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Holistic Primary Care

At Straus Family Wellness and Chiropractic, we take a holistic primary care approach. By definition a primary care physician combats disease—in part through prevention. As chiropractors, we are uniquely suited to this role. By utilizing functional methods of evaluation, we can identify and prevent issues which are progressing towards disease, before they emerge. We utilize a whole body, non-surgical, non-drug, preventative approach to health for everyone through all stages of life. We only use natural means to treat and support the body towards more optimal health.

Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine is a lab-based diagnostic approach to identify health issues when they are beginning to show signs and symptoms, before they progress into fully developed diseases. Traditional medicine uses less specific lab ranges to identify diseases, but only after they have progressed significantly.

In the United States, chronic degenerative conditions are on the rise. With a functional medicine approach, there is far more that can be done to support the body earlier, and lead to healing rather than only managing symptoms. The following areas can be helped with functional medicine:

  • Adrenals (Hyper or Hypo)

  • Autoimmunity (Celiac, Grave's, Hashimotos, MS etc.)

  • Cancer (Support)

  • Cardiovascular Disease (CHF, Stroke, PAD etc.)

  • Child Developmental Disorders (Anxiety, ADHD, Autism, Learning Disorders etc.)

  • Diabetes (Type 1, Type 2 etc.)

  • Women's Health (Fertility issues, Pregnancy, Postpartum, Menopause, Osteoporosis, PCOS, PMS, Dysmenorrhea, Endometriosis etc.)

  • Gastrointestinal (IBS, IBD, SIBO, Bloating, Constipation, Indigestion etc.)

  • Geriatrics

  • Men's Health (Prostate health, ED)

  • Neurodegeneration (Alzheimer's, ALS, Parkinson's etc.)

  • Pediatrics

  • Thyroid (Hypo, Hyper, Grave's, Hashimotos etc.)

Chiropractic Adjustments

Chiropractic care and adjustments are great for overall health. The nervous system controls all other systems in the body. When you are out of alignment, it puts stress on the nervous system and other systems are not able to heal as well or function optimally. Chiropractic Adjustments can benefit many health issues, including:

  • Asthma

  • Back Pain

  • Cardiovascular Health

  • Digestion

  • Headaches

  • Immune System

  • Joint Conditions

  • Neck Pain

  • Performance

  • Reproductive System

  • Sciatica

  • Scoliosis

Applied Kinesiology

Applied Kinesiology is a system that evaluates structural, chemical, and mental aspects of health using manual muscle testing in conjunction with other methods of diagnosis. With muscle testing, the doctor can find what needs to be treated and how it should be addressed. This is also commonly used to determine which supplements would be most appropriate for the patient. Muscle testing has been scientifically studied and validated across the world.

Neuro Emotional Technique (NET)

Neuro Emotional Technique, or NET, works with the physiology of the emotion/stress response to a stimulus. Experiencing an event can create a physiological stress of emotional origin. Our bodies can remember that stress—and it can be reproduced when faced with a similar stimulus as the one that created the original stress response. This response that our bodies remember is referred to as a neuro emotional complex. We work on the physical response the body has to the stimulus. NET is an evidence-based approach that has shown changes on fMRI.

Visceral Manipulation

Visceral Manipulation is a necessary part of a truly holistic practice. Like other parts of the body, the organs should be freely moveable. However, they can develop restrictions due to trauma, surgery, inflammation, infection, etc. that can impact your health from the functioning of the organs themselves to physical pain. Releasing restrictions can show immediate and ongoing benefits to your health as the body adapts to the changes. This technique is gentle and effective at improving mobility of the organs. Below are many of the conditions Visceral Manipulation can help with:

  • Anxiety, Stress, or Depression

  • Bladder Incontinence

  • Bloating or Constipation

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Chest or Abdominal Sport Injuries

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Chronic Pain

  • Chronic Pelvic Pain

  • Concussions

  • Dysmenorrhea

  • Endometriosis

  • Fibroids and Cysts

  • Neck pain and Whiplash

  • GERD

  • Headaches and Migraines

  • Immune Disorders

  • Infant Colic

  • Joint Pain

  • Nausea or Acid Reflux

  • Post Infection Scar Tissue

  • Post-Surgical Dysfunction

  • Prostate Dysfunction

  • PTSD

  • Sciatic

  • Scoliosis

  • Seatbelt Injuries

  • Sleep Issues

  • Sports Injuries

  • Swallowing Dysfunction

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries

Neural Manipulation

Neural Manipulation works directly with nerves and their surrounding tissues, so they are able to move freely. This is distinct from other neural techniques because it works with both the intra- and extra- neural connective tissues. This improves the signaling of the nerves as well as the structures related to those nerves. Neural Manipulation can improve the issues below:

  • Birth Injuries

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Concussions

  • Digestive Disorders

  • Headaches and Migraines

  • Joint Pain

  • Low Back Pain and Sciatica

  • Neck Pain and Whiplash

  • Neuralgia and Neuritis

  • Post-Surgical Dysfunction

  • Sprains and Strains

  • Tendinitis

  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries

New Manual Articular Approach

New Manual Articular Approach treats joints and all components involved, such as nerves, arteries, ligaments, tendons, joint capsules, and more. This gentle technique can improve the following issues:

  • Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injuries

  • Joint inflammation

  • Joint pain

  • Limited mobility

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Rotator Cuff Injuries

  • Sprains

  • Tendonitis

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