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Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine Services from Your Chiropractor in Manhattan, KS

The image of typical chiropractic treatment for most people is that of a doctor performing manual adjustments to correct spinal problems.  In fact, many chiropractors have embraced the practice of functional medicine and utilize a variety of natural treatments.  Patients who visit us at Nichols Chiropractic can reap the benefits of this type of medicine from our chiropractor in Manhattan, KS.  It addresses needs of the body, as well as those of the mind and the spirit.

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Causes, Not Symptoms

While traditional medicine focuses on treating symptoms, its functional cousin concentrates on finding and addressing any underlying causes of disease or misalignment.  A team approach with the chiropractor and the patient shifts the emphasis of treatment from a disease focus to one centered on the individual.

Unlike traditional medicine, which uses an illness-specific approach, functional medicine employs a whole-person approach.  Its use of natural therapies customized to each patient instead of fixed treatment protocols for illnesses makes it particularly effective.  Instead of revolving around acute care, a functional approach centers on getting the body back into a balanced state.

Chiropractors use a functional approach for a number of conditions such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and rheumatoid arthritis.  This type of medicine has also been effective in dealing with diabetes, gastrointestinal problems, headaches, allergies, and hypertension.  Patients suffering from obesity, eczema, psoriasis, insomnia, and thyroid issues have also reported benefits.

This approach requires learning a great deal about a patient’s lifestyle, work habits, and family health history, according to our Manhattan chiropractor.  All chiropractors who approach restoring health via functional means utilize holistic services that typically encompass multiple types of therapies.

Functional Medicine at Our Practice

An initial visit to our Manhattan chiropractor includes a complete physical exam, including assessments of orthopedic, postural, and neurological condition.  After reviewing any test results, our doctor has a detailed discussion with each patient regarding his or her medical history, lifestyle, complaints, and treatment expectations.  In functional medicine, doctor and patient review results and recommendations for achieving wellness.

A treatment plan typically includes a combination of therapies, such as:

  • Spinal manipulation
  • Acupuncture
  • Changes in lifestyle
  • Nutritional counseling
  • iTrac therapy

Patients love our functional approach to their wellness.  They are often surprised at how active a role they assume in their care, as well as the partnership they form with our doctor.  They particularly appreciate the fact that our natural approach avoids medication or surgery.

Schedule a Consultation with Our Chiropractor in Manhattan, KS

Is your level of wellness all that you would like it to be?  At Nichols Chiropractic, we use the latest and most advanced natural therapies to help patients of all ages achieve better health and the quality of life they desire.  Our chiropractor in Manhattan, KS offers innovative chiropractic technology as well as traditional techniques such as acupuncture to enhance healing naturally.

Contact our Manhattan office today at 785-537-2211 to schedule a consultation and begin on your path to wellness.

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  • "Without the headaches and back aches dragging me down, I've been able to get more accomplished and to feel better at the end of the day than I have in literally years. That is miracle number three. I have found a precious jewel in Nichols Chiropractic. I tell all my friends about them, and I intend to be a loyal patient for a very long time. I thank the Lord for sending me in this direction."
    T.S Manhattan, KS
  • "I went through three months of adjustments and traction that began in January of 2006. I am now pain free 95% of the time, and have Chiropractic treatments nearly once a month to ensure I stay that way. My admiration, gratitude and thankfulness to Dr. Nichols and his staff will be never ending."
    G.W Manhattan, KS
  • "I experienced a 95% improvement in my low back pain after the first adjustment. I would recommend Nichols Chiropractic to anyone looking for low back pain relief."
    M.O. Manhattan- Manhattan, KS

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