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Cornerstone Chiropractic

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About the Doctor

Dr. James
Dr. JamesI have always had a passion for finding solutions and enabling people around me to reach their full potential. This is why when I found out about chiropractic, I was blown away. Chiropractic is about enabling yourself and those around you to live and experience life to the fullest. One of the major issues hindering our ability to do this is our health. When we are sick, everything else in our life is affected. By enabling our body to heal and function at its best, we are able to adapt and thrive in our day-to-day lives, which empower us to chase down our dreams.

Cornerstone Chiropractic has been a prayer of mine for the last 7 years. I have flown all over the United States and Canada to learn from the best doctors in my profession. My philosophy has been – if this trip, seminar, online training program, book or “fill-in-the-blank” can help at least one person, than it’s worth it. My aim is to continue this path for the rest of my life because YOU are worth it. I have witnessed miracles and changes that I wouldn’t have believed if I didn’t see them with my own eyes.

I did not like the fact that people have to suffer for years before they get to the root of the problem. Going through Palmer College of Chiropractic, I began to realize there has to be a better way to discover the source of pain.  The more I researched and learned I started to focus on the earliest time in a person’s life that an issue would start.  I was learning about embryology, obstetrics, and pediatrics and my eyes were opened to how much stress and trauma can take place during the first year of our life. Even a routine, uncomplicated birth can cause significant trauma to the upper cervical spine. This causes a ton of irritation to the baby’s nervous system, immune system, and digestive system. I began to focus on researching more about children and that has become the focus of my passion.

I strive to continue building out my practice where I can focus on ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder and Autism. At the same time I spend time with clients who have various complaints such as headaches and migraines to deep chronic pain (like arthritis, fibromyalgia, lower back pain, etc.). I believe that when you set your life on a strong foundation and get to the cause of whatever is holding you back, it’s never too late to heal.

Our Team

I was born and raised in Illinois, and attended Western Illinois University where I received my Bachelor’s degree in Sociology.  I knew from a young age I wanted to help people and make a change in people’s lives, but I did not know what I wanted to do.  I have always had a passion ever since I was a child to make people happy and I knew I would not be satisfied in a career if I did not have the opportunity to do that.  Studying sociology allowed me to have a new outlook on society and drove my passion for helping others even further.

In January of 2017, Dr. James Jernigan asked me if I wanted to be on his team and I excitingly said yes.  Five days after graduating from college I took a leap of faith and moved to North Carolina to start a new chapter in my life.  I had not experienced chiropractic care much before joining the team but after receiving care myself and seeing the positive changes to the lives of our patients, I knew this is where I belonged.

Dr. James has given me the opportunity to grow, to learn, and to make connections with everyone that walks through our doors.  I am extremely grateful for this opportunity and cannot imagine working anywhere else.