Cornerstone Chiropractic opens doors in Poplarville
Published 7:00 am Tuesday, January 24, 2017
A Pearl River County native recently opened her own business in Poplarville, offering care that she says is the foundation of health.
Dr. Misty Jenkins opened Cornerstone Chiropractic in Poplarville on Dec. 16, of last year, after practicing in Tennessee for several years. The business is named after the chiropractic care motto that its the foundation of good health. Jenkins said the name of the business also has a spiritual meaning.
After graduating from Parker University, a college of chiropractic care, in 2010, she began practicing at Tennessee based offices before operating her own office in that state for two years.
She moved back to Pearl River County in March of last year, assisting other chiropractors in Poplarville and Diamondhead. With a bit of luck, and some family contacts, she became aware of an available office space in Poplarville Plaza.
She grew up in the Barth community, graduating from Poplarville High School with the intent of becoming a nursing student. But a car accident in high school changed all that. After the accident, she said she suffered from regular migraines.
While attending nursing classes at Pearl River Community College, she worked as an assistant for a local chiropractor, where she received treatment that significantly reduced the severity of her migraines. That experience led her to change her major.
Today, Jenkins provides that same care to her patients, a service she said she enjoys because patients leave her office with more mobility and less pain than when they arrived, all without the use of medication.
Jenkins said she utilizes all of the experiences and knowledge she gathered while working for other chiropractors.
For instance, she has found that taking her time to utilize a technique called myofascial release has helped her patients. Additionally, after an adjustment she checks the patient’s range of motion to see if they feel better. If for some reason a patient feels the need to return to her 15 minutes after a session, they can, Jenkins said.
“I want them to be able to move and feel (better) than when they came in,” Jenkins said.
Cranial adjustments are another procedure she said can help alleviate sinus pressure.
A long-term goal Jenkins has is to provide equine chiropractic care for horses, such as those that participate in rodeos and barrel races, since her children ride horses regularly. Within the next three years she hopes to have her certification so she can provide that service to horses while attending rodeos with her children.
“It would give me something different to do with my kids,” Jenkins said.
Jenkins’ business employs one other full time person, Nicole Brown. Cornerstone Chiropractic is open Monday and Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to noon. The business closes each day from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for lunch.
Staff can be reached by calling 601-746-5224 and the business is located at 1235 South Main Street in Poplarville.