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Although it is not a new concept, functional medicine is becoming the preferred methodology of an increasingly large segment of the health community today. Essentially, the term describes a philosophy that encourages treatment of each patient from a "whole person" perspective rather than simply targeting symptoms. Our Frankfort chiropractor is here to help you understand the different disciplines of medical treatment and the importance of functional medicine.
Traditional medical doctors look at symptoms of illness or disease and use specific therapies to treat specific conditions.
Alternative Medicine, including Oriental or Eastern tradition, involves an array of methods or a combination of such techniques such as chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture, massage, aromatherapy, herbal treatments, or diet and exercise to treat pain and disease.
An approach that combines traditional medical practices, including surgery and drug therapy, along with Eastern tradition and alternative therapies is known as Integrative Medicine. Many patients demand an integrated approach and are open to new and innovative ideas in order to fight disease and maintain health.
The fourth approach -- Functional Medicine -- represents the philosophy embraced by our Frankfort chiropractor. By viewing a patient as more than just a "group of symptoms," Advanced Chiropractic Wellness treats mind, body and spirit with the goal of total and lasting well-being. Chiropractic care entails a drug-free, natural and non-invasive treatment plan to alleviate the root cause of pain rather than just masking the symptoms.
During an initial visit to our Frankfort clinic, our chiropractor will typically review your medical history, ask about specific complaints and symptoms, complete a thorough examination that may include X-rays and other diagnostic tests, and will ask about your diet, exercise and lifestyle habits. Our trained professionals will also talk with you about your personal goals and your commitment to life-long wellness. We want to be a part of the solution!
The first step is to alleviate pain. Whether you experience chronic pain or suffer acute pain resulting from an automobile accident or sports injury, our chiropractic adjustments can sometimes offer immediate relief. In the case of persistent headaches or backaches, the continuing pain of sciatica or fibromyalgia, recurrent back problems, or neck and shoulder discomfort due to strain or poor posture, we devise a treatment protocol that may include massage, exercise and an array of other "alternative" therapies.
Applied kinesiology is one of many forms of cross-disciplinary treatment that we use to manage and reduce pain while restoring proper body function. The goal is to normalize the way in which all body systems and organs work together, as well as to reestablish proper function of nerves, muscles, organs and glands. Through functional medicine and this "all is one" approach, we seek to restore and maintain health and wellness in the most complete and natural way possible.
Our Frankfort chiropractor and the entire staff at Advanced Chiropractic Wellness will take the time necessary to explain procedures and to answer any questions you may have. We offer nutritional, diet and exercise guidance and lifestyle advice, and we personalize our treatment plans to best serve each of our patients. Visit our Frankfort chiropractor to learn more about our functional medicine practices today!