Functional Medicine Specialist

Elite Spine and Health Center -  - Chiropractic

Elite Spine and Health Center

Chiropractic & Sports Rehabilitation located in Westchase, Houston, TX & Champion Forest, Spring, TX

If you want to live a healthier and more active lifestyle, all while reducing the risk of acute and chronic health problems, consider functional medicine. At Elite Spine and Health Center, chiropractors Billy Cheong, DC, Kesia Broome, DC, Elias Madrid, DC and the team are experienced functional medicine providers. Instead of simply masking uncomfortable symptoms, they work to identify and treat the root cause. To make an appointment, call the office in Houston or Spring, Texas, or click the online booking feature today.

Functional Medicine Q & A

What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine is a type of holistic health care. It combines patient education, preventive screenings, and healthy lifestyle changes to encourage optimal well-being. 

Traditionally, Western medicine has focused on diagnosing and treating uncomfortable symptoms, like joint pain or nausea. Though there’s nothing wrong with this per se, treating only the symptoms of disease fails to address the root cause. 

Functional medicine is different in that it understands the relationship between your lifestyle and health. As a result, it encourages a nutritious diet, regular exercise, and stress management to achieve better health.  

What are some of the conditions that can benefit from functional medicine?

At Elite Spine and Health Center, the team uses functional medicine to treat various conditions, including:

Stress and anxiety

Everyone experiences stress from time to time, but unrelenting symptoms can interfere with your ability to focus or get a good night’s sleep. Your provider at Elite Spine and Health Center can identify the cause of your anxiety and develop a custom treatment plan to help you feel better.

Poor gut health

Many Americans experience gastrointestinal issues like diarrhea, nausea, and constipation due to poor gut health. The team at Elite Spine and Health Center can recommend healthy meals and snacks as well as nutritional supplements to encourage optimal digestion and preserve the health of your gut. 

Chronic and acute pain

If you experience chronic or acute pain due to arthritis or a sports-related injury, functional medicine can reduce inflammation and encourage mobility. The professionals at Elite Spine and Health Center can suggest exercises and lifestyle modifications to help. 

What happens during a functional medicine appointment?

At Elite Spine and Health Center, a functional medicine appointment begins with a review of your medical records and a discussion of your current health. Your provider asks about your lifestyle, including how often you exercise, whether you drink alcohol, and how well you sleep.

Next, they conduct a complete physical and order laboratory testing. After gathering the necessary information, they make recommendations that align with your needs. 

Who is a candidate for functional medicine?

Anyone who wants to live a healthier, more active lifestyle without having to rely on prescription medication can benefit from functional medicine. 

Following an in-office consultation, the team at Elite Spine and Health Center can make recommendations to help you stay on track.

To explore the benefits of functional medicine, make an appointment at Elite Spine and Health Center by calling the nearest office or clicking the online booking feature today.