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Specific Lab Panels


Metabolic Fibromyalgia TestsMany patients with chronic conditions also need metabolic/nutritional care along with neurological and biomechanical care to provide fuel for the nervous system to heal. We determine that need by using preliminary blood tests. These lab panels will include:

Preliminary Lab Testing

A Thyroid Panel (a complete thyroid panel including thyroid antibodies, T3, T4, reverse T3. Most doctors only order TSH)

A Complete Metabolic Panel (CMP)
A Lipid Panel
A CBC (Complete Blood Chemistry With Auto Differential)
Vitamin and Mineral Testing (Vit D,B12, Calcium phosphorus etc)
Inflammation Testing
Simple Gluten Sensitivity Screening Test
Iron And Ferritin Testing For Anemia

 

We can assess your thyroid, adrenal, blood and gut function. All can be affecting your chronic health condition. By addressing any problems with your thyroid, adrenal glands, blood chemistry or gut function, we can help you to heal faster. The CMP allows us to check your blood glucose levels since glucose and oxygen are needed by the brain to function properly.

It is important to understand that we analyze your blood work from a preventative medicine prospective, checking to see if you are in the optimal functional range for great health and healing.

The optimal functional range has been developed by looking at the average blood profile of symptom free and disease free people. The disease range or laboratory range commonly used by traditional medicine is determined by studies done on the average of all people getting blood work including the very sick. It is very common for patients with chronic pain to have blood work that is within the laboratory range but well out of the optimal/functional range.

This means that they are not as healthy as they could be and that will affect their chronic problem. We use specific nutritional supplements/protocols to improve your blood work to get you back into the optimal functional range, thus helping you to heal. When patients are out of the functional range, without nutritional support, it is only a matter of time until they move into the disease range and then put on medications

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Special Lab Panels and Testing:

Your preliminary blood testing will let us know if any of the special testing listed below will be necessary in treating your fibromyalgia. 

Adrenal Stress Index (ASI): We can further test your adrenal glands with a test called an Adrenal Stress Index. Your adrenal glands are your “stress” organs, meaning that they react to stress. If you have been or are currently under stress, this test is a must! IF YOU SUFFER FROM INSOMNIA, THIS TEST WILL MEASURE YOUR CORTISOL LEVELS. When your body’s cortisol levels are abnormal, you will suffer from insomnia. Cortisol levels can be corrected via specific nutritional protocols thereby curing your insomnia.

ORGANIC ACID TEST: This test helps us determine energy production within the mitochondria of your cell. This is a common test for patients with fatigue, malaise, brain fog, tiredness, restlessness and many other symptoms

TISSUE ANTIBODIES (aka. Autoimmune Disorders) We may test to see if you have an underlying autoimmune condition affecting your health. An autoimmune process is where your immune system attacks a particular area of the body. So we test for specific antibodies to determine if you suffer from an autoimmune condition. If you suffer from an Autoimmune Disorder your immune system may be attacking other systems of your body (ie. thyroid, cerebellum, etc.) We can check for gluten antibodies, tissue antibodies such as myelin (fatty sheath around the nerves) antibodies, cerebellar (back part of the brain controlling balance, coordinated movement, and spinal muscles) antibodies. For Example: Many fibromyalgia patients test positive for thyroid antibodies and were actually misdiagnosed. If your thyroid tissue anti-bodies (TPO &TBG) are high, you are suffering from Hashimoto’s disease (you can google it) and NOT true fibromyalgia. The only way to find out is to test for thyroid tissue antibodies via blood work. If you suffer from tissue antibodies, further blood work will be needed to determine which part of your immune system or gastrointestinal system is not functioning properly.

Specifically…

#1: Cyrex array 2: Intestinal permeability (Leaky gut testing)

#2: Cyrex array 3: Advanced gluten sensitivity testing

#3: Cyrex array 4: Food sensitivity and cross reactive food testing

(See special lab panels tab and Gut Brain Immune video tab on website)

#4: Stool Microbial Ecology testing: for intestinal bacteria, yeast and parasites.

Note: Not all of the special tests are necessary for every patient. Each patient will have specific recommendations on special tests based on their initial exam findings, preliminary blood work findings and their unique set of health complaints.

Once we have completed our review and analysis of your neurological exam findings, biomechanical exam findings, diagnostic imaging, spinal x-rays and the preliminary blood testing we will determine if any of the special lab panels explained above  will be necessary for you.

Specific Nutritional Protocols: based on your specific condition, your blood work findings and your special lab panels. These protocols are designed specifically for you and may include any of the following:

Anti-Inflammatory Diet
Specific Diet and Supplement Protocols for Leaky Gut Correction
Liver Detoxification
Specific Diet and Supplement Protocols to Decrease Brain Inflammation and Decrease Chronic Pain
Non-Drug Protocols for High Blood Sugars, Diabetes, Hypoglycemia and High Cholesterol
Protocols for Patients with Hormonal Issues
Natural Protocols for Hypothyroidism
Nutritional Protocols for Abnormal Adrenal (Stress Gland) Function
Specific Diet and Supplement Protocols for Autoimmunity
Highly Effective Protocols for Healthy Weight Loss
Food Sensitivity Diet Recommendations