Treating Pain Without Opioids

Millions of Americans are in various types of pain, pain which is often treated with prescription medicines that simply mask symptoms instead of treating underlying problems effectively. If you’ve recently experienced an injury or are living with pain of some sort, it’s understandable that you might be interested in drug-free pain relief, especially in the face of today’s opioid crisis.

Below are a few ways to treat pain without resorting to medication. Drug-free pain relief is at least worth consideration, where prescription medication might be looked at as a last resort.

Chiropractic Treatments

Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to provide drug-free pain relief for problems related to the back, neck, spine, legs, and joints. Continuous treatment can help relieve chronic pain (like rheumatoid arthritis).

Yoga and Meditation

Many of our pains are related to daily wear and tear that we undergo from our jobs and our chosen activities. Yoga and meditation are both great ways to relieve the body and brain from the day’s events.

Breathing and Mindfulness Exercises

Your body has a built-in pain relief system that is strengthened by controlled breathing exercises and engaging in mindfulness exercises. Instead of using medication to numb yourself, explore your own ability to sit with (and even dissolve) various pains before considering drug intervention.

Contact Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope to schedule your consultation if you’re living with pain that you think might be alleviated from all-natural, drug-free chiropractic treatments. We have a long track record of keeping our patients healthy and well. 

5 Tips for a Healthier Diet

Keeping a healthy diet is one of the foundational practices of living a healthy life. If you combine a healthy diet with chiropractic treatments, you’ll unlock untold health benefits, including drug-free pain relief, improved cognitive function, increased flexibility and range of motion, not to mention improved immune system.

Below are a few ways to quickly improve your diet.

1.) Eat Good Food or Don’t Eat

If it comes down to either eating fast food or not at all, choose the not at all. There is not a whole lot of nutritional value. It’s best to hold off until you can eat clean, whole foods.

2.) Eat Smaller Portions

Eat smaller portions for easier digestion. Eating 5 smaller meals is preferable to 2-3 throughout the day.

3.) Eat for Fuel

Think about what you eat and what it does for your nutritionally. Try to only eat things that are good for you.

4.) Eat the Color Wheel

Try to eat all of the colors of the color spectrum, green, purple, blue, red, orange, etc. You’ll find yourself eating innovative salads, healthy vegetables, and clean whole foods as a result.

5.) Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

Staying hydrated is of paramount importance in maintaining a healthy balance. Drink half your body weight in ounces of water.

Contact Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope today to learn more about how chiropractic treatment along with a balanced diet can improve your overall wellness.

Chiropractic for Martial Artists

Those who practice martial arts, whether it be Muay Thai, boxing, MMA, wrestling, and other forms for combat sports stand to gain a tremendous amount of benefits from chiropractic treatments. Read on for a few ways that chiropractic benefits martial artists.

Drug-Free Pain Relief

Martial arts hurt when it comes right down to it. Whether you’re taking shots directly, blocking, or even throwing effective shots, you’re putting a tremendous amount of pressure on your spine, which results in a tremendous amount of wear and tear on your back that can certainly result in pain. Chiropractic is an effective form of drug-free pain relief.

Boost Mental Clarity

Chiropractic treatments will help improve your mood, boost cognitive function, not to mention improve your hand-eye coordination, which will help make you more effective in your training.

improved Range of Motion

Chiropractic treatments help improve your range of motion, which will help you throw more effective kicks and help your overall movement while training and sparring.

If you have any additional questions about how chiropractic treatments can benefit you, contact Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope today. We have a long track record of keeping a diverse set of patients healthy and well.

How Chiropractic Can Help Get the Most Out of Children

Does your child or do your children seem a little more tuckered out and lethargic than they normally should? Is your child getting anything less than their requisite 8 hours of sleep on a nightly basis? Whether your child is suffering in the classroom and outside of the classroom or not, chiropractic care remains a viable treatment option that will help your child with strength, mobility, cognition, and more.

Below are a few ways that chiropractic treatments will help your child get amazing results in the classroom and in their extracurricular activities.

Promotes Good Sleep

Chiropractic care has been shown to help regulate sleep and even reduce insomnia symptoms.

Boosts Immunity and Circulation

Chiropractic adjustments help reposition the spine correctly, which also helps the body’s circulation in the long and short term. Chiropractic treatments have also been shown to help those who pursue it was a treatment avoid sickness, which will help keep your child in the classroom.

Enhances Cognitive Function

Chiropractic treatments have been shown to promote better communication between the brain and body, not to mention have your body and brain firing on all cylinders.

If you have any questions about how chiropractic care can benefit your child, contact Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope today to schedule you and your child’s consultation.