At Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture we are committed to providing individualized and compassionate patient care. Dr. Karen Thomas founded the practice over 30 years ago with the express purpose of providing leading-edge healthcare to the Park Slope community. The practice has grown considerably since then, and moved from its original location at Lincoln Place and Sixth Avenue to Eighth Avenue at Union Street, to its present location at 182 8th Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11215


Frequently Asked Questions

Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture is dedicated to providing individualized and compassionate patient care, offering leading-edge healthcare services to the Park Slope community.
The practice was founded over 30 years ago by Dr. Karen Thomas with the goal of serving the Park Slope community with top-quality healthcare.
The practice is currently located at 182 8th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215. It has moved from its original location at Lincoln Place and Sixth Avenue to its present location at Eighth Avenue at Union Street.
The practice provides chiropractic and acupuncture services, focusing on personalized and specialized care for each patient's needs.
Yes, Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture participates in several major medical plans, including Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Medicare (Parts A & B), United Health Care, and others. Please verify the terms of your specific plan with your insurance carrier or call the office for assistance before your appointment.
Yes, the practice welcomes and loves to assist new patients. They are eager to provide care and support to those seeking their services.
Yes, both chiropractic care and acupuncture can benefit people of all ages, from children to seniors.
To schedule an appointment or inquire further about their services, you can contact the practice directly by phone or visit their location on 8th Ave in Brooklyn. Their staff will be happy to assist you.

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Reviews for Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope

Ned Hartford

June 18, 2023

I’ve been adjusted by many chiropractors over the years, and I’m not dissing any of them. Dr. Karen Thomas is simply the best. Incredible touch and technique, deep knowledge and training.

W & J

June 6, 2023

I did not like my acupuncture treatment with Mr. Ruiz. After about a 30 second consultation about my neck pain (what I had written in my paperwork), he said that it’s my hip and that it will lead to arthritis and hip replacement surgery. Mind you, I’m in my early 30s and did not come about hip pain. I understand that pains in the body often originate from other areas but I felt that this conclusion was premature and exaggerated. Additionally, after he said he sees it all the time in his many years of experience, without even taking my own individual experience into account. He also said he had 20 plus patients that day so to me it felt like he was just trying to assume what my pain was and get me on the table fast. I have had acupuncture several times before but this was the most painful. I actually exclaimed loudly ouch for several of the points. The points in my neck felt painful but he did not check them despite me saying that it was very painful. The 20 minutes that I was on the table were terrible, I even asked him to cut the time short. I came in for mild neck pain and some relaxation and left uncomfortable and upset. Before acupuncture I had a lovely session with the chiropractor and wish I had left after that rather than receive acupuncture. The next day I had a huge bruise at the site and stiffness in my neck so bad that I was unable to turn my neck. I know there can be soreness but this felt like I had pulled my neck. I won’t be coming back here for acupuncture again.

Elizabeth Snyder

June 6, 2023

I'm a NYCDOE Teacher on my last legs of the 2022-23 school year. Dr. Lloyd (Chen) makes it seem like treating patients is second nature to him! At my first visit I was pleasantly surprised to find a careful and caring chiropractor who knows how to do targeted deep massage in combination with adjustments. I have been quite estranged from physical activity and self-care. Dr. has a buoyant persona and I truly believe this is helping me with the trauma I feel is kinda stored up in my body.

Tatianya Rocker Katz

June 5, 2023

I had a great experience here! I highly recommend them!


May 26, 2023

Professional front desk staff, knowledgeable physicians and comfortable, calm environment! 9/10 recommendation!

Dunton Black

May 14, 2023

They take Medicare just started treatments feel a difference. They are 2hr meters a bock away

Andrea Jaime

April 15, 2023

I’ve been going to see Dr Thomas for the past 2-3 months. She’s been focusing on my neck lately as I slept so wrong and I’m recovering. Every time I see her I feel relieved. She’s extremely attentive, informative, and makes me feel super comfortable in her hands. I’m so happy I found the office as she is truly the best and her staff is really sweet! I highly recommend to anyone who needs some attention to their body to feel good!

Susan Melendez

April 15, 2023

Amazing experience! I’ve been going to chiropractors for over 30 years for a multitude of serious injuries (slipped discs, bursitis, arthritis, sciatica, pinched nerves …the list goes on) and I have not felt this good in too many years to count. Dr. David is a miracle worker. The staff are friendly, helpful and professional. I found my forever chiropractic care. Highly recommend them.

Katie Bassham

April 8, 2023

I’ve been seeing Shoshanna for acupuncture several times a week for the past month and she is MAGIC! Highly recommend!

Sue Rock

April 6, 2023

Great chiropractic office. First of all THEY TAKE INSURANCE (which for 2023 is a miracle!). Centrally located in Park Slope Brooklyn, they are consistently staffed with diverse array of compassionate, insightful and highly competent bodywork professionals. Their reception staff is closely connected, warm and friendly. They confirm appointments via text and phone call and make sure that patients are comfortable and well attended to. Appointments are easily available and treatments are quick and effective. - and best ofcall, I am walking better than when I started. Make an appointment today- You'll be glad you did!