Treating Inflammation, Chronic Pain & Stress Related Disorders


COMMON Inflammation, Chronic Pain & Stress Related Disorders we treat

Chronic inflammation and stress-related disorders are at the root of many health conditions. It is important to understand what is causing your chronic inflammation – instead of just treating the symptoms of the inflammation with anti-inflammatories or pain medications.

Inflammation has been found to be the root cause of many chronic health conditions. Many things in our everyday life result in chronic inflammation: emotional stress, genetics, a diet high in sugar or processed foods, poor digestive health, exposure to toxins.

Almost all diseases result from some form of chronic inflammation. Some major examples include: arthritis, ADHD, PCOS, heart disease, lupus, and autism.

Some signs and symptoms to look out for include: Fatigue, Pain, Inattention, Cognitive decline, Brain Fog, and Joint Pain.

If you have any of these, you may have chronic inflammation. It is important to determine the underlying triggers so you can get resolution and move forward to greater health.

Common Signs of Inflammation

  • Fatigue or Loss of Energy
  • Allergies
  • Digestive Issues
  • Migraine/Chronic Headaches
  • Gas or Bloating
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Diarrhea or Constipation
  • Brain Fog, Depression, or Anxiety
  • Reflux
  • High Blood Glucose
  • Skin Problems
  • Belly Fat or Stubborn Weight Gain
  • Eczema or Psoriasis
  • Generally Red/Blotchy Skin
  • Menopausal Symptoms
    And More!

Back Pain

Aching or stiffness in your back could be the result of an injury or medical condition.


There are many different types of arthritis, which refers to pain in the joints.


Pain, pressure, or tension in your head could be a symptom of an underlying issue.

Multiple Sclerosis

Degenerative disease in which the body attacks the protective covering on nerves.


Generalized pain and stiffness can occur throughout the body, for many reasons.


This viral condition, with a blistering rash can cause a number of serious conditions.

Nerve Damage

Injury or irritation can prevent your brain and muscles from communicating.

Lyme Disease

A tick-borne infection can case complex and chronic symptoms from rashes to fevers.


If the sphincter on your esophagus stops working, you may experience heartburn.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

This refers to a group of conditions that cause pain and swelling in the bowel.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

This refers to a group of conditions that cause pain and swelling in the bowel.


This is a disorder where uterine tissue grows outside the organ, causing significant pain.

Is your condition not on the list?

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Why We Treat Inflammation, Chronic Pain & Stress Related Disorders

Dr Loy Anderson, M.D. has been practicing medicine for nearly 25 years. She is board certified in Family Medicine and Functional Medicine. She completed undergraduate training with a BS in Biology at Walla Walla University, followed by her MD at Loma Linda University.

After a 3-year residency in Family Medicine, she was honored to serve in the US Air Force for 4 years, stationed at Malmstrom AFB. She then joined the Great Falls Clinic, where she thoroughly enjoyed her colleagues and caring for families and patients of all ages until 2017. She is passionate about educating and has lectured on women’s health, stress management, hormones, inflammation, autoimmune disease, obesity and weight loss, thyroid, and brain health.

Dr Anderson combines her extensive experience and skills in traditional western medicine with the innovative and intuitive power of functional medicine to offer you the best of both. She is sustained daily by her unshakeable faith, has a beautiful daughter Alex, and a chocolate lab named Maya. When not serving her practice members or leading her team, she loves to hike, drive fast cars, fly planes, snowshoe, garden, travel, read, and play the flute.


Where are you located?

Can you work with me?

Our main office is in Great Falls, Montana, but we are able to work with individuals nationally and internationally thanks to HIPAA compliant telehealth.

Telehealth — sometimes called telemedicine — lets you visit your doctor and receive care without an in-person office visit. Telehealth is done primarily online with internet access on your computer, tablet, or smartphone through video conferences and internet phone calls. This remote option is ideal for people who live in remote areas, or need consultation with a specialist whose office is an unreasonable or burdensome distance away. If you have internet access, we can help.

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It’s absolutely worth the work, effort, and time you put in! I’m loving the results so far and feeling more like myself. I’m integrating what I’m learning into my life and know I’ll always be able to use the positive new skills + tools I’m gaining. I’m incredibly GRATEFUL for Dr. Loy and the entire Thriven team.

Suzi Mandel

I am so thankful for the guidance from the Thriven team and the other practice members who have given me so much knowledge and the tools to continue my healing process. I honestly feel that my quality of life will be improved because of the changes that I’ve been taught through the program.

Patty Patrick

I have received not only information to stay healthy, but the coaching and encouragement from the staff was exactly what I needed. Getting to the “root” of problems leads the way to better health and sustainability. I believe my health is better for the wisdom of Dr. Loy, and her search for each one of us in better health. It’s all about choices for each one. My thanks for this team of people!

Kay Broderick

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