Why chiropractic?

In simple terms, chiropractic is about helping individuals express their optimal well-being by helping the spinal cord and nervous system work at their best.

Dr Martin Lamarre, chiropractor

As a chiropractor, the primary goal is not only focused on merely alleviating the pain we often experience in and around the back. 

Instead, the objective is to ensure that the nervous system, your communication superhighway, is apt and able to relay information back and forth between your body and brain. 

This process is of vital importance because the nervous system, housed within the spine, controls and regulates the entire body. 

This phenomenon is the body’s natural, inborn ability to heal and self-regulate.

Every day the body strives to maintain proper functioning and coordination of all its operational systems. 

This task is carefully monitored by your nervous system, under the guidance of a precise intelligence called INNATE INTELLIGENCE. This natural or INNATE intelligence is the very essence of life.

This intelligent force flows beyond the body’s nervous system, animating all cells and driving your body systems into function

As you are reading this, your heart is beating at a precise rate, your muscles and bones are supporting your posture, your mind is processing this valuable information. I’m sure you get the point! Trillions of cellular exchanges are taking place daily within your body. 

It is essential that these crucial exchanges take place uninterrupted for you to be able to live life to the fullest.

What's a subluxation?

Why do chiropractors focus on the spine?
and what does the spine have to do with innate intelligence and fulfilling your life potential?

The spine is made up of 24 bones which cover and protect the « communication superhighway »- the spinal cord. It is through this neural network that the innate intelligence informs and coordinates all body functions.

The spinal cord has 31 pairs of spinal nerves which exit from between the spinal bones. 

Although the spinal column offers protection to these sensitive spinal nerves, this delicate balance can be disrupted.

When the spinal bones are not moving as they should, if they are stuck, fixated, or even misaligned, this may cause interference within the nervous system and inhibit the vital communication between the brain and the rest of the body, further compromising the proper functioning of all body systems. 

This spinal issue is called a SPINAL SUBLUXATION

A subluxation may be caused by any physical, chemical or emotional stresses, which exceeds your body’s adaptive ability.

By correcting and minimizing the effects of subluxation, our objective is to:

Can chiropractic help?

The next time you may be confronted with what seems to be an irritating symptom, you should wisely consider it to be your body’s appropriate response to an environmental or lifestyle stress. It may be a signal telling you what not to do to help the body restore itself and further optimize health.

Most often, symptoms are a result of the body functioning as it was intended to.

Chiropractic is based on a philosophy which recognizes that within each person one finds a self-healing, self-regulating intelligence that, without interference, is all you need to achieve a state of optimal health and well-being.

Having symptoms, in most cases, is an essential part of healing and being healthy. Masking symptoms with medication, or other types of therapy, may not be ideal and can be counterproductive to your body’s attempts to adapt itself to new challenges.

That being said, the first objective of chiropractic care will be to alleviate any pain or discomfort.

However, the principal focus of our care plan will be far more than this.

Out of respect for your inborn intelligence, the ultimate goal will focus on removing the interference between the brain and the body to restore optimal health.

These messages (symptoms) are relayed across the body’s communication network -the nervous system.

When these messages are free of any interference, the brain and immune system are more likely to generate a healthy response.

Life and stress

Our modern lifestyle is filled with potentially stressful daily challenges: work commitments, family conflicts, raising children, important events, deaths. 

Moreover, these stresses increase when we subject ourselves to low levels of physical activity, long working hours and poor dietary habits.

Stress will occur when a situation is more demanding than what your body can cope with. 

Stress is to human what tension is to a guitar string: too little pressure and the music is dull; too much and the music is piercing, or worse, the string may snap.

The consequence of increased levels of stress in today’s world requires the human body to be at its adaptive best. How well you are is determined by your ability to adapt to life’s physical, chemical and emotional stresses.

This is where chiropractic comes in: the system that allows the body to adapt to stress is the nervous system. One of the most common problems caused by physical, chemical and emotional stresses are subtle misalignments of the spine called subluxations.

Unfortunately, subluxations which are caused by too much stress, reduce the body’s coping abilities. Increased levels of stress then leave you more susceptible to subluxation and a vicious cycle results.

Those who feel healthy and well are those who can best adapt.

A nervous system free of interference is better equipped to deal with daily stress. Helping you become more adaptive to deal with the stresses life may throw your way is your chiropractor’s ultimate goal.