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Life in the Comfort Zone: Neutral Posture and Workplace Efficiency

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Neutral posture is when your spine says thank you

It is not just one, but a series of positions that puts the least amount of pressure on the spine in a given situation. Most of us will agree that, no matter the activity, we can usually benefit from slight adjustments to our posture. We should always be seeking neutral posture- the position in which the spine is aligned and a minimum amount of presssure is placed on the spinal motion segments, including spinal joints.

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Trigger Point Myotherapy: Busting the Pain at its Source

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Trigger points cause true pain

There is a strong likelihood that you are walking around with a few latent trigger points at this very moment; the problems begin when these latent points become active. Trigger points are sensitive areas in the muscle or connective tissue, known as the fascia, that cause pain when they are compressed. The nature of the pain is that it radiates out from a single point, causing pain in the layer of tissue that covers our whole body known as the myofascia. Another facet of trigger point pain is that it causes referred pain in parts of the body seemingly unconnected to the original epicenter. Trigger point pain can be so severe as to convince people that they are having a heart attack. At Associates in Chiropractic, we focus on deactivating trigger points using nonsurgical, noninvasive manual methods. 

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A Matter of Milliseconds: Improving Reaction Times for Athletes

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Why better reaction time is important

Being able to react quickly is an essential part of human existence. The reaction time of muscles is important for anyone interested in preventing injury, moving efficiently and staying healthy. Rapid reaction time helps us protect our bodies in split-second decisions throughout the day and this becomes all the more important for athletes where margins are in milliseconds and muscles are under duress. 

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