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A Common Cause of Back Pain: The Wallet

Hey everyone, have you been experiencing low back pain? Hip Pain? Shooting pain down your leg? Is it hard to stand after sitting a long time? Is it hard to find a comfortable position laying down? Are you struggling with pain on a day to day basis and it has been impacting your ability to enjoy life? Well, before looking ahead to find help first we need to look back, to your back pocket to be exact.

Some people like to carry a wallet and you have a favorite back pocket to carry that wallet. You also sit on that wallet day in and day out.

Massage for Lupus Patients

A diagnosis of lupus can be devastating for anyone but massage can help. Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body). In lupus, something goes wrong with your immune system, which is the part of the body that fights off viruses, bacteria, and germs ("foreign invaders," like the flu). Normally our immune system produces proteins called antibodies that protect the body from these invaders. Autoimmune means your immune system cannot tell the difference between these foreign invaders and your body’s healthy tissues ("auto" means "self") and creates autoantibodies that attack and destroy healthy tissue.

Massage and Lupus Article

Massage & Lupus
February 15, 2012
Original Source: http://www.amtamassage.org/articles/3/MTJ/detail/2538

There are myriad ways massage therapists can make contact with other health care professionals, and in today’s climate, these opportunities are probably only going to increase. Because there’s some substantial research showing how effective massage therapy can be for relieving pain and stress, one natural fit for massage therapists looking to make inroads in a health care environment is working with clients who suffer from diseases that involve chronic pain.
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