Neuromuscular Trigger Point Massage in Manhattan Beach: Best Way to End a “Stiff Neck” and Move Pain-Free
The levator scapulae muscle is the most common cause of “stiff neck” complaints, with limited and painful movement. In a clinical case study of active trigger points, the levator scapulae muscle was the most commonly involved neck/shoulder girdle muscle. In another study of 200 normal young adults, 20% of subjects were found to have trigger points in their levator scapulae muscles. Neuromuscular Therapists relieve these trigger points as well as provide stretching for more permanent result. If you want to get lasting relief from back pain, neck pain, sciatica, and more, then call and book neuromuscular massage today!
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Los Angeles Pain Management: Do Lower Extremity Injuries Increase Low Back Pain Risk?
Each year, about one in twelve soldiers will experience an episode of acute lower back pain (LBP). A recent study found that a previous injury to the lower extremities increases a soldier’s risk for developing LBP by about 70%. They authors of the study conclude, “These findings suggest that a potential second order effect of [lower extremity injury] is an increased short-term risk for developing LBP, which should be considered during rehabilitation planning.” Call today for chronic pain relief in Manhattan Beach and Los Angeles.
Medicine and Science in Sports Exercise, December 2017
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Mental Attitude: Sense of Purpose Protects the Brain.
A review of data from the Health and Retirement Study indicates that seniors who feel their life has purpose have a 30% reduced risk for developing dementia.
International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, January 2018
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Health Alert: Colonoscopy May Raise the Risk of Appendicitis.
Though colonoscopies are vital for detecting and removing cancer in the colon or large intestine, a review of the medical histories of nearly 393,000 veterans found that patients who underwent a colonoscopy had a 400% increased risk for appendicitis in the week following their procedure. However, despite this finding, lead researcher Dr. Marc Basson notes, “Colonoscopy is generally a safe test, and the risk of having appendicitis is lower than the risk of having some of the other complications.”
JAMA Surgery, January 2018
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Diet: Eat More Fruits & Veggies!
Hot Tea Linked to Increased Risk of Esophageal Cancer. Drinking hot tea appears to raise the risk of esophageal cancer among men and women who also drink alcohol or smoke. A study involving more than 450,000 people found that individuals who regularly imbibed very hot tea in addition to a glass of alcohol each day are five times more likely to develop esophageal cancer than those who less frequently consumed either beverage. Additionally, the researchers found that smokers who drank a cup of tea a day had double the risk of esophageal cancer in comparison to nonsmokers.
Annals of Internal Medicine, February 2018
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Exercise in Manhattan Beach: Set Goals When Using Activity Monitors.
In a new study, researchers followed 400 healthy adults for six months and found that when people used activity monitors without a specific goal in mind, their activity declined and their heart health failed to improve. Researcher Dr. Luke Burchill notes, “When paired with activity goals—such as 7,000 to 10,000 steps a day or 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity each week—these trackers can be powerful tools for increasing physical activity.”
British Journal of Sports Medicine, December 2017
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Wellness/Prevention: Healthy Diet + Exercise Has Synergistic Effect on Weight Loss.
While adopting an exercise program or switching to a healthier diet can increase one’s chances for weight loss by about 500-700%, a new study involving 1,488 New Zealanders found that both starting an exercise routine and eating a healthy diet can boost one’s odds for losing weight by over 1,700%!
BMC Public Health, February 2018
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