Chiropractic is health profession regulated by the Ordre des Chiropraticiens du Québec.
Chiropractors receive their Doctorate degree before their right to practice.
The goal of chiropractic is to attain health, movement and function through diagnosis, treatment and prevention of muscular, skeletal and neurological problems. Chiropractors pay particular attention to the spine due to its essential role in mobility and nervous system integrity.
The chiropractor will differentiate a tension headache, a cervicogenic headache, a migraine or any other type of headache. Depending on the diagnosis, he or she will treat the muscles of the neck or jaw, the joints of the neck or the cranial bones. The treatments can relieve a present headache or help lower the frequency and intensity of recurrent headaches.
The physical examination and xrays will allow the chiropractor to treat cervical pains. He or can she can relieve torticolis or treat recurrent discomfort related to harmful postures. Pain caused by car accidents or work related incidents can also be taken car of. Specific exercises will help to recreate mobility and strength in the neck.
Shoulder blade pain
Pain in the shoulder blades is often caused by desktop work. The chiropractor will work to relieve discomfort, look into work ergonomics and will demonstrate the necessary exercises to avoid symptom aggravation.
Pain in a rib can be cause by moving in a certain way, even by a cough or sneeze. The ribcage joints usually react very rapidly to chiropractic treatment.
Lumbar pain and sprain
Lumbar sprains can be created by a ligament stretch, a joint inflammation, a muscular contraction or a disc dysfunction. It is important for the chiropractor to differentiate a soft tissue sprain as opposed to a intervertebral disc problem. He will help you reliev acute pain with anti inflammatory modalities and allow you to retrieve normal lumbar mobility. Know that the best way to prevent lumbar pain is to insure a solid msculature in the lumbar and abdominal regions!
Pain in the legs is often created by an irritation of the sciatic nerve, but the sacro-iliac joints and buttock muscles can also create the same type of symtpoms. Your chiropractor will give you relief and help eliminate the bad habits that cause the problem.
Pain in periphereal joint, numbness, tingling and loss of sensation
Chiropractors treat problems in the shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, hips, knees, ankles and feet but they will always evaluate the problem in its connection with the spine and other joints.