Chiropractic

Dr. Camille Martin, Chiropractor
(450) 458-1991

Babies

Chiropractic care for children offers your family a solid foundation for wellness. Throughout pregnancy, birth, and childhood, the chiropractic lifestyle offers choices and benefits for your greater health and well-being.

The cause of many newborn health complaints such as colic, reflux, breastfeeding difficulties, sleep disturbances, allergic reactions, and chronic infections can often be traced to nervous system irritation caused by spinal and cranial misalignments.

Regular visits to your chiropractor at different stages of development constitute a very good measure of prevention.

How can I tell if my baby has spinal problems?

Unless it’s an obvious problem, like congenital torticolis, it can be difficult for a parent to recognise when a baby’s spine is not working correctly. A spinal evaluation by a chiropractor will identify any problems, which are best corrected early on in life.

Here are some of the signs parents should be aware of:DSC_8426

  • Disturbed sleeping patterns
  • Breastfeeding difficulties in the very young
  • Restricted head or neck movement to one side
  • One shoulder higher than the other
  • Repeat regurgitating

Children

Parents are getting more and more aware of the importance of having periodic spinal check-ups for their children. These spinal evaluations help identify and correct early imbalances or misalignments, monitor the child’s development and give advice on posture and healthy living to insure good and long lasting health. Chiropractic visits can be done every season, like seeing the optometrist and dentist on a regular basis, or after a serious injury. After all, your spine is irreplaceable!

Chiropractic care will optimise function of the nerves and spine. It is a highly skilled treatment, and in the case of children, very gentle.

These common childhood disorders can often be linked to spinal dysfunction:

  • Recurrent infections or colds
  • Asthma
  • Scoliosis
  • Headaches
  • Bedwetting
  • « Growing pains »
  • ADHD and ADD
  • Sports injuries
  • Digestive problems, like constipation

Adolescents

Adolescence is a period of great change in all aspects, physically, emotionally and socially. It is also a critical time in terms of development and growth for bones and muscles. Rapid growth spurts can be problematic if vertebrae and joints, supporting the body’s increasing weight, are misaligned. Therefore, it is important to schedule periodic visits at the chiropractor with your teenager.

Chiropractic adjustments can improve many of your teenager’s aches and pains, such as:

  • Bad posture ( at school, in front of TV, computer or in bed)
  • Frequent headaches
  • Recurrent infections (sinus infections, colds, flus)
  • Scoliosis
  • Fatigue and sleep disturbances
  • Tension between shoulder blades
  • Sports injuries (bursitis, tendinitis, sprains)
  • « Growing pains »
  • Asthma

Adults

DSC_8263Adult life is often hectic, stressful and busy. It is filled with responsibilities related to family life and professional changes. During this period, we often take our health for granted until it starts defaulting. Your chiropractor can guide you to better identify negative factors that are degrading your health and to modify certain lifestyle factors, thus decreasing your chance of developing chronic illnesses later on in life.

Chiropractic care often provides positive results with these conditions:

  • Sciatica
  • Neck , midback or lower back pain
  • Tingling or numbness in arms or hands
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness or vertigo
  • Digestive problems
  • Fatigue
  • Sleeping problems
  • Sports injury
  • Bursitis, tendonitis or sprain
  • Arthritic pain
  • Shoulder pain or injury
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Knee or hip pain
  • Whiplash

Pensioners

It is time for you. To enjoy a comfortable retirement, chiropractic is a natural and efficient approach to improve and maintain health. Your chiropractor can help improve poor lifestyle habits such as posture and nutrition. Also, he or she can encourage and suggest behaviors that will help you attain and maintain your health objectives, such as an exercise program or stress management advice. Chiropractic care is a good solution to add years to your life and most importantly, life to your years!

DSC_8382As a preventive measure, a retired person should consult a chiropractor to maintain a healthy life for many years. Below is a list of some conditions for which your chiropractor can help:

  • Posture (scoliosis, rounded shoulders, etc.)
  • Arthritic or joint aches & pains
  • Headaches
  • Back or neck pain
  • Muscular tension or injuries (sprains, bursitis, tendinitis, etc.)
  • Numbness or tingling in extremities
  • Stress or chronic fatigue
  • Sciatic pain

Pregnancy

It is well known, mother’s health affects baby’s health. All systems and organs of the pregnant woman are now providing for two; optimal function is thus vital for fetal development. Chiropractic is a powerful and natural ally during pregnancy to optimize all functions of the nervous system of both mother and baby and to reach their full potential of health.

During pregnancy, it is crucial to maintain good balance in the pelvic area. Due to increased physical stress on the mother’s spine and pelvis, the pelvic opening can be compromised, resulting in a more difficult delivery. It has also been proven that the diameter of the mother’s pelvis may be diminished when there is displacement of the sacrum, a key structure to ensure a normal delivery.

Chiropractors refer to this imbalance of the spine and pelvis as a vertebral subluxation. Chiropractic care aims to regain and maintain the well-being of your spine by correcting subluxations, thus insuring optimal health for a natural and easier pregnancy and birth.

Following are a few of the many reasons why pregnant women do benefit from chiropractic care:

Prevention: to facilitate an uncomplicated pregnancy and birth

  • Breech or transverse presentation of baby
  • Sciatic pain
  • Numbness in limbs
  • Pain in groin or pelvis
  • Gastric reflux
  • Tension between shoulder blades

 

Few people are aware that there is a natural and non-invasive chiropractic technique to reverse breech presentation. This technique promotes a realignment of subluxations of the sacrum and the different ligaments and muscles supporting the uterus in the pelvic region. In order to facilitate and ensure a safe delivery for mothers, an increased number of medical doctors and midwives are calling upon certified chiropractors to work together as a team. Dr. Martin obtained this certification early on in her career and had the chance to successfully help woman.

Chiropractic care is an independent and complimentary health option which helps both the expecting mother and child to work together in unison and harmony during the process of birth. Chiropractic, for a healthy and natural pregnancy and birth!