Not Just About Relieving Pain
Chiropractic is not just about relieving pain. It’s about enhancing the seemingly healthy person’s function, performance, and quality of life. Chiropractic looks at not only the structural but the mental, emotional and nutritional side of wellness. Chiropractic care ensures that the spine works properly and that there is minimal obstruction of the normal nerve flow due to pressure on the nervous system from stress and postural strain or injury. It is gratifying to see people of all ages turning to chiropractic as a safe and effective alternative to medication and surgery for a variety of health issues. Chiropractic care aims to relieve pain, promote healing, restore and maintain function, reduce the likelihood of re-injury, restore proper motion, and prevent accelerated degenerative spine disease. However, comprehensive chiropractic healthcare goes much further. It all comes back to wellness, defined not just as the absence of sickness. Wellness suggests a proactive approach to living which results in optimal physical, emotional, and social well-being. This involves learning how to stay healthy, practicing good health habits, and giving up harmful ones. This involves responding to the body’s warning signals before illness interrupts life’s activities. Our health potential is decreased by all of the bad things our bodies and minds are subjected to. The role of the chiropractic physician is to facilitate and increased the potential for health so we can live life to its fullest.
Functional medicine is a concept we employ here at Health Touch Chiropractic, and those who have benefited from our care easily understand why. While traditional care focuses mainly on treating symptoms, functional medicine does much more. It incorporates evidence-based care with feedback from the patient. This lets us proactively tailor treatments to meet your individual needs. It includes physical exams, lab testing, and an examination of physiological imbalances and environmental factors for the most comprehensive snapshot of a patient’s overall health.
Functional medicine falls into the category of holistic care, which takes the entire body’s function into account. If one area of your body is suffering, it typically affects other bodily systems and functions. Lab tests, physical exams, and screenings can provide the evidence required to design a plan of action to correct any issues.
We have effectively employed functional medicine to benefit a number of patients suffering from chronic pain as well as those who have no outward symptoms but are hoping to achieve optimum health and wellness. For example, functional medicine has made significant improvements in the lives of patients suffering from fibromyalgia, Type 2 Diabetes, thyroid disorders, and even metabolic disorders.
What We Offer:
We offer holistic care, as all of our treatments are a non-invasive alternative to traditional medicine. Holistic care addresses the patient as an individual rather than a symptom or condition. Care at our office includes chiropractic adjustments, physical therapies, rehabilitative exercises, functional medicine, including nutritional interventions. For example, because your entire body is based on signals sent through your spine, a chiropractic adjustment can often correct an upset that lies elsewhere in the body as well as those directly related to the spinal column. In addition, we offer and refer you for pain management when necessary, as well as coordinate your care with other providers. We are dedicated to addressing the root cause of your health conditions, whether physical, nutritional, emotional, mental, or social.
Call 503-941-9912 today to find out what our team can do for you.