Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope

(718) 398-3100

THE ROAD TO AN OPTIMAL LIFE BEGINS WITH OPTIMAL HEALTH

Here are some excellent back strengthening exercises to help rehabilitate & strengthen your spinal muscles.

First of all a 20 to 30 min Cardio-Vascular warm-up is imperative. Rowing, biking, jump-rope, swimming, elliptical are all good options.

Next, begin with EXTENSOR muscle work & strengthening. These are the muscles (triceps, latts, quads, buttock & back) that help us stand up straight, with straight arms & legs.

It is always best, whenever possible, to do 'cross-crawl' exercises. This means opposite arm & leg engagement. For example, imagine throwing a javelin - your eyes will be on the hand in extension & you will be standing on the opposite leg. We are designed this way & it is the best way to exercise.

Finally, wind down w/ flexor muscle exercise - only now do you do any biceps, pect & ab work! And finish w/ a few minutes of stretching.

Plan routine work-outs 3 to 4 times a week. Keep a well aligned spine with chiropractic adjustments & enjoy a long & healthy life!

Dr. Karen A. Thomas Park Slope Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture

 

   

Cervicogenic Vertigo: When Dizziness and Neck Pain...
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Where is this dizziness coming from?? Cervicogenic vertigo is defined as dizziness caused by dysfunction or degeneration of the cervical vertebrae. Primary causative factors include: Acute injury Cervical disc degeneration   Cervical disc disease Irritation of cervical nerves and blood vessels The muscles and joints in your neck contain a complex networ [ ... ]

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11 Apr 2018 15:21 Acupuncture park slope

Acupuncture is an alternative form of pain management  Chronic pain is fickle. In some cases, we can pick out indicators such as an acute injury that forms the point where the pain started. In other cases, the source is less clear- chronic back aching, or the chronic pain associated with autoimmune disorders, is lifechanging. Certainly, our understanding of the  [ ... ]

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04 Apr 2018 11:28 Acupuncture park slope

Acupuncture cannot fix the underlying structural issues that are causing your sciatica Sciatica is a complicated musculoskeletal disorder that has a ripple effect of symptoms. Because of its size and location, the sciatic nerve is prone to impingement from a variety of factors; it is particularly vulnerable to spinal degeneration in the lumbar region. Chronic stiffne [ ... ]

Contact Information

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

Email: ParkSlopeChiropractic@gmail.com

Address:
182 8th ave. Brooklyn, NY 11215

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Office Hours

 Monday:   9:00 am - 8:00 pm
 Tuesday:    9:00 am - 8:00 pm
 Wednesday:    9:00 am - 8:00 pm
 Thursday:    9:00 am - 8:00 pm
 Friday:    9:00 am - 8:00 pm
 Saturday:    9:00 am - 6:00 pm
 Sunday:    Closed