Last year over 111.5 million TV viewers tuned in to catch the NFL highlight of the year, the Super Bowl. Chances are, you or someone you know participates in this big game day by watching and cheering for a favorite team. With all the mingling and celebrating, you may be wondering how your chronic pain will interfere by holding you back. Chandler pain doctors, Drs. Massrour and Reddy, have complied 3 ways to minimize your pain for the game day, so you can participate the way you want to, without worrying about the pain.
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There’s no denying it, it’s easy to be a couch potato during the game. Let’s face it, just watching the players throughout the game can leave you feeling tense and fatigued. But the pain management doctors at Apex Pain Specialists believe that movements before the game can help minimize your chronic pain. Stretching is an easy way to relieve built up tension in the muscles. It allows oxygen to circulate throughout the muscle giving a more relaxed feeling. Just 10-15 minutes of stretching and light exercise will make the muscles more free moving to keep from strain or pulling muscles during your touchdown dances.
Whether your favorite team has made it to the championship or not, there will be plenty to cheer about during the Super Bowl. The average yearly visit to the ER for overexertion is 3 million Americans. It is important to listen to your bodies warning signs. Know your body and its limits and overexertion can be easily prevented. If you feel signs of dizziness, fast or irregular heartbeat, dehydration immediately lie down or decrease sudden movements.
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Did you know that your body might be communicating with you? As the old adage goes, you are what you eat, and what you’re eating may be contributing to your chronic neck and back pain. Many foods can both cause and cure inflammation, a common source of back pain. Consider swapping salty chips for carrot sticks and soda products for water. Research has proven that soda and salt laden foods such as, nachos, chicken wings and pretzels, can immediately attribute to painful joint inflammation. Consider healthier versions of your favorite snacks, for example; zucchini fries, turkey burgers and fruit skewers. Visit health.org for more information about nutirition and healthy snacking.
Should you overexert yourself during the big game, or have some pain that just is not going away, consult the award-winning team at APEX Pain Specialists. Schedule an appointment today by calling (480) 820-7246 (PAIN).