When Compression is Your Problem- Spinal Healing Through Yoga

Yoga for compression injuries

Compression is defined as any injury or condition in which undue pressure is placed on the spinal cord. Degenerative illnesses, ruptured discs, bone spurs and acute injury can all cause compression, among many other factors. This brand of spinal pain is life-altering and most people will have to live and manage the pain for the rest of their lives. Enter yoga, which has long been used to improve symptoms related to compression suffering. Our guidelines for using yoga to account for compression include: 

  • A priority on being gentle in your movements.
  • Avoiding excessive transfer of forces and extreme movements.
  • Focusing on traction, or the lengthening of the spine during each sequence.
  • Avoiding poses that exacerbate your condition

It is important to know which poses can actually worsen the pain. For compression-related pain, poses to avoid include:

  1. Camel Pose
  2. Boat Pose
  3. Shoulder standing or legs-up-the-wall
  4. Seated forward folds or toe touching poses 

Using yoga to effectively account for your back pain in Park Slope

You should never start a new plan to account for your back pain without first consulting a health care professional. At Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture, we are in the business of helping people get an accurate diagnosis and picture of their back pain before we implement any holistic care strategies. Once we know the exact cause of your pain, we can begin incorporating modalities such as chiropractic care, massage, acupuncture and yoga to make powerful changes in your pain. If this sounds like something you are interested in, please give our new office in Brooklyn a call to make an appointment today. 

A New Home For Our Chiropractic and Acupuncture Services in Brooklyn

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We are proud to announce our new home

We are moving! Monday, April 2nd will be the day we say hello to you at a bigger and better office. The announcement is bittersweet as we are moving from a location that allowed us to connect with our community on a level we could never have imagined. In order to reach more members of this wonderful community, we need to be able to accomodate them! Therefore, our new site represents an upgrade, and we are so excited to share it with you. Here are the features of our new office: 

  • A new reception room that is large and relaxing
  • More staff to attend to questions regarding appointments, insurance, care and services
  • Wheelchair access
  • 7 treatment rooms
    • 5 dedicated chiropractic tables
    • 2 acupuncture tables
    • Cox-8 Flexion/Distraction table
  • Support equipment to comfortably accomodate large pregnancies 
  • New rooms have light dimmers and Sonos voice-activated music systems for optimal relaxation

Come see us at our new address!

Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope will always have the same dedication to its community of patients. This new location will allow us to more comfortably and effectively contribute to the wellbeing of everyone who walks through our doors. If we have seen you before, please make sure to stop by and see the new features we have on offer; if you are looking to change the way you look, feel and function by using our natural healing techniques, come see us at our new location! We are standing by in our new office at 182 8th Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11215 and we look forward to seeing you here. 

Your Acupuncturist Asks: What are You Waiting For?

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Acupuncture is a full body tonic

At Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope, we see spring as the time of ultimate rejuvenation. Just as our ancestors took the opportunity to clear out their houses after a long, harsh winter, so too can we benefit from spring cleaning our bodies. Acupuncture is one of the best ways to do this:

  • Immune system support: acupuncture improves immune function which is important during the season of allergies!
  • Sleep support: acupuncture increases the amount of neurotransmitters involved in relaxation and sleep cycle regulation, helping you rest more effectively. 
  • Improve mood: again, by stimulating the production of certain neurotransmitters, acupuncture helps you feel happier.
  • Back pain: reduces discomfort in the back and neck by improving circulation and releasing endorphins.
  • Regulates heart health: acupuncture is noted for its ability to decrease stress markers in the blood, as well as lowering blood pressure. 

Spring cleaning starts with holistic healing

At our office in Park Slope, we use all-natural modalities to help you feel your best. With better weather around the corner, you are going to want to get outside to take full advantage. Chiropractic and acupuncture are two ways of ensuring that you hit the ground running this spring. If you are interested in regulating and improving your internal systems and overall function with natural methods, give our office in Park Slope a call to schedule an appointment today. 

How to Regain Control Over Office Posture

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The most common postural deficiencies in the office

At Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture, we are treating more and more people whose bodies are suffering from a 9-5 lifestyle. The main postural shortcomings we see from office workers include:

  • Rounded shoulders and a hunched back
  • Forward head posture
  • Anterior pelvic tilt

Often, all three of these are present at the same time. A single poor posture tends to pull our bodies out of alignment and cause imbalance in the musculature which is supposed to support good, healthy posture. As a result, good posture becomes harder to maintain and your body adjusts to support poor posture- the ugly cycle feeds itself. At your Park Slope Chiropractor, we focus on breaking this cycle by:

  • Teaching good postural habits
  • Undoing tension in the musculature
  • Increasing strength in the postural muscles
  • Reestablishing alignment in the spine
  • Rebalancing the musculature which supports the spine 

The end result is a body that has the right input variables to support good posture in the first place. The only piece left in the puzzle is awareness- being proactive when your body is slipping into unhealthy postural patterns.

Let’s turn the tables on poor posture today 

The fight for good posture is a hard battle to win on your own. At our office in Park Slope, we seek to be Brooklyn’s go to resource for postural health. If you are interested in turning the tables of posture in your favor, give our office a call to schedule an appointment today. 

Treating Sports Injuries Without Drugs

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Treating sports injuries without drugs in Park Slope  

The most common sports injuries include strains (tear in the muscle) and sprains (tear in the ligament). Other common sporting injuries that we treat include those related to spinal joint dysfunction and nerve pressure.These injuries range in severity, but the important thing is how you respond to them. At our office in Park Slope, we use natural modalities including: 

  • Spinal manipulation
  • Graston Technique
  • Active Release Technique
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Electrical muscle stimulation
  • Acupuncture 

These methods seek to stimulate your body’s natural healing response by boosting local and systemic circulation, as well as improving range of motion in subdued areas. Our modalities support the efficient treatment and recovery of common sports injuries without the necessity for pharmaceutical or surgical intervention. 

Help your body heal more effectively with chiropractic

Athletes are always looking for ways to specialize- at your Park Slope Chiropractor, we help you specialize naturally. If you are looking to use chiropractic in the areas of biomechanical optimization, injury prevention or treatment, give our office in Park Slope a call to schedule an appointment today. 

Chiropractic Applications in Children’s Health

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Now is the best vantage point you will have to start taking spinal health care seriously

We have an opportunity and, more importantly, a responsibility to take care of our bodies and those of our children. This responsibility is shared by the community, but it must be implemented at an individual level. Chiropractic and acupuncture are two forms of treatment that help you take control of your healthcare. For children, the opportunity is glaring: we are able to give them a head start in spinal health by preventing problems before they happen. Just as our culture values regular dental maintanence and physical checkups, so too should we place importance upon regular maintenance of the developing spine. By maintaining a relationship with an office that specializes in spinal health, we set a precedence that prioritizes your child’s spinal health.

Chiropractic is preventive medicine for children in Park Slope

Spinal adjustments, in support of maintaining the spine’s natural alignment and healthy development, are seen as safe and effective tools for maintaining a high level of wellness in our young community. By starting your child on the chiropractic track early, you set a foundation and a tone for preventive healthcare that will benefit them for their entire life. If you are interested in finding out more about the role of chiropractic in children’s health, give our office in Park Slope a call to schedule an appointment today.