Asthma, which is when one’s bronchial tubes constrict from an inflammatory response, has caused a lot of issues for New York residents, especially the older ones. It’s not just Howard Beach or the rest of Queens - other boroughs, including the Bronx have had many people suffering from it. It can start in childhood and remain all through adulthood and beyond - one in 13 people can be affected.

Most of the time, people who have it rely on steroidal inhalers to open up those closed airways. The fix can possibly cause more problems by allowing the initial irritants to make their way further into the lungs since the airways are now open more. There are also a series of allergy shots that can desensitize your body to the irritants.

Whatever the treatment methods, American people spend a lot of money yearly on them. Roughly $6 billion going to the medical professionals and $1 billion to the pharmaceutical industry. But is it a winning plan? Is this a worthy investment on the part of the patients?

The real question is: Are there more ways to help people with their asthma that go beyond those inhalers that can wind up being more detrimental than helpful? Yes. A chiropractor can be an extremely useful ally in improving one’s quality of life as an asthmatic.

Fixing The Nervous System

The asthma can sometimes be traced to your spinal column. The nerves that run through your nervous system can be quite delicate. Hold a dime in the palm of your hand. It feels light, right? Even something that weighs as little as that pressing on a nerve could drastically diminish its functionality by more than half. The weight on those nerves is caused by vertebral subluxations.

There are times that asthma can be caused from spinal stress. A normally functioning nervous system could handle more irritants that enter the body than one that is out of alignment due to those subluxations. The chiropractor will locate those subluxations and adjust the spine manually.  Asthma can also occur from everyday stressful events that cause one to begin breathing more rapidly, so the answer may not lie within the spine - but it is worth investigating.

Where Do They Check?

When it comes to asthma, a chiropractor will typically look at the thoracic spine to see if it is misaligned. If this is the case, then your lungs may not be able to expand as fully as they could when you inhale. Fixing the thoracic spine should be able to increase your lungs’ capacity to expand. Even what might seem like a minimal amount of reduced lung capacity can make a difference when it comes to asthma.

Other Variables

There can be a lot of other variables that come into play. The air quality of where you live can make a big difference. That’s why some more polluted areas have a higher rate of people with asthma. Living conditions also are a factor - like whether there is a lot of mold - and even the food that you eat each day. Still, if you correct one part to improve your nervous system, it can help you manage the other things around you. 

It’s very important to note that no reputable chiropractor will promise to completely cure their patients of asthma, which may not even be caused by spinal stress. That is not the purpose of these office visits. They are there to help improve respiration and increase your immune function. Going in with this mindset will prevent you from having any false  expectations. Chiropractors spend many years studying their craft and are intimately familiar with the human body - and will not risk their certification on something that cannot be achieved. 

While it may not be possible to completely cure asthma, it doesn’t mean that you can’t have a great quality of life. Having a fully-functioning and aligned nervous system can make such a difference in how your body reacts and responds to things and how it heals, too. 

Over the years, Dr. Robert Gucciardo has helped many asthma patients in the Howard Beach area begin to breathe more freely thanks to the realignment of their spines. He can help you, too with his techniques. Give him a call today at Gucciardo Specific Chiropractic to make an appointment - 718-550-5790.

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162-07 91st St,
Howard Beach, NY 11414, United States
Phone: 718-550-5790

How to Heal Herniated Disc With K-Laser Therapy

Herniated disc is when a spinal disk ruptures and bulges, putting pressure on nerves in the neck, mid-back, or lower back which can cause pain, numbness, burning, weakness, or tingling in the arms and legs.

If you have a herniated disc, you can understand how painful this condition can be. Simple tasks like vacuuming, gardening, or doing the laundry can seem impossible from the pain of a herniated disc. If you have symptoms, taking medication, or thinking about possible surgery for a herniated disc, this does not have to be your last resort.

At Gucciardo Specific Chiropractic and Natural Health Center we have a treatment option for you that is safe, natural, drug-free, and surgery-free called the Class IV K-Laser Therapy.

