Vida’s Functional Medicine Specialists combine the perfect blend of conventional and naturopathic medicine. This unique approach combines the diagnostic skills of a primary care physician with a philosophy and treatment rooted in the healing power of nature. Functional Medicine determines how and why illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root causes of disease for each individual.
Functional medicine is a science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease. This is a whole systems approach which looks at the underlying causes of clinical signs and symptoms and addresses the root cause of the symptoms. In Functional medicine, there is an emphasis on gastrointestinal health, endocrine system, and the complex interplay between genes and the environment.
Functional medicine incorporates cutting edge research, science, and diagnostic modalities to understand how environmental and lifestyle influences play a role in development and progression of disease. Many of the philosophies of Functional Medicine, including treating the root cause of disease, were born out of naturopathic medicine. Naturopathic medicine, in essence uses traditional modalities to assess and treat disease and emphasizes the healing power of nature as a foundational concept.
Trigger Point Injections
Trigger points are discrete, focal, hyperirritable spots located in a taut band of skeletal muscle. They produce pain locally and in a referred pattern and often accompany chronic musculoskeletal disorders. Trigger points may also manifest as tension headache, tinnitus, temporomandibular joint pain, decreased range of motion in the legs, and low back pain. Various modalities, such as injection therapy, are used to inactivate trigger points. This has been shown to be one of the most effective treatment modalities to inactivate trigger points and provide prompt relief of symptoms.
Vida Integrated Health provides tools and education to help you return to a path of extended health through lifestyle and diet changes. As a patient you, will learn to manage, reduce the risk of, and even reverse chronic illness through healthy nutrition, nutritional protocols, exercise, and stress management.
Gut and Immune Health
70% of our immune system is within our gastrointestinal system. Addressing gut dysfunction is one of the first treatments for any chronic illness and immune/autoimmune disease. Anything from IBS, Crohn’s, Celiac’s, to thyroid disorders, Hashimoto’s, Grave’s, Multiple Sclerosis, psoriasis, arthritis, and many more benefit from proper gut healing and optimizing digestion.