Chiropractic Medicine

Chiropractic Medicine

Optimal You provides a full suite of chiropractic care in Ponte Vedra Beach under the care of Dr. Lexie Romero. These services include chiropractic adjustments for all ages, pregnancy care, drug-free pain management and wellness counseling.

Dr. Lexie also offers Nutritional and lifestyle programs through her training in functional medicine. Our expertise is in finding and correcting the root cause of your symptoms.

Our focused, hands-on approach aims at giving you immediate relief and knowledge on how to live optimally in the future. Dr. Lexie is dedicated to providing every patient with quality service that best leads to reduced pain, restored functionality and improved overall health and wellness.

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Chiropractic care analyzes the spine to ensure connections from the brain are flowing optimally by identifying and removing subluxations. Subluxations are when a region of the spine is misaligned, preventing proper flow of nervous system communication throughout our bodies. Subluxations can be caused by chemical, physical, and/or emotional stress. This ranges from bad posture to car accidents to not sleeping properly or stressing about work. A chiropractic adjustment is a safe and powerful way to remove subluxation and restore optimal function to your body.

Every organ in your body is connected
to the one under your hat

Chiropractic Adjustments Can Be Beneficial for the Following Conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Arm/Leg Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Disc Herniations
  • Dizziness/Vertigo
  • Headaches
  • Neck Pain
  • Neuropathy
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • and more

Chiropractic Medicine can also:

  • Reduce recovery time
  • Reduce muscle spasms
  • Enhance immune system
  • Improve oxygenation
  • Increase nutrient flow
  • Reduce stiffness and pain
  • Promote relaxation
  • Improve digestive function
  • Improve athletic performance
  • Promote healthy development
  • Encourage tissue regeneration

Functional Medicine

Functional medicine is the practice of analyzing blood work using functional lab ranges that focus on optimal functioning of the body and its organs. Dr. Lexie spends time with her patients to listen thoroughly to their histories all while better understanding the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health. The recommendations are based on the individual and their unique presentation.

Often people say, “My tests are negative, but I know something isn’t right.” Functional medicine is the step to understand which parts of the body aren’t functioning at capacity to predict or prevent pathology rather than identifying it. This is done through diet logs, life style counseling, nutritional changes, and various natural supplements prescribed in meaningful courses focused on providing the body what it needs. Our bodies are intelligent - we are simply providing it with all the tools, so it can function at the optimal level.

Functional Medicine is medicine by cause, not by symptom. Function Medicine practitioners don’t, in fact, treat disease, we treat your body’s ecosystem. We get rid of the bad stuff, put in the good stuff, and because your body is an intelligent system—it does the rest

-Mark Hyman, MD

Pediatric Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care can be helpful for your child's development, from infancy into adolescence. At Optimal You, we firmly believe in protecting a child’s body by making sure they have the best possible functioning nervous system. We all say that children bounce back quickly, but that is related to how they emotionally feel; however physically and structurally, that is not always the case. Many times, what may be considered a minor issue at first can progress into major growing pains, so that is why we’ve implemented proactive wellness programs for children.

Optimal You can provide your child with the drug-free care they need to function at their best through the early stages of life; from birth and beyond. We accomplish this through checking your child’s spinal alignment as early as just a few weeks old to ensure the trauma of the birthing process and all those tumbles and falls don’t impede their development.

We also monitor for primitive reflexes and developmental milestones. Our various treatment methods can help children meet these milestones as expected or help those who may be having trouble. Primitive reflexes are reflex actions originating in the central nervous system that are exhibited by normal infants, but not in adults. These reflexes are absent due to the development of the frontal lobes as a child transitions normally into adulthood. If they persist beyond the expected age, this can give us insight into developmental delays.

How does chiropractic care
benefit children?

  • Sleep issues
  • Colicky baby
  • Ear aches
  • Acid reflux
  • (Silent) reflux
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • ADHD
  • Wetting the bed
  • and more

Chiropractic Care for Expecting Mothers

Pregnancy is another time where our bodies go through an enormous amount of change very quickly. Chiropractic care during pregnancy can ensure a less traumatic birth process for both mom and baby. There are many gentle techniques that can be used throughout pregnancy, or even before conception to help a woman prepare her body for what is to come. Webster Technique is one of these, and Dr. Lexie Romero is certified by the ICPA to utilize Webster to ensure optimal positioning of the pelvis for child birth. Chiropractic care throughout and post pregnancy will allow the body to heal and express health at its fullest potential.

The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of subluxation and/or SI joint dysfunction. In so doing, neuro-biomechanical function in the sacral/pelvic region is improved. The ICPA recognizes that in a theoretical and clinical framework of the Webster Technique in the care of pregnant women, sacral subluxation may contribute to difficult labor for the mother (i.e., dystocia). Dystocia is caused by inadequate uterine function, pelvic contraction, and baby mal-presentation. The correction of sacral subluxation may have a positive effect on all of these causes of dystocia.

In this clinical and theoretical framework, it is proposed that sacral misalignment may contribute to these three primary causes of dystocia via uterine nerve interference, pelvic misalignment and the tightening and torsion of specific pelvic muscles and ligaments. The resulting tense muscles and ligaments and their aberrant effect on the uterus may prevent the baby from comfortably assuming the best possible position for birth.

How is chiropractic care beneficial
throughout pregnancy?

  • Maintaining an overall healthier pregnancy
  • Optimal pelvic alignment
  • Controlling symptoms of nausea
  • Fetal positional changes
  • Relieving back, neck or joint pain
  • Reducing the time of labor and delivery
  • Promote optimal positioning for delivery

Dr. Lexie is trained in the follow
Chiropractic Techniques

  • SOT
  • Activator Method
  • Palmer Package - Diversified, Gonstead, and Thompson
  • Webster
  • Graston

Dr. Lexie is a board certified Chiropractic Physician and is also board certified in Physiotherapy through the NBCE