A herniated disc may occur from degeneration of the spine, age, strenuous activity, “wear and tear,” or injury. The gel-like center of the disc can rupture (herniate) through a tear or weak area in the tough disc wall ... it’s like a filling being squeezed out of a jelly doughnut. This gel material can irritate your spinal nerves that act as a “telephone,” allowing messages to travel back and forth between the brain the body.

Symptoms of a herniated disc depend on the location of the spine where the disc herniation occurs and whether the nerves are being irritated. This irritation can cause a shooting pain in the low back, down to the buttocks, and into the back of the thigh and radiate down to the leg. Sometimes this is associated with numbness, weakness, and tingling in the leg. If the disc herniation occurs in the cervical spine, the pain may shoot down to one arm and cause a stiff neck or muscle spasm in the neck. In addition, if the disc herniation is pressing on the spinal nerves it can result in severe pain down both sides of the body leading to other symptoms. In severe cases, loss of bladder and bowel control may even occur.

The Class IV Laser Therapy is a treatment option for herniated discs that provides pain reduction, especially for patients seeking a treatment without the use of drugs or surgery. It can also be used alone or in combination with other treatments recommended by Dr. Gucciardo.

The Class IV Laser Therapy uses a red infrared laser light energy to treat pain and inflammation. It works at a cellular level by stimulating the body’s natural healing processes. Patients have experienced pain relief from the laser treatments rather than taking medication, anti-inflammatory medications, cortisone injections, and surgical procedures.

Overtime, these laser treatments can ease your symptoms of disc herniation and strengthen other tissues. Other conditions including headaches, knee and hip pain, neck pain, neuropathy, sciatica, shingles, and spinal stenosis may also improve with the Class IV Laser Care.

If you have a herniated disc and seeking treatment and would like to see if you’re a candidate for the Class IV Laser Therapy treatment, please contact us today at 718.845.2323. We look forward to helping you heal safely and naturally without the use of drugs or surgery.

Time is inexorable. Much as we don’t like to face it, it’s a fact. Even though our minds may stay young, our bodies tend to slow down. We can’t so easily overindulge in food - especially delicious sweets - without paying a price. Mechanically the body starts to show the signs of aging as regards hearing, eyesight and response time. Sure, exercise and nutrition can play a big part in slowing down time, but can having routine chiropractic work also slow down the whole process and allow you to enjoy a longer, more quality-filled life? 

Yes, it can. There can be surgical and cosmetic procedures done to make one look younger, but chiropractic care can make you feel that way. Let’s look at a couple of the reasons. 

One of the main benefits of routine chiropractic care is that it will keep your nervous system and spine free from any interference - which then will give you a much better chance of staying healthy as you get older because the spine and nervous system will be in complete sync, and the repeated treatments can help keep that alignment, whereas without it, that can open up to more aging-related difficulties.

You’ll feel sharp physically, emotionally and mentally, thanks to that realignment of nervous system and spine and you’ll find that your range of motion and joints will feel a lot better and your balance will improve. Your body will also be better equipped to heal faster from any injuries, like a fall, for example. Chiropractic care is great for helping to mitigate that risk.  

When done by an experienced chiropractor, it’s easy on your body and can leave you feeling even more rejuvenated after each session. This is especially important as you get older. It’s also a way to be able to get healthier without having to resort to pharmaceuticals. This is a natural and conservative path to take. Since medicines and surgeries tend to take a toll on the body if you can avoid them as a healing method you are in fact preserving the body and mind!

Younger people can have chiropractic care. As a matter of fact, it can be used as a preventative measure against one’s body from breaking down prematurely. If this is done earlier in one’s life, it’s easy to continue with it as they age. 

This is not to say that chiropractic care is the only thing that can help you as you age. You still need to eat well, exercise both your body and mind and keep up with relationships with the people around you. Being social is also extremely important for one’s health. Chiropractic care is merely one part of the machine that is the human body. Many of those parts need to be functioning to ensure it runs smoothly even as it ages. 

Dr. Robert Gucciardo has worked with many senior patients during the of the course of his chiropractic career and he’s seen firsthand how this sort of care can be extremely beneficial to their overall well being. He looks forward to helping many more of them live a naturally healthy and high quality life.   

