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Prenatal Chiropractic Care

To say that a woman's body goes through many changes while she is pregnant is an understatement. Pregnancy is a beautiful time, but it can be incredibly rough on a new mother's body. The stomach grows larger with each month, and the joints become looser in preparation for delivery. That is the natural process, but it affects a woman's balance and equilibrium. It is also the cause of many aches and pains that a pregnant woman can experience. Hip and lower back pain are very common issues for women during their pregnancy. Approximately 50% tell their doctor about back pain at least once before their delivery date.
If you would like to speak with the Team at Cornerstone Chiropractic, please call us at 770-439-7765 today.

Back Pain Relief During Pregnancy

Pain medications are usually not recommended for a woman who is pregnant. Many have side effects that can harm the baby, so often, the mom-to-be is left without many solutions for her hip or lower back pain. Thankfully, chiropractic care is an excellent solution for those prenatal aches and pains. When you visit Cornerstone Chiropractic of Hiram, Ga, the Doctors are specially trained in treating pregnant women, and they will gently adjust your spine to relieve the pressure.

Prenatal chiropractic treatment is a form of physical therapy that can provide relief from hip and back pain. 

It can also help to maintain your pelvic balance which gives the developing baby more room to grow, and room for their natural movements. 

Chiropractic care is a safe treatment for most pregnant women. For your safety, we do recommend that you check with your OB-GYN to make sure that there are no risks to undergoing prenatal chiropractic care. The Doctors at Cornerstone Chiropractic are specially trained in caring for both the Mom-to-be and the baby. They have gentle methods that will help relieve the pain to the spine, lower back, and hips throughout the changes of pregnancy. Chiropractic care during pregnancy has also been found to lead to a smoother delivery. Keeping the spine in proper alignment helps to relax the ligaments and muscles, which can ease the delivery process. 

Benefits of Prenatal Chiropractic Care

The range of benefits vary, but can include:

  • Maintaining a healthier pregnancy
  • Lessened symptoms of nausea
  • Reducing the time of labor and delivery
  • Relieving back, neck or joint pain
  • Preventing a potential c-section delivery
  • Less stress on the baby during delivery

Some pregnancy conditions are not recommended to receive prenatal chiropractic care. If you are unsure, please check with your OB-GYN.

They can include:

  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Placenta previa or placental abruption
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Moderate to severe toxemia

When the mother receives chiropractic care throughout her pregnancy, it also helps the developing baby. Regular chiropractic care will keep the sacral spine in proper alignment. That is the lower part of the spine, and if it is not in the correct position, it can prevent the baby from rotating into the correct position for delivery. That is one reason that women have to deliver via c-section. Prenatal chiropractic care also maintains your pelvic balance which gives the developing baby more room to grow, and room for their natural movements.
Another benefit is the relaxed muscles and ligaments that the mother is experiencing will allow the baby to have a less stressful birth. Contact Cornerstone Chiropractic today and give your newborn a much healthier start!

Infants & Young Children

Chiropractic Care for Infants and Kids

Chiropractic care for children is one of the ways parents can help ensure proper growth and good health. A pediatric chiropractor can help children who have musculoskeletal problems and in the process, relieve symptoms of other conditions that may seem unrelated. Here are some of the basics about pediatric chiropractic courtesy of Cornerstone Chiropractic, your family practice chiropractor in Hiram, Georgia.

There are many reasons that a child needs chiropractic care. Children, like adults, often suffer injuries that affect spinal alignment. Even the process of labor and delivery can affect an infant’s spinal alignment. Toddlers take many spills as they learn to walk. Backpacks can affect a child’s posture and joints, while sports injuries can also take a toll. Emotional or chemical stresses (vaccines, antibiotics, medication, diet) can have an effect on a child’s spine and future development. Developmental problems such as scoliosis appear in adolescence. Poor posture, the wrong pillow, or other daily habits can have an impact on a child’s body. Children who have musculoskeletal issues like excessively high arches in the foot, flat feet, or uneven leg length may need the care to prevent pain and disability. Any of these things can lead to a child’s spine to be out of alignment. If it is not corrected while they are young, it will continue to grow in this crooked state and could cause long-term problems.

