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The Pittman CONNECTION The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body Signs You May Be Suffering From LOW BACK PAIN

Do you experience pain with normal everyday tasks like taking milk out of the fridge, lifting something overhead, bending, or simply walking a distance? Having pain with movement, especially if it goes on for more than a few days, may be indicative of low back pain. We can help resolve this condition.

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The Pittman CONNECTION The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

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The Ideal Treatment For Low Back Pain We Can Spark A Light Of Hope For Pain Relief!

Do you suffer from an aching back? Whether it is a short-lived muscle spasm, or a long-term problem, your back is telling you something! 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 to master the ability to stand up straight, walk, and run. As we age, it is very common to suffer aches and pains in the lower back, typically because of poor posture and prolonged sitting, or previous injuries; however aches and pains are a sign of underlying problems. Your spine relies on proper posture, alignment, strength, and coordination. When any one of these key areas doesn’t work right, strain and stress occurs on the spine, sparking inflammation and pain. Inflammation weakens the spinal muscles and legmuscles, 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. Quickly Relieve 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 can reduce inflammation, restore proper function, restore normal back strength and prevent future injury. Maintaining and buildingmuscle strength is particularly important to getting you back to doing the things you love to do, without worrying about the pain. Not all low back pain is the same, so your treatment will be tailored to for your specific symptoms and condition. Once the examination is complete, your physical therapist will evaluate the results, identify the factors that have contributed to your specific back problem, and design an individualized treatment plan for your specific back problem. Our physical therapists have years of medical training and skills to thoroughly evaluate and pindpoint the cause of your back pain. Look inside to learn more about our physical therapy and personal training programs and say hello to healthy living and good-bye to that aching back!

3 Common Spine Problem Areas

Whether you have back pain, neck pain, or radiating arm / leg pain, we can help. Your spine must be flexible, strong, and healthy in order for you to maintain a pain-free body. We ensure that you’ll achieve the best results for your back/neck pain with the Pittman Physical Therapy spine program. UPPER SPINE Pain or injury here is often responsible for headaches to the scalp and face. This area helps with overall body balance and the ability to rotate the neck. Conditions involving the upper spine often present as limited motion and contribute to a forward head posture. As a result, this increases strain on the neck causing muscle pain and tension. In addition, weakness and pain to the shoulders, arms, hands, and fingers can be common. MID SPINE Pain or injuries here can cause limited motion and mid-back pain. The nerves exiting this area are responsible for digestion, heart and lung function. Limited motion here also increases the amount of strain on the lower spine. LOWER SPINE A common area of low back pain and radiating leg pain. This area can cause a significant amount of back pain because it is supposed to rotate with walking. Furthermore, this is a common area for disc herniation that can cause pain, numbness and tingling into the buttocks, thighs, legs or feet.

Do you want a natural solution to your pain? Gain your freedom from pain medication and avoid costly surgery with physical therapy!

We can help you: Naturally relieve aches and pain. Increase your strength. Be more active with your friends and family.

FREE PAIN ANALYSIS We can help you feel better naturally with a

• Cost Effective • Non-invasive • Safe & Natural • State-of-the-art facilities Features of Physical Therapy:

Have more energy. Feel better at work.

Offer valid for the first 25 people to schedule. Expires 2-28-19.

COMPLIMENTARY WORKSHOPS You are invited to our Heel Workshop Thursday, March 7th at 6:00 pm Shoulder Pain Workshop Thursday, March 21st at 6:00 pm

You Should Only Attend These Workshops If:

1.) You or a loved one suffer from back pain. 2.) You are aged 40+ and have suffered with pain for longer than you feel you should have 3.) You are currently seeing a doctor or thinking about it

How Do I Register For These Workshops? Call Pittman Physical Therapy at 901-850-5246 We only have 25 seats available for each event due to the interactive nature of this workshop. So if you would like to attend, be sure to register now Call 901-850-5246 How Much Is It To Attend The Workshop? Nothing... the event is absolutely FREE but call 901-850-5246 now to register as we are taking only 25 attendees.

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Laser therapy allows your body to utilize its own healing powers by inducing a series of healing responses in your body. During treatment you will feel soothing warmth that identifies the beginning of an 18-24 hour process of modulated cellular activity leading to decreased pain and inflammation. Call today if you would like more information: 901-850-5246. • Foot and Ankle Conditions • And Much More! Laser Therapy Relieves Pain and Inflammation Associated With • Strains and Sprains • Soft Tissue Injury • Post Surgical Rehabilitation • Sports Injuries • Tendonitis & Tendonosis • Shoulder and Knee Pain • Hand and Wrist Injuries

Patient Success Spotlights

“You made me feel special!” “Coming to Pittman was one of the best decisions that I have made. My left shoulder was injured, when I fell. When I came to Pittman, I had difficulty moving my entire left arm. I needed help dressing myself, combing my hair, actually grooming myself, and reaching for things that I need on the upper areas. At Pittman, everyone was very friendly and professional they really put you at ease. My therapist Mitch, Helen and Brad gave me there full attention, you made me feel special. I would recommend Pittman to my family and friends.” – C. J.

“Back to normal! Thanks guys!” “The stress fracture in my foot was healed, but residual tendonitis left it stiff and swollen. Mitch (and later Jeremy) got it back to normal! Thanks guys! (Gonna miss you, Mitch!!)” – D.M.

The therapists at Pittman Physical Therapy are health care professionals who diagnose and treat people of all ages, from newborns to the elderly, who have medical problems or other health-related conditions that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives. We examine you and develop a plan of care using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. We work with you to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness- and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles. Pittman Physical Therapy can help improve your walking and balance abilities. Our therapists determine what areas of the body you are having difficulty moving. We perform neurological, vestibular, balance, and orthopedic evaluations. We then put together a comprehensive plan to get you back to walking confidently and without limitations. It is never too late to improve gait and balance, even if people use a cane or walker to get around. When your confidence is restored, exercise can be increased and incorporated more into your daily life, which improves your cardiac and mental health. Furthermore, there are many types of pain and inflammation that can be reduced by physical therapy. For example, chronic pain in the back, shoulder, or knee, or pain associated with certain degenerative diseases such as osteoarthritis, can be reduced by our team of skilled therapists. We can help you manage your health, including cardiac health, over the long term. The Importance of Physical Therapy

Exercise Essentials Try these exercises to help maintain a healthy body

Relieves Low Back Aches PRONE HIP EXTENSION While lying face down with your knee straight, slowly raise up your leg off the ground. Alternate legs and repeat 8 times.

Helps Lower Back

MINI SQUAT Stand with feet shoulder width apart. Perform a squatting motion initiated by bending at the hip. Only bend knees slightly, do not bend knees beyond 45 degrees. Rise up by straightening at the hip. Repeat 8 times.

Always consult your physical therapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of doing.

Exercises copyright of

Not all exercises are appropriate for every person. Please consult with a healthcare provider before starting.

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Who do you know that needs our help?

Refer a Friend Do You Have Friends or Family Unable to Do The Following? 9 Move without pain 9 Bend and move freely 9 Balance confidently and securely 9 Sit for long periods comfortably 9 Walk for long distances 9 Live an active and healthy lifestyle WIN A $20 GIFT CARD If you know someone suffering with aches and pains, give the gift of health. Refer them to Pittman Physical Therapy today. Pass along this newsletter or have them call us directly to schedule an evaluation! You will get your name in our next newsletter and you could win a $20 gift card!

Referral Club: Thanks to our patients for referring a friend or family member!

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