A good portion of people around the world get headaches. They can range from being mildly irritating to being debilitating and leaving them barely able to function. Are there options for them aside from taking an over-the-counter painkiller, whether it be ibuprofen or acetaminophen or aspirin?

Yes, there is another thing for them to consider: seeing a chiropractor. There are a variety of procedures that can be done. The first thing though, is to delve into the different types of headaches that exist. 


These headaches are usually stress-induced since one’s neck muscles may stay tense for a long time. Some people like taking those aforementioned painkillers and find success there. Others may benefit from chiropractic treatment.

The options here tend to be low-load cranio-cervical mobilization, which means rhythmic stretching and joint mobilization is used rather than the more forceful spinal manipulation.


This is the most uncommon of headaches - and spinal manipulation can be a good option for the people that suffer them. The symptoms are pain that begins at the back of the head and stays on that side, along with neck and shoulder pain. Neck injuries are usually the culprit here.

Medication can’t ease the symptoms, so it has been found that spinal manipulation can be of benefit to these patients. The chiropractor will be working with the upper cervical part of the spine. There can also be joint mobilization exercises and neck flexion exercises to strengthen the neck along with proper chiropractic corrective measures. 


These are the headaches that can make people’s lives miserable. They feel nauseous, see auras and often want to retreat to a dark room because light is painful. 

Chiropractic corrective care procedures are the best option here because the upper cervical spine just below the skull controls all of the inflow and outflow through the brain. A short circuit here can lead to debilitating migraine headaches that do not respond to other therapies. Some doctors do things like neuromuscular massage and possibly combine other disciplines like relaxation techniques, dietary counseling, and stress management. However the underlying spinal misalignment must be corrected for true long lasting  changes to take place. 

Most of these headaches can be traced to “triggers”, which can be quite wide-ranging, from a certain type of food to being dehydrated to low blood sugar to allergies. 

There are things that people can do on their own in conjunction with seeing a chiropractor. They should consider taking a break every half-hour to hour and getting up from the computer and stretch, being sure to move one’s neck around. Monitoring their food intake is important, and keep sugar levels in balance are recommended to make it easier to spot a headache trigger.

Lifestyle plays a big part in terms of headaches, so being aware of what is going on around then can help reduce the risk of headaches. Chiropractic help can be an important tool. 

Dr. Robert Gucciardo has been helping people with headaches for many years, specifically targeting the upper cervical spine as well as the craniocervical junction. His work with them has had them leaving with pain-free heads. He’s based in Howard Beach - give him a call: 718-550-5790.

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162-07 91st Street 

Howard Beach, NY 11414

Phone: 718-550-5790


New York's Expert Chiropractors Share Tips To Reduce Back & Neck Pain

More and more people are working from home. While this is great in terms of convenience and saving time in terms of commuting, it can also lead to bad habits that cause your back and neck to be constantly sore. While seeing a chiropractor can help, there are some things that you can do to prevent this.

New York's expert chiropractors share tips to reduce back & neck pain. Read on to learn more.

Workplace Ergonomics & Chiropractic Care: It Matters!

One of the last things that you want to do after spending all day working is to go to someone’s office. Going to a chiropractor can be a great thing, though. They can help realign your spine and give you tips on things to focus on to help you keep your back and neck from getting stiff and sore. A Howard Beach chiropractor is intimately familiar with how your body works and they can get your body back to where it should be.

As far as ergonomics go, you want to get a chair that gives you a lot of support for your back. You should be able to adjust the height of the chair so that you are not sitting too high up or too close to the ground. Both of those can affect how you sit throughout the day.

Be Mindful Of Your Body Alignment While Sitting

It’s easy to fall into bad habits when it comes to sitting at your desk. You might not feel the effects of slouching right away, but it can add up quickly, and you wind up with a sore back. A stiff neck is also a possibility if you lean your head forward while looking at your computer monitor. Both of these can be combated with proper posture while working.

The first thing that you want to do is ensure that you are sitting properly in your seat. Keep your back straight throughout the day and keep your head in a neutral position that allows you to keep your eyes facing forward and able view your entire screen. Make sure your desk is at a good height so that you can keep your elbows bent at an easy angle.

