15 Sep Cornerstone Chiropractic BY DEBORAH DOVE
Healing-and well-being- starts with Cornerstone Chiropractic. Warm, compassionate, and effective at providing relief from pain, stiffness, and discomfort, Dr. Anderson believes chiropractic care should be holistic and faith based. “Oftentimes medical intervention for pain-whether it’s medication or surgery-can be avoided by a proactive approach,” he says.
Although chiropractic treatment is traditionally known for treating spinal issues-namely neck pain, mid-back pain, and lower back pain-according to Dr. Anderson, chiropractic care is so much more than that. “We indirectly affect other systems through the nervous system, and the nervous system controls everything;’ he says. Just as Jesus was the Cornerstone of the Church, Cornerstone Chiropractic was founded on the principle that the nervous system is the Cornerstone of our health. In addition to providing treatment for neck and back pain, Cornerstone Chiropractic can also treat headaches, sinus trouble, asthma, digestive issues such as constipation, menstrual cramps, and sciatica.
A former Marine, Dr. Anderson was a personal trainer before his passion for the mechanics of the human body-and helping people get and stay healthy with a natural approach-led him to earn a Bachelor of Human Biology, a Masters of Sports and Science in Rehab, and his Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Accordingly, his philosophy is to meet the whole person, with nutritional consultations and supplementation when needed. “A person isn’t one dimensional. They must be taken care of at every level,” he explains.
Dr. Anderson works with numerous athletes, helping them improve their form and function by adjusting their body so they can perform to the best of their abilities. He can also help with injuries (the office also offers physical therapy and massage therapy). Another unique aspect of Cornerstone Chiropractic is their specialized training in prenatal care. Dr. Anderson is certified in Webster’s technique, which helps moms-to-be stay healthy and align their pelvis to ensure a safe delivery.
While most patients arrive at his office in pain, Dr. Anderson is enthusiastic about educating them about how ongoing preventative chiropractic care can help their overall well-being. “You go to the gym regularly to stay healthy,” he says.
“It’s the same with chiropractic care.” After a patient is healed of their acute symptoms, he can tailor maintenance plans according to the patient’s individual lifestyle and needs.
Often, it’s simply a habit of building better habits. For example, given the time and season of our country, Dr. Anderson is seeing an increasing number of patients who come to him with issues caused by tackling extra home or yard projects, or the ill effects of a makeshift home office. However, there are lots of things a person can do to have a healthier spine while working at home.
Dr. Anderson offers the following tips which can immediately change your outcome:
- Use the right chair. If you’re sitting in a hard dining room chair-or worse, hunched over a laptop on the couch or in bed-these unnatural positions will eventually take a toll. Make sure your chair, preferably one with lumbar and cervical support, places you in an upright position with your feet flat on the ground. Consider asking HR if you can bring your office chair home, or ask if your company will provide you with an ergonomic chair for home. Cornerstone Chiropractic can assist with writing a letter to help you get a supportive chair at home.
- Raise your computer screen to eye level. “We live in a society of tech neck,” Dr. Anderson says, referring to the way our necks are always bent forward when we’re looking down at a screen. “Our heads should be upright, looking at the horizon, held high and walking tall;’ he says. Looking down at a laptop, phone, or monitor eight to ten hours a day can cause headaches and tension at the back of the neck and in the shoulders. To avoid this, Dr. Anderson suggests using a monitor stand to elevate your computer monitor to eye level. You can buy one on Amazon, or even use a stack of textbooks or cookbooks.
- Avoid working in bed or on the couch, and instead, sit at a table. Laptop users can also take advantage of a kitchen island or high countertop to mimic a standing desk. Similarly, hold your phone up to your eyes.
“Consistent changes every day will build better habits, which result in a better state of health”
If you’re ready to be proactive about your health and wellness, Dr. Anderson and his associate, Dr. Rillo, would love to meet you in their newly opened Aubrey office located at 27045 East University Drive, or in Allen, where Dr. Anderson has practiced since 2015.
While Cornerstone Chiropractic takes most insurance, they also offer great discounted rates for self-pay, typically equivalent to a copay.
Call us today at 214-383-9170 to schedule your appointment or visit us at cornerstone chiropractictx.com