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Functional Medicine Explained

Screening Tests

Screening tests are typically the first assessment completed and are used to determine if further diagnostic testing might be needed. Because screening tests are the first step towards diagnosis, they are designed to be more likely to overestimate the true incidence of a disease. Designed to be different from diagnostic tests in that they might demonstrate more positive results than a diagnostic test. This can lead to both true positives as well as false positives. Once a screening test is found to be positive, a diagnostic test is then completed to confirm the diagnosis. Next we will discuss the assessment of diagnostic tests.

Many screening tests are available for physicians and advanced chiropractic practitioners to utilize in their practice. For some tests, there is quite a bit of research demonstrating the benefit of such tests on early diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Alex Jimenez presents appropriate assessment and diagnostic tools used in office to further clarify and appropriated diagnostic assessments.

Testing for Wheat Sensitivities

Gluten related diseases are a global phenomenon. The numbers are outstanding; 10% of the global population reports having wheat sensitivity,… Read More

November 27, 2020

Screening Technology in Gut Imbalances

Our gastrointestinal tract hosts more than 1000 species of bacteria that work symbiotically with us to promote a balanced immune… Read More

November 25, 2020

Neuro-Diagnostics

We’ve talked about neuroinflammation and its causes and how the effects of neuroinflammation impact our brain and, therefore, our body.… Read More

November 25, 2020

Gluten-Associated Conditions

Gluten-associated diseases have been on the rise in recent years. There are several types of symptoms that patients notice when… Read More

November 19, 2020

Food Allergy

Allergies have been around for what it seems like forever. Most of our patients suffer from environmental or seasonal allergy.… Read More

November 14, 2020

Hormone Assessment Step by Step.

Hormones work as a communication system within our bodies. Hormones, glandules, and the endocrine system work together to meet basic… Read More

November 11, 2020

Optimal vs. Normal Vital Signs Explained

As a patient, you know what your doctor needs from you as soon as you get into the office: Vital… Read More

November 8, 2020

Nutrition: Assessment of Vitamins & Minerals You Must Know

“I strongly believe that food is medicine and that it should be not an afterthought in medicine but the foundation… Read More

November 8, 2020

Why Do I Need an X-ray or MRI for Lower Back Pain El Paso, TX?

Low back pain is one of the most common ailments for people visiting a doctor or an urgent care clinic.… Read More

November 18, 2019

Benefits Of A Scoliosis Screening From A Chiropractor

It is estimated that scoliosis affects anywhere from 2 to 3 percent of children and adults in the United States.… Read More

February 19, 2019

How Arthritis Can Affect the Knee

Arthritis is characterized as the inflammation of one or multiple joints. The most common symptoms of arthritis include pain and… Read More

November 14, 2018

What is a Quadriceps Tendon Rupture?

The tendons are powerful soft tissues which connect the muscles to the bones. One of these tendons, the quadriceps tendon,… Read More

November 5, 2018

What is Knee Plica Syndrome?

The knee is a made up of a variety of complex soft tissues. Enclosing the knee joint is a fold… Read More

October 30, 2018

What is Chondromalacia Patellae?

Chondromalacia patellae, also referred to as runner's knee, is a health issue in which the cartilage beneath the patella, or kneecap,… Read More

October 30, 2018

What is Osgood-Schlatter Disease?

Osgood-Schlatter disease is a common cause of knee pain in growing adolescents. It is characterized by the inflammation of the… Read More

October 26, 2018

What Is Sinding-Larsen-Johansson Syndrome?

Sinding-Larsen-Johansson, or SLJ, syndrome is a debilitating knee condition that most commonly affects teens during periods of rapid growth. The… Read More

October 25, 2018

What is Patellar Tendinitis?

Patellar tendinitis is a common health issue characterized by the inflammation of the tendon which joins the kneecap, or patella,… Read More

October 24, 2018

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