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  Presents The Top Ten Tests to Take  by Jeff Hunker
 
 
 

   While no one enjoys visiting a doctor’s office, it’s especially stressful when worrisome symptoms already exist. In fact, this can cause just as much anxiety for physicians, who are always dedicated to keeping their patients healthy.

 
 

   Therefore, they encourage everyone to schedule regular check-ups, wherein they can be screened for potentially dangerous conditions. Besides revealing nascent health threats while they’re easily treatable, these tests often identify risk factors for developing certain illnesses. This allows physicians and patients to take preventive measures; and it eliminates a lot of undue angst.

 
 

   The best part is that there are more – and more advanced – early diagnostic procedures available than ever. The following is a list of ten that merit your consideration.

 
     
 
  Spinal Nerve  
  Compression  
  Exam  
 

When nerves in the spine become compressed, they can cause pain, numbness, weakness, and abnormal sensations. This can happen for any number of reasons; and, in more severe cases, symptoms can increase and become much more serious. Anyone who has signs of nerve compression should be examined as soon as possible, so that treatment can be started before the condition worsens. Call 724.987.3221

 
     
     
  Dual Energy  
  X-Ray  
  Absorptiometry  
  (DEXA) Test  
 

Used for measuring bone mineral density, this is one of the best ways to diagnose osteopenia and osteoporosis. More accurate than a standard X-Ray, it can gauge spine, hip, or total bone density, to help determine the probability of future fractures. Women (and men) who have risk factors for osteoporosis, and postmenopausal women, should have this test. Call 724.375.1577.

 
 
 

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