October 14, 2012

California Chiropractic Center

Dr. Tamara adjusting my spine on perhaps the comfiest table I have ever  been on! 
I have been trying to get back into shape after a long and unhealthy summer. Accidentally, I pulled my back kickboxing and have been in sheer AGONY lately. It hurts to sit, hurts to stand and only feels better when I lie down. Luckily, my best friend and amazing chiropractor Tamara Ghazi just moved back to Dubai from San Francisco and treated me at the California Chiropractic and Sports Medicine Center.

I was really impressed by the clinic and it reminded me of one in the States or in Canada. The 4 doctors, 2 physical therapists and massage therapist are all very friendly and you sense that they work as a team. Your problem becomes their dilemma as they collectively work to cure you and make you feel better in the long run. A chiropractor sees you,  hears your symptoms, manipulates your spine which feels surprisingly good, and then sends you off to the therapy rooms or to their on-site-gym for additional healing.

When manipulating my spine, Tamara first felt my neck and back for nodules that hurt and then cracked my neck. I heard a rip all through my spine which doesn't hurt AT ALL but is a shock when you hear all the cracks! She then flipped me on my back, right and left side and cracked each of them as well. At the end, my spine was perfectly aligned and it immediately felt better. There was no longer any pressure on my lower back or my neck which was exactly why I went to her :)

The clinic is very welcoming and everyone is super friendly!

They offer many therapies using only the newest equipment and techniques

After adjusting my spine and giving me a 15 minute back massage (the kind where you don't have to TELL your therapist where it hurts but where they KNOW just from feeling your nerves and muscles), I immediately felt better. After two or three more visits, Tamara assured me that I will be cured - no need for medicine or anything :)

Living in the U.A.E, we are all used to popping pills whenever something hurts (voltarin, pandaol joint, advil etc) but what happens is that the pills simply mask the problem instead of curing it. Chiropractic Therapy is a relatively new form of therapy in the Middle East where the doctors are mainly concerned with your skeletal spine and its effects on your general health. They use manual therapy on where it hurts and you feel better after just a few sessions.

The only negative thing about Chiropractic Therapy, as I see it, is that you need to keep going back weekly or bi-weekly over a period of time before you are truly cured and the pain completely goes away. But just for the positive feeling you get after the manipulation of your spine, I wouldn't mind going back!  If you have a constant body ache, I highly recommend visiting the California Chiropractic and Sports Medicine Centre to get properly cured! You'll feel a world of difference :)

What do you think of Chiropractors? Would you go to one if you had a muscle or body ache?

The California Chiropractic and Sports Medicine Centre is located at Dubai Healthcare City - Block A -  Al Razi Building #64 - Suite 2007 - Tel: 04- 429 8292 


  1. thanks for coming by! you are always a pleasure to treat with your many trigger points and all heheh see you soon beautiful!!

  2. Well, athletes do find chiropractic treatment effective in relieving them from pain and keeping them fit. Actually, there are many athletes who are known to have chiropractic treatment, like ex-San Francisco 49er quarterback Joe Montana, heavy weight boxing champion Evander Holyfield, and even NBA all-star Charles Barkley. And you can certainly be added to that long list of athletes who benefit from chiropractic treatment.

  3. My friend is a tennis player and has elbow pain. I think chiropractic care is best solution to solve her problem. I will tell him about this gainful treatment.
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  4. Greetings
    it is nice to see Chiropractic flourishing in the middle east,your facilities looks great.
    i had my practices in Glendale and Studio City,in 79.moved to Lebanon in 93 and now introducing Chiropractic to Saudi Arabia.....best of luck to all your team
    Dr. Ghazi Nahle / Chiropractor


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