Pain relief is the most obvious benefit children derive from chiropractic care. Nerves that run off the spinal cord regulate all the functions in the human body. Digestion, breathing, blood supply, and many others affect how your child will grow and develop. Chiropractic adjustments promote better nervous system regulation. As a result, your child may also display symptom improvement related to conditions such as earaches and ear infections, bed-wetting, allergies, asthma, and ADHD. Since chiropractic is a holistic system, it also means improved nutrition and basic lifestyle advice to help your child get and stay healthy.ry

  • Does it hurt? With the exception of treatment for an actual injury, chiropractic care is generally painless.
  • How long does it take? The length of treatment depends on the problem – sometimes, a single adjustment is all that’s necessary. Since children typically respond more quickly than adults, they also improve more quickly.
  • Is it safe? Yes, research shows that the risks of an injury from chiropractic are very low.
  • How do I know if my child needs treatment? Some problems, like pain or poor posture, are obvious and clear that treatment could improve. However, subtle symptoms like breastfeeding difficulties, sleep disturbances, behavioral issues – especially for a child who is not talking yet – restricted movement or body imbalance are less likely to make you think of needing chiropractic treatment.

Teens & Young Adults

Teens and Young Adult Chiropractic Treatment

As teenagers and young adults grow, they can experience many growing aches and pains as their body goes through a wide variety of changes. Additionally, if they are involved in sports or other physical activities, those aches and pains can be even worse. The good news is that chiropractic care is a wonderful solution to help your teenager. Undergoing regular chiropractic adjustments not only makes your teenager feel better, but it can promote their growth and development.

  • Chiropractic care helps teenagers in the growing process.
  • Chiropractic care can help teenagers heal from injuries. 
  • Chiropractic care helps growing pains in teenagers.
  • Chiropractic care can improve their balance. 
  • Chiropractic care helps treat sports injuries in teenagers.

These are just a few areas that chiropractic care can help your teenager or young adult. If you have additional questions, please give the friendly team at Cornerstone Chiropractic a call! We can answer your questions, and schedule your teen or young adult an appointment with our award-winning Doctors.

Teenagers and young adults are very active by nature, and that can lead to many injuries caused by their sports and hobbies. 

Chiropractic treatment is a excellent therapy for repairing the damage done by sports. Also it is a great preventative treatment to head off future injuries and keep your athlete performing at the top of their game!

30's and Up

Chiropractic Care for 30's and Up

You may be thinking- "do I really need chiropractic care when I am only 30 years old?" The answer to that is most likely yes. Most jobs have some type of repetitive motions that lead to body pain or stiffness. It is probably not very severe yet, but don't wait until it is. By that time, it may be too late to undo the damage, and who wants to be in pain if they do not have to? Cornerstone Chiropractic in Hiram, GA offers a wide range of treatment options that can help with a wide variety of pain or stiffness.

  • As we get older, our body doesn’t quite work as well as it once did. Things start to crack, pop, and ache where they didn’t before, for no explainable reason. For most individuals, this begins to happen around the time they reach 30 years old. For others, it might not be noticeable until later. Regardless, from then on out, your body becomes more susceptible to injuries, and it becomes even more essential to take care of it properly.

Many people only seek out chiropractic care after they begin to experience pain or discomfort. However, as we get older, it can be beneficial to visit a chiropractor regularly to maintain a healthy body. By visiting a chiropractor regularly, you are letting a professional keep a close eye on your spinal health. Regular visits mean that when problems with your spine arise, such as a herniated disc or a pinched nerve, your chiropractor will notice it and begin treatment before you start to experience the majority of the pain or discomfort. Alternatively, if you are injured in an auto accident or suffer a work-related injury, your doctor will be familiar with you and be able to prescribe appropriate treatments, specialized for you quickly.

