225.791.7114 GONZALES / PRAIRIEVILLE 14633 Airline Hwy Gonzales, La 70737

“This is a great place to be if you are in pain the whole staff is awesome. My pain went from a 10 to a 4. I recommend this place to anyone who is suffering from pain.” - B.C. “My pain went from a 10 to a 4!”

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

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9 WAYS TO STRENGTHEN YOUR BODY AGAINST VIRUSES LIKE COVID-19

6. Get a good amount of rest. 7. Stretch. 8. Take frequent breaks for breathing exercises. Inhale and exhale deeply. 9. Continue your home exercise program 2-3 times per week. In order to be healthy, there needs to be a large emphasis on movement. When your body is flexible, strong, well-balanced, and fueled by a nutritious diet, it is able to fight infection and reduce the impact of viruses. We are dedicated to helping you live the best life you can. During this time, if you cannot make it to your physical therapy appointments, continue your exercises at home. We care for you and remember you are part of our physical therapy family.

The best way to keep your body healthy during this time is to stay moving and reduce inflammation. Being sedentary and making poor diet choices has the potential to hurt your immune system and make you a target for sickness and disease.

Follow these tips to reduce risk of infection: 1. Wash your hands frequently. 2. Decide to get up & get moving.

3. Eat nutrition-rich food. 4. Drink plenty of water. 5. Don’t smoke.

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DENHAM SPRINGS 31985 La Hwy 16. Ste C Denham Springs, LA 70726

GONZALES / PRAIRIEVILLE 14633 Airline Hwy Gonzales, La 70737

BATON ROUGE 8448 Siegen Lane Baton Rouge, LA 70810

P: 225.791.7114 F: 225.791.7118

P: 225.825.7700 F: 225.825.7100

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