chiropractic neurology

Chirorpactic neurology for brain and nervous system disorders 

Without the significant risk for side-effects and health complications that come with surgery and prescription medication, chiropractic neurology seeks to treat brain and nervous system disorders in a safe and effective manner. Conditions treated by chiropractic neurology include:

  • Chronic headaches
  • Head trauma
  • Stroke
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Nerve injury

At Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture, we focus on the areas of balance and coordination, sensory training, and specific physical exercise to improve cognitive function and ease the symptoms of neurological conditions. Furthermore, chiropractic adjustment is a useful modality for helping the nervous system functioning effectively.

Choosing chiropractic for conditions involving the brain and nervous system

Our office in Park Slope is fully accredited by the American Chiropractic Neurology Board and we have over 20 years in practice as an office of chiropractic neurology. When it comes to injuries of the brain and nervous system, no decision should be made lightly. If you are looking for a method of treatment that offers excellent prospects of success without the potential for side effects and complication that comes with neurosurgery or prescription medication, give our office in Park Slope a call to schedule an appointment today. 

chiropractic for head injuries

There is no such thing as a mild head injury

Each and every injury to the head should be treated with gravity and on a completely individual basis. While there are protocols for treating injuries such as concussions, any injury involving the head should be fully evaluated to ensure that there is no further closed head injury. It is important to always remember that significant brain trauma can exist with minimal external indication. Therefore, to prevent significant cognitive damage and death, all head injuries should be checked by a medical professional as soon as possible following the incident. 

How chiropractors help in the wake of a head injury

Chiropractic seeks to help people with head injuries find relief from the pain and symptoms that accompany head injuries. These injuries are often accompanied by an injury to the neck, where the cervical vertebrae completely fill the spinal canal. Whiplash, or acute blunt force trauma to the head, will quite often cause damage to the vertebrae in the cervical segment, or at least move them out of alignment.

The upper cervical chiropractic adjustment seeks to address dysfunction stemming from compression of the spinal cord in the cervical segment. Any nerve compression here can cause dysfunction and referred pain in parts of the body seemingly unconnected to the injury. Furthermore, an injury to the spinal cord in the cervical segment can interfere with the nerves and blood vessels which supply the brain, causing debilitating headaches and localized pain. Upper cervical chiropractic adjustment seeks to release the spinal nerves from compression and restore alignment to the spine, thus alleviating many of the painful symptoms associated with head injuries. 

If you are suffering from pain in the wake of a head injury and have found no success with traditional methods of treatment, it may be time to start the conversation on how chiropractic can help you. If you are interested in finding out more, give our office in Park Slope a call to schedule an appointment today. 


Chiropractic treatment for concussion

There is no other way to treat concussions but with the utmost seriousness- if you are diagnosed with a concussion, you will need to take a break from your activity until the injury is fully healed. While the body will heal itself given enough time, chiropractic can help you heal faster and see symptoms subside quicker by addressing the misalignment of the spine which frequently accompanies concussions and exacerbates their symptoms. For example, cervicogenic headaches are quite common with concussion and a misalignment in the cervical vertebrae could be responsible for this. Once your symptoms subside, it is time to ease back into activity. 

Fully trained and licensed for treating concussions

At Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture, we are a fully licensed chiropractic office that is trained in the detection and treatment of mild traumatic brain injury including concussion. Call our office to schedule an appointment today. 

athletic injuries and acupuncture

Sports injuries and the body’s response

Acute sports injuries most often include strained muscles and sprained joints. Essentially an acute injury is any injury that occurs suddenly during activity. Muscles are quite frequently strained when they are overstretched, causing a tear to the muscle or tendon. Chronic sports injuries occur when the body’s natural resilience is compromised and weak points in the body break down in response to repetitive strain. In both cases, the body attempts to heal itself, with varying levels of success. The body’s healing response often includes painful swelling and inflammation that in many cases adds to the healing time. 

Acupuncture optimizes the body’s ability to heal itself

The importance of this cannot be stated enough. No matter the shape you are in, our bodies are incredibly resilient for preventing injury in the first place and incredibly adept at healing them once they happen. Unfortunately, the stresses that we put on our bodies often accumulate to become too much- and in this way they can use an extra layer of defense. Acupuncture is the natural force that facilitates the proper movement of energy through your body, allowing the body to heal and recover the way it should.

Acupuncture for athletes in Park Slope

We are specialists in using acupuncture for athletic injuries. Our acupuncture treatment is firmly rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine and focuses on balancing the athlete’s energy pathways to provide optimal functioning at all points of the athletic process. If you are interested in using acupuncture for optimizing your athletic life, give our office in Park Slope a call to schedule an appointment today. 

acupuncture for male infertility

Acupuncture for male infertility 

Stagnation happens. In the male reproductive system, stagnation of the blood contributes to higher temperatures in the scrotum, decreased sperm production and an excess of metabolic waste products. Remember that optimal sperm production occurs at a temperature between 1-2 degrees celcius below your core temperature. Stagnation of blood in the male reproductive system is an important factor in solving male infertility; fortunately, acupuncture solves stagnation.

How acupuncture for male infertility works

Whether your sperm count or quality is below normal, acupuncture is a great choice for improving both factors and increasing your chance of conception. Acupuncture improves circulation that contributes to a cooler scrotum, more nutrients and less metabolic waste. At Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture, we are a fully licensed office of acupuncture that specializes in the treatment of infertility. If you are interested in using our services to address the quality of your sperm and increase the chance of conception for you and your partner, give our office in Park Slope a call to schedule an appointment today.