What is Functional Medicine?

At BackFit Health + Spine we have always focused on functional medicine at the forefront of all of our treatments, we address the underlying causes of your health problems (instead of just treating symptoms) so you can get well and stay well without unnecessary drugs or surgery. We use cutting-edge diagnostic tools to find the problem, and nutritional therapy, herbal medicine, supplements, stress management, detoxification, lifestyle changes, chiropractic care, physical therapy, massage therapy, and prescription medications to eliminate triggers and restore proper function and balance.

FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE IS:

  • Investigative. Addresses symptoms by focusing on the underlying cause of the problem, which leads to more profound and longer lasting results.
  • Holistic. Envisions the body as an interconnected whole that is in dynamic relationship to its environment, and recognizes the importance of these connections in health and disease.
  • Safe. Treatments have mild or no side effects, and other unrelated complaints often improve spontaneously.
  • Patient-centered. Treats the patient, not the disease. Treatments are highly individualized based on patient needs.
  • Participatory. Patient is respected, empowered, educated and encouraged to play active role in healing process.
  • Integrative. Combines the best of both modern and traditional medicines and emphasizes importance of diet and lifestyle.
  • Restorative. Tests and treatments designed to promote optimal function, prevent and reverse disease, and improve quality of life.
  • Preventative. Guided by the ancient Chinese saying, “The superb physician treats disease before it occurs.”
  • Evidence-based. Based on the latest research from peer-reviewed medical journals, and uncorrupted by corporate and political interests.

What is our treatment philosophy?

We practice a new model of medicine, sometimes referred to as “functional” or “systems” medicine. Functional medicine is neither conventional nor alternative medicine. It’s a combination of the best elements of both, and it represents the future of medicine.

Our Approach

One way to think of us is as “health detectives.” We focus on identifying and addressing the underlying cause of an illness, rather than just suppressing symptoms. Like all detectives, we use a variety of tools in our investigations, including, detailed questionnaires, a thorough medical history and examination, and comprehensive laboratory tests (blood, urine, and saliva testing). We then use nutritional therapy, herbal medicine, supplements, stress management, detoxification, lifestyle changes, and—in some cases and only when necessary—prescription medications to eliminate triggers and restore proper function and balance. Deep and lasting healing is only possible when the root causes of illness are addressed. By understanding the core systems of the body, how they are related, and how their function can be restored, many chronic illnesses can be prevented and even reversed.

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