The chiropractor is a first-contact health professional whose goals are the treatment, recovery and maintenance of neuro-musculoskeletal health. Chiropractic care will promote the integrity of the nervous and musculoskeletal system by focusing on accurate diagnosis, advanced treatment and prevention, paying particular attention to the spine.
The chiropractor is a partner in the recovery and maintenance of your health. He is trained to give you the best advice to optimize your health and prevent the emergence of health problems.
The chiropractor, or doctor in chiropractic, completes a five-year undergraduate doctorate. In addition, he must undergo three national examinations in order to receive his license. By training, the chiropractor has the expertise to make a diagnosis, which will allow him to create a program of care that matches your physical condition, your age and your health goals. For more information, visit the website of the UQTR doctoral program in chiropractic.
Chiropractic adjustment is an integral part of the treatment given by the chiropractor. Specifically, it is a joint manipulation performed under a controlled force and aimed at restoring the circulation of nerve impulses, and the elimination of interference created by the malfunction of the joint between two vertebrae (subluxation vertebral) or any other joint.
The vertebral subluxation complex is the result of neurological interference due to poor biomechanics and misalignment of the vertebrae creating a neuro-musculoskeletal imbalance.
In short, the vertebral subluxation complex will have the effect of causing a malfunctioning of the affected joint, which may cause local pain, but also a decrease in the function of the structures (organs, muscles, tissues, etc.) served by the patient. The nerves emerge from the affected segment. The body will usually respond with muscle contracture to stabilize the painful area.
This is a particular articular sound that is explained by the release of a gas present inside the joints. This is a completely safe and painless practice. The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes that only the chiropractors have adequate training to perform this gesture with great precision.
Chiropractic is governed by a professional order that ensures the protection of the public and upholds the highest standards of quality.
The Famous Crackling…
Chiropractors have a variety of manual techniques that allow them to overcome joint blockage and improve mobility. The principle consists of subjecting the articulation, in respect of its physiological limits, to precise and finely tuned manual impulses, to unblock the blocked surfaces, and thus to restore and improve its mobility.
Most often, the manipulation is accompanied by a crack. Impressive, but painless: between the two bony elements of a joint, at the moment when they are put back in motion, there is a depression which makes certain components of the synovial fluid go into the gaseous state; it is these “gas bubbles” that crackle and engender this characteristic crunch of chiropractic manipulation. The manipulation aims not only to normalize joint function, but also to exert a reflex action on the surrounding tissues (muscles, tendons, nervous system).