Laboratory Testing's Role in Functional Medicine
Laboratory testing can prove critical both for chiropractic treatment and for the creation of holistic functional medicine plans. The right tests can reveal a wealth of information about your body function, general health, and the presence or absence of specific diseases or disorders that merit our chiropractic team's prompt attention. Steven B. Wasserman, R. N., D. C. performs laboratory testing to gain the clearest possible understanding of how we can optimize your well-being and to get to the root of an illness or chronic disorder.
Steven B. Wasserman, R. N., D. C. collects data, not only on your symptoms, but also on key physical, emotional, and lifestyle factors that influence your health. The data we gather from laboratory testing plays a crucial role in identifying both the underlying problem and its effects on you.
The results of your lab tests may determine what specific kinds of treatment you need. For example, high yeast levels may indicate that you suffer from a suppressed immune system. This in turn might point toward a nervous system dysfunction that can be corrected through the chiropractic adjustment. Yeast levels can also alert your chiropractor toward possible diabetes, which may benefit from a holistic program of dietary modification, exercise, and other functional medicine modalities.
Types of Tests Performed
Dr. Wasserman performs a number of laboratory tests at your evaluation. A complete blood chemistry panel measures kidney, liver, thyroid, and other organ functions, along with blood sugar, electrolyte, and micronutrient levels. Other types of laboratory tests may include:
- Food sensitivity tests
- Chemical and metal sensitivity tests
- Gut health tests (to check for leaky gut syndrome and other digestive problems)
- Adrenal tests (a useful measure of how stress affects your body)
- Hormone level tests
- DNA genetic tests (which can reveal genetic predispositions for certain conditions)
Once Dr. Wasserman has analyzed the results of all these tests, you'll receive recommendations for a comprehensive, personalized treatment or preventative wellness plan.
Schedule an Evaluation From Steven B. Wasserman, R. N., D. C.
Our chiropractic team is ready to help you understand your health more clearly and then make any necessary changes for improving it. Contact us (562) 430-4949 to schedule an exam.