Advanced Rehab: Overcome Back Pain Naturally

Health &Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

Physical therapists use dry needling with the goal of releasing or inactivating trigger points to relieve pain or improve range of motion. Preliminary research supports that dry needling improves pain control, reduces muscle tension, and normalizes dysfunctions of the motor end plates, the sites at which nerve impulses are transmitted to muscles. This can help speed up the patient’s return to active rehabilitation. ARI offers dry needling for your aches and pains. We have professional therapists Meghan Carroll, Rebecca Alvey, and Brandi Labhart, who are all certified in dry needling from KinetaCore. ARI has very high success rates with patients who have experienced dry needling with us! If you or someone you know is suffering from any chronic pain, have them contact ARI for fast results! DRY NEEDLING Relieve Pain & Improve Range Of Motion With

Inside: • Overcome Back Pain Naturally

• How To Take Care Of Your Back

• Relieve Back Pain In Minutes

• Patient Success Spotlight

Professional therapists Meghan Carroll, Rebecca Alvey and Brandi Labhart.

Health & Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

OVERCOME BACK PAIN NATURALLY “Don’t Let Back Pain Slow You Down!”

Is back pain causing you to move a little slower and more cautiously? If left untreated, chronic back pain can lead to long-term spinal joint and possibly nerve damage.Backpain isoneof themostcommonphysical complaints thatpeoplesuffer fromandmore than80% of the US population will experience back pain at some point in their lifetime. Back pain can interfere with your ability to bend, kneel, lift, reach, do work and enjoy time with your family.Not to mention, it can make you down right irritable and affect others around you.

Most people don’t seek treatment soon enough and continue to suffer with a nagging ache or pain in their back. They may even feel symptoms travel to the buttocks and legs. Many people feel that not much can be done for back pain and use medication to numb the pain to get through the day. However, medication mostly masks the pain and does nothing to address the root cause of the problem. Solutions to Back Pain Treating back pain starts with determining the true cause. A thorough evaluation of your movement, strength, posture and joint mobility can tell a lot about the true origins of your pain. Only then, can the proper plan be formulated to get you out of pain quickly and back to the activities you love. Whether you just tweaked your back or have been suffering for a long time, seeing one of our back specialists can help you return to a more active and pain-free life.

DEBBIE REED, PT President and Owner

Why do I have Back Pain? Back pain occurs for a number of reasons, but has a few simple root causes: • Weakness in the spinal and core muscles of the trunk • Poor posture and strain on the spine with slouched sitting • Repetitive injury to muscles and tissues around the spine with poor lifting • Limited flexibility of the spine, hips and muscles of the thighs • Poor coordination of the abdominal, pelvic and back muscles

exercises she gave me, everything has stayed in place over time. Dry Needling, ASTYM, exercises at homehaveallhelped me feel better. I’m still doing Aerobics, Yoga, Resistance Training, and Zumba and none of those bother me. Staying

Patient Success Spotlight

“In the 4 ½ years since my pain began, I think I have tried it all…stretches, exercises,chiropractic,physical therapy,massage therapy,nerveblockand theMELTMethod that IsawonDr.Oz! Ieliminatedor reducedclassesat the gymand,atonepoint,completelystopped themall.Nothingseemed toget ridof thehot/coldsensation Ihad inmy thighs/groin regionor thepain I felt onmy leftsidewhensittingonsoftsurfaces. InFebruary, IsawonFacebook that Brandiwas having a free Back Pain Workshop. After registering online, I quickly received an email from ARI saying that Brandi had been certified in dry needling since I’d seen her over a year ago and that I might benefit from it. I made an appointment. Brandi did a lot of manual therapy to get things in my back and pelvis where they are supposed to be and with the Able to live my life with little restriction!

on the move is when I feel my best! While I have finally accepted that I will probably never be complete pain free (an MRI showed I have arthritis in my spine) with all the help I have gotten from Brandi, I am able to live my life with little restriction and to manage my pain to a level where is not interfering in my life. And I know I can always call Brandi and go in for a “tune-up!” Thank you, Brandi!” – Carla T.

Stay updated on times and dates of our beneficial workshop sessions. Check out our website for more info about our upcoming workshops!

“Do You Know The 5 Rules To Proper Back Care?” HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR BACK 1. Keep a Good Posture

When you are standing, imagine a string through the top of your head lifting you straight up. This puts your neck, shoulders, spine and hips in natural alignment. With sitting, make sure you sit back in the chair with your feet on the floor and your lower back supported. Your shoulders should not slouch when sitting. Avoid soft couches when you can. 2. Lift Properly Picking things up is a normal part of our day. Even if you pick up something light, your back muscles have to lift the weight of your upper torso and control that movement. Make sure you always face what you need to pick up, squat keeping your spine straight and push with your leg muscles. This helps reduce the excessive pressure on your spine. 3. Stay Flexible Flexibility is key to maintaining a healthy back. By keeping your body flexible, the normal forces of movement and lifting can be distributed across the spine, rather than focused onto a few segments, which can then fail. An easy stretching routine everyday can keep you feeling great and put a spring in your step. 4. Stay Strong You have hundreds of muscles, which control the movement of your spine. Major muscles that support the spine are called your core and include your abdominal, pelvis, spinal and hip muscles. By keeping your core muscles strong, you support your spine and have the ability to easily control lifting,

quick movements, bending and a lot more.

5. Physical Therapy Our physical therapists are medical experts in evaluating spine and body movement. By having a regular check up, you can make sure your body is in good condition to tackle the activities you love. If you have a history of back pain, injury or are currently experiencing aches and pains, we can analyze your problem and construct a treatment program that will work best for your individual problem. With soothing hands-on therapy and targeted easy exercises we can help you return quickly to feeling your best. Even if you suffer from severe pain we can help you get out of pain and living the life you deserve. Call Today!

Healthy Recipe: Cocoa Banana Walnut Bread

Relieve Back Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing back pain.

INGREDIENTS • 1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour • 3/4 cup cocoa powder • 1 tsp. baking soda • 1 tsp. cinnamon

• 2 Tbs. molasses • 2 ripe bananas, mashed • 1 tsp. vanilla extract • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

• 1/2 tsp. salt • 1/2 tsp. allspice • 2 large eggs • 1/2 cup brown sugar

Good for mobility

• 3/4 cup plain, low-fat yogurt • 1/3cupcanolaorgrapeseedoil

LOWER TRUNK ROTATIONS Lying on your back with your knees bent, gently rock your knees side-to-side. Repeat 8 times on both sides.

DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan. In a large bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, bakingsoda,cinnamon,saltandallspice. Inaseparate bowl, lightly beat eggs, then stir in sugar, yogurt, oil, molasses, bananas and vanilla. Add dry ingredients to wet and mix gently. Fold in walnuts and pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out almost clean. Let cool several minutes before unmolding.

FREE WORKSHOP OCTOBER 7TH • 10AM The Low Back Pain and Sciatica workshop will be held Saturday, October 7th at 10:00 am at our Tell City clinic. Register by calling the Tell City location, online or by using the following link: workshop?source=Newsletter ATTENTION BACK PAIN SUFFERERS! TELL CITY 1020 11th Street #C Tell City, IN, 47586 • 812-547-7770

ARI, We Can Fix That!

If you are experiencing these symptoms talk to us at ARI

Inability to look up comfortably Difficulty getting in and out of bed Joint pain and/or stiffness Unable to enjoy leisure activities Difficulty reaching for high things

Limited ability to exercise Unable to work due to pain Pain or trouble driving


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