We know that back pain, neck pain, headaches, sciatica and disc herniations can take away from your enjoyment of life, work, family, fun and relationships. The good news is that chiropractic is the best evidence-based, natural health-care solution for these problems. Research proves it, and chiropractic is rated as number one for both short term and long term patient satisfaction.
Chiropractic provides relief by systematically finding and correcting vertebral subluxation.
Specific chiropractic adjustments, based on a careful examination and analysis of your spine, result in a normalizing and calming effect in your spinal joints, nerve receptors and spinal cord. This also results in a relaxation response in muscles that are in spasm surrounding a subluxation. The pain disappears because movement is restored, and the negative pain signals to the brain from improperly moving spinal segments get turned off.
All this being said, it might surprise you that pain relief is not the top focus of chiropractic care in our Owen Sound office. We focus on correcting not only the underlying cause of your current symptoms, but we also provide appropriate care to avoid ongoing and future damage to your spine.
The health of the spine is directly related to our nerve system, which facilitates the health, healing and function of everything in our bodies. In addition, proper movement in the spine actually decreases fight-or-flight stress responses in the brain -- a nice "side benefit" people appreciate. Less stress is directly related to better health!
When we decrease stress responses in the nerve system and relieve pressure from the spinal cord, we often see improvements in overall health within just a few weeks to months. Symptoms such as numbness and tingling, muscle weakness and organ system abnormalities often improve and begin to normalize.
The bottom line is that while we help alleviate pain in your back and neck, chiropractic care at Cornerstone Family Chiropractic can help you enjoy your life more fully. We encourage everybody to have their spine checked for subluxation early in life and on an ongoing, regular schedule.
Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. - World Health Organization
So the adjustment of the subluxation, to release pressure upon nerves, to restore mental impulse flow, to restore health, is big enough to rebuild the thoughts and actions of the world. - BJ Palmer