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By Camille Dillard, DO, Health & Wellness PC
February 16, 2021
Category: Health
Tags: Good Nutrition  

Dr. Camille Dillard and the professionals at Natural Health Center in Rome, NY, encourage you to fuel your body with healthy food. Examining your diet and making adjustments to get the proper nutrients can drastically improve your health. Most people, no matter how they eat, are lacking some nutrients in their diet.

A balanced diet isn't just about getting a variety of foods but supplying your body with the right nutrients to function optimally. Everyone's needs are different, and your nutritional needs can change over time. Our health food store at Natural Health Center in Rome, NY, offers food and supplements to get you the best nutrition possible for you to function at your best, and we are continually expanding our selection.

At Natural Health Center we can help identify what nutrients you may be lacking, but it's up to you to make the changes and eat nutrient-rich foods. If you have food allergies, it may be harder for you to eat a variety of foods to get the nutrients you need. Your doctor may recommend nutrient-fortified products or supplements.

We are all guilty of succumbing to fast food for a quick meal. It fills you up with fat and calories and you forget your hunger, but you're getting very little nutrients. What you eat can be just as important as how you eat throughout the day. Three balanced meals of organic produce, meat and dairy, and some healthy snacks should fuel you for an entire day. Eating mindfully and paying close attention to your body's response to food helps you appreciate the nutrition you're getting.

Anyone can improve their health with nutritious food, and we offer support to help you start eating right. Revamping your diet is a natural way to get the right nutrients and improve your health. Take the time to assess your diet, and call Dr. Camille Dillard and the professionals at Natural Health Center in Rome, NY. Call us at (888) 338-WELL.

By Camille Dillard, DO, Health & Wellness PC
January 06, 2021

Arthritis can afflict various parts of the body, including the wrists, ankles, knees, hips, neck, and back. Arthritis causes the joints of the body to become inflamed, which can lead to much pain and discomfort. Whether your arthritis is mild or severe, treatments are available for reducing inflammation in the joints and alleviating pain and discomfort. At Natural Health Center in Rome, NY, Dr. Camille Dillard is your preventive medicine physician for treating your arthritis.

Chiropractic Arthritis Treatments

For the treatment of arthritis in Rome, NY, consider seeing a preventive medicine physician at Natural Health Center. Our chiropractic services provide a range of therapies for treating arthritis. We can also recommend specific nutritional supplements for alleviating some of the symptoms of arthritis. Chiropractic arthritis treatments include:

  • Spinal adjustments
  • Massage therapy
  • Stretching and specific exercises

Making adjustments to the spine brings it back into alignment, which can alleviate some of the stiffness caused by arthritis, as well as help the body heal from inflammation. Spinal adjustments can also reduce the pain and discomfort associated with arthritis. Other therapies that can minimize stiffness include stretching and exercises.

The pain, stiffness, and discomfort that accompanies arthritis can interfere with daily activities and even be debilitating. Arthritis can keep you from completing the necessary tasks and participating in activities you enjoy. Fortunately, there are a variety of therapies for treating arthritis that can reduce inflammation, stiffness, pain, and discomfort. An experienced professional can recommend the best method for treating your type of arthritis.

Don’t let arthritis prevent you from doing the things you need and want to do. Visit a chiropractor to find out which treatments might be right for you. For the treatment of arthritis in Rome, NY, schedule an appointment with Dr. Camille Dillard by calling Natural Health Center at (888) 338-WELL.

By Camille Dillard, DO, Health & Wellness PC
December 24, 2020
Category: Health
Tags: Chiropractic Care  

Find out the many ways in which chiropractic care can improve how your body functions and moves as a whole.

Whether you know someone who has had chiropractic care or not, you may be considering it if you are dealing with recurring aches and pains that affect your mobility and everyday activities. Are you wondering about the benefits associated with visiting our Rome, NY, chiropractors Dr. Thomas Carone and Dr. Peter Previte for spinal manipulation and chiropractic adjustments?

Here are just some of the amazing benefits of getting chiropractic care:

  • Improves joint flexibility
  • Boosts circulation and speeds up the body’s natural healing process
  • Decreases pain and swelling
  • Loosens stiff, tight muscles
  • Boosts your immune system
  • Decreases stress and anxiety
  • Boosts mood
  • Improves functionality and movement
  • Makes physical activities easier and more pain-free
  • May reduce the number and severity of your headaches or migraines
  • Improves pregnancy aches and pains
  • Prevents injuries, specifically in athletes
  • Improves quality of life
  • Provides medication-free pain relief
  • Improves sleep and reduces symptoms of restlessness and insomnia
  • May prevent the need for surgery
  • Improves cognitive function and clarity
  • Improves posture (great for those who sit most of the day at work)
  • Improves nerve function
  • Aids in better digestion (may even improve symptoms of heartburn)
  • Reduce your risk for joint and connective tissue degeneration often caused by arthritis

From athletes to children, just about anyone can benefit from getting chiropractic care. Not only is chiropractic care used to treat a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions, but it can also prevent pain, inflammation, and injuries to the tendons, ligaments, muscles, and other soft tissue.