Chiropractic care at this age has other benefits as well. Through treatments like massage therapy, your chiropractor can help you manage stress and anxiety, as well as find relaxation. Furthermore, chiropractors are skilled in wellness care. Wellness care involves altering your habits and lifestyle to become and stay more healthy. Wellness care includes increased physical activity, improving your eating habits, quitting smoking or drinking, diabetes management programs, and much more. Focusing on wellness care will lead not only to a healthier body but is also proven to help with mental health, which is often an area of concern for many people in this age group.

Aging & Wellness Care

Chiropractic and Wellness Tips

The wellness mindset usually accompanies other constructive, healthy lifestyle habits. By adopting positive behaviors like: eating well, exercising, saying affirmations, developing healthy self talk, structuring a healthy system of values and beliefs, creating functional and fulfilling relationships, and balancing physical, mental, emotional and spiritual energy, you build a foundation of wellness that preserves a well attitude, wellness driven lifestyle choices, and a positive overall experience throughout life.
Read below for helpful tips on achieving your optimal health!

The chiropractic approach to healthcare is holistic, meaning that it addresses your overall health. Chiropractic is so much more than simply a means of relieving pain. Ultimately, the goal of the chiropractic treatment is to restore the body to its natural state of optimal health.

Just like continuing an exercise program and eating well in order to sustain the benefits of exercise and proper diet, it is necessary to continue chiropractic care to ensure the health of your musculoskeletal system. When you make routine chiropractic care a part of your lifestyle, you avoid many of the aches and pains that so many people suffer through, your joints will last longer and you will be able to engage in more of the activities you love.

Most people know that excessive body weight contributes to the development of a number of conditions, such as coronary heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and colon cancer. However, it may also be a major contributing factor for the development of low back pain. The spine is designed to carry a certain amount of body weight. When it is exposed to the excess pressure of being overweight, the spine becomes stressed and, over time, can suffer structural damage. Being overweight significantly contributes to symptoms associated with osteoporosis, osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), degenerative disc disease (DDD), spinal stenosis, and spondylolisthesis.

By drinking enough water, you will be helping your body to remain healthy. Ideally, the average person should consume around ten cups of water per day, or just over a half gallon.

Drinking an adequate amount of clean water every day is one of the most overlooked, but simplest ways of keeping your body healthy. Water is used to help the body cleanse itself of toxins and metabolic waste. Although drinking water has become more popular over the past several years, many people still do not consume enough water. 

Ideally, the average person should consume around ten cups of water per day, or just over a half gallon. Some of this water is found in the food and beverages you consume, so you don’t have to drink an entire half-gallon of water every day. By drinking enough water, you will be helping your body to remain healthy. It is by far the cheapest health insurance you can buy.

In a recent study done by the USDA, it was reported that the average American consumes 134 pounds of refined sugar every year, or approximately 20 teaspoons of sugar per day. As hard as this may be to believe, consider the following facts:

• A 12 oz. can of Pepsi™ contains 10 teaspoons of sugar
• A 2 oz. package of candy contains 11 teaspoons of sugar
• A 16 oz. cup of lemonade contains 13 teaspoons of sugar
• A cup of Frosted Flakes™ contains 4 teaspoons of sugar

This high level of sugar intake is very unhealthy and contributes to obesity, Type II diabetes, heart disease due to elevated triglycerides, kidney stones, dental caries, chronic tiredness and reactive hypoglycemia. Decreasing your sugar intake is as simple as avoiding foods which are high in refined sugars, such as soft drinks, candy, cake and donuts, as well as most condiments. When you purchase sweetened food, look for products that are sweetened with apple juice or stevia, rather than sugar or high-fructose corn syrup.

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