Whether you are seeking a way to live your healthiest life or you are suffering from pain or an ongoing condition, Dr. David Slossberg at Ponte Vedra Beach Chiropractic in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, provides an effective functional medicine approach that can help you achieve your goals.
What Is a Functional Medicine Chiropractor?
The healthcare industry can become quite overwhelming, thanks to all of the different types of providers available. One type is functional medicine which you’ll often find in various sections of the healthcare industry, including chiropractic. What exactly does a functional medicine chiropractor do, and how can it benefit you? Dr. Slossberg and the team at Ponte Vedra Beach Chiropractic in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, share the answers below.
Understanding Functional Medicine
Functional medicine is a bit different from what you might think of when visiting your doctor. Normally, you explain your symptoms, and your doctor works to provide relief from those symptoms. This might seem like a great thing, but it usually does nothing more than mask the symptoms temporarily. The symptoms will continue or return if the issue causing those symptoms is not addressed.
This is where functional medicine providers come into play. They don’t just try to relieve your current symptoms. They dig in to determine what is causing your pain or illness. And they look at everything that might contribute to it, including your habits, diet, and nutrition. They then develop a plan that addresses the root cause and all contributing factors.
How Does This Work In Chiropractic Care?
First and foremost, a comprehensive assessment is performed to determine your general health, understand your symptoms, and gather information about your daily life and habits. A plan will then be developed that can include many or all of the following methods and more.
- Chiropractic techniques to restore alignment, improve nerve function, relieve pain, and relieve pressure on discs
- Nutritional recommendations that include dietary guidance and nutritional supplements
- Therapeutic exercises to correct specific issues within the musculoskeletal system
- Exercise regimens to improve general health and wellness
- Additional therapies, such as massage therapy and ultrasound
Your treatment plan will be comprehensive, utilizing the best methods of health and healing for your needs. When necessary, you will be referred to a specialist to ensure the best results. The goal is to help each individual patient experience the most effective methods for their bodies to achieve optimal health, wellness, and function.
Would you like to learn more about how functional medicine can benefit your life? Schedule an appointment with Dr. Slossberg at Ponte Vedra Beach Chiropractic in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, by calling (904) 285-2243 today.