Take Exercise Breaks To Avoid Muscle Strains

If you sit for long periods of time then your muscles can get stiff very easily, which then can lead to strains. This is easily avoidable. Just get up for a few minutes every hour and do some stretches to keep them loose. You can also walk around a bit to keep things limber. This can also be productive in terms of clearing your mind if you are trying to puzzle something out.

In terms of the stretches, you could consider doing things like bending down and trying to touch your toes. That will help your hamstrings - if they tighten then they can wind up pulling on your back muscles and giving you a sore back. You can roll your neck around to loosen up your shoulder muscles and get rid of tension, which can also cause neck soreness.

Achieve Correct Spinal Positioning With Chiropractic Care!

A woman with bad posture in Howard Beach, NY

Doing the above can help keep your back and neck from getting sore, but you want to make sure your spine is aligned like it should be. A Howard Beach chiropractor can make adjustments to do that. Your whole nervous system will benefit from these treatments  and your entire body will reap the rewards. Regular visits can help keep it that way.

The chiropractor will talk with you about your situation and examine you before deciding on the best course of action. They will use gentle manipulation of certain parts to get your spine into the best position. The result should be your pain diminishing or even going away completely.

If your body is constantly stiff and sore, then it can be difficult to be able to focus on your work. Painkillers can only do so much, and if you want to keep this work-at-home scenario, you are going to have to do something. Be proactive and fix the problem before it gets too bad… and then you can do what you always wanted: work in comfort.

Contact a Professional Chiropractor In Howard Beach, NY

Want to learn more? Contact a professional chiropractor in Howard Beach, NY. Dr. Robert Gucciardo has helped many people over the years and he can help you with your issues. Give him a call today to make an appointment: 718-550-5790

Gucciardo Specific Chiropractic
162-07 91st Street
Howard Beach, NY 11414
Phone: 718-550-5790
Fax: 718-323-5902

The Link Between Chiropractic & Nutrition For Good Health

You, a Howard Beach resident, might ask how nutrition counseling is an essential component for chiropractic care. The truth is that you are what you eat - and your body will respond to it either positively or negatively. The purpose of chiropractic care is to get your body into alignment. Eating can play a big part with that.

This post will explain the link between chiropractic care & nutrition for good health.

Many Physical Problems May Be Caused By Poor Nutrition

If you are feeling pain in certain areas of your body, it might not be from doing a certain physical activity. No, you might be seeing the results of what you put in your mouth day in and day out. There are a couple of things that you can do to change that. It’s not that hard to revamp your diet and you can possibly be able to couple that with successful chiropractic visits.

This vitamin can do so much for you. It can really help your mood during the winter when seasonal affective disorder strikes and there are some who see it as a possible way to combat Covid-19. What about your back? Since it can help with bone strength, that can also possibly help your musculoskeletal system, which means your back.

Yes, sugary foods usually taste great, but they can do a number on more than just your weight. Bear in mind that this is referring to processed sugar. There are foods that have natural sugar and that is not bad. Constantly eating this processed sugar can cause inflammation in your body and also make you at risk for diabetes and also rheumatoid arthritis.

Enhance Your Chiropractic Treatment Through Diet

When people think of chiropractic care, they tend to visualize a chiropractor manipulating parts of their body to align their spine. They are also able to help guide them to make proper dietary choices. If one thinks about it, it makes sense - nutritious food makes one’s body operate at peak condition and that can then make a chiropractor’s job easier.

If you eat things like fresh fruit and vegetables, and whole grains, your body will process all those nutrients and turn it into energy. You also need to incorporate some form of physical activity into your daily routine. Drink a lot of water to stay hydrated. Eating well can help prevent things like weight gain which can tax your spine and slow down healing. Watch the calories that you eat and make sure that you don’t consume too much food in one sitting.

Your diet can also improve your muscles. If you make sure to get enough protein. you can help your body recover from things like muscle tears or other injuries like that. The protein is big in the whole muscle-repair process, and getting enough is vital.  Don’t forget to get enough calcium for your bones - that will strengthen them and help them heal if they are broken.

