Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on the bond between the structure (primarily the spine/vertebral column but also the bones and joints) and the nerves, ligaments, muscles and tendons.
Many activities of daily living, trauma, falls, repetitive movements, misjudged movement, bad posture and position can cause misalignment, restricted motion, joint dysfunction or even vertebral subluxation complex. Therefore, it can affect the nervous system, causing pain, altering the joints mobility and the ligaments, muscles and tendons attached to the spine and pelvis.
Chiropractic care is a HOLISTIC and HANDS-ON approach, and at the same time PREVENTIVE and CURATIVE. It's not only to relieve your pain but also to help prevent further signs and symptoms or pain from spinal joint dysfunctions or joint restrictions.
The chiropractic treatment will enable better mobility and alignment of your vertebrae or any other joints, and to correct the vertebral subluxation complex. Hence, the pain will decrease, allowing the tissues to heal and improve their well-being. To do so, the chiropractor will mainly use chiropractic adjustments, a more specialized form of joint manipulation, using his hands with/or specific tools.
Many studies show the efficency of chiropractic treatments for low back pain, neck pain and headaches.
The chiropractic profession is recognized and regulated in Quebec since 1973, and many insurance companies reimburse chiropractic care.
To obtain the degree of doctor of chiropractic (D.C.), a student needs 245 university credits.
It's a 5 year-program with internship and clinical training at UQTR.