Neuromuscular Trigger Point Massage: The Hidden Culprit Why Your Neck Won’t Rotate Side to Side Very Well.
The levator scapulae is a strong muscle that connects your shoulder blades to the base of your neck. When you have pain between your neck and shoulder blades, but far more commonly when you have the classic stiff, can’t-look-over-your-shoulder pain, a locked-up levator scapulae is often the cause. A qualified Neuromuscular/Trigger Point Massage Therapist can unlock the muscle by probing the fibers carefully and finding the trigger points that are causing the muscle to seize up. Once those points are released, the muscle relaxes, and suddenly you aren’t moving like Frankenstein anymore! Call today and request Neuromuscular Massage for longer lasting relief!
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Los Angeles Pain Management:Job Strain, Sleep Disturbances, and Back Pain.
Using data from the Stockholm Public Health Cohort surveys from 2006 and 2010, researchers determined that a physically active job, high job strain, and poor sleep disturbances increase the risk for developing troublesome lower back pain. The findings possibly suggest that a reducing job demands and improving the quality of sleep may help prevent or reduce your lower back pain risk.
Journal of Rehabilitation of Medicine, June 2017
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Mental Attitude (Los Angeles Massage Center): Slower Walking Speed May Be Harbinger of Mental Decline...
In this study, researchers followed 175 seniors with normal brain function for 14 years and discovered those whose walking speed decreased during the course of the study also experienced reduction of the right hippocampus. This area of the brain not only affects spatial orientation, which could explain the slowed walking speed, and also plays a role in forming long-term memories. The findings also suggest that doctors should check older patients’ walking speed and watch for changes over time, since it may be an early indication of mental decline that warrants testing or preventative measures.
Neurology, June 2017
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Health Alert (Los Angeles Massage): These Heartburn Meds May Shorten Your Life...
Proton pump inhibitor medications used to treat heartburn may increase the risk of early death when taken for extended periods of time. Investigators compared the medical records of nearly 276,000 users of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) against those of about 73,000 people who took another class of heartburn medication called H2 blockers. They found that patients taking PPIs for a year or more had a 51% increased risk of premature death, compared with 31% for people on PPIs for six months to a year, and 17% for three- to six-month users. The researchers add that short-term use of PPIs of up to 90 days did not appear to affect mortality risk. Senior researcher Dr. Ziyad Al-Aly comments, “If people find themselves taking proton pump inhibitors for an extended period of time with no valid need for doing so, or for symptoms that can be managed in other ways, that’s when there’s far more risk than any potential benefit.”
BMJ Open, June 2017
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Diet: High Fruit Juice Intake May Increase Thyroid Cancer Risk.
Several studies show that consuming fruits and vegetables may reduce one’s risk for many types of cancer. While a recent study did not find this to be the case for thyroid cancer, the authors of the study did observe that higher fruit juice consumption may slightly increase the risk (23%) for that form of cancer.
International Journal of Cancer, July 2017
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Exercise (LA massage center): Benefits of Intense Exercise.
High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is characterized by brief intervals of intense exercise followed by less intense activity. According to the American Council on Exercise, HIIT benefits include: improved anaerobic and aerobic fitness; increased sensitivity to insulin; decreased fasting insulin; reductions in belly fat and fat deposits just beneath the skin; and improvements in fitness with less time commitment.
American Council on Exercise, July 2017
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Wellness/Prevention: Biking Safely.
To help decrease your risk of a serious biking injury, the United States National Safety Council recommends the following: obey traffic laws; understand the limits of your bike; bike in a single-file line in the same direction as traffic; watch for dangers such as open car doors; use hand signals when you turn; look left, right, left again, and over your shoulder before biking into traffic; ride only during daylight hours; wear bright clothing; if you must ride at night, make sure your clothing is reflective and your bike has reflectors on the spokes, front, rear, and pedals; and equip your bike with a bright headlight, a rear-view mirror, and a horn.
National Safety Council, July 2017
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