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It's no wonder- inflammatory ingredients surround us everywhere we go. From pumpkin-spice lattes with processed dairy to the myriad holiday sweets at our holiday parties, inflammation can be hard to avoid. For people with auto-immune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis, this can make an already hard-to-manage condition worse. For people looking to manage inflammation during the holiday season, awareness is the order of the day!
A wonderful, magical and, let's be honest, stressful time of the year. While the city feels alive with holiday cheer, the added hustle of holiday shopping in the cold weather and the general bustle of commercialism and human traffic begins to weigh on us. Let's face it, as New Yorkers, we are among the busiest people on earth to begin with- when you up the ante by adding in countless holiday events, baking parties, and dinners galore, the stress level ratchets up. This holiday season, acupuncture is your holiday ally in the quest to keep stress down and holiday spirit at an all time high.
We hope you have been able to enjoy the change of season by doing what you love. Whether it means spending more time with family, catching up on chores or projects around the house, or simply veging out on the couch, we want to check in and make sure you are taking care of your body. More than likely, many of us are still plugging away at work, pulling long hours in the office, workshop and restaurant in anticipation of a few days of hard-earned rest. Whatever the case, all of the above activities contribute to muscle stiffness, for which the most effective relief is stretching and exercise. But. Then we come home and find that our muscles are sore, which can make relaxing difficult. At Community Chiropractic and Acupuncture, we believe in using natural modalities to help your muscles recover quicker.
Mechanical back pain refers to pain or dysfunction affecting the spine. Whether it be a problem with the vertebrae, spinal joints, supporting musculature, or spinal nerves, the spine is an interconnected and essential structure with many opportunites for dysfunction. What all athletes come to realize is that the health of the spine is essential for performing well; no athlete suffering from mechanical back pain can be said to be performing at their highest level.
When you have been experiencing pain for more than 6 months without cessation, you know that your condition is deeper than the acute effects of an injury. Most doctors agree that chronic pain has a neuropathic element; much of the pain is perceived through a misfiring nervous system. When nerves in the spine are impeded or otherwise not functioning correctly, they begin to act abnormally. This neuropathic element is at the heart of chronic pain, contributing to conditions such as:
Chronic pain is your body telling you that something is wrong and it's time to act. And while medication and surgery have their places in the treatment spectrum, they often fall short because they fail to address the root cause of your chronic pain. Acupuncture and chiropractic take a different approach: both modalities release endorphins, your body's natural painkillers, during treatment.
At Community Chiropractic and Acupuncture of Park Slope, our job is to stimulate your body's natural ability to heal. Let us provide you with the modalities that matter to kick start your body's healing process. If you are interested in finding out more about how we treat chronic pain, give our office in Brooklyn a call to schedule an appointment today.
At our office in Park Slope, we believe that a multi-faceted approach to rehabilitating sports injuries gives you the best chance of returning to your sport stronger and better than ever. No single approach alone offers the full-range of benefits that can be reaped by combining it with other therapies. At Community Chiropractic and Acupuncture of Park Slope, we offer athletes a combination of chiropractic and acupuncture healing modalities to effect a full recovery and prevent reinjury.