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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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Chiropractic's Greatest Benefit: Reducing Inflammation

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Inflammation is at the root of so many problems in modern life

At some point in the last two decades, inflammation burst onto the scene and gained notoriety for its role in countless conditions. While inflammation in itself is not bad, it becomes problematic when it becomes chronic. Chronic inflammation occurs when your body doubles down on the inflammatory response- creating inflammation in response to the inflammation that already exists. Other types of chronic inflammation include:

  • The body's inability to deal with acute inflammation
  • Autoimmune disorders that mistake healthy tissues for pathogens and compensate accordingly 

As the inflammation piles on, quality of life goes down. So how can chiropractic help extricate you from this vicious cycle? Read on to find out. 

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