Neuromuscular Trigger Point Massage in Manhattan Beach: Whiplash May Cause Headaches and Neck Pain in 1 Out of Every 6 Elderly Patients.
Could chronic neck pain and headaches in elderly patients be related to a whiplash injury earlier in life? Comprehensive examinations on 134 elderly patients with chronic neck pain and/or headaches determined that damage to the alar ligament in the neck, likely from a previous whiplash injury, was the most likely explanation for long-term neck pain and/or headaches in 15.7% of study participants. If you want to get lasting relief from back pain, neck pain, sciatica, and more, then call and book neuromuscular massage today!
Journal of Central South University Medical Sciences, January 2015
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Pain Management in Manhattan Beach: Heel Posture Plays Role in Back Pain.
A recent study set out to investigate the influence of calcaneal (heel) position on the pelvic and trunk alignment of ten healthy subjects. Using 3-D motion analysis, the researchers found that calcaneal inversion (commonly seen among those with a high arch) can affect the alignment of the pelvic and trunk, increasing the risk for back pain. The findings reveal the importance evaluating the foot and ankle when assessing low back pain patients. Call today for neuromuscular massage for lasting back and neck relief.
Journal of Physical Therapy and Science, November 2017
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Mental Attitude: Rheumatic Diseases Increase Dementia Risk.
Using data from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database, researchers report that patients with either Sjögren’s syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus, osteoarthritis, or psoriatic arthritis have an elevated risk for developing dementia. The research team is unsure why patients with rheumatic diseases have a higher risk for dementia but suggest that increased inflammation may be a contributing factor. International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, December 2017
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Health Alert: Vaping May Lead to Smoking Among Teens.
Surveys completed by 800 high school students revealed that teens who have used an e-cigarette during the previous month are at least four times more likely to smoke a cigarette in the near future.
Pediatrics, December 2017
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Diet: Too Much Takeout Food Bad for Kids' Health.
In a new study, researchers monitored the eating habits and health of more than 1,900 children and found that those who regularly consumed takeout food typically had higher levels of body fat and blood cholesterol than those who usually ate meals prepared at home.
Archives of Disease in Childhood, December 2017
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Exercise in Manhattan Beach: Staying Fit Cuts Diabetes Risk.
Japanese researchers followed 7,804 adult males for over 20 years and found that those with higher fitness levels throughout the course of the study had up to a 53% lower risk for developing diabetes in comparison with participants who led mostly sedentary lives. Journal of Epidemiology, December 2017
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Wellness/Prevention: Preventing Norovirus Infection.
Every year, the highly-contagious norovirus causes up to 21 million illnesses, about 70,000 hospitalizations, and up to 800 deaths in the United States alone. This virus in known to cause vomiting and diarrhea, and often lurks in confined areas. To help protect yourself from the norovirus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the following: wash your hands often with soap and water; prepare food safely; disinfect surfaces that may be contaminated by someone who is sick; and wash laundry with hot water, especially if clothing is stained with contaminated fluids or waste.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, December 2017
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