What to Expect from the Chiropractic Physician

The practice of chiropractic is based on providing care without drugs or surgery, although the specific scope of practice may vary according to the laws of a specific jurisdiction.

In general patients should expect:

a thorough physical examination to determine conditions which may be appropriate for chiropractic care and a physical medicine approach;

diagnostic x-rays to demonstrate the degree of spinal alignment and degenerative changes 

to be referred to another health care provider for those conditions which are not appropriate for chiropractic care or for those which are not responding to chiropractic care;

to understand the type of care to be administered, and what results may be expected;

periodic progress examinations to determine treatment effectiveness and projected duration of continued care;

a reasonable understanding of therapeutic options;

appropriate and ethical care provided in confidence, with respect for privacy and dignity.



The Chiropractic Physician’s Role in Interdisciplinary Care

Dr. Khoury can provide complementary care to the surgeon and the general medical practitioner who specializes in a pharmaceutical approach to healthcare conditions. He is well trained in disease prevention, clinical nutrition and the science of tissue recovery and repair. Dr. Khoury understands the steps required to promote maximum musculoskeletal tissue recovery and repair.

The Treatment is the Difference

Many people receive chiropractic care everyday and millions of chiropractic treatments are provided each year.  Of all of those, your care is different.  Dr. Khoury is a member of the American Chiropractic Association Council on Physiological Therapeutics and Rehabilitation (ACA Rehab Council).  Dr. Khoury has gone through a 320 hour post-graduate diplomate program, similar to a fellowship for medical doctors, that qualifies him to be one of only 1500 chiropractors out of more than 60,000 in the country to be considered a Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Rehabilitation (DABCR).

What This Means:

Dr. Khoury:

*uses guidelines of care,

*knows the stages of tissues injury from acute to subacute to chronic,

*knows when to transition from providing passive to active care,

*uses streching and strenghtening exercises,

*knows how to minimize treatment care and applies care in the correct time phase,

*all in addition to providing standard chiropractic care that includes manipulation of the spine and extremities, and

*provides patient education for full recovery.

But perhaps the aspect of treatment from Dr. Khoury will benefit you- the patient- the most, is the use of active care which requires your active participation in care and recovery to health.  Dr Khoury promotes active care to reduce co-dependence on care and you learn to incorporate healthful changes into everyday life.  Because injuries often develop at a site of weakness, Dr. Khoury may actually restore the patient to a state of health better than before the injury.


December 12, 2004


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