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Functional Medicine Specialist

Got Your Back Total Health

Chiropractor located in Chevy Chase, Washington, DC

Functional medicine is an approach to health care that examines the ways that your body’s systems affect and cause disease. At Got Your Back Total Health in the Spring Valley area of Washington, DC, you have access to an outstanding team who share a dedication to functional medicine as a means of improving your quality of life. When you’re ready to explore functional medicine in more detail, call the office or book an appointment online at your earliest convenience.

Functional Medicine Q & A

What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine is an approach rooted deeply in biology and physiology. It seeks to clearly identify and address the primary cause of disease. It also accepts the fact that numerous factors can cause the same symptom, and the way symptoms are expressed depends on a variety of things, including your environment, lifestyle, and genetic makeup. 

Expect to discuss your personal and family health history in detail. You’ll also be asked to share information about your lifestyle. All of this input helps your practitioners craft a plan of action that suits your specific needs. 

Personalized treatment plans are a cornerstone of functional medicine. This is not a one-size-fits-all approach, and as a result, many men and women who work with a functional medicine specialist achieve impressive outcomes. 

What types of services are available in functional medicine?

Functional medicine seeks to determine the root cause of any given illness, and to then treat each patient as a whole individual, with an eye toward their unique set of strengths and weaknesses. 

Some of the services available at Got Your Back Total Health or by way of referrals to practitioners in the practice’s professional network include:

  • Evaluation of digestive and microbiological imbalances
  • Immune system problems
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Methylation problems
  • Inflammatory conditions
  • Detoxification care
  • Genetic mutations, including MTHFR and COMT
  • Chronic pain syndrome
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome and other GI disorders
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome

These are just some of the health issues that can be diagnosed and treated using functional medicine tools and techniques. 

Can functional medicine help with brain health and cognitive issues?

Functional medicine can help treat a wide spectrum of health needs, including issues with both body and brain. Some of the areas of brain health and cognitive function that can be addressed from a functional medicine perspective include:

  • Evaluation and treatment for autism and ADHD 
  • Addiction and substance abuse issues
  • Memory and cognitive decline
  • Neurological disorders like Parkinson’s disease
  • Stress management
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Psychiatric disorders

If you’re concerned about changes in cognitive function, or simply want to do everything you can to enhance and support your brain health, schedule an appointment at Got Your Back Health to explore your options. Online scheduling is available, and you are always welcome to call or stop by the office to book your visit.