METABOLIC TREATMENTS & DIAGNOSIS:
Comprehensive thyroid panels
A complete metabolic panel (CMP)
A lipid panel
A CBC (complete blood chemistry with auto differential)
Sensitivity Testing: This test determines if you have a sensitivity to gluten (wheat, rye, barley and other grains), milk, eggs, yeast, and soy.
Adrenal Stress Index (ASI): We can further test your adrenal glands with a test called an Adrenal Stress Index. This is a salivary test much like DNA testing. Your adrenal glands are your “stress” organs meaning that they react to stress. If you have been or are currently under stress, this test is a must!
Immune Panels: Your condition could be caused by an autoimmune disorder. As you know, an autoimmune disorder is where your immune system attacks a particular area of the body (nervous system, joints, connective tissue, thyroid, etc.), so we test for specific antibodies to determine if you suffer from an autoimmune condition.
Neurotransmitters: We test for decreased brain neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are vital for proper brain function. Decreased neurotransmitters can cause increased pain.
Hormone Panels: We can check hormone panels to determine if the patient suffers from low testosterone in males or low estrogen/progesterone levels in females. Symptoms related to decreased hormone levels may include depression, fatigue, mental fogginess, mood swings, hot flashes, sweating attacks, weight gain, and decreased physical stamina.
Inflammation: Finally, we may need to test for inflammation in your system by testing homocysteine levels and C-Reactive Protein (C-RP).
Glutathione: We use Glutathione in our treatment of ALL chronic conditions (along with other nutritional protocols).
AcuGraph: The AcuGraph Digital Meridian Imaging system is a computerized energetic diagnostic tool used to provide analysis and documentation of energy levels in the acupuncture meridians. The system allows your doctor to see the results in a graphical format. This will help your doctor make informed decisions about your treatment.
Acupuncture: Acupuncture is an effective form of medical treatment that has evolved into a complete holistic health care system. Acupuncture promotes natural healing. It can enhance recuperative power and immunity, support physical and emotional health, and improve overall function and well-being. Click here for more info.
Brain-Based Therapy (BBT): A revolutionary breakthrough treatment program pioneered by the country’s leading chiropractic neurologist, Dr. Fredrick Carrick. The treatments are all neurologically based and clinically proven to help with chronic pain, balance disorders and other neurologic conditions.
Eyelights Therapy – Eyelights were designed to provide optimal stimulation to the brain using the optic nerve. Glasses designed with flashing lights built to fit behind the lens, they can be programmed to blink on the non-dominant eye in order to strengthen the weaker side of the brain. Since one of the most direct avenues to the brain is via the eye, a child can learn more effectively if they are seeing correctly. And an athlete will perform better because the eye is able to gather all of the information necessary to perform.
“By stimulating the weaker hemisphere of the brain you allow it to become stronger, thus improving overall performance. One method of stimulating the brain is to use light pulses. When using Eyelights you can control the intensity, frequency and pattern of light pulses, which will result in being able to “wake up” the weaker side of the brain.”
Unilateral Adjusting: Understanding how and why to specifically adjust areas of the spine is very important to creating the best possible outcomes. Dr. David Shreve has completed neurologically-based adjustment courses.
Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression: A computer-guided system that gently lengthens and decompresses the spine to provide lasting relief from chronic neck and back pain due to disc problems. We were one of the first chiropractic offices to bring this type of care to Knoxville. Years of experience have given us a clinical edge allowing you to get the fastest relief possible.
Oxygen: Your brain and nervous system needs two things to survive – fuel and activation. Fuel comes in the form of food and oxygen. Because our ability to use oxygen goes down with age, we check oxygen levels on all of our patients. Oxygen stimulates your nervous system to enhance healing and repair thus decreasing pain, promoting more restful sleep, and bringing many other health benefits.
Rebuilder™: A proven electrical stimulator that sends a comfortable electronic pulse/signal to your feet and legs that can get your nerves functioning again. You can think of it like a heart pacemaker that restores and improves heart function. The ReBuilder restores, stabilizes and rebuilds the nerves in your extremities.
Interactive Metronome®: A computerized brain-based rehabilitation assessment and training program. This treatment helps patients with ADD/HD, Learning Disorders, MS, Parkinson’s, and those in stroke rehabilitation. It works by reprogramming and balancing the brain.
Nutritional Counseling: Part of the bigger picture to restoring your health is how you eat. We have specialized training to provide you with sound direction when it comes to eating well and supplementation.
Glutathione Therapy: Known as the mother of all antioxidants, glutathione is found in almost every cell in the body. Glutathione can help decrease pain and inflammation, give you more energy and rid your body of numerous toxins.
Professional Massage Therapy: Our massage therapists have been trained in multiple techniques to help reduce muscle spasm quickly. Deep tissue, trigger point, gentle fibromyalgia massage, myofascial release, lymphatic drainage, Swedish and more. Continued education courses have included – Rotator Cuff, Prenatal and Fibromyalgia.
Individualized Home Exercising Planning: Many of our patients want to take an active role in their recovery. We empower you with individualized exercise programs tailored to your specific needs. These plans often contain several ‘phases’ that change as you become stronger and healthier. We want to make you the best you can be.
Non-Painful Nerve Studies: A computerized study of the spine to check for pressure on the nerves that supply spinal muscles and organs. It documents pinched nerves and response to care.
Computerized Range of Motion (CROM) Testing: Gives you objective proof of how well you move and compares your results to the AMA (American Medical Association) normal values for your age. CROM is a must when documenting your need for care and continued improvement with insurance companies.
Please call 865-584-7246 for a free consultation to see what treatment option is right for you.