Los Angeles Deep Tissue Massage: Back Pain: What a Pain in the Butt!
One of the more common coincidences in modern medicine: people who sit a lot have low back pain. The number of biomechanical reasons for this are several, but one of the most common is surprisingly simple: there’s a trigger point in your gluteus maximus muscle that is caused by sitting in a typical office chair, and it refers pain directly to the area just above your tailbone. One case study showed a young woman who came in complaining of low back pain after suffering a minor injury; two visits to a neuromuscular therapist who treated her right gluteus maximus later, she was back to work “assuming all duties without pain.” 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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Deep Tissue Massage For Pain Management: How to Improve Your Chances for a Successful Outcome.
While nearly all of us will experience an episode of neck or back pain during our lifetime, not everyone recovers and many go on to experience chronic pain. In this study, researchers reviewed data from seven clinical trials and found that the more time a patient waited before seeking treatment for a musculoskeletal condition, the lower their odds for a successful outcome within the next 90 days.
European Journal of Pain, January 2018
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Mental Attitude: Concussions Tied to Increased Dementia Risk.
Experiencing a serious head injury appears to increase one’s risk for dementia later in life. A new large-scale study found that an individual’s risk for dementia can remain elevated by up to 25% even three decades after their head injury occurs.
PLOS One, January 2018
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Health Alert: Is Noise a Risk Factor for Heart Disease?
Everyday loud noises from traffic, construction, and raucous workplaces may increase one’s risk for heart disease. A review of data from past studies found that both people and animals exposed to frequent, loud noises had a greater risk for heart failure, irregular heart rhythms, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and high blood sugar. Though the study does not prove cause and effect, the authors believe that noise pollution should be considered a risk factor for heart disease.
Journal of the American College of Cardiology, February 2018
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Diet: A Compound in Kiwi May Prevent Fatty Liver Disease.
Past studies have shown that the children of mothers who eat a high-fat diet while pregnant have an elevated risk for obesity or non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). In a new animal study, researchers have discovered that a compound called pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ) found in kiwi, celery, and papaya can prevent the progression of NAFLD in mice whose mothers consumed a high-fat diet during their gestation. The findings suggest that PQQ could be a feasible candidate for the prevention of NAFLD either by diet or supplementation.
Hepatology Communications, January 2018
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Exercise in Los Angeles: Aerobic Exercise May Delay or Improve Alzheimer's Symptoms.
A review of data from 19 published studies found that older adults either at risk for or diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease who engaged in an aerobic exercise program experienced an improvement in their cognitive function. Interestingly, the researchers observed that participants who performed only aerobic exercise fared better in regards to mental function than those in an aerobic exercise plus resistance training group. The findings suggest that older adults who are at risk for or who have Alzheimer’s disease should focus on aerobic exercise over other types of exercise to help preserve the ability to think and make decisions.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, January 2018
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Wellness/Prevention: Keeping Drivers with Dementia Off the Road.
In this study, researchers analyzed data concerning nearly 137,000 older drivers in the United States who had been hospitalized after a crash and found that those in states with in-person license renewal laws were about 38% less likely to have dementia. Study co-author Dr. Steven Albert writes, “The results of our study point to age-based licensing requirements as an effective way to improve safety.”
Neurology, January 2018
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