Functional Medicine

Tired of living with chronic pain or ongoing illnesses? Dr. Pamela Hart and the team at Alternative Health Clinic in Boulder, CO, offer functional medicine that can help you live the healthy, pain-free life you dream of.

Common Questions About Visiting a Functional Medicine Chiropractor

If you’ve heard the term “functional medicine,” you might be a little unclear on what that means exactly and whether it’s something you should seek. Below, Dr. Hart and our team at Alternative Health Clinic in Boulder, CO, answer these questions and more.

What Exactly Is Functional Medicine?

Functional medicine is an area that treats the root cause of pain and various conditions while improving the function of the entire body. It utilizes a holistic approach and various effective techniques to address chronic pain, ongoing conditions, and diseases.

Why Do Some Chiropractors Practice It?

It’s actually not a far-fetched idea that chiropractors might offer a functional approach. Generally, chiropractors aim to seek out and eliminate the root cause of your pain. Typically, this is done by addressing structural issues.

Functional chiropractors usually focus on the health of the entire body and what exactly is making it operate less than its best. They’ll do this by not just assessing your musculoskeletal system but also your diet, lifestyle, habits, medical history, and more. And they'll employ many different diagnostic tools to determine what is going on. 

What Types of Conditions Can Functional Chiropractic Treat?

Functional chiropractors offer care for the same conditions as those who don’t practice functional medicine, including herniated discs, misalignment, nerve compression, and more. However, they also provide treatment for issues like hypertension, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, hypertension, fatigue, allergies, migraines, IBS, and more.

What Types of Techniques Are Used in Functional Medicine?

This depends greatly on the patient seeking care. It also depends on the chiropractor you’re visiting and the techniques they choose to focus on. In most cases, you can expect to receive adjustments, as your spinal health and alignment are key to general health.

However, you’ll typically also receive functional nutritional counseling, foot detoxes, therapeutic massage, acupuncture, lifestyle guidance, and much more. The goal is to combine the most effective methods for your specific needs and to help you achieve optimal health and wellness.

Would you like to learn more about functional medicine and how it can benefit your life? Dr. Hart and the team at Alternative Health Clinic in Boulder, CO, are here for you. Call (303) 449-BACK (2225) or (303) 668-4432 to schedule your appointment today.

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