Diagnostic Testing at Blue Ridge Family Chiropractic
At Blue Ridge Family Chiropractic & Diagnostics, getting results with your condition is of utmost importance to us. An accurate and timely diagnosis is integral to getting you back on track to good health. The fact is, certain important information can be gathered from specialized testing that is not available through physical examination alone. This is why we offer various types of diagnostic testing at our clinic.
Numbness, resting pain, pain in your limbs, swelling in your limbs or coldness in your arms, legs, hands or feet may indicate a reason to have vascular ultrasound testing performed. You may also need it if you have a history of smoking or heart disease in your family. You should get vascular testing every few years to make sure your blood vessels aren’t clogging.
|We offer non-invasive (no needles) testing for your comfort and convenience. A tiny electrical pulse stimulates the nerve by surface electrodes. Specialized computer monitoring analyzes the data received and records measurements for later interpretation by our neurologist. The test feels like a slight tingling sensation for a millisecond (much like a TENS unit).
This type of testing is used on patients who have back or neck pain, radiating pain, arm or leg pain, numbness, weakness or tingling. We also offer similar testing on the auditory and visual pathways in the brain for patients who suffer with headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, migraines or hearing loss (called BAER/VEP).
After these types of tests, you can immediately go back to your normal activities (unless Dr. Levesque, DC instructs you not to). There are no side effects to any of these specific tests. Your test results are sent immediately to a Board Certified Neurologist who prepares an in depth report based on your test raw data. We generally get the results back within the week and we will explain them to you as soon as we get them, highlighting any areas of concern if any. Many times, we will recommend or re-adjust your treatment plan based off of any relevant test data. Most health plans cover the costs of this testing. Our office always calls to verify coverage for you by contacting your carrier before testing.
If you have any of these symptoms: low back pain, neck pain, resting pain, pain that radiates into your arms or legs, numbness, weakness, tingling, headaches, dizziness, memory loss, leg cramps, hearing loss or any of the symptoms/conditions mentioned earlier in this article, consult with Dr. Levesque, DC as to whether you would benefit from diagnostic testing.
We would be glad to offer you a NO CHARGE consultation and exam; call us at 276-676-3111 to make an appointment.