Functional Medicine

If you have a chronic medial issue or concern, functional medicine can help address both the condition and its potential underlying cause to help you feel better. Cape Fear Chiropractic not only treats your current concern but assess your system as a whole to help lessen or prevent the future problems of any injury, disease or chronic illness.

Functional medicine focuses on treating the body as whole instead of just an individual complaint or concern. Instead of being diseased focused, functional medicine seeks out the causes of pain and disease instead of just treating the symptoms. It looks at the bigger picture that includes genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that can affect long-term health and lead to chronic disease. By being able to look at these factors, functional medicine can help improve a person’s overall health both today and in the future and potentially eliminate the risks of developing chronic disease in the future. Functional medicine can address nearly any medical condition or concern from acne and insomnia to more debilitating diseases such as diabetes, fibromyalgia, and multiple sclerosis.

With the number of chronic diseases being diagnosed on a steady increase, the need for functional medicine is growing as well. With most medical treatment focused on treating immediate, serious problems, many times the underlying cause of the issue does not receive the attention it needs. By addressing the immediate concern and then researching its underlying cause, the overall health of a person can be greatly improved both now and in the long-term. This means treating the injury or issue at hand, assessing the patient, and developing a long-term plan that includes proper nutrition, a healthy diet, and adequate exercise in order to prevent a recurrence of the same issue or development of other issues in the future.

Functional medicine is patient-centered care that looks at their health history and that of their family, current health conditions, and the potential for future chronic health issues. It also takes into account a patient’s lifestyle as well as their overall emotional and mental well-being. By looking at the greater picture, it is possible to create a life plan that helps even those at risk of chronic illness live a longer, healthier life. Not only does this plan involve immediate treatment but a variety of preventative medicine techniques as well.

At Cape Fear Chiropractic, we work to treat the person not just their current medical issue. We offer our patients chiropractic and physiotherapy treatment, nutrition and exercise plans that fulfill the goals of functional medicine to help treat the whole person, not just the current injury or one specific disease. If you are interested in receiving a full physiotherapy assessment, we invite you to call us at 910-313-1003 or email us at capefearchio@gmail.com. 

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