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Spinal Decompression & Stretches for Pain Relief . A BodyMend Wellness Clinic Presentation April , 2014. AGENDA. Introductions Neck & Low Back Pain Spinal Decompression Therapy demonstration Simple Stretches for Neck and Low Back BioFreeze cold therapy analgesic relief

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spinal decompression stretches for pain relief

Spinal Decompression & Stretches for Pain Relief

A BodyMend Wellness Clinic Presentation

April, 2014

agenda
AGENDA
  • Introductions
  • Neck & Low Back Pain
  • Spinal Decompression Therapy
    • demonstration
  • Simple Stretches for Neck and Low Back
  • BioFreeze cold therapy analgesic relief
    • Sample product
  • BodyMend Wellness Clinic Resources
session goals
Session Goals
  • Create an awareness of what spinal decompression therapy
  • How it can be used as an effective tool for chronic pain relief of the neck and low back
  • Introduce simple stretches for the neck and low back that can be used in conjunction, or on their own to alleviate and prevent pain
chronic neck pain
Chronic Neck Pain

Chronic neck pain can be due to:

  • Previous, unhealed injury
  • Strain
  • Poor posture

Can lead to ….

  • Restricted movement
  • Limitations to daily activities and recreation
  • Tension headaches
  • Migraines
chronic low back pain
Chronic Low Back Pain

Low Back pain can be due to:

  • Previous, unhealed or untreated injury
  • Strain
  • Poor posture
  • Obesity
  • Prolonged sitting or standing due to work requirements

Can lead to …

  • Restricted movement and flexibility
  • Limitations to daily activities and recreation
  • Increased risk for injury and strain
pain relief options why consider spinal decompression therapy sdc
PAIN RELIEF OPTIONS: Why consider Spinal Decompression Therapy (SDC)?

PHARMACEUTICAL TREATMENTS:

  • Medications for pain relief affect the entire body system, causing unpleasant side-effects.
  • The root cause of the pain is not treated, increasing risk of long-term health complications
  • Band-aid solution
what is spinal decompression therapy
What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?
  • A non-surgical, non-pharmacological approach to chronic pain relief of the neck and low back
  • Relieves pressure of pinched nerves and compressed discs of the spine through gentle traction and stretching of the spine
  • Treatment is customized and monitored for each client by an experienced health practitioner
what is spinal decompression therapy1
What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?
  • Treatment sessions are generally 15-30 minutes long
  • Can be used in conjunction with other therapies including physiotherapy, chiropractic and massage therapy for best results
why stretch
Why Stretch?
  • Encourages relaxation and flexibility of the muscles
  • Releases natural “feel-good” endorphins that relieve pain
  • Helps to reverse muscle restrictions that are contributing to pain
helpful tips with stretching
Helpful Tips with Stretching
  • Hold each stretch for a minimum of 15 seconds, aim for 30 seconds
  • Stay hydrated
  • Breath deeply during the stretch
  • Build stretching into your daily routine
  • Ensure that you are warm when doing stretches (this minimizes risk for injury)
neck and low back stretches
Neck and Low Back Stretches

Demonstration

&

Interactive Session

additional resources
Additional Resources
  • “Simple stretches for Neck and Low Back” handout
  • Consultation with our Physiotherapist
  • Consultation with our Chiropractic Doctor
  • Consultation/exercise program development with our Active Care Specialist/Personal Trainer
  • Spinal Decompression Therapy program
  • FREE Comprehensive Health Assessment