Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope

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Sciatica in Park Slope

Sciatica is a symptom rather than an underlying condition 

Sciatica, which describes pain, numbness and weakness in the leg, is caused by a number of different conditions, making it important to get a proper diagnosis as to what is causing your sciatica before proceding with a given treatment. Often, sciatica pain is sourced in the lower back, where a potential impingement of the sciatic nerve can send pain shooting through the buttocks and down the back of the legs along the course of the sciatic nerve. Common causes of sciatica include: piriformis syndrome, in which the nearby piriformis muscle irritates the sciatic nerve, herniated disc and subluxation in the lumbar vertebrae. 

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Cox Technique Park Slope

When you become desperate for relief from spinal pain in Park Slope

When you are desperate, you seek out the most drastic forms of relief. This leads many people into the surgeon's office for a chat regarding spinal surgery options. At Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture, we believe that surgery should be a last resort, and we have many modalities available to curtail your spinal pain and get you on the road to rehabilitation naturally. The Cox Technicque of flexion distraction, more commonly known as the Cox Method, is one of the modalities that has shown great success in patients looking to reduce their symptoms of back pain. 

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acupuncture for fertility in Brooklyn

How stress affects fertility

Stress is one of the most common and impactful factors behind infertility. Adrenaline is a hormone naturally produced by the body during stressful situations and this same hormone signals to our body that we are not ready for conception; a woman's body will try to prevent the process of conceiving during times of elevated stress. Futhermore, the pituitary gland will release higher levels of prolactin, another hormone that is linked with infertility. 

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Acupuncture for athletic injuries in

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stretch in bed brooklyn park slope

Why bother to get out of bed?

If you are feeling extra lazy on your day off, you don't have to get out of bed to still give your body some relief with a good stretch. If you are destined for bed on a rainy Sunday, remember that muscle tension will still accumulate; so make some moves from the mattress to keep them at back and keep on relaxing!

From bed, let the stress melt away and try a few simple stretches. 

...and of course, always remember to practice deep breathing, especially in bed. The extra influx of oxygen will help you relax further and treat your muscles at the same time. Here are stretches that target the back and hips- two regions that tend to accumulate the most tension during the regular course of life. 

  • Hamstring stretch: lay flat, and lift one leg up. Raise it as high and straight as possible while keeping your butt planted on the bed. Hold 30 seconds, then switch legs.
  • Knee to chest: lay flat. Bring one knee up to your chest, clasping the thigh with both hands. Hold 30 seconds, then repeat with opposite leg.
  • Spine twist: Lay flat, bring both knees up to your chest; cross them over and drop down to the right side of your body. Extend left arm the opposite direction and look over your left shoulder. Hold 30 seconds and repeat.

Relaxing, stretching and feeling better with chiropractic in Park Slope

The bed is a cornerstone of wellness. At Park Slope Chiropractic, we want to help you leave pain behind so that you can relax well all the time. If you are suffering from long-standing pain, give our office a call to schedule an appointment today. We can help you determine the root cause of your pain and set a course for treatment that involves chiropractic adjustment, stretching and strengthening that will keep your pain at bay. 

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Phone: (718) 398-3100
alt phone: 347-201-5624


71 8th Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11217

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 Monday:    10:00 am - 8:00 pm
 Tuesday:    9:00 am - 8:00 pm
 Wednesday:    9:00 am - 8:00 pm
 Thursday:    9:00 am - 7:00 pm
 Friday:    10:00 am - 7:00 pm
 Saturday:    9:00 am - 2:00 pm
 Sunday:    Closed