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ALSO INSIDE: GETTING TO THE BOTTOM OF BACK PAIN • PATIENT SUCCESS SPOTLIGHT • EXERCISE ESSENTIALS • HEALTHY RECIPE • AND MORE!
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N E W S L E T T E R
DON’T IGNORE YOUR BACK PAIN
Understanding Back Pain. Back pain may be common, but it is absolutely not normal. There are actually a lot of serious conditions that can cause your back to begin to hurt, and it is smart to have your back looked at by a physician early on so that you know exactly what is going on with your body from the get-go. Once the cause of your back pain is determined, your physical therapist will be able to identify the best treatment options for your body’s needs. This will likely include the following: • Targeted exercises that are specialized to the region of the back that is experiencing themost pain. These exercises are designed to help build strength and support the surrounding muscles. • Guided stretching designed to improve range of motion and flexibility. This will take into account the health and vivacity of vertebrae and any potential stretches that may support optimal back health. • Support and guidance with an exercise routine and habit formation, especially with cardiovascular activity that can stimulate improved bloodcirculationtotheaffectedareasoftheback,aswellasstrength- building activities. Attemptingtoundertakeanyofthesechangesonyourownafteryou’ve experienced a back injury is both dangerous and not recommended. Working with a licensed and experienced physical therapist can provide you with the guidance and ongoing support that you need to ensure that you do not experience any further injury as you attempt to heal the cause of your back pain.
The back is one of the most vulnerable parts of the body. You rely on it so heavily — whether it is to shoulder your emotional stresses or to physically lift something that you need to carry with you. Your back is constantly at risk. It is at risk when you drive, being one of the body parts likely to take the biggest impact in case of an accident. It is at risk when you are safely at home on your couch or at the office, where you are likely scrunched over and not caring one bit about your posture. It is at risk when you run, when you play sports, and even when you find yourself sick and are coughing so heavily that your back begins to hurt. It is no wonder that so many people experience back injuries every year. What is a big wonder is that so many people choose to ignore their back injuries year after year! When you break an arm or get a cut on your leg, you are likely to do somethingabout itrightaway.Thesightofblood leavingyourbodyor therealizationthatabone isn’tsittingright issomethingthatnotmany people are going to deal with for too long before seeking medical attention. Yet when pain begins in the back, it is almost normal to
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ignore it. Everyone develops back pain, time to time, right? There is no reason to stress about it or overreact, right? Absolutely wrong!
ARE YOU LETTING BACK PAIN HOLD YOU BACK? CALL TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY!
GETTING TO THE BOTTOM OF BACK PAIN
There are a lot of different reasons as to why you may be experiencing back pain, and ignoring any of them is not a good idea. Some of the most common issues that cause back pain to linger include: • Muscle sprain or strain • Slipped vertebrae or disc • Tear or hyperextension to the supporting muscles or tendons • Arthritis Theseconcernscandevelopasaresultofamyriadofenvironmental issues, such as having poor posture, prolonged sedentary activity, car crash, sporting accident, stress, heavy lifting, and so on. When it comes to back pain, Don’t Wait! When you experience an injury to your back, or realize that you are experiencing regular pain as a result of an ongoing injury or overuse, it is important to find out the cause of your back pain as quickly as possible. Back pain can quickly become chronic, as a potentially small issue can become complicated when it is not addressed early on. Working with a physical therapist can help you to identify the difference between environmental causes and something more medically based. To get started with putting an end to your back pain, contact us.
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http://1sudoku.com SUDOKU PUZZLE n° 229777 - Level Medium
EXERCISE ESSENTIALS TRY THIS EXERCISE TO STRETCH YOUR BACK PRESS UPS Lying face down, slowly raise up and arch your back using your arms. Hold for 15 seconds.
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Always consult your physical therapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of doing.
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FREE BACK PAIN WORKSHOP
HAS YOUR PAIN COME BACK?
Feel free to call us and ask to speak to your therapist.
Your therapist can discuss with you why your pain is bothering you again and what you might do about it at home. If further assessment is warranted, your therapist might recommend you come in for an appointment.
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PAT I ENT SUCCESS SPOTL IGHT !
9 5 3 8 8 Who is the Workshop For? All are invited - past patients, current patients, and friends and family! The Back Pain Workshop is for people suffering with back pain who are looking to feel normal again and heal naturally without medications, injections and surgery. Contact us today to RSVP for this workshop! Light food and beverages will be provided! 3 4 6 1 9 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15TH •12:30-1:30 PM 2
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“Able to help me rehabilitate my injury!” “I was unable to do basic things like pick up my kids or play with my dog due to my injury. Washing my hair or even sleeping were difficult. Nathan and the team at FYZICAL were able to help me rehabilitate my injury and allow me to get back to living my life pain free. I look forward to getting back to my active life thanks to the FYZICAL team.” - Bernardo G.
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