Chronic nonspecific back pain is a horrific reality And its presence in society is growing. Nonspecific low back pain, either acute or chronic, is defined as pain that has no detectable cause. As more people shift into the seats of white-collar office work, back pain is on the rise, peaking now as the second leading cause…

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Sarcopenia is universal Risk factors for sarcopenia include age, gender, and level of physical activity. Everyone on earth is affected by the loss of muscle mass that comes with aging. But it is not the same for everyone, and only you get to decide how severe sarcopenia can really be. Sarcopenia sets in at some…

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Today, watch out for when the Comfy Couch Turns Ugly Your sofa should be a place for relaxation The world will be watching the Kansas City Chiefs play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers today, and most will be watching from a reclined couch while stuffing their face with carbs. This ritual has become a tradition that…

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Arthrogenic muscle inhibition is common after a joint injury As you move through the rehabilitation process after a joint injury, it is common to notice dysfunction in the muscles which surround the joint capsule. While there is no actual damage to these muscles, they are often unable to contract fully. This is a purposeful reaction…

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It’s often said that pain and stress go hand in hand Subluxation illustrates this twisted system perfectly. A physical manifestation of mental stress is a prolonged contraction of the muscles that we call muscle tension. This tension can be painful in of itself, as well as contributing to reduced range of motion. But the problem…

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What is trending more than health in 2021? And what is more important than your health in 2021? Trending aside, this new year is awash with possibilities for improving your health on a holistic scale. At Associates In Chiropractic, we are concerned with two parts of holistic wellness: Preventative healthcare Musculoskeletal medicine We focus on…

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Sleep is supposed to help not hurt Sleep, and in particular deep REM sleep, is responsible for restoration. It is the time in which blood flow redirects its focus  to the muscles, which are provided with an increased surge of oxygen and nutrients necessary for repair and rebuilding. And while it can be difficult enough…

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Tennis is one of our favorite sports From a chiropractor’s perspective, tennis is one of the best sports out there: it allows us to improve physical fitness and coordination without the inherent danger of a high-impact sport like football. The tennis court is a place of social interaction that draws us out of our lazy…

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Work-related musculoskeletal injuries are on the rise The repetitive trauma involved in office work is rampant. From typing on different devices, to sitting in the same position for hours on end, give your body the credit it deserves- this is no mean feat. The most common overuse injuries in a workplace setting include: Carpal tunnel…

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Tight hips are symptomatic of a sit-heavy lifestyle The more we sit, the tighter our hip flexors become. This group of five muscles connects the femur to the pelvis and forms a crucial connection between the upper and lower body. As we sit, the hip flexors remain overly-contracted and lose their flexibility. Over time, the…

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