At Advanced Medical & Wellness, our team of doctors work together to relieve your pain quickly and to help you recover from your condition.
- Are you tired of not getting personalized health care?
- Are you frustrated with the medications you are taking?
- Are you fearful of drug side effects?
- Are you living with chronic pain?
- Are you confused about which vitamins and minerals to take?
- Do you want to be healthier?
At our health and wellness center, we specialize in natural health care without the use of drugs or surgery, and we believe in providing you with the best in alternative health care. When you choose us, we provide you with non-surgical, drug-free, traditional medical care that is coupled with the most complete nutritional and pain management therapies available today. At Advanced Medical & Wellness, we also use chiropractic physical therapy and other non-invasive procedures to help you achieve a better quality of life. We focus 100 percent on every patient who walks through our doors and give them all the care they need.
We Listen to You!
At Advanced Medical & Wellness, we offer a variety of different services that are designed to help you manage your health. Whether you are unsure if you are taking the right vitamins, you need assistance with a persistent illness, or you are simply curious about holistic medicine and functional nutrition, our experts are more than happy to provide you with the answers and solutions that you need.
Our goal is to remove your aches and pains as quickly as possible and exceed your expectations on your way to better health.
The following is just a partial list of conditions we have treated with holistic medicine and functional nutrition:
- Low back pain
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Constipation/ diarrhea
- Numb/ tingling hands and feet
- Pain between shoulders
- Recurrent cold/ flu
- Recurrent/yeast infections
- Sinus infections and congestion
- High blood pressure
- Stomach problems
- Insomnia/ poor sleep
- TMJ (jaw pain)
- Intestinal/ digestive problems
- Weakness in arms, hands, legs, and feet
- Knee and ankle pain
- Weight trouble
- Carpal tunnel
- Poor nutrition
What Makes Us Different?
What makes Advanced Medical & Wellness unique is the quality of care we offer. By providing our patients with the most sophisticated and safe procedures for your healthcare, nutrition, weight loss, and pain management, we are able to tailor treatment for each individual’s health care needs in order to achieve maximum results.
As a patient, you receive the best of both worlds. At our health and wellness center, we have combined traditional physical medicine with alternative medicine so that you and your family can be healthy. Optimal health and a reduced risk of disease are best achieved when nutrition and physical medicine are combined intelligently and holistically, which results in a treatment of the whole body. Our goal is for you and your family is to reach the highest level of health and enhance your overall quality of life.
Our services include:
- Body composition analysis
- Stress testing
- Pain alleviation
- Spinal manipulative therapy
- Physical therapy
- Natural weight loss
- Food allergy testing/allergy testing
- Muscle testing
- Heavy metal testing
- Anti-aging medicine
There has been a tremendous amount of interest in anti-aging. This interest 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 ourselves or for our loved ones, then it probably is not beneficial for our patients. We don’t recommend anything we haven’t tried ourselves first.
Our health and wellness center is set up with several local and national labs to allow us to make a more accurate diagnosis. We can perform 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. If you receive an X-ray, it will be read by our doctors as well as by a licensed radiologist. Generally, X-rays can be scheduled at a local outpatient facility at the time of your initial visit or for the following day.
Muscle testing is employed to detect any muscle weaknesses or imbalances. With this information, your Doctor will be better able to assess your condition and tailor a treatment/rehabilitation plan specifically for you.
A further note on diagnostic tests: You may have previously had some testing done prior to your arrival at our health and wellness center. 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 before you came to us. 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 we can find a solution to your health concerns simply by reviewing your previous tests. Unfortunately, doctors may not always have the chance to communicate with each other as a result of the fast-paced society that we live in. At Advanced Medical & Wellness in Elgin, we are willing to communicate and discuss our findings and recommendations with your family physician and specialists.
Pain makes it impossible for a person to 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 with the results they need.
Spinal Manipulative Therapy
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 that 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 a 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.
Pain Reducing Therapy
At Advanced Medical & Wellness, our center 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, 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
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 the 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.
Car Accident Injuries
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. Pain as a result of the accident may occur immediately or 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 the doctors at our health and wellness center can provide.
Our individually designed treatment programs help our patients return to maximum function after work-related injuries. Additionally, now that carpal tunnel syndrome is quickly becoming one of the most common medical problems in the workplace, new techniques offered by our health and wellness center give 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 conditions. The bio-ergonomic studies help spot problems before they result in work-related injuries. Call us today at 847-428-0634 for a no-obligation presentation.
Vitamin, Mineral, and Enzyme Supplementation
Food processing and refinement has severely limited the number of daily vitamins and minerals that the average person consumes. In fact, many people aren’t even getting the recommended amount that they need to prevent deficiency disease. Fortunately, at Advanced Medical & Wellness, we utilize highly absorbable nutritional supplements that are recommended for a variety of conditions. These supplements are recommended according to individualized testing in order to help ensure optimal results.
Food Allergy and Environmental Allergy Testing
Our health and wellness center utilizes a special type of test that allows us to not only detect those items to which you might have immediate reactions to, but it can also detect which items may result in a delayed reaction. This delay may be several days after contact with a certain substance, and 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, 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.
Weight Loss Programs
Our health and wellness center offers a variety of individualized weight loss approaches for our patients which may include medications and/or functional nutrition 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 natural weight loss goals. Lifestyle modifications such as food combining, the nutritional content of foods, and other essential educational concepts are taught to each patient in order to foster long-term results.
Nutritional and Detoxification Programs
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 your 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) 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 will 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 and instead may benefit from non-toxic herbs and plants.
If you have any health questions, please contact our health and wellness center at 847-428-1515. Dr. Horn or one of the associate doctors will be happy to talk to you.