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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.

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

Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip

The hip is commonly described as a "ball-and-socket" type joint. In a healthy hip, the ball at the top end… Read More

October 9, 2018

Evaluation of the Patient with Hip Pain

Hip pain is a well-known health issue which can be caused by a wide array of problems, however, the site… Read More

October 9, 2018

Achondroplasia Clinical Presentation

Achondroplasia is a genetic disorder that leads to dwarfism. In those with the condition, the legs and arms are short,… Read More

October 5, 2018

Classifying Spondylolisthesis

Spondylolisthesis occurs when a vertebra of the spine slips forward over the vertebra below it. Spondylolisthesis can be categorized as: congenital… Read More

October 4, 2018

Scoliosis Clinical Presentation

Scoliosis is a medical condition where an individual's spine is diagnosed with an abnormal curve. The natural curvature of the… Read More

October 4, 2018

Imaging Diagnostics for Flexion Teardrop Fractures

A teardrop fracture is caused when the anteroinferior aspect of a cervical vertebral body is damaged due to flexion of… Read More

October 2, 2018

Vertebral Fracture Diagnosis Imaging Studies

A vertebral fracture is a common health issue which can often cause bone fragments to damage the spinal chord and… Read More

October 2, 2018

Spine Trauma Imaging Diagnostics Evaluation

Imaging diagnostics are an essential element in the evaluation of spine trauma. Over the last few decades, the rapid evolution… Read More

October 1, 2018
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