Health Goals

You are welcome to come visit any one of our health care providers. If you are unsure where to begin we recommend a complete health evaluation with one of our Doctors of Chiropractic.

Following this health assessment we will collaborate with you to establish specific, measurable and achievable health goals with a personalized plan to achieve them. Whether you are seeking care for an acute injury, improving function and mobility, or making healthy lifestyle choices we can help you reach your goals.

Resolve Pain

painPain is the most common reason people seek professional help and most commonly this is for back pain, neck pain and headaches. Pain is often caused by inflammation in and around a muscle, nerve, tendon, ligament or joint following an injury or prolonged micro-trauma. Although pain medications have their place in acute situations, chronic pain from musculoskeletal sources best responds to the drugless approach.

The Goal: The first goal of treatment in these cases is to aid the body in decreasing inflammation and providing relief of pain. This is often done through chiropractic, massage therapy, acupuncture, and physical therapeutic modalities such as ultrasound and interferential current. This stage usually lasts from 1-3 weeks depending on factors such as the nature of the injury and the patient’s overall health.

The Next Step: Once the pain and inflammation is under control, the body will begin to heal itself by laying down new tissue to replace the damaged ones. For those looking to optimize this healing process, the next stage of recovery is to Optimize Recovery.

Optimize Recovery

recoveryMost people seek professional help when pain stops them from doing what they want. The team at Downtown Integrative Health Group is equipped to assess, diagnose and provide you with treatment options to guide you through the stages of acute pain and spasm to full functional rehabilitation and back into action. Often people think that when the pain is gone the injury is gone. Simply not true – the healing has just begun.

The Goal: The goal of therapy in this stage of recovery is to guide the healing process and to encourage normal tissue growth and strength while limiting the amount of scar tissue formation. This is often done through chiropractic, massage therapy, acupuncture, and exercise rehabilitation.

During this phase, our goal is to have the patient become increasingly involved in their recovery through active rehabilitation. The more someone takes ownership over their own health the more powerful and longer lasting the results will be.

The Next Step: Through ongoing lifestyle changes like exercise and nutrition we want to help you be proactive so you can Improve Health and remain healthy pain-free for years to come.

Improve Health

More and more people prefer to be proactive in maintaining function and pursuing health for themselves and their families. Our chiropractors are posture and biomechanical specialists. Nutritional and diet changes can be guided by our naturopathic doctor. Acupuncture and supplement/herbal support relieves the negative effects of chronic stress and gives energy back to the body. Exercise and personal training is available for those who want to change the look and function of their bodies. We here to help to support your decision to live healthy.