Why people choose Chiropractic?
Chiropractic offers individuals an alternative or complementary approach to conventional medical care. It appeals to people who prefer natural non-invasive approaches in healthcare, meaning it does not involve medication and surgery.
Here are some reasons why individuals may choose chiropractic therapy:
Pain Relief: Chiropractic care is often sought for the relief of musculoskeletal pain, particularly in the back, neck, and joints. Spinal adjustments and manipulations performed by chiropractors aim to improve joint mobility and reduce pain.
Improved Function and Mobility: Chiropractic adjustments are believed by proponents to enhance joint function and mobility, leading to improved overall physical performance and flexibility.
Preventive Care: some individuals choose chiropractic care as a preventive measure to maintain spinal health and prevent potential issues. Regular adjustments may be recommended to address minor misalignments before they become more significant problems.
What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a healthcare discipline that embraces a holistic approach to enhance the strength and promote the natural healing mechanisms of the body. Rooted in the understanding that the spine and nervous system play a pivotal role in overall health, Chiropractic care focuses on optimizing the relationship between the spine’s structure and the body’s function.
“The power that made the body, heals the body. It happens no other way” by B. J. Palmer
Chiropractors, who are healthcare professionals practicing chiropractic, emphasize the importance of a properly aligned spine, as misalignments may interfere with the nervous system’s ability to communicate effectively with the rest of the body.
Main characteristics of Chiropractic care include:
- Spinal Adjustments/Manipulations: Chiropractors often use manual adjustments or manipulations to the spine to restore joint mobility and alleviate pain. These adjustments are aimed at correcting misalignments, known as subluxations, and promoting overall well-being.
- Patient Education: Chiropractors typically educate their patients about their condition and the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. They may provide guidance on ergonomics, exercise, and other aspects of daily living to help prevent future issues.
- Conditions Treated: Chiropractors commonly treat conditions such as back pain, neck pain, headaches, and joint pain. Some patients also seek chiropractic care for conditions like sciatica, sports injuries, and certain types of arthritis.
Chiropractic versus Atlas Orthogonal (AO) Chiropractic
Chiropractic & Atlas Orthogonal (AO) Chiropractic are both forms of alternative medicine that focus on the musculoskeletal system ; but the techniques are different.
Chiropractic relies mainly on manual adjustment while Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic uses a precise instrument that gently adjusts the atlas bone ,called also C1 (the first vertebrae that supports the skull) without the use of manual manipulation or twisting the neck.
AO Chiropractic is less invasive, much more gentle and precise then the common Chiropractic approach; it is safe for everyone
Atlas Orthogonal (AO) Chiropractic with Dr. Tod Cahill
What is Atlas Orthogonal (AO) Chiropractic?
AO Chiropractic is the most advanced American technology in upper cervical techniques. It focuses on the first cervical vertebra of the spine, known as the atlas or C1. The atlas vertebra is crucial because it supports the skull, allows a significant range of motion of the neck, it protects the spinal cord, plays a tole in maintaining blood flow to the brain.
The misalignment of the atlas can affect the alignment of the entire spine, impact posture and influence the function of the nervous system.
Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic addresses all musculoskeletal disorders.It is a scientific non-invasive therapy and safe for all family members.
Key features of Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic include:
- Precise Adjustments: Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractors use a precise and gentle adjustment technique that involves using a specialized instrument to make corrections to the atlas vertebra. The instrument is based on a percussion wave and is designed to deliver a controlled and targeted force vector without the need for manual manipulation.
- X-ray Analysis: before providing adjustments, AO specialists often use X-ray imaging to assess the alignment of the atlas and identify any misalignments. This information helps guide the chiropractor in delivering precise corrections.
- Individualized Treatment Plans: like other chiropractic approaches, Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic typically involves individualized treatment plans tailored to the specific needs of each patient. The goal is to address any misalignments in the atlas and promote optimal spinal and nervous system function.
- Focus on the Upper Cervical Region: Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic places a particular emphasis on the upper cervical region, as misalignments in this area may impact the entire spine and nervous system. By addressing the atlas, practitioners aim to restore balance and improve overall health.
AO Chiropractic can be effective for the treatment of:
Headaches / Migraines
Neurological Conditions / Sciatica
Joint Pain and Stiffness
Auto Accident Injuries
Shoulder/Arm /Hand Pain
Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic was founded by Dr. Roy Sweat, American chiropractor who developed the AO chiropractic technique and established the Sweat Institute where chiropractors can receive training in the this specific method.
Dr.Tod Cahill ,expert of the Atlas Orthogonal Program, has worked closely with Dr. Roy Sweat in the United States, contributing in the progress of this revolutionary therapy, then moved to Dubai in 2011 to introduce AO chiropractic technique to the Middle East.
Dr. Tod Cahill (USA), International Award-Winner Chiropractor in 2013 & 2017 :
Dr. Tod has exclusive rights for the use of the Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic Technique in the UAE and other countries.
Established in Dubai, Dr. Tod offers premium personalized chiropractic care to his patients. In addition to his expertise he uses high-end devices and treats everyone including babies and pregnant ladies.
Dr. Tod empowers his patients to take an active in their health, he provides his patients with educational information about proper posture ,ergonomics and lifestyle modifications.He also supports people under his care to achieve optimal wellness.
For a precise diagnostic, to assess the spine an identify any misalignments or abnormalities, Dr.Tod refers to the patient’s medical condition history as well as X-rays. Then, he creates individualized treatment plans based on the patient’s specific diagnostic and health goals.As an AO Chiropractic Specialist Dr.Tod Cahill uses many devices and tools during the treatment sessions :
- The AO instrument ( based on a frequency wave)
- The Activator
- The Flexion Distraction Table
- The Intersegmental Traction Therapy Table
- The Arthrostim
- The Vibracussor
- The Drop-table technique
- Erchonia Cold Laser
What others say about us
What patients say
“Dr. Tod is great Chiropractor here in Dubai. He fixed my back and my posture. I trust him to be honest and I follow his treatments. His qualifications makes him the top Dr. here in Dubai. I highly recommend him.”
“I’ve always had problems with my back, and I came to Dr. Tod because my back was bothering me while I slept. After a few treatments with Dr. Tod, my back is much better. I can sleep without being disturbed by it at night.”
“Atlas Orthogonal therapy is so efficient! Thank you, Dr. Tod Cahill, for bringing this technique to the UAE and thank you for your expertise! My lower back pain is gone and I feel great.”
Shahdan Sherif Shokry