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At Advanced Medical & Wellness our team of doctors work together to relieve your pain quickly and to help you recover from your condition.
We specialize in natural health care without the use of drugs or surgery. We believe in providing you with the best in alternative health care. Our team offers you a real choice in health care. Non-surgical, drug free traditional medical care coupled with the most complete nutritional and pain management therapies available today. We use chiropractic, physical therapy and other non-invasive procedures to get you well and to a better life quality. We focus 100% on every patient who walks through our doors and give them all the care they need.
We listen to you!
If you have been wondering if you or someone you know are making the right choices for your health such as taking the right vitamins, taking care of a health problem that won't seem to go away, or if you just want to find out more about non-invasive, holistic medicine, then this is the right place.
Our goal is to remove your aches and pains as quickly as possible
and exceed your expectations on your way to better health.
Call us today if you are in pain:
What makes us unique is the quality of care we offer. By offering the most sophisticated and safe procedures for your healthcare, nutrition, weight loss, and pain management, we are able to tailor treatment for each individual health care needs for maximum results. How this benefits you.
You receive the best of both worlds. We have combined traditional physical medicine with alternative medicine so you and your family can be healthy. Optimal health and reduced disease risk are best achieved when nutrition, and physical medicine are combined intelligently and holistically (treating the whole body). Our goal is for you and your family to reach their highest level of health and enhance their quality of life.
There has been a tremendous amount of interest in anti-aging. This is being driven by the baby boomers wanting to live longer, healthier, and more productive lives. At Advanced Medical & Wellness we try to stay abreast with all the current anti-aging therapies and procedures.
It is not uncommon for our doctors and their families to evaluate and utilize many of the anti-aging procedures themselves before recommending it to our patients. Our belief is that if it is not good or beneficial for our families, and us, it probably is not beneficial for our patients. We don't recommend anything we haven't tried ourselves first.
Our office is set up with several local labs and national labs to allow us to make more accurate diagnosis. We can do all of the standard blood tests, as well as food allergy testing, stool analysis, parasite tests, tissue mineral analysis, and many other advanced tests.
X-rays are sometimes necessary to determine the cause of your health condition. X-rays are read by our doctors as well as by a licensed radiologist. X-rays can generally be scheduled at a local out patient facility at the time of your initial visit or the next day.
A further note on diagnostic tests: You may have previously had some testing done prior to your arrival at our office. Often this may be done at several locations from several different Doctors. All of your doctors may not have evaluated these tests. At Advanced Medical & Wellness we feel it is vital that all of your past medical records be reviewed, including any testing or labs you may have had done. By reviewing your previous records and tests we will have a more complete picture of your overall health and can reduce the chance of duplicating unnecessary tests. Sometimes just by reviewing the records of several Doctors, we can arrive at a solution to your health problem. Often times in this fast paced society we live in, Doctors don't often have a chance to communicate with each other. We are also willing to communicate and discuss our findings and recommendations with your family physician and specialists.
Pain makes it impossible for a person live life to its fullest. We recommend a comprehensive approach for dealing with pain that focuses on eliminating the cause(s) of pain as well as aggravating factors such as stress, poor diet, premature aging, and injury. Special expertise and experience is required to properly manage pain, regardless of whether the pain arises from an auto or work related injury, sports injury, arthritis, headaches, or degenerative condition. A combination of spinal manipulative therapy, electronic-nerve blocking, physical therapy, massage, acupuncture, nutrition, and exercise provides our patients the results they need.
Physical trauma, mental stress, poor posture, and inadequate nutrition may cause pressure or interference on the nervous system resulting in pain and slow healing. The nervous system is made up of the brain and spinal cord and is considered to be the master controller of all of our body functions. All pain is "felt" by the nervous system. Injury of muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves can be treated effectively by proper alignment of the bones of the spine. Spinal manipulative therapy is centered around aligning the vertebrae (backbones) of the spine so the nervous system is free to control various body functions and to maintain the health of the muscular, skeletal, and nervous system. The doctors in our office use a form of spinal manipulative therapy called "Activator Methods," which is a low force, gentle type of adjustment, serving to provide the necessary treatment without causing undue strain or discomfort on the healing tissues. Used along with other therapies, spinal manipulative therapy can remove pain and injury restore energy and improve mobility.
Our office provides a wide range of rehabilitative services geared towards the improvement of muscular, skeletal, and nerve injuries. Arthritis, sports related injuries (of the muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves), and other traumatic injuries often benefit from graduated range of motion improvement, as well as progressive resistance exercise for muscle strength and coordination training. Rehabilitation is an excellent complement to spinal manipulation, pressure point therapy, general exercise, and other treatments.
