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How to: Buy a New Mattress

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Buying a new mattress is not as simple as it sounds

We want you to get this one right: the mattress is a make-or-break for spinal health. Along with the sofa and the office chair, your bed is one of the surfaces you will spend the most time on. The crucial difference is that your time spent on this surface is supposed to be restorative and relaxing for your spine. Whereas buying a good sofa or office chair is about damage limitation, buying the right mattress is about actually improving your spinal health while you sleep. So while comfort is a priority, so is support. Here are our tips for buying a new mattress (which you should do every 7-10 years).

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Sarcopenia: Age-Related Muscle Loss

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At some point in our 30s...

We start losing muscle mass at a slow, but steady pace. Most of us, especially the physically active among us, will not (or barely) notice this occurence; however, it can have more profound impacts for the less-fit and overweight. But simply being aware of sarcopenia is often one of the first touches with reality we have about getting old- sarcopenia causes muscle loss of between 3 and 5 percent each decade after 30. So what can we do about it? Taking a proactive approach to strengthening is the only scientifically-proven way to slow sarcopenia. 

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The Best Sleep Positions for Lower Back Pain

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Sleeping with lower back pain made easier with forethought

At Associates in Chiropractic, we are always about smart solutions for easing the discomfort associated with lower back pain. If you live with chronically recurring lower back pain, you know that sleep is essential for the maintenance and improvement of your condition. The last thing anyone with back pain needs is for their condition to prevent them from sleeping. Yet, insomnia and back pain quite frequently overlap, wreaking havoc with quality of life across the country. One way to prevent your back pain from interfering with your sleep is to ensure you choose a position that reduces pressure. Below, we have identified three positions that do exactly that. 

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