Neuromuscular Trigger Point Massage in Manhattan Beach: Breakthrough Study Shows Neuromuscular Massage Relieves Low Back Pain
A “systematic review of systematic reviews” issued by the US National Library Medicine examined dozens of examinations of hundreds of studies on the question of whether or not massage therapy was an effective treatment of low back pain. Studies have been plagued by problems such as a lack of the clinical definition of “massage therapy” and a lack of direct comparative studies showing the relative success of massage therapy vs. its competition (acupuncture, mobilization, pharmaceuticals), but this meta-study came up with a pretty cear result: “Massage may be an effective treatment option…when compared to placebo.” “Given that there were no reported side effects or adverse events as a result of massage therapy, it may be considered as a viable treatment option.” If you want to get lasting relief from back pain, neck pain, sciatica, and more, then call and book neuromuscular massage today!
US National Library of Medicine, September 2013
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Pain Management in Manhattan Beach: Are Heel Pain and Back Pain Linked?
That annoying heel pain today may lead to future low back pain and disability. A recent study set out to compare the prevalence of low back pain among patients with and without heel pain and found that those with heel pain were more likely to have back pain than participants without heel pain. The researchers also found a link between reduced foot/ankle function and higher lower back disability. The findings suggest that evaluating foot/ankle function in patients with back pain may result in better treatment outcomes. Call today to get neuromuscular massage for lasting relief.
Foot, September 2017
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Mental Attitude: Anemia Increases Dementia Risk.
Using data from the Korean National Health Insurance Service-National Health Screening Cohort database, researchers found that seniors with mild-to-moderate anemia have about a 19-47% increased risk for developing dementia. Additionally, the research team also observed that patients with severe anemia have a nearly six-times greater risk for developing dementia when compared to their peers with no history of iron deficiency. Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy, December 2017
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Health Alert: Noisy Commutes Pose Dangers.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, exposure to noise at 114 decibels for more than four seconds can harm hearing. In a new study, researchers explored the impact of noise exposure among commuters who used subways, trams, buses, and other forms of public transportation. The research team was surprised to find that commuters were often exposed to short bursts of noise levels above 114 decibels. The findings are concerning, as chronic excessive noise exposure is known to not only contribute to hearing loss, but can also lead to other health issues, such as depression, anxiety, increased risk of chronic diseases, and increased accident risk.
Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery, November 2017
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Diet: Poor Dietary Behaviors May Impact Well-Being.
Korean researchers surveyed 65,212 students and found that those with a greater intake of soft drinks, sugary drinks, and fast food were more likely to report lower scores in regards to sleep quality, happiness, and overall health.
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, November 2017
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Exercise in Manhattan Beach: Reducing Sitting Time Among Office Workers.
In a recent study, investigators examined the impact of a workplace intervention that addressed organizational, physical environment, and individual behavioral changes to help reduce sitting time among employees in an office setting. The approach led to a significant reduction in sitting time during work hours and throughout the day—improvements that persisted for up to a year. The findings confirm that it’s possible for workplace interventions to reduce sitting time among generally sedentary employees. Call today and book neuromuscular massage for lasting relief!
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, September 2017
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Wellness/Prevention: A Little Weight Loss May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk.
A review of data on more than 61,000 postmenopausal women from a long-term study suggests that it’s never too late to lose weight to reduce the risk of breast cancer. The review revealed that a 5% or greater weight loss among post-menopausal women lowered their odds for developing breast cancer by about 12%, while losing 15% or more of their body weight cut their breast cancer risk by up to 37%. Lead study author Dr. Rowan Chlebowski adds, “A modest weight loss that seems to be sustainable could have important health consequence.” San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, December 2017
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