Dr. Daniel Strom at the young age of 18 joined the US Air Force operations making him the 5th generation military. He experienced a tragic accident overseas where he broke his two lowest vertebras in his back, which he felt recovered from, but little did he know. 5 years later he was medically discharged because his lower back condition continued to get worse and he did not what to put his fellow soldiers in harms way. HE was not sure what he was going to do with his life but figured he would venture into the medical world. He had started taking general courses at Temple Community College in Temple, Texas and continued to deal with chronic lower back pain and decreasing motor function in his right leg, which was getting worse with time. He tried medication, physical therapy and the doctors were pushing surgery as his only possible solution. He knew there must be a different way. He began to see a functional medicine chiropractic physician for the first time ever and started to see wonderful results. It was then that he found his second calling in life. Dr. Strom has a Bachelor's degree in Human Biology and graduated with a Doctorate of Chiropractic from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Overland Park, Kansas in 2013. He graduated with honors including: Cum Laude, and was listed in "Who's Who Among American Students". While through school he was the president of the Applied Kinesiology Club and Nutrition Club as well. He now has decided to dedicate his life to helping others and being the best doctor that he can. Over the last 6 years he has taken over 500 additional education hours outside his doctorate program that includes Human Biomechanics, Laboratory and Nutritional analysis, Sacral Occipital Technique, Certified Functional Medicine, Certified Activator Method and have a very deep understanding of how the world's food supply and chemical overload is affecting the human body. He is passionate about treating the whole body, and believes that we must look and treat the body as a whole and not as individual parts. He has been happily married for 10 years and he and his wife are excited to be expecting there first child after a long 10 year journey of infertility.
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Dr. Oz has talked multiple times on his show about functional medicine, and has labeled doctors that practice functional medicine "Disease Detectives". But what is functional medicine? And how is it different from traditional medicine? Simply put, functional medicine is health care that treats the person, not the disease. If you imagine a picture of the iceberg, you will see two parts of ice, one that sits above the water and one that sits below. The ice above with water represents diseases normally treated in the traditional medical approach ie. (with medication). The ice below the water are the root causes of the diseases listed above water. The goal of functional medicine is to determine which of the underlying causes are present, and treat the root causes directly. Functional medicine is not a new concept, but is now being approached by a modern application. This cutting edge treatment provides an approach to health and wellness not currently addressed by traditional medicine. For example, if you break a bone, or have a heart attack or stroke, traditional medicine provides life saving treatments in these emergency type situations. If you are having a heart attack " go to the ER". However, using an emergency type approach to arthritis, insomnia, fatigue, IBS, heart burn, gas, bloating or any other number of non-emergency yet still medical related conditions does not make as much sense. This is where functional medicine comes in. An example of functional medicine might go as follows: You are on heartburn medication for acid reflux. You have been on it a while but are still having heartburn. You go to your doctor that practices traditional medicine, and he increases your dose of the heartburn medication. This keeps you from having heartburn, but only as long as you keep talking the medication. In that same situation, if you went to a functional medicine doctor, they might determine that you have an infection in the stomach, and that by treating the infection, you are relieved from acid reflux permanently, without the use of long term medications! Functional medicine aims to replenish the body with whatever nutrients it is lacking, and to also remove anything that inhibits normal physiological function from occurring. This approach first starts with in depth medical workup, where we are able to start piecing all the information together. Then, other investigative work must be done, typically in the form of diagnostic testing and a physical exam. From there, once the root cause has been determined, diagnosis and treatment is rendered. Treatment typically comes in the form of natural agents and supplements, nutritional and lifestyle changes, emotional coaching, and at times, referrals to other doctors for pharmaceutical treatment. The list of conditions that Functional medicine has been able to help is quit extensive; call our office today to see if we can help you with your situation.
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