Functional medicine is a patient-centered, individualized approach to patient treatment that aims to identify the underlying causes of disease, pain, and other health issues. Whereas traditional medicine often treats symptoms of medical conditions, functional medicine aims to identify and treat the root cause of medical conditions, improving the body’s functions and promoting optimal wellness.
In traditional medicine, patients are typically prescribed a drug to help with their medical condition.
However, this medication only treats the symptoms of pain and other health issues. Functional medicine, on the other hand, identifies the underlying cause of the issue, eliminating pain at the source. And at Crevar Chiropractic, we offer totally natural, drug-free treatment for spinal misalignments, extremity pain, and much more.
Practitioners of functional medicine determine why function was lost, which is dependent on a variety of factors, both internal and external. The functional medicine approach to treatment combines traditional medicine with less conventional methods, considering all factors that contribute to the body’s imbalance. Foundational lifestyle factors affecting your body and health may include:
- Interpersonal relationships
By determining the effect of these lifestyle factors on patients’ health issues and overall wellness, Dr. Crevar comes up with a treatment plan that not only alleviates pain, but also improves patients’ daily lives.
The body, mind, and spirit are very much interconnected, and functional medicine practices promote the health and wellness of all three.
Upon determining the root cause of your problem, Dr. Crevar may recommend changes to nutrition, diet, and exercise. He considers the external, lifestyle forces along with internal forces that often affect our lives and health, discerning a treatment plan from there. Stress management techniques are another way that functional medicine practitioners promote wellness of the body, mind, and spirit.
Functional medicine practitioners understand the importance of considering the whole as opposed to the part. Every person is genetically and biochemically unique, and a treatment that works for one person may not work for another, even if their issues appear the same. That’s why an individualized approach to healthcare treatment is necessary for total wellness.
Functional treatment has seen effective results in:
- Chronic pain
Functional medicine is a scientifically based, whole-person approach to patient care.
Treatment plans are completely customized and based on each patient’s specific needs. Functional treatment is designed to promote overall wellness, with no prescriptions involved.
The goal of functional medicine is not to relieve symptoms, but to return your body to optimal function and performance by treating the root cause of your health issues. Take the next step toward a healthier life. Call Crevar Chiropractic today to learn more about functional medicine and our approach to patient care.