Other Things To Consider About Nutrition & Chiropractic Care

Professional chiropractic treatment in Howard Beach, NY

There is a reason why people go to chiropractors for more than just getting rid of subluxations. It’s all about taking a holistic attitude toward body care as a whole and the knowledge of the proper foods to eat is an important component. If you follow the advice, you can take care of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. If a chiropractor sees that your vitamin D levels are low, then they know to look at your back and possibly make early adjustments there.

This does NOT mean that you must turn to bland things to put on your plate. You will find that you can still eat a lot of delicious food and not feel like you are depriving yourself. Doing this will allow you to not only feel good but to be able to feel even better after you have a manipulation. Sit down with your chiropractor and let them counsel you on what you can add to your menu. It’s the best thing in the long run.

Contact a Professional Chiropractor In Howard Beach, NY

Are you interested in seeing how nutrition and chiropractic care can help you? Contact a professional chiropractor in Howard Beach, NY - Dr. Robert Gucciardo can show you how to be healthy in both regards. Give him a call today to make an appointment -  718-550-5790.

Gucciardo Specific Chiropractic
162-07 91st Street
Howard Beach, NY 11414

Phone: 718-550-5790
Fax: 718-323-5902  

Queens Chiropractors Share Effective Workout Plans & Exercises To Improve Your Posture

You feel pain in different areas of your body - it can affect your shoulders, your back, your neck. There can be a lot of different factors, including stress or illness, but most of the time, it all comes down to how you treat your body, especially with the way that you stand or sit. 

That’s where exercise can come in. By doing this to strengthen your body, you can then feel a lot less pain and life will be a lot easier and more enjoyable for you. Read on to learn the benefits of corrective exercises for a healthy lifestyle.

In this post, Queens chiropractors share effective workout plans & exercises to improve your posture.

Relieve Your Body From Bad Posture Symptoms

There are many different ways that your poor posture can wind up affecting your body. When you have one or more of these symptoms, you will find that the impact on your life can range from a mild inconvenience to your having difficulty even doing the most basic of tasks at home or at work. Also, it can start off as some minor aches and pains and deteriorate very quickly. Here are some things that can happen:

Bad posture is not necessarily the culprit here - sometimes if people focus too much on their chest when exercising and neglecting back muscles, the result can be rounded shoulders.

This is one of the main symptoms of bad posture. People often spend time working at a desk and they slouch in their chair. They may not notice anything at first, but repeated instances of this will lead to strain on the back and then then they will feel back pain, usually in the lower back since that is the main area that is strained with slouching.

You can blame technology for this one, for the most part. The advent of smartphones, where people can watch videos, among other things, causes them to tilt their heads forward to get the best view. Doing neck exercises can strengthen the muscles to combat this problem.

Your body can get tired from sitting in a bad position or if you’re standing and slouching, this causes other muscles to work overtime… and thus get fatigued. Do exercises to keep these muscles and the surrounding ones strong.

While these can be caused by a variety of things such as poor sleep, not eating enough, and allergies, poor posture can also play a big part. It can cause stress on certain parts and then that will in turn cause your head to hurt. This can be avoided by doing exercise to make your body better.

Helpful Corrective Stretches For Posture Correction

You want to do this one to open up your chest. which will make breathing easier and also loosen up the surrounding joints. It involves you twisting your upper body, often while on your knees. It’s simple and takes very little time.

This is also a yoga move. You get on your hands and knees and bring your rear end to the balls of your feet while extending your arms out and lowering your upper body to the ground.

You do this one to help your upper back from getting too rounded. You usually lay on your stomach and have a foam stack on each side at shoulder position. Rest your elbows on the foam with your arm extending toward the wall in front of you. Hold that for about five minutes.

Rather than do a regular plank where you rest on your elbows, you hold yourself in a push-up position but your body is at a 45-degree angle rather than parallel to the floor.

Spinal Manipulation Combined With Exercises Provides Long-Term Pain Relief & Functionality

Man Suffering From Neck Pain Caused By a Poor Posture In Queens, NY

Exercise can do a lot to help your body feel good, but if you want to have the best results, it’s a very good idea to see a chiropractor in Queens to manipulate your spine. This way, everything will be aligned, and your nervous system will be at its peak…. which can help your body stay healthy for a very long time.

