Why You Should See a Functional Medicine Chiropractor


When you visit Turack Chiropractic, Dr. Daniel Turack doesn’t just crack your back and send you on your way. He actually wants to know how you’re feeling. He may even ask about your medical history, lifestyle, genetics, exposure to environmental toxins or carcinogens and anything else that might be affecting your current state of health.

This is because there’s usually an underlying cause of any chronic illness or pain you’re dealing with. There’s an old adage where a doctor says to a patient, “Take two aspirin and call me in the morning.” That’s the quick fix. Traditional western medicine is full of this. We at Turack Chiropractic are instead looking to alleviate the root cause of your pain; not just mask your symptoms. This is a longer-lasting solution.

This approach is known as functional medicine. The goal is total and sustained well-being. Turack Chiropractic in Wexford, PA has quickly become one of the top providers of functional medicine in Pittsburgh because of Dr. Dan’s commitment to helping his patients live at their very best.

Why Should You Choose Functional Medicine?

By all means, you should see your family physician regularly. We would never discourage that. But understand that most doctors today focus on treating the symptoms of a chronic disease; not necessarily the source. This works for some people. Some people have no problem popping a pill for this or that or braving their way through a surgical procedure. But others want answers.

This is the type of patient that would benefit from a visit with Dr. Dan. Someone who wants to know exactly why they’re feeling the way they feel. Someone seeking an alternative take on curing or managing their condition. Somebody who wants more than just relief from the symptoms themselves.

That’s what makes Dr. Dan different than your typical family care physician. He’s just as interested in figuring out what’s going on with you as you are. This is why he may order advanced nutritional or toxicity testing and look at everything from complex biochemistry to genomics, detoxification genomics, and other factors.

Functional medicine probes deeper to find out what’s really going on. Our aim at Turack Chiropractic is to maximize your overall vitality rather than just throw a band-aid on whatever’s troubling you. Additionally, our methods also go a long way to preserving one’s health and preventing disease and bodily damage caused by poor nutrition, stress, or exposure to environmental toxins.

But, You’re a Chiropractor, Right?

People are sometimes surprised when they learn our chiropractic care includes functional medicine evaluations and treatments. Spinal manipulation itself is a component of functional medicine. It’s a non-invasive treatment that helps our patients achieve optimal well-being and health.

The concepts of functional medicine fit well into Dr. Daniel Turack’s background as a chiropractor and nutritionist with a deep interest in whole-body health and patient-centered integrated treatment.

Dr. Dan takes great pleasure in helping patients that may be suffering from common conditions like fibromyalgia, sciatica, chronic fatigue syndrome, or persistent headaches, backaches, or shoulder/neck problems. He truly wants his nutritional and lifestyle counseling to be part of your solution.


If you’d like to restore and maintain optimal health and wellness in a completely natural way, visit our chiropractor in Wexford, PA for an evaluation. We encourage you to take the time to learn more about our chiropractic care, functional medicine, light therapy, and our Beat Fitness training. Then, once you’re comfortable proceeding, call us at 724-940-3499 to schedule an appointment.