What Is Chiropractic ?
Chiropractic medicine is a system of primary portal access health care concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders of the neuro-musculoskeletal and locomotor systems (particularly the spine) and the effects of these disorders on general health.
As such, the Dubai Health Authority & DHCC acknowledge chiropractic practitioners as “Doctors” in their field.
The importance of the relationship between “structure and function” is central to the chiropractic approach of addressing, restoring and preserving your health.
In particular, a chiropractic doctor recognises the vital role of body mechanics and how fixation or distortion in the spine and musculoskeletal locomotor system, can affect the body’s function, as coordinated by the nervous system.
The Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) education provides the necessary clinical acumen in differential diagnosis of a presenting condition to rule out serious pathology or conditions such as infection, fracture, cancer, inflammatory joint disease. The D.C. works with other healthcare professionals in the best interests of our patients.
Chiropractic medicine is the third largest doctoral level health profession in the United States of America. The largest hospital system in the U.S.A. (Veterans Administration) and the National Football League both employ Doctors of Chiropractic.
After a patient history, assessment and screening, the chiropractic practitioner’s specialised skill set focuses on the evidence-based management for the majority of patients with spinal or other movement related disorders
Evidence-based treatment methods include spinal manipulation and manual therapy, rehabilitative exercises, patient education, with an emphasis on manual techniques. These include joint adjustments and manipulations (both spinal &
A Safe Treatment Option
Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of back pain, neck pain, joint pain of the arms or legs, headaches, and other neuromusculoskeletal complaints.
Who can See ?
Doctors of Chiropractic see patients of all genders, sizes, and ages (from infants through seniors). Women who are pregnant do often receive chiropractic treatment as well.
What To Expect ?
When visiting a chiropractor in the UAE you should expect:
A history of complaint, physical examination ,(and where appropriate) the ordering of any investigative imaging and laboratory examinations for diagnostic purposes, including, but not limited to, clinical laboratory tests, and physiological functional tests.
If you are an appropriate candidate for chiropractic treatment, you will be advised for treatment with the focus on conservatively addressing the neurological, skeletal, or soft tissue dysfunction by making specific adjustments and manipulations of the articular joints and soft tissues structures, such as muscle, ligaments and fascia. If chiropractic treatment is not appropriate, the patient should be advised as to where to seek proper care.
Chiropractic doctors are proficient in helping complex conditions multiple regions of the body, including the:
– Back, neck and jaw, spine and rib cage
– Pelvis and hip
– Shoulder, Elbow, hand and wrist
– Knee, foot and ankle
In order to effectively manage your condition, your chiropractor may utilise adjuctive treatments and therapies, including:
– Hot or cold therapy, Manipulation, Soft Tissue Release therapy, electro- therapy, and therapeutic exercise.
– Nutritional counseling, extracts of food, nutraceuticals, vitamins, amino acids, minerals, enzymes, botanicals and their extracts, botanical medicines, dietary supplements and nonprescription drugs.
– Therapeutic devices and durable medical equipment to support the treatment and prevention of neuromusculoskeletal conditions.
– Health education and health counseling.
If you would like to find out about ECA member chiropractors near to you, please click on our members section