Chiropractic care can be great for treating,

  • Acute and chronic forms of back and neck pain
  • Whiplash
  • Muscle strains and sprains
  • Pregnancy pains
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia

While spinal manipulation can be incredibly helpful for many people, it isn’t right for everyone. It’s important that you are honest and upfront with our chiropractors during your initial evaluation. This includes sharing any and all information regarding your health, medications you are taking, and any conditions you’ve been diagnosed with. For example, patients currently taking blood thinners are not right for spinal manipulation. This is why it’s important to share your detailed medical history with us during your first visit to make sure that chiropractic care is right for you.

Are you interested in getting chiropractic treatment here in Rome, NY? If so, schedule your first chiropractic assessment with the team at Natural Health Center by calling (888) 338-WELL.

By Camille Dillard, DO, Health & Wellness PC
December 11, 2020
Category: Medical

Dealing with severe joint pain? This unique therapy may be the solution.

Millions of Americans are having trouble working and going about their daily lives due to joint pain. This is a serious problem, impacting every facet of a person’s life. If you are experiencing chronic or severe back or joint pain, our Rome, NY, osteopath Dr. Camille Dillard offers a unique solution known as prolotherapy that may finally provide you with the relief you’re looking for.

What is proliferative injection therapy?

Also referred to as prolotherapy, proliferative injection therapy is a regenerative treatment that improves injured, painful joints or damaged tendons or ligaments. This can be a great alternative for patients who want to improve their soft tissue or joint injuries without resorting to surgery.

While just about anywhere on the body can be treated with prolotherapy, our Rome, NY, physicians most commonly treat the back, shoulders, or hips. These injections contain mild irritants that when injected into the joints or soft tissue help to stimulate the body’s natural healing process to repair the injury or damaged tissue.

How many treatments will I need?

A patient will require multiple injections in one session (usually anywhere from four to 15, depending on the size of the treatment area and the severity of the injury) and most people will benefit from having multiple sessions (the average number is four sessions) performed every three to six weeks.

Who is a good candidate for prolotherapy?

If you are dealing with persistent pain that isn’t being alleviated with rest or pain relievers, then you may be wondering if you’re a good candidate for proliferative injection therapy. Prolotherapy can be a great treatment option for those dealing with,

  • Low or mid-back pain caused by degenerative disc disease and sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • Knee pain
  • Meniscal tears
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rotator cuff injuries and other shoulder injuries
  • Tennis or golfers elbow
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Ankle pain
  • Ankle instability
  • IT band syndrome
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Other musculoskeletal or joint injuries

Many people chose to undergo proliferative injection therapy because this is a natural and minimally invasive treatment option that offers amazing results without having to resort to surgery.

If you have questions about proliferative injection therapy or if you’re dealing with joint or back pain and want to find out if this is the right treatment for you, then call Natural Health Center in Rome, NY, at (888) 338-9355 to schedule a consultation.

By Camille Dillard, DO, Health & Wellness PC
November 03, 2020
Category: Health
Tags: Mental Health  

Mental health is just as important as physical health, yet too often, emotional and mental health needs are overlooked. Whether you're feeling sad or stressed, or are having trouble achieving an acceptable work/life balance, your Rome, NY, health, and wellness practitioners at Natural Health Center offer compassionate care for your issues.

Why good mental health is vital

It's hard to live your best life if you're struggling with a mental health issue. The issues can affect your relationships, your job, and your self-esteem. In some cases, mental health issues may also play a role in illnesses and diseases. Constant stress can increase your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Stress may also lead to depression and anxiety.

Do you have one of these mental health issues?

All of these issues can affect the quality of your life:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Panic disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Eating disorders
  • Anger management problems
  • Grief
  • Mood disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Marriage or relationship problems
  • Substance abuse
  • Dementia
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder

Sometimes, you may not have a name for what you're feeling but might realize that something just isn't right. If you frequently feel hopeless, sad, exhausted, angry, apathetic, confused, or overwhelmed, you may be depressed or have another mental health issue.

Although medications are sometimes used to treat mental health issues, drugs are certainly not the only solution. Natural health solutions and talk therapy can also help you improve your mental health.

Therapy is an excellent solution whether you're having trouble relating to your spouse or partner, facing problems at work, or feel consumed by anxiety. During therapy sessions in Rome, you'll discuss your difficulties, your feelings, your lifestyle, and your physical and mental health histories.

Your doctor or therapist will create a therapy plan designed to address your specific issues. Depending on your diagnosis, your plan might include individual or group therapy sessions. In some cases, family or marriage counseling may also be recommended.

Are you struggling with your mental health? Call the Rome, NY office of Dr. Camille Dillard at (888) 338-WELL (9355) to schedule an appointment.

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