Functional Medicine Services at Precure Chiropractic
When you're sick, injured, or in pain, your first priority might be to get your symptoms under control. But on a deeper level, you may also wonder why you're experiencing those symptoms, and what elements of your life brought them about. These two reactions illustrate the basic difference between conventional medical treatment and the concept of functional medicine. Here at Precure Chiropractic, any chiropractor on our team can use the principles and techniques of functional medicine to gain a deep understanding of your condition and then help you correct those underlying factors that made you vulnerable to it.
The Role of Functional Medicine in Health and Wellness
One of the shortcomings of conventional medicine is its focus on simply treating symptoms instead of causes. Any given symptom may stem from a surprisingly wide range of injuries, illnesses, and chronic problems, and any of those underlying conditions may be influenced by a number of factors, from emotional stress and nutritional or hormonal imbalances to impaired nerve function or musculoskeletal misalignment.
Functional medicine takes a more global, cause-oriented approach. Our chiropractic team evaluates every possible aspect of your condition by looking at your medical history, sleep habits, diet, weight, workplace ergonomics, emotional stressors, posture, age, and other potential contributing factors. This bigger picture allows us to take a holistic or "whole-body" approach to treatment.
Whole-Body Treatment and Pain Management Strategies
Once we've obtained a detailed understanding of how the various parts of your life and body are interacting to produce your health challenges, we can create a personalized, multi-modal strategy for correcting any imbalances. Chiropractic care may be central to this strategy because spinal imbalances can lead to poor nerve function, which in turn can affect every system in the body. Your chiropractor can also reduce chronic joint pain by helping the joints move more easily and normally, while also easing chronic muscle pain by correcting your posture.
But chiropractic care is only one part of a holistic functional medicine plan. Since every system affects every other system, we want to provide a variety of treatments that allow these various systems to work together as well as possible. For instance, while chiropractic care is correcting a misalignment in your back, massage therapy may relieve muscle spasms and emotional stresses that aggravate your back pain. Meanwhile, dietary and lifestyle changes are helping you fight inflammation, avoid injury, and maintain a more comfortable weight.
Learn More at Our Alamogordo or Las Cruces Office
If you're looking for truly comprehensive, integral approach to optimal health, look at Precure Chiropractic. Call our Alamogordo or Las Cruces office for an appointment!