Chiropractic is the third largest primary care health care profession after medicine and dentistry. Every year, 4.5 million Canadians receive chiropractic care from over 6,000 Doctors of Chiropractic in Canada.
Chiropractic draws on modern scientific knowledge and techniques, balanced with a philosophy of natural healing. Although its main focus is the relationship between the skeleton (particularly the spine) and the nervous system that runs through it, chiropractic is concerned with the care of the entire body. Students pursuing a career in the profession study for about the same time as a medical doctor and also cover many of the same subjects, such as anatomy, physiology and pathology. However, the core of the education and training for doctors of chiropractic is in the treatment of the spine and central nervous system. Chiropractic study is directed toward the integration of biological systems to restore and maintain health.
Chiropractors use various diagnostic methods, including x-rays, to discover the state of your health, paying particular attention to your spine and bone structure. Spinal manipulation and other manual adjustments are their primary methods of helping your body heal itself.
What do Chiropractors Do?
Doctors of Chiropractic are primary care/primary contact health care professionals. Chiropractors focus on the spine in relation to the total body and specialize in the understanding and treatment of its component bone structures, muscles and nerves. No referral is necessary to consult a chiropractor.
As holistic practitioners, chiropractors believe in treating the whole individual, practicing natural healing without drugs or invasive surgeries. Central to treatment is the chiropractic adjustment, a gentle, directed pressure that restores the spine’s ability to function. Doctors of Chiropractic recognize that dynamics exist between lifestyle, environment and health. In addition to clinical treatment, your chiropractor can be a good source of information on beneficial exercise and nutrition.
Various types of therapies may be used depending on your particular condition and comfort level. In addition, supplements and other nutritional products may be recommended during your treatment in order to aid in the recovery and rehabilitation process and improve overall health. We have a variety of treatment options that could be of great value to you.