Our office utilizes a variety of equipment such as interferential therapy, hot and cold packs, and microcurrent therapy. Interferential therapy as well as microcurrent therapy are used to enhance muscle strength, coordination, and flexibility, pain relief, reduction of swelling, and nerve stimulation. These treatments may be used alone or as part of a prescribed program to enhance results for muscular, skeletal, neurological, and sports related injuries. Cold and hot packs are used to reduce swelling or to increase blood flow to an injured area.
Pressure point therapy is a medical technique that focuses on the source of many types of painful conditions. Many people are not aware that pressure points are causing their symptoms and limiting their movements. Headaches, muscle cramps and spasms, shooting, stabbing and sharp pains are often caused by tight spots located in muscles. These "tight" spots are known as pressure points. A careful and detailed muscular, skeletal, and nerve exam is done to locate pressure points (which are often hidden) so that specific treatment can begin. Stress, improper or inadequate exercise, poor diet, and other medical conditions can all cause pressure points. Natural therapies geared towards general health improvement can help relieve and remove pressure points.
An auto accident does not have to be severe to produce disabling symptoms. Many whiplash injuries occur during low speed collisions in which there is little or no visible damage to the car and the pain may occur immediately or may take months to appear. Many auto accident injuries affect the muscles, spine, and nervous system directly and respond well to the type of care that our Doctors provide. Work Injuries - Our individually designed treatment programs help our patients return to maximum function after work related injuries. In addition, now that carpal tunnel syndrome is fast becoming one of the most common medical problems in the workplace, new techniques offered by our office now gives hope to sufferers without surgery Our staff and Doctors provide bio-ergonomic studies, prevention workshops, and health lectures to area corporations. These lectures are informative talks on such subjects as carpal tunnel, stress, headaches, and other health related subjects. The bio-ergonomic studies help spot problems before they result in work related injuries. Call today for a no-obligation presentation 847-428-0634.
Food refinement and processing has created a food supply that, according to government studies, does not supply even the recommended daily allowances (RDA) of many vitamins and minerals to prevent deficiency disease. Fortunately our office utilizes highly absorbable nutritional supplements that are recommended for a variety of conditions. Supplements are recommended according to individualized testing in order to help ensure optimal results.
Our office utilizes a special type of test that allows us to not only detect those items to which you might have immediate reactions to, but also to detect those items which there is a delay of symptoms. This delay may be several days after contact with a certain substance. Because this reaction happens several days later, it is next to impossible for you to figure out what may have caused you to feel tired, irritable, headaches, stiff and sore, dizzy and a host of other symptoms. If you don't feel yourself and can't find out why then it may be delayed onset allergies.
We offer a variety of individualized weight loss approaches for our patients which may include medications and/or nutritional components. All of our approaches include dietary and exercise recommendations. We emphasize nutritional detoxification in order to achieve long-term results. Several different types of programs are available and are individually tailored for each patient's weight loss goals. Lifestyle modifications such as food combining, nutritional content of foods, and other essential educational concepts are taught to each patient to foster long-term results.
Each of us is exposed daily to hundreds of toxins in our food, water, and air, including residues of pesticides, herbicides, hormones, and antibiotics. Unfortunately many of us accumulate these undesirable toxins faster than our bodies can get rid of them, and they are deposited in various tissues of the body. In response to this problem, we have designed highly effective nutritional detoxification programs, recommended for people with chronic persistent symptoms or for those wishing to "clean up" their health. The detoxification programs include consultations on how to eat, prepare food, and identify symptoms that may compromise quality of life. Nutritional detoxification is therefore recommended for those people with persistent symptoms or for those wishing to "catch up" with months or years of neglected health.
Herbal Therapy has been used in cultures throughout the world. In fact, most prescription drugs are derived from plants and herbs. Plants and herbs in their whole state (the whole plant/herb and nothing but...) retain the subtle ingredients necessary to effectively alleviate a variety of health conditions without side effects. Drugs that have been derived from herbs and plants generally have one ingredient; this unnatural state of the plant or herb will produce undesirable side effects and does not help the body to cure the cause/causes, but only help to alleviate the symptoms.
Herbs and plants, on the other hand, help strengthen the body's natural healing mechanisms to treat both the symptoms and their cause. Herbs are prepared for internal and external use including teas, tinctures, extracts, oils, ointments, and compresses. In many cases, one may not need to use drugs but may benefit from non-toxic herbs and plants instead.
If you have any health questions, please call us. Dr. Horn or one of the associate doctors will be happy to talk to you. 847-428-1515