Zimmer Chiropractic & Nutrition: Leading the Way in Preventative Healthcare!
History tells us that the practice of natural medicine may have begun as early as 1600 B.C. An ancient textbook of record (The Edwin Smith Papyrus) details facts that describe in exquisite detail the examination, diagnosis, and treatment of numerous ailments.
It is also documented that in ancient times, dedicated healers were also known for their wise thinking on the use of preventive practices that included the use of herbs and plants that were found to have restorative power in keeping one’s body healthy. Fast forward to 2012, and you will find a medical practice that combines many advanced options of care which are centered in sound preventive and restorative medicine.
Dr. Ed Zimmer established the good health practice of Zimmer Chiropractic and Nutrition which specializes in treating neck and back pain and providing advanced nutritional counseling. He has partnered with Dr. Benjamin Butwin, a Carmel native who graduated from Carmel High School.
Through the practice of Functional Medicine, a philosophy that strives to identify the true cause of poor health, a waiting list of patients is in place. In today’s world, patients are seeking ways to feel better and stay well.
Meet the Partners
Dr. Ed Zimmer, M.S., D.C., grew up on the south side of Chicago. He completed his Masters in nutrition at Bridgeport University in Connecticut, and he graduated Summa Cum Laude from the National College of Chiropractic. He has been featured on numerous television shows and is the author of several books including “Vitamin Answer Book”; “Stress: It is a Killer”; “Cholesterol: Angel or Devil?”; and “Heartburn Hell: Putting the Fire Out Naturally”. (NOTE FROM ERIN: underline the book titles) Dr. Zimmer provides nutritional care to patients nationwide and is a sought-after conference speaker.
Dr. Benjamin Butwin, D.C., was raised in Carmel, Indiana, where he captained the school’s football and lacrosse teams. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and attended the National University of Health Sciences where he was valedictorian of his graduating class. Dr. Butwin has a strong interest in sports medicine, fitness and nutrition. After an internship with Dr. Zimmer, he knew he had found a practice that shared his personal philosophy of patient-centered care.
Nutritional counseling is a sound medical resource for helping patients needing guidance in improving their health. The Zimmer Chiropractic and Nutrition practice sees many individuals who have run the gamut of diagnoses dealing with chronic pain, fatigue, digestive problems, ADD/ADHD, PMS, menopausal symptoms allergies, heart concerns, memory/focusing problems, diabetes, and multiple chemical sensitivities with no improvement from traditional treatment. Some are dealing with something “going on” in their bodies that leave them “just not feeling well” overall. Most of us can relate to this feeling.
“I believe our clinic has grown at such a rapid pace because we have a different and sound approach to modern healthcare. On the chiropractic side, we are straightforward in our treatment options. We do not require x-rays and do not believe in “selling” patients on long-term treatment plans. Nutritionally, I do not believe in the approach of having patients take “meals of pills” to address their illness symptoms. I work with patients to find the real cause of their symptoms. This is a logical and effective approach that does not require the patient to have faith in the unbelievable. It makes sense at a very basic level,” Dr. Zimmer said.
Dr. Butwin’s journey into chiropractic and treating pain began as a young athlete who took his fair share of hits while engaging in sports during his years of play in high school and full-contact intramural football at Notre Dame. “The physical nature of the sports I played in high school and college left me with some pretty severe neck pain and stiffness,” he said. “Rather than mask my discomfort with pain killers all my life, I sought out chiropractic care to alleviate the cause of these problems. What I found – beyond relief – was a true passion for the sound logic and science of chiropractic and a growing need to help others prevent injury and live healthier lives. Now that I have children of my own who will likely be involved in athletics someday, my calling to this profession makes even more sense.”
Dr. Zimmer adds, “Most of our patients are referred by medical doctors and our current patients. Neck and back pain, headaches, extremity pain/numbness, digestive issues, and chronic diseases make up the type problems we treat with good success.”
Every person is different, even people with similar symptoms, but after spending time with Drs. Zimmer and Butwin and their incredible support team of professionals, it is easy to say they are leading and engaging physicians who offer a new direction in your search for good and sustainable health.
For more information on the practice of Zimmer Chiropractic and Nutrition, including free audio CDs, go to their websites at www.zimmerchiropractic.com and www.zimmernutrition.com. For a consult with the doctors or to make an appointment with a clinical massage therapist, call direct at 317-813-1998.