What is a subluxation?

A subluxation is a slightly misaligned bone or vertebrae in either the spine or rrest of the body. 

What causes subluxations?

Stress causes subluxations, and there are three types of stress. The types of stress are phyiscal, chemical, and emotional.

Physical stresses may include falls, trips, accidents, posture, and repetitive motions. 

Chemical stresses may include smoking, alcohol consumption, diet, water intake, and overuse of drugs or medication.

Emotional stresses may include hormones and the muscular systems of the body.  

Do I have to come for the rest of my life?

This is up to you. Some people come until they are better and do not feel the need to return, while others see the benefits that chiropractic provides and come back regularly to keep the body functioning at it's best. 

What is an adjustment?

An adjustment is the procedure used to help correct subluxations by moving or placing the bone back into its correct position. There are many techniques that chiropractors can use. Some of the techniques we use at Cornerstone Chiropractic are Diversified, Gonstead, Drop Table, and Activator. 

Can my child be adjusted?

Yes, after all children are tiny people. They also suffer from stress and have subluxations that can be corrected to restore normal function. 

Can I be adjusted while I'm pregnant?

Yes, most women find relief after being adjusted. Some report being able to breathe better while most others find it easier to walk and move about after an adjustment.  

Can chiropractic help with my arthritis?

It depends on the severity of the arthritis on whether or not an adjustment will help. If the arthritis is caught early we can help slow down the degeneration of the bone and joint affected. This gets more difficult to do the longer you have the arthritis. However, there are other methods that we use at Cornerstone Chiropractic that can reduce the pain of arthritis. 

I can crack my own neck or have somebody else crack my back. Does this count as an adjustment?

This may help relieve some pain for the time being, however most people when they self adjust or have a non- chiropractor adjust them does not fix the problem. They are actually just making the moving joint hypermobile and creating less stability. Even chiropractors have to go to another chiropractor to get adjusted to avoid this problem.