Neuromuscular Trigger Point Massage in Manhattan Beach: Cross-Country Study Shows Trigger Points Are Consistent
Trigger points are new enough to the medical field that few people are seriously studying them, but some groups are making attempts. In this case, a group of scientists from England, Switzerland, and Italy got together and attempted to map the trigger point of the trapezius muscle onto a known medical phenomenon: the “innervation zone,” the spot where the muscle’s primary activating neuron enters the muscle and branches out. They failed — the two don’t match up at all — but along the way they measured the trigger points of more than 70 people’s trapezius muscles and found that the trigger point location was remarkably consistent. “[Trigger points] in the upper trapezius appear to have a stereotyped location,” the study blandly reported. If you want to get lasting relief from back pain, neck pain, sciatica, and more, then call and book neuromuscular massage today in Manhattan Beach!
BioMedCentral.com, June 2013
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Pain Management in Manhattan Beach: Pain Management: Cervical Dysfunction and TMD?
A team of Brazilian researchers found evidence that patients with a diagnosed temporomandibular disorder (TMD) may also have cervical dysfunction that may possibly contribute to their TMD symptoms. In this study, twenty TMD patients and 20 healthy controls underwent a series of tests that measured pain, disability, and sensitivity to hot and cold at several body sites. They found the TMD patients were significantly more likely to report neck pain and disability and also more likely to have abnormal sensitivity to pain and cold sensations in their cervical region than those in the control group. The authors of the study believe their findings point to a relationship between TMD and the neck.
Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, February 2016
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Mental Attitude: Marriage Reduces Dementia Risk.
Compared with those who are married, lifelong singles and widowers have a 20-42% increased risk for developing dementia. The researchers behind this finding recommend, “Dementia prevention in unmarried people should focus on education and physical health and should consider the possible effect of social engagement as a modifiable risk factor.” Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, November 2017
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Health Alert: Diet May Help Epileptics When Medications Fail...
The ketogenic diet is a very low-carb, high-fat diet that seeks to place the body into a metabolic state in which it becomes more efficient at burning fat for energy. In this study, researchers found that nearly two-thirds of kids with epilepsy on the ketogenic diet successfully controlled their seizures. This is an important finding since experts estimate that only about 30% of individuals with epilepsy respond to traditional medicines. Dr. James Wheless, a spokesman for the American Epilepsy Society said, “Although medical therapy is our mainstay for treatment, ketogenic dietary therapy can be a very effective option.”
American Epilepsy Society, December 2017
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Diet: Eat More Fruits and Veggies!
Compared to individuals with healthy blood sugar levels, the average patient with prediabetes consumes fewer servings of fruits and vegetables in their diet. This finding suggests that eating a produce-rich diet can help individuals better control their blood sugar.
European Journal of Nutrition, December 2017
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Exercise in ManhattanBeach: Do Females Have a Superior Aerobic System?
In a small study involving 18 men and women, researchers found that female bodies are more efficient at delivering oxygen to the muscles. Researcher Dr. Richard Hughson explains, “We found that women’s muscles extract oxygen from the blood faster, which, scientifically speaking, indicates a superior aerobic system.” Lead author Dr. Thomas Beltrame adds, “The findings are contrary to the popular assumption that men’s bodies are more naturally athletic.” Call today for lasting relief from back pain, neck pain, and more. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, June 2017
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Wellness/Prevention: Daily Multivitamin May Reduce Cardiovascular Risk.
Among a group of 1,708 heart attack survivors, those given a high-dose multivitamin, multi-mineral supplement had a 54% reduced risk for a poor cardiovascular outcome when compared with participants who consumed a placebo. This finding surprised researchers who will repeat this experiment with a larger pool of participants in the future. American Heart Journal, January 2018
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