While it is possible to get an injury even with exercise, it is much more difficult… and if you are in good shape, then you have a much better chance to heal faster. Overall, you can only benefit from exercises and stretches. Then you can enjoy life pain-free. 

Call a Professional Chiropractor In Howard Beach, NY

Dr. Robert Gucciardo of Gucciardo Specific Chiropractic will be glad to help you get back into a healthy lifestyle. He can also offer nutritional advice to help your body make the most of the food that you eat. Make an appointment today - call 718-550-5790

Gucciardo Specific Chiropractic
162-07 91st Street
Howard Beach, NY 11414

Phone: 718-550-5790
Fax: 718-323-5902  

How Chiropractic Care Can Relieve Pain From Certain Conditions

Unfortunately, pain is a constant for many Howard Beach residents. You may be one of those people who suffer from it - whether it’s your head, your back, your joints… any movement can cause a grimace. Pain medication is a temporary relief and those can have some unpleasant side effects as well. 

Read on to learn how chiropractic care can relieve pain from certain conditions. 

Neck and Upper Back Pain

When people talk about upper back pain, they can actually be referring to a wide range of conditions. Your upper back is pretty intricate and is very big, which can mean many different things could be affecting you. Your pain could be a result of anything from bad posture to how you move at work. See a chiropractor in Howard Beach if the pain is severe - they can do things like spinal manipulation, diversified techniques ( hand thrusts move the joints into alignment), or biophysics, where they focus on your posture.

As far as the neck goes, a chiropractor can definitely help there in terms of alleviating pain. They can target the joints of the cervical vertebrae and manipulate them. By doing this, they will loosen those joints and you will feel either reduced or be pain-free from things like muscle spasms, pinched nerves, or strains. This is called cervical manipulation. 

Tension & Migraine Headaches

This is a familiar scenario for many people - their heads are always hurting, whether it’s a dull pain that won’t go away or if it feels like their head is one big mass of pain and the only thing that can seemingly help is medication and staying in a dark room until it goes away. In either case, a chiropractor can be of tremendous benefit to ease these pains. 

Before starting any treatment, the Queens chiropractor will figure out the cause of the headaches, like a possible subluxation of the neck or the upper back. They can manipulate the spine to fix that. If it is a migraine, they could use neuromuscular massage on certain points on the back, neck, shoulder and head. One thing - if the headaches worsen or remain the same despite treatment, then you should see a doctor to make sure there is no underlying condition that is causing the headaches. 

Sacroiliac Joint Pain

People are often unfamiliar with these joints, which are in the pelvis area, until they encounter trouble with them. Then even the simple act of standing or walking can become very difficult. Your hips and pelvis may wind up locking up over time. This is far from a rare thing - it can affect a lot of people. If you are one of them, then it would be a good idea to see a chiropractor in Queens

At first, you may try resting, putting ice on the area or putting heat on it, and taking pain medication. After that has not gotten the results you want, then the chiropractor may try spinal manipulation. That may be too much for you though, so they may opt to do a slower version of the manipulation. They may also offer specific stretches that you can do to ease the pain and loosen up your hips and pelvis. 

Shoulder Joint & Knee Joint Pain

Two other areas that a lot of people are affected by chronic pain are the shoulder joint and the knee joint. It can serve as a reminder of exactly how often we do things like move our shoulders and knees… and when we have pain there, it can make life very, very aggravating. A Howard Beach chiropractor can make a very big difference.

When it comes to your shoulder, the joint can get mis-aligned and then cause problems with the surrounding muscles and ligaments. A chiropractor can move the joint back into its proper place and also use things like electric muscle stimulation or ultrasound. Osteoarthritis is usually the culprit when it comes to knee joint pain and a combination of manipulation, ice therapy and exercises can help you regain movement. 

Sprains Due To Muscle InjuryExperienced Queens Chiropractor Treating Muscle Injuries

Your body is made up of an intricate series of muscles, tendons, and ligaments supported by joints and your skeleton. Despite your best efforts, your muscles can get injured due to sprains rather easily. If rest doesn’t do the trick for you, then it would be a good idea to go visit a chiropractor. 

