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.
A full-service healthcare and wellness practice formerly known as InterFit, RediClinic pairs licensed nurse practitioners and physician assistants with patients seeking services ranging from physicals and vaccinations to cosmetic consultations and diabetes testing. Typically found inside retail stores, RediClinics don't require any appointments, making walk-in service as seamless as the plot of most Newhart fan fiction. In addition to preventive services, RediClinic has also expanded its services into the realms of proactive health, promoting wellness with weight-loss counseling and programs to help patients stop smoking.
The team at NuDaya MedSpa & Weight Loss Centers uses high-tech means to improve clients' appearances. A collection of lasers erases wrinkles, spider veins, and patches of body hair, and a device called the Lumicell Touch irons out cellulite lumps with mechanized massage. Even the weight-loss plans incorporate modern methods; lipotropic injections and appetite suppressants help patients slim down so that they can fit into their skinny jeans or form-fitting choir robes.
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.
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.