True Correction vs. Temporary Relief
A popular misconception about chiropractic care is that it is for temporary pain relief only. Many chiropractors choose to limit their practice to pain relief only. That is fine, but at Cornerstone Family Chiropractic we have chosen to focus on corrective care and wellness care. When we begin correcting subluxations, pain relief is often one of the first things to be experienced and it is definitely welcomed, but our primary concern is to address the cause of your problem so your symptoms go away and stay away. Chiropractic care for temporary relief may offer you some reprieve from pain, but no real correction will take place and the underlying cause will remain an issue. In essence, pain relief doesn’t return your body back to its’ natural ability to heal and regulate at 100%. Chiropractic corrective care offers true correction by addressing the cause of your body’s dysfunction and allows your body to express optimum health! Because when your body is functioning well you are going to feel well also.
Once corrective care is completed and your body is functioning at its’ optimum level again, we then offer wellness care to maintain that correction. A good analogy is having braces put on your teeth to straighten them. There is a period (usually of a couple years) of correction to retrain the ligaments around your teeth. Then once the braces are removed you want to maintain that correction by wearing a retainer (the maintenance).