The chiropractor will target the joints around where the muscle strain occurred. This way, the muscle will be able to move much more freely and not be strained. Then it can heal much quicker. They may even put Kinesio Tape around the area that was injured to support the muscle. 

While chronic pain can affect your quality of life, chiropractic care can help a lot as you can see. Regular visits can have you out and about like before. Then you will be able to enjoy life in its entirety again. 

Seeking Pain Relief: Contact Howard Beach's Trusted Chiropractor

Are you seeking pain relief? Contact Howard Beach’s trusted chiropractor: Dr. Robert Gucciardo of Gucciardo Specific Chiropractic. He’s helped the community for many years and he can do the same for you, whether it’s a headache, your joints or a sprain. Dr. Gucciardo can also give you directions  on nutrition. Contact him today to make an appointment - 718-550-5790.

Gucciardo Specific Chiropractic
162-07 91st Street
Howard Beach, NY 11414

Phone: 718-550-5790
Fax: 718-323-5902  

Learn How Nutrient-Full & Healthy Eating Habits Improve Joint's & Bone Injuries

Are you happy with how you are now, physically? Or do you want to get back into the shape that you were in the past? There are a variety of things that can affect how you both look and feel. One of the biggest things is what you put into your body on a daily basis. Yes, the food that you ingest daily will impact you on a pretty significant scale… are you getting enough of the right things? 

Nutrition plays a large part in how your body works, from how much energy you have to how much weight you carry around. There are certain nutrients that are vital to keeping your body operating in peak condition, and many people often do not eat them. If you do, you can jump-start your metabolism in so many different ways. 

So keep this in mind when you are deciding what you want to do to improve your overall life in the New Year. Do you know who can help? A Queens chiropractor. Yes, really. Read on to learn more. 

Calories and the Spine

It can be hard to not overindulge in food or drinks sometimes. Then the results show themselves in your waistline and on the scale. That added weight can take its toll on several areas of your body, including your knees. But the biggest part is your spine. Those extra pounds are constantly pulling down and threatening to shift the alignment. This will also slow down the recovery process.

So, it’s important to note what you put in your mouth, what quantity, and what you’re doing to offset that daily caloric total. Burning off more calories than you consume is the best way to help keep you looking trim and in great shape. It may feel strange at first, but tallying your caloric intake will soon become second nature to you. 

Protein and Recovery

You don’t necessarily have to see a chiropractor near Queens just for spinal issues. You may have injured a muscle. But what can help those muscles recover from their injury? Protein. It can play a big part in helping your muscles repair themselves after you put them through their paces with exercise. Eating a diet that is high in protein can be a very good idea during those times. 

Meat has always been a source of protein. You can also get it from chicken, seafood, and dairy products. If you are vegetarian, then a really good source is seitan, tofu, lentils, and beans. The high-protein diet should not be a constant one, though, only for a short amount of time. Otherwise, it can lead to weight gain and the aforementioned spinal issues

Calcium and Your Bones

When you build something, you want it to be made from the strongest material that won’t crack and ultimately break from having all the pressure on it. Your bone strength plays a big part in keeping your spine together. Weakened bones can lead to cracks in the structure - much like a bridge or building that is made from crumbly material. 

A Healthy Diet Can Fortify Your Bones In New YorkSo fortify your bones with calcium. Your Queens chiropractic clinic can put together a nutritional plan to include this important mineral. Of course, you need to do it in tandem with other foods so that you don’t offset the balance for your body. You can find these in foods that are non-dairy, too, like legumes, seafood, poppy seeds, and spinach. If you like cheese, then you can eat that, too. 

It’s time to take that critical eye at your grocery list. The best thing is that you don’t have to pay exorbitant amounts of money for high-priced foods. You also don’t have to search high and low to find them - they are all readily available. So take this chance to really embrace the new you in this New Year and get ready to eat very well. You will see the difference. 

Contact A Professional Chiropractor In Queens

Speak with a chiropractor in Queens and have them put their knowledge to use to help you have the body and health that you want. Then you can sustain the good results for a long time… and you can decide to have a different resolution the following year: Like starting your own business or to take that long-awaited trip that you have been planning for years.

