Dr. Anis Noorani, DC directs Chiropractic care and Physiotherapy at Beach Pain Center, Fort Worth. Dr. Noorani is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Board Certified for Physiotherapy, and Certified to perform Electrodiagnostic studies. He is also a member of many professional organizations, including the American Chiropractic Association, the National Chiropractic Association, and Hispanic Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce.
After graduating from Newman Smith High School in Carrollton, TX, Dr. Noorani went on to the University of Texas at Austin, where he majored in biology and pre-med. After completing his pre-requisite he enrolled at the prestigious Parker University in Dallas, where he earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree.
His technique specialization and training involve diversified, Thompson drop table, flexion/distraction, activator, nutritional counseling, sports management, and weight loss. He is interested in chiropractic orthopedics, including trauma, sports injuries, spine injuries, knee injuries, shoulder injuries, ankle injuries, hand injuries, motor vehicle accidents and work injuries. In his spare time, the native Texan enjoys basketball, golf, weight lifting, swimming, running, reading, and is a devoted Dallas Mavericks Fan. Go Mavs!!
As the clinic director of Beach Pain Center, Dr. Noorani believes the more you understand the way your body functions the more you will be motivated to take care of yourself. Doctors of Chiropractic primarily interested in the proper function of body tissue and organs of the body---all controlled by the nervous system.
Dr. Noorani's philosophy of multidisciplinary approach, which involves working closely with medical doctors, orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, and massage therapists to offer the most comprehensive and effective care for his patients. As a part of the multidisciplinary approach, Dr. Noorani feels passionate about continuing to educate both the Dallas business and medical communities by speaking to insurance companies, physician groups, attorneys, and the public on the benefits of skilled Chiropractic care.
As a benefit to our new and existing patients, we have posted several of the most frequently asked questions in regards to Doctor of Chiropractor and Chiropractic care. There is so much information on the Internet that we feel the best way to answer your questions is for you to meet with our chiropractor, Dr. Noorani personally. We'll do our best to provide solutions so that you can get the right chiropractic care at Beach Pain Center.
What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.
Doctors of Chiropractic?
Often referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians – practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.
The most common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as “spinal manipulation,” also called “chiropractic adjustment.” The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile – or restricted in their movement – as a result of a tissue injury. Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. In either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function for the sufferer. Manipulation, or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, and allowing tissues to heal.
"Intelligence is present everywhere in our bodies... our own inner intelligence is far superior to any we can try to substitute from the outside" Deepak Chopra, M.D.
Chiropractic adjustment rarely causes discomfort. However, patients may sometimes experience mild soreness or aching following treatment (as with some forms of exercise) that usually resolves within 12 to 48 hours.
In many cases, such as lower back pain, chiropractic care may be the primary method of treatment. When other medical conditions exist, chiropractic care may complement or support medical treatment by relieving the musculoskeletal aspects associated with the condition.
Doctors of chiropractic may assess patients through clinical examination, laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging and other diagnostic interventions to determine when chiropractic treatment is appropriate or when it is not appropriate. Chiropractors will readily refer patients to the appropriate health care provider when chiropractic care is not suitable for the patient’s condition, or the condition warrants co-management in conjunction with other members of the health care team.
What is a chiropractic adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment is the art of using a specific force in a precise direction, applied to a joint that is subluxated, "locked up," or not moving properly. The purpose of this safe and natural procedure is to eliminate interference to the nervous system, improving spinal function and overall health.
Is chiropractic treatment safe?
Chiropractic is one of the safest treatments currently available in healthcare and when there is a treatment where the potential for benefits far outweighs any risk, it deserves serious consideration. Whedon et al. (2014) based their study on 6,669,603 subjects after the unqualified subjects had been removed from the study and accounted for 24,068,808 office visits. They concluded, “No mechanism by which SM (spinal manipulation) induces injury into normal healthy tissues has been identified. (Whedon et al., 2014, p. 5)
Whedon, J. M., Mackenzie, T. A., Phillips, R. B., & Lurie, J. D. (2014). Risk of traumatic injury associated with chiropractic spinal manipulation in Medicare Part B beneficiaries aged 66-69. Spine, [Epub ahead of print] 1-33.
What if chiropractic doesn't work?
If we're unable to find and correct the cause of your particular health problem, we will refer you to other specialists who may be able to help. Your health is our primary goal.
Is chiropractic safe for children?
Absolutely. Children who are under chiropractic care get sick less often and less severely. They have fewer emotional and learning disabilities and other neurological problems. They also have fewer ear infections, fewer allergies, lower incidence of tonsillitis, and less need for antibiotic therapy.
What is that "popping" noise sometimes heard during an adjustment?
The “popping” or “cracking” noise is simply the release of gas from a joint when bones move, much like when you pop the cork out of a bottle of champagne or when you remove a suction cup from a window.
Can I adjust myself?
Since chiropractic adjustments use specific force applied in a specific direction to your joints, it is virtually impossible to adjust your own back. You can twist, turn, or bend, and may create pops in your joints similar to that of a chiropractic adjustment. Unfortunately, this can be destructive to an already weak area of your spine, making it even more unsteady.
Do chiropractic adjustments hurt?
In most cases, not at all. In fact, most people find having an adjustment very relaxing.
Is chiropractic treatment safe during pregnancy?
Yes. Both babies and their pregnant mothers benefit from chiropractic care. Many women report easier births. Chiropractic care can help expectant mothers with changes that come from weight gain and hormonal fluctuations.
I’m over 60. Am I too old for chiropractic treatment?
Many active seniors seek regular chiropractic treatment. Periodic visits can help catch little problems before they become major concerns – helping you to stay healthy and active.
Does Beach Pain Center Medical doctors manage chronic pain syndrome?
Currently we do not manage chronic pain syndrome with prescription medications. We believe in a multidisciplinary model of care to help patient who are in chronic pain free themselves of addictive medications with help of chiropractic treatment, physical rehabilitation and nutritional counseling. Patient who are currently on chronic pain medication should continue to see their current physician to help them wean off of medications as they continue our conservative treatment model.
There are many other questions you may have, so please contact us or complete our online request form. Our Fort Worth chiropractic office will be happy to assist in giving you answers to help you get your chiropractic needs met.
Contact Beach Pain Center today 817-831-3388 and take advantage of our initial "no charge" consultation to see our Fort Worth chiropractor.