Best Neuromuscular Trigger Point Massage in Los Angeles: It's So Hip to Suffer Very Low Back Pain!
There are so many people suffering lumbar back pain that it’s easy to get lumped into the same category if your chronic pain occurs even lower down. But if your chronic pain is distinctly less lumbar and more tailbone, it might be that the pain you’re feeling has its origins not in the joints or bones, but in a muscle — in your hip! According to a study in the Journal of Exercise Science and Physiotherapy, skilled Neuromuscular Massage Therapy of the gluteus medius can release an uncommon trigger point that forms right along the hip-bone, and refers significant pain straight into the tailbone area. If your tailbone won’t quit hurting and no one can tell you why, ask a qualified Neuromuscular/Trigger Point Massage Therapist if your gluteus medius is a problem, and how she/he can help.
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Pain Management in Los Angeles: Back Pain Patients May Also Benefit from Hip Treatments.
In a recent study, researchers split 84 patients with mechanical back pain into two treatment groups: usual back pain care and usual back pain care plus exercises and mobilization treatment focused on improving hip function. Following two weeks of care, the patients in the back plus hip treatment group reported greater improvements in pain, disability, and overall satisfaction with care. Neuromuscular Massage Therapists evaluations typically include whole body assessments and therapies to address issues that may have played a role in the development of a patient’s chief complaint.
Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, August 2017
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Mental Attitude: You're Only as Full as You Think.
In this experiment, participants consumed what they believed to be either a two-egg or four-egg omelet on separate mornings; however, they were actually fed a three-egg omelet on both days. Interestingly, when participants ate what they believed to be the smaller omelet, they felt hungrier and consumed more calories throughout the day than on the day when they thought they had eaten the bigger omelet. The results confirm that an individual’s expectations can have an impact on their subsequent feelings of hunger and fullness, as well as their later calorie consumption. Massage Revolution.eles.
British Psychological Society, September 2017
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Health Alert: Taller People Appear More Susceptible to Blood Clots.
A large-scale study involving more than two-million siblings suggests that taller people have a greater risk for developing blood clots. Specifically, men shorter than 5 foot 3 inches (1.62 m) appear to have a 65% lower risk of blood clot than men 6 foot 2 inches (1.89 m) or taller. Among women, those shorter than 5 foot 1 inch (1.55 m) may have up to a 69% lower risk of developing blood clots than women who are 6 feet (1.83 m) or taller. Lead researcher Dr. Bengt Zöller writes, “It could just be that because taller individuals have longer leg veins there is more surface area where problems can occur. There is also more gravitational pressure in [the] leg veins of taller persons that can increase the risk of blood flow slowing or temporarily stopping.” The findings suggest that assessments for the risk of blood clots should include a patient’s height. The Back & Neck Relief Center, Manhattan Beach.
Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics, September 2017
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Diet: Whole Grains May Help Prevent Colorectal Cancer.
Investigators looked at 99 studies that included data on 29 million adults from all over the world and found that eating three servings of whole grains daily can reduce the risk of colorectal cancer by 17%.
American Institute for Cancer Research, September 2017
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Exercise: Fitness May Lower Risk for Breast Cancer.
Aerobic fitness appears to substantially lower the risk of breast cancer. In a new animal study, researchers observed that rats with low natural fitness were about four times more likely to develop breast cancer than rats with high fitness levels. Furthermore, less-fit rats developed the disease earlier than the highly fit rats, and once the disease began, it also progressed more rapidly. Massage Los Angeles.
Carcinogenesis, July 2017
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Wellness/Prevention: New Value in Prostate-Specific Antigen Testing.
For many years, experts have debated the value of prostate cancer screening. A recent analysis of data from two major trials involving prostate-specific antigen testing revealed that early tumor detection lowers a man’s risk of prostate cancer death by 25% to 32%. The American Cancer Society’s Dr. Otis Brawley reports that the review provides some much-needed “clarity in an area where there was at one time a great deal of confusion.”
Annals of Internal Medicine, September 2017
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