What is Chiropractic?

The word CHIROPRACTIC comes from the Greek: kheir meaning hands and praktikos, meaning do or perform.

Chiropractic is a health discipline that focuses on the inherent capacity of the human body to maintain health and heal without drugs or surgery (homeostasis). It focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function as coordinated by the nervous system.

The chiropractic approach is both preventative and curative. It aims not only to provide relief, but also to ensure that you do not develop symptoms or pain associated with a malfunction of your spine and your joints. To achieve this, the chiropractor will use primarily chiropractic adjustments, a specialized form of joint manipulation.

Doctor Gagnon is a partner in the recovery and maintenance of your health. She is trained to give you the best advice to optimize your health and prevent health problems.

The profession of chiropractic is recognized by the Office des professions du Québec, which is a professional association whose primary mission is to protect the public. To do this, l’Ordre des chiropraticiens du Québec establishes standards of practice that all chiropractors must meet.

Chiropractic is based on scientific facts: the nervous system controls the function of every cell, tissue, organ and system of your body. The nervous system consists of the brain, spinal cord and millions of nerves. The brain is protected by the skull and spinal cord by 24 movable bones of the spine, called vertebrae. Many daily activities can cause the displacement or loss of mobility of the vertebrae, leading to a disorder of the nervous system and, ultimately, poor health. The chiropractic approach to better health is to detect, reduce and help prevent a disorder of the nervous system.

With my chiropractor, my health is in good hands!