Functional Medicine Specialist

The Back & Body Clinic

Family Medicine & Chiropractic located in Lewisville, TX

The functional medicine approach to treating chronic conditions and disease is a highly effective, comprehensive method of relieving symptoms for numerous health problems. The family medicine and chiropractic team at The Back & Body Clinic in Lewisville, Texas takes a collaborative, whole-person approach to treating illness by addressing the underlying causes. When conventional medicine alone isn’t enough to help relieve your pain and other symptoms, functional medicine can make a big difference in the way you feel. To learn more about this all-inclusive, individualized approach to health and wellness, call the office or schedule an appointment online.

Functional Medicine

The Back & Body Clinic

What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine is a systems-based approach to health care that focuses on identifying and treating the underlying causes of a disease. In many cases, health conditions are the result of more than one cause, and functional medicine addresses each of these causes so you can get long-term relief from pain and other unpleasant symptoms that may be affecting the quality of your life.

As a science-based approach, functional medicine allows your provider to consider all of your body’s systems and how they work together. Your functional medicine professional treats you as an individual, not just as a disease or a health condition that simply needs pain medication, for example. Instead, they take the whole-person approach to understanding each of your body’s systems in relation to your health issues.

Instead of immediately asking which medication works on a particular disease, functional medicine practitioners, like the team at The Back & Body Clinic, consider why you have a health problem, or why you’ve lost mobility in your knee, and what they can do to restore you to optimal health.

What types of conditions can the functional medicine approach treat?

Functional medicine can help you get relief from a variety of chronic conditions and diseases relating to:

  • Allergies (environmental and food)
  • Digestion
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Metabolism
  • Neurological issues
  • Pain

Your doctor begins with a series of tests to identify the underlying causes of your condition so they can determine the most effective treatment plan. Your tests may include blood work and other on-site lab testing, DNA testing, and toxicology testing.

How does functional medicine treat disease?

Once your doctor determines the underlying causes of your disease or chronic condition, they may recommend such therapies as:


  • Nutritional counseling and nutrient therapy
  • Hormone replacement
  • Vitamin injections or dietary supplements
  • Lifestyle modifications
  • Physical therapy
  • Chiropractic care
  • Exercise
  • Detoxification regimens
  • Dry needling


One of the biggest benefits of functional medicine treatments is that they are typically as natural as possible and don’t produce harmful or unpleasant side effects like some medications.

If you’re looking for a natural, individualized, holistic approach to medicine for your whole family, functional medicine is an ideal solution. The doctors at The Back & Body Clinic take the time to listen to your concerns and evaluate your overall health so they can optimize your body’s systems and help you live life with vitality.

To learn more about the functional medicine approach to health care, call the office or schedule a consultation online.