Chiropractic Care

Cornerstone Acupuncture Institute

Acupuncture & Chiropractic Clinics located in Irvine, CA & Fullerton, CA

Are you tired of putting up with chronic neck or back pain? At Cornerstone Acupuncture Institute in Fullerton and Irvine, California, our chiropractors can help restore your spinal function without opioids or invasive surgery using chiropractic care, which focuses on the musculoskeletal problems that may prevent you from living your life pain-free. To learn more about chiropractic care, call Cornerstone Acupuncture Institute today to request an appointment.

Chiropractic Care Q & A

What is chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care is a medical specialty that focuses on musculoskeletal problems, such as neck, back, or joint pain. Chiropractors use hands-on spinal manipulation and alternative pain therapies to properly align the body.

By manipulating the musculoskeletal system back into proper alignment, the Cornerstone Acupuncture Institute team can help alleviate pain without resorting to invasive surgical treatments or opioid medications.

Why would I need chiropractic care?

If you suffer from chronic pain, a chiropractor can help bring your body back into alignment by treating the root of the problem, not just the symptoms. Some of the most common benefits of chiropractic care include:

Chronic pain management

Chiropractors focus their attention on muscle, tendon, and ligament tension and inflammation to target the root of your chronic pain. Not only does this alleviate chronic pain, but these techniques also provide lasting relief.

Fewer medications

Anti-inflammatory medications and prescription muscle relaxers can temporarily alleviate pain, but they don’t treat the cause. Chiropractors target the underlying cause of your pain to heal your body without the use of medication.

Headache relief

If you suffer from chronic headaches or migraines, your head may not be the problem. Spinal manipulation brings your body back into alignment and often helps alleviate back, neck, and head pain.

Fewer visits

When you’re dealing with chronic pain, you may schedule several doctors’ visits a year to find relief. Since chiropractors actually target the root of your pain, however, you can spend less time and money in your doctor’s office if you eliminate the source of the pain once and for all.

What are some common chiropractic treatments?

The most common chiropractic treatments and therapies include:

Soft tissue therapy

Chiropractors use hands-on massage therapies to improve the function of soft tissues like muscles, ligaments, and tendons.

Stretches

Maintaining a therapeutic stretching routine can help prevent the formation of scar tissue by increasing mobility and keeping your tissues flexible.

Some chiropractors use special devices to gently separate the vertebrae in the spine, which reduces pain.

Physical therapy

The team may use electrical muscle stimulation or nerve stimulation (TENS unit) to reduce inflammation, muscle spasms, muscle atrophy, and to control pain.

Heat and ice therapy

Heat and ice therapy is used to reduce swelling and inflammation. It also relaxes the muscles and increases blood flow and circulation.

Lifestyle and nutritional counseling

Your chiropractor can help design a nutritional plan that reduces inflammation in your body and alleviates chronic pain. The team may also help improve your posture, relieve mental stress and anxiety, and create an exercise plan for your overall health.

Chiropractic care naturally helps improve your body’s function and brings you back into proper alignment. For more information, call Cornerstone Acupuncture Institute to schedule an appointment today.