What to Expect From a Functional Medicine Chiropractor
Functional medicine is transforming the ways we see healthcare system. With the core value being prioritizing the patient, chiropractic care is pushing people towards functional medicine. But you may wonder how this is different from a traditional healthcare provider. Well, here’s what to expect from a functional medicine chiropractor.
Understanding & Empathy
Taking mind, body and spirit as one is a key value of a functional medicine chiropractor. They believe that illness starts to heal when a practitioner can ensure that patients are being heard and understood.
For example, an obese person visits a chiropractor for spinal manipulation. The practitioner knows that the reason of this problem is the patient’s weight but they won’t tell them right away as it may come off as belittling. However, they may put emphasis on the importance of losing weight and talk to their patient into considering a diet plan.
Educating the Patients
Most of the time, patients who opt for functional medicine are active participants when it comes to their health. The chiropractor spends time listening to their concerns and educate them about the respective issues. The practitioner and the patient work as a team to make a realistic strategy for a healthier lifestyle.
Patients with neck pain are educated by neck pain chiropractors about the importance of good posture. Similarly, a patient with heel pain emergencies will have to be educated by a plantar fasciitis specialist about proper footwear and heel pain management.
Conventional medicine is, and has always been disease oriented and focuses on quick fixes for symptoms. Meanwhile, functional medicine is completely health oriented and focuses on the overall wellbeing of the patient.
This doesn’t mean that a chiropractor dismisses conventional healthcare. In fact, functional medicine involves all forms of healthcare. The holistic nature of this field is what makes it health oriented and allows the practitioner to follow a preventive approach.
Diagnosing the Root Cause
As stated earlier, functional medicine practitioners don’t just treat symptoms, they diagnose the root cause of the problem and then create a treatment plan. For example, if a patient comes to a chiropractor for sciatica pain, they practitioner won’t just provide sciatica pain treatment but also look at other aspects of the patient’s life which could have resulted in it.
Healthcare costs are increasing with each passing year, and diagnostic services have also become extremely expensive. However, functional medicine is the ultimate solution to this problem due to its cost effectiveness.
At Atlant Health, Dr. Aleksander Kanevsky signifies our core values of healthcare, hence provide the best chiropractic care in the NYC. Get in touch with us for ultimate functional medicine solutions!