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Functional Medicine at Back Pain Center

Woman with arms out at beachFunctional medicine is a holistic approach to healthcare that focuses on identifying and addressing the root causes of disease.

Unlike traditional medicine, which typically looks at the symptoms of disease, functional medicine looks at the underlying factors that contribute including stress, sleep, nutrition, movement, and relationships.

At Back Pain Center, we believe that this approach to care offers patients the ability to live a happy, healthy, and full life naturally using holistic means.

What to Expect

During the 75 minute initial consultation, patients can expect to discuss their medical and nutrition history, symptoms, and lifestyle factors that may be impacting their health. We’ve seen patients come to us hoping to resolve a variety of complaints, from chronic pain to hormone issues, weight loss or gain, and even a general feeling of dis-ease.

After the history, we will conduct a nutrition-oriented physical exam which includes measuring vital signs and body composition as well as examining the hair, skin, nails, and mouth for signs of nutritional imbalances.

Based on the information gathered during the initial consultation, we’ll then order standard new patient blood work with more extensive labs ordered if needed. During the follow up visit, we will go over the findings with you and create a personalized care plan unique to your specific needs.

This plan may include a combination of lifestyle changes such as modifications to diet and exercise, as well as targeted supplements to address any deficiencies or imbalances identified from the exam and labs. If we feel you are better suited to visit a specialist, we’ll refer you as needed-we always keep your best interest in mind and practice a patient-first approach to care.

Who Can Benefit?

In contrast to traditional medicine, functional medicine is a comprehensive, individualized approach that takes into account the unique needs and circumstances of each individual patient. By identifying and addressing the root causes of disease, functional medicine aims to promote long-term health and wellness. This makes it a great option for almost anyone who’d like to dive deeper into their health and determine what’s really going on.

Learn More Today

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