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Cervicogenic vertigo is defined as dizziness caused by dysfunction or degeneration of the cervical vertebrae. Primary causative factors include:
The muscles and joints in your neck contain a complex network of sensors that seek to keep you in balance by communicating sensory information about head movement and its orientation to the brain and vesitbular apparatus, located in the inner ear. This system works as a small piece of a larger puzzle to coordinate balance throughout the body. When the system doesn’t function, sensory confusion, including dizziness, is a frequent result. Cervicogenic vertigo is often accompanied by other symptoms including neck pain, headaches, nausea and vomiting.
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 causative factors of chronic pain is always changing; that means that our treatment for chronic pain is also evolving. And in some cases, evolving means looking to what has worked in the past. This is the case for acupuncture: milleniums in the making, it is only now seeing the light of dedicated studies by western medicine. While there is no clear consensus in the medical community regarding the efficacy of acupuncuture, many studies are starting to validate acupuncture as an alternative form of pain management.
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 stiffness, acute injury and spinal degeneration are deep-rooted causes for sciatica that require a coordinated approach to rehabilitation. And while acupuncture will not directly address the root cause of your sciatica, it does have applications in managing the condition. What it can do is ease the pain, direct healing nutrients to the embattled region, and help relax tense muscles that are contributing to the problem.
As practitioners of holistic health care, we admire the power of yoga as a self-care and healing tool. For people suffering with back pain, yoga is an indelible method for the daily management of symptoms and many of our patients find that they simply cannot go a day without putting in a few poses. It is worth mentioning, however, that certain poses and yoga habits can actually exacerbate the problem. For the purpose of this blog, we will focus on compression-related injuries and what to avoid/focus on when using yoga to account for them.
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:
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.
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:
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.