Why Choose Chiropractic?
The kind of care that makes a difference:
Our dedication to the best and most effective techniques, combined with greater care and personal concern, is what makes our treatment work. We will listen to you. This allows us to focus quickly on core problems, not just symptoms. Concern for our patients is demonstrated in many ways. We respect you and your time and won’t make you wait. You will receive a full explanation of your problems and have frequent opportunities to ask questions.
We’ll put modern technology and old-fashioned care to work for you:
Modern technology has made treatment faster and more effective than it was years ago. That’s why we have the most up-to-date techniques and methods available. We utilize chiropractic procedures to return your spine to its most optimum and stable position. When you visit us, our first goal is to relieve pain or symptoms. But the overall goal is to restore health.
Chiropractic is the largest drug-free healing profession in America:
The reason for this explosive growth in the chiropractic profession is that it is effective and it just makes sense. The spine houses and protects the spinal cord, which is the “switchboard” through which nerve impulses are transmitted from the brain to all parts of the body. Misaligned vertebrae (spinal vertebrae subluxations) interfere with these transmissions, often causing pain or discomfort. Spinal manipulation by well-trained chiropractors removes that interference, thus removing the cause of pain and malfunction.
What Is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches, as well as many other conditions.
The most common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as “spinal manipulation,” also called “chiropractic adjustment.” The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become restricted in their movement due to a tissue injury. Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. In either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function for the sufferer. Chiropractic adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, and allowing tissues to heal.
What Can I Expect at my First Visit?
The first step for a new Chiropractic patient is filling out a complete health history form. Old injuries, chronic problems, and your present symptoms are recorded on the form for study. After reviewing the health history, the Doctor meets with you to discuss the problem and how it can be best treated through Chiropractic care. Next the doctor will do a physical examination, checking the spinal range of motion is a regular part of the physical exam. In addition, reflexes, chiropractic, spinal, orthopedic, and neurological tests are performed. A Chiropractic physical may includes X-rays of the spine. If needed these standing X-rays show your spine in its natural weight-bearing state. After the Doctor has studied the health history and results of the physical exam as well as x-rays if they were taken, she will meet again with you to explain the results of your exam and the recommended course of Chiropractic care.
What is the Wellness Approach?
The wellness approach is to look for underlying causes of any disturbance or disruption (which may or may not be causing symptoms at the time) and make whatever interventions and lifestyle adjustments needed to return the body to normal function. This environment encourages natural healing, and minimizes the need for invasive treatment, which should be administered only when absolutely necessary. When the body is working properly, it tends to heal effectively, no matter what the condition. When the body heals well and maintains itself well, then there is another level of health that goes beyond “asymptomatic” or “pain-free” which reveals an open-ended opportunity for vitality, vibrant health, and an enhanced experience of life.
Why Is Chiropractic Care The Right Choice?
We’ll give your whole family, including your kids, complete care. Spinal health maintenance should begin at childhood. The doctors at Cornerstone Family Chiropractic are skilled at finding your underlying spinal subluxation and making sure they don’t return. Every patient we have is different. We treat many men, women, young adults, children and babies. Many times their problems are similar, but their lifestyles and circumstances are always different. We address difficult and painful health problems by designing individual treatment programs. We incorporate proven chiropractic principles, but allow for individual characteristics. The result, a very high rate of success!