Frequently Asked Questions
- Q: Cornerstone Chiropractic Is Your Trusted Everett Sports Injury ChiropractorA: Whether you are a professional athlete or sports enthusiast, no injury should keep you off the field and away from your favorite game. At Cornerstone Chiropractic, we aim to offer the most personalized, safe recovery after your sports injury. Our frequently asked questions will help you understand how our chiropractic techniques can help you heal faster.
- Q: Can Cornerstone Chiropractic help me with an old sports injury?A: Whether you are experiencing an acute sports-related or chronic issue, we can develop a personalized plan to help you heal. Most types of sports injuries whether acute or chronic can be addressed with chiropractic care.
- Q: What types of sports injuries respond well to chiropractic care?A: The most common sports-related injuries we see are tennis elbow, dislocated joints, shoulder, knee and back injuries, runner’s knee, sprains, strains and other types of repetitive motion injuries. If you don’t see your injury listed here though, that does not imply we cannot address it- please call to discuss your sports injury with our experienced team.
- Q: I want to avoid painkilling medications, can chiropractic help me?We strive to manage pain for our sports injury patients without the use of strong pharmaceutical prescriptive medications. Chiropractic care can help reduce inflammation and speed up the healing process safely without the use of strong medication. While over the counter pain medication may provide some short-term relief it does not address the root cause of an injury and will only mask symptoms. This is why we strive to create personalized, acute and preventive care.
- Q: Will exercises be involved in the healing process?To help manage your pain and healing, we will prescribe at-home physiotherapy and corrective exercises. These exercises will complement the treatments we provide to you in our office.
- Q: How can a whole body approach to care help my sports injury specifically?A: Other parts of the body compensate when we experience a sports injury. Muscles, tendons, ligaments and bone all shift as a protective mechanism. Our whole body approach addresses both the acute issue while ensuring any compensatory areas have also been realigned. We find that this approach also benefits our patients by helping to prevent re-injury.
- Q: I think I am experiencing a repetitive motion injury, will chiropractic care address this?Yes. As opposed to an acute sprain or strain, a repetitive motion injury is characterized by a type of movement or action that has been repeated over time and has placed continuous strain on a certain structure. Most issues related to tendonitis and plantar fasciitis are examples of repetitive motion injuries.
- Q: Can I still play sports while I am under the care of a chiropractor?While your treatment will be personalized, we strive to help you return to the sports activities you love most as fast as possible.