When it comes to nutrition, Dr. Robert Gucciardo of Gucciardo Specific Chiropractic can help you become the healthiest you possible. He has many years of experience aiding people in Howard Beach or the surrounding area to get their weight under control or getting them to feel the healthiest they have in years. Give Dr. Robert Gucciardo a call to see what he can do for you - 718-550-5790.

Gucciardo Specific Chiropractic
162-07 91st Street
Howard Beach, NY 11414

Phone: 718-550-5790
Fax: 718-323-5902 

Start The New Year With Reduced Swelling & Improved Flexibility

Are you in pain? Don’t accept that you need to just grit your teeth and bear it by doing things like taking medication. You may resolve to do things like shedding some pounds to make things easier on your body, but there are underlying things that can sabotage that without you even knowing it. 

Your body is a very intricate thing that really doesn’t need that much to throw it off-course. Even if you try to do certain things, like eating right or exercise, there is still something missing. Fortunately, there is someone who can help - a Howard Beach Queens chiropractor. They are the ones who can help correct those underlying issues that are preventing you from reaching peak health. 

As far as drafting your New Year's resolutions for 2021 and beyond, you should seriously think about adding a Howard Beach chiropractic center visit to that list. Why? Read on. 

Take Care of Your Spine and Monitor It 

The winter months can be very tricky in the New York area. There’s always the chance of snow or even ice as the temperatures drop. That can lead to anything from slipping and landing on your back or falling off a ladder while putting up or taking down holiday decorations. The slippery conditions extend to driving on the road, which can lead to fender benders, both big and small. 

Don’t discount the effect that these things have had on your spine. Having a healthy spine is very important to your overall health and you should have it examined much like you go for yearly physicals where you have blood drawn to ensure that everything is working smoothly in your body. Dentists check your teeth twice a year for as long as you live. The same thought and attention process should go to your spinal column. 

Spinal & Joint Subluxations 

Subluxations, or the altering of the position of your spine, can create many less than ideal situations for your body. Certain nerves may be affected. It can prevent proper healing. It’s not a static thing but rather a continually changing process that can affect either the muscles or the flow of blood. There are several things that can cause this - like an injury or one from repeating the same motion too many times. Medical conditions can also cause it. 

A trusted Queens chiropractor can manipulate the joint back into the proper position using techniques like the toggle drop, the lumbar roll, motion palpation, and release work. They can also do minor adjustments either on a table or with instruments. Once that’s done, then you can do things like compress the area, elevate it if you can, put ice on it, and, most importantly, rest. That last thing is the one that can really ease along the healing process, since trying to do too much too soon can just cause another injury. 

Incorporate Cardiovascular & Strength Exercises To Build Up Your Body

Be sure to get an OK from your general physician if you have any history of heart issues.Woman Exercising To Have Better Physical Health In Howard Beach Otherwise, the cardiovascular work may be too taxing. There are many benefits from exercising, including less pain and even better digestion. You can even do this in the form of domestic chores or work. 

It’s your body and you want to treat it the best way possible. By getting all the pathways working in the nervous system, that can be an incredible boost to your body when it comes to doing everyday things like walking around to being able to exercise pain-free to staying healthy from diseased and chronic conditions. It’s an incredible connection.

Contact A Professional Chiropractor In Howard Beach

By seeking chiropractic treatments in Howard Beach, you can get those connections working and really help you propel yourself toward a much happier and healthier New Year. You will be amazed at what can happen after a visit or two. Your body will feel much better and you will be able to tackle any other resolutions spiwith increased vigor. 

Dr. Robert Gucciardo wants you to start this year off right. Come see him at Gucciardo Specific Chiropractic for a spinal evaluation. He will do a thorough exam and see what needs to be worked on - and will give you a comprehensive plan on what he can do to get you there. If he finds that there are no spinal issues, then he will tell you just that. Give Dr. Robert Gucciardo a call today at 718-550-5790 to see why Howard Beach residents continue to see him year in and year out. 

Gucciardo Specific Chiropractic
162-07 91st Street
Howard Beach, NY 11414

Phone: 718-550-5790
Fax: 718-323-5902  


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