Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope

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30+ years of trusted chiropractic and acupuncture services in Park Slope

As one of Park Slope's longest standing chiropractic and acupuncture practices, we are honored to continue our tradition of helping this community in our new office. This new, purpose-built space allows us to expand our services and staff to reach a greater portion of our great community. Between our senior staff members, we have over 100 years of collective experience across a wide range of specialities. The services we currently offer include:

  • General chiropractic 
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine and energy balance, including...
  • ...Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic for seniors 
  • Pregnancy chiropractic including post-partum chiropractic
  • Acupuncture for infertility
  • Nutrition and exercise counseling 
  • Physiotherapy
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Homeopathy 

As you can see, we cover as many bases as we can in the conservative healthcare world. We are blessed to be able to do so because of our staff, which has recently grown larger with the addition of new doctors. On our home page, you can meet the newest members of our staff as well as discover an introductory video to our practice that explains why we are so excited about what we do. 

Everything we do is in support of your optimal health

We want to help you function and feel better, no matter what is holding you back. All of our modalities are designed to increase your natural range of motion, reduce tension in the various systems of your body and reestablish harmony as the predominant order.  It all begins with a conversation. If you have been struggling with physical or mental ailments and have not been finding the treatment you need with traditional medicine, please don't hesitate to give our office in Park Slope a call to schedule an appointment today. 

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Chiropractic for the breech presentation

Pregnancy chiropractic is well known for its role in mitigating the discomforts of pregnancy including back pain and sciatica. But fewer people are aware that chiropractic is one of the foremost techniques for resolving problems with fetal positioning in the penultimate period before delivery. By focusing on balancing joints of the lower back and alignment of the pelvis, we are able to help women with pregnancies who are suffering from the breech presentation. Let's find out more about how this works:

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Fertility acupuncture is an integral part of our practice

Having served the Park Slope community for over 30 years, we have been blessed to help many prospective mothers increase their chances of conception using acupuncture. Many couples come to us having tried seemingly everything else with no luck- the despair of struggling to conceive is a heart-rending scene and it motivates us to put all our services at their disposal.  Read on to find out how acupuncture helps couples conceive.

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Why is sciatica so prevalent in pregnancy?

There is this idea that pregnancy causes sciatica; there are even strange theories out there which purport that the baby somehow presses directly on the sciatic nerve. And while we can assure you that this is not the case, we do agree that there is a strong correlation between pregnancy and sciatica, particularly in the third trimester. The fact is, pregnancy breeds a perfect set of conditions for nerve impingement: 

  • Shifting center of gravity
  • Added weight of the child
  • Less activity
  • Loose ligaments in the pelvis which breeds instability in the lower back
  • Poor posture.

In this scenario, there is a good chance that your muscles are becoming strained and pulling your body out of alignment; this is when nerve impingement happens. When this impingement happens to occur to the sciatic nerve, sciatica symptoms develop, including: 

  • Burning, shooting pain in the lower back, usually isolated on one side 
  • Pain in the buttocks and lower extremities
  • Numbness and tingling in the back and lower extremities

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After a workout, don't leave your body short-handed

When it comes to reaching peak performance, recovery is just as important as training. The true athlete has to strike the finest of balances between pushing their body and giving it the time it needs to recover. Due to the intensity of exercise, an effective rest can be the difference between getting back on the horse the next day or having to take a day off because you are too sore. So where does sports massage come in? Sports massage is about maximizing the efficiency of your rest periods. Let's take a look at how this works. 

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Stress needs to be managed

Letting stress run unchecked in your life is a sure way to hurt yourself. While a certain level of stress is useful, many of us are operating at levels way above the threshold of manageability; stress is putting many of us on the road toward mental exhaustion and physical pain. Stress is linked to any number of physical ailments, and manifests itself in an entire spectrum of physical, emotional and cognitive symptoms. In the short term, these symptoms are enough to cause discomfort, but you may be able to compartmentalize them and move on with the task at hand. In the long run, however, stress can lead to mental health problems, cardiovascular diseases, digestive problems and musculoskeletal degeneration. In order to stop ourselves from reaching the end of this nasty road, we need to change tracks as early as possible and start taking a proactive approach to managing our stress.

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Contact Information

Phone: (718) 398-3100

Email: ParkSlopeChiropractic@gmail.com

Address:
182 8th ave. Brooklyn, NY 11215

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New Office Hours

 Monday:    8:00 am - 8:00 pm
 Tuesday:    8:30 am - 8:00 pm
 Wednesday:    8:00 am - 8:00 pm
 Thursday:    8:30 am - 7:30 pm
 Friday:    8:00 am - 7:30 pm
 Saturday:    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
 Sunday:    Closed