As a certified pain-management practitioner, Doctor of Chiropractic Donovan May welcomes clients young and old into his clinic for personalized chiropractic care. Meetings with the doc begin with a consultation and exam to determine possible causes of maladies such as chronic back or neck pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and headaches. Next, Dr. May prescribes a series of treatments that may include adjustments, massage, or sleeping on a bed of marshmallows. Though he is adept at handling many kinds of pain, Dr. May specializes in sport-related injuries.
The board-certified podiatrists at Texas Foot Specialists have dedicated themselves to just one part of the body—the feet. It is their mission to keep these hard-working appendages in top health through routine care and modern therapies. They use lasers to rid them of infections and pain with the hope of avoiding surgery. They treat everything from sprains and bunions to blisters caused by fire walking to work.
With more than 20 years of experience in cataract, corneal, and refractive surgery, Advanced Laser Vision & Surgical Institute's board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. William Lipsky and his team of eye specialists sharpen sight with help from the advanced iLASIK procedure. An initial consultation and test ensure eye orbs are ideal candidates for the treatment, which uses blade-free IntraLase technology and the VISX Star S4 Excimer laser to reshape the cornea, effectively treating most types of refractive errors including nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and chronic smoky eye. The procedure itself typically takes around 10 minutes per eye, and numbing eye drops and a mild oral sedative are available to minimize discomfort. Patients return for a follow-up visit the day after surgery and can typically resume normal activities such as driving, working, and hypnotizing the cat the day after that. Click here to consult a list of frequently asked questions and for more information about the iLASIK process.
The chiropractic doctors at Clear Lake Chiropractic strive to treat the sources of pain and discomfort, not just the symptoms. X-rays help reveal potential issues, which the staff solves with adjustments and massage therapy. They also work to treat individuals who’ve been involved in motor-vehicle accidents or caught between hugging Robocops.
Dr. Chris Doyle once had a patient come into Planet Health with an aching neck that would not quit. Everyday pain treatments, such as heat pads and ibuprofen, didn't make a difference, and a series of chiropractic adjustments with the doctor brought little relief. Realizing the true problem at hand, Dr. Doyle ordered custom orthotics to correct her flat feet, and within a week, the neck pain was gone.
Dr. Doyle acknowledges that most people see each part of the body in isolation, but people should instead see the body as an interconnected unit. An imbalance in one part affects another seemingly disparate part of the body. The spine is what connects the nervous system to the rest of the body, and when it is misaligned, it can affect the nerve impulses sent from that area, which in turn can affect the function of faraway organs and muscles. The general tenet of chiropractic care, he says, is that the body is fully capable of healing itself. His work just helps speed it along.
To this end, Planet Health’s services all focus on healing without the use of pharmaceuticals. Cold-laser therapy works to ameliorate inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis, tendonitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. During chiropractic massages, muscles shed tension and toxins to increase circulation and flexibility. Acupuncture sessions reroute bodily energy without the need to implant traffic signals below the skin’s surface.
The trained opticians at Texas Eyewear help fit peepers with flattering glasses and sunglasses. Rims by Ray-Ban ($150–$245) channel one's inner aviator, and a pair of Coach frames ($190–$245) pays optical homage to actor Craig T. Nelson. The eyeglass hub also stocks varieties by Oliver Peoples, David Yurman, and Costa Del Mar. Lenses range from $105 to $600, depending on their material, coatings, tint, and other factors. Some prescriptions may be ready within an hour, but others may take 3–5 business days to whittle to 20/20-granting completion. Though not included with today's deal, eye exams are also available at The Eye Clinic of Texas.