Could inflammation in your 40s increase dementia risk?

Increased inflammation is becoming the buzz word in medicine to help explain many diseases.  It has been linked to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer. Its relationship with depression has also recently come to light. If inflammation can have consequences for brain function, it is possible that it could have a long-term impact on the structure of the brain, too.

A recent study has linked inflammation and damage to the area of the brain, the hippocampus, that is linked to Alzheimers.

Read on, this is theory is likely to get more and more popular….

Check out this Osteopaths elbow infection…..

One of our senior Melbourne Osteopaths at City Osteopathy noticed some elbow pain and swelling at 2pm on a Friday afternoon, and by Saturday was in emergency requiring IV antibiotics!  All this came on from a small cut on the elbow, which followed a similar issue in his knee only 3 weeks previous.  Photo was taken early days, it got heaps worse!

Moral of this story was the quick medical intervention, cellulitis can spread quickly and become a very serious medical issue.

Back pain clinic Melbourne

Are you looking for the best back specialist in Melbourne?! City Osteopathy is proud of the extensive experience our practitioners have with treating back pain and sciatica pain in Melbourne. We have been in the CBD for nearly 20 years now and have built up a team of over 10 Osteopaths who can offer you some of the best lower back pain treatment in Melbourne.

Our Osteopaths all continue to do continuing professional development via in group training, and external courses run by both Osteopathy Australia and external providers. Some lecture at either Melbourne Osteopathic course or do clinical tuition to maintain ongoing and up to date knowledge. We are also in general sports and fitness nuts, doing things like running coaching, running marathons, long haul bike rides, pilates etc.
If you haven’t tried Osteopathy for your ongoing acute or chronic back pain, and have seen other back pain specialists in Melbourne, come and give us a go, you may be surprised what our conservative, simple and effective approach can offer you. And do so with an experienced team, there are none more experienced in Melbourne than City Osteopathy.  Read all about  our team.
Check out this article on how a nearing 40 year old was converted by Osteopathy, we like it!

Anabolic steroids (AAS) can shrink the brain!

Studying structural brain imaging of  weight-lifters, this first large-scale systematic investigation shows negative correlations between AAS use and brain volume and cortical thickness. Although the findings are correlational, they may serve to raise concern about the long-termconsequences of AAS use on brain structural features  bodybuilder 2

Lets hope the weightlifters among us are aware of this worrying development.  Here is the article…..