MEDICAL & CHIROPRACTIC DISCLAIMER * / CHIROPRACTIC SCOPE *
Here is the Chiropractic State Board of Texas Required Legal Speak.
The clinical information on this website, supportive interlinked sites, collaborative media, and associated presentations are provided as an information resource only. This information is are not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes. This information is not intended to be patient education, does not create any patient-physician relationship, and should not be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment.
Please consult your health care provider if you have questions regarding guidance about a specific condition. We expressly disclaim responsibility and shall have no liability, for any damages, loss, injury, or liability whatsoever suffered as a result of your reliance on the information contained on this site. We do not endorse specifically, all tests, treatments, or procedures mentioned on the website.
This website contains general information about medical conditions and treatments. The information is not advice, and should not be treated as such.
LIMITATION OF WARRANTIES
The medical information on this website is provided, as is, without any representations or warranties, express or implied. Injury Medical Clinic, its owners, associate doctors, collaborating physicians, therapist, subsidiaries, RSS feeds, and referral sites make no representations or warranties in relation to the medical information on this website or backlinked sites.
Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph, Dr. Alex Jimenez D.C and Injury Medical Clinic and its subsidiaries or referral sites do not warrant that:
The medical information on this website will be constantly available, or available at all; or the medical information on this website is complete, true, accurate, up-to-date, or non-misleading.
You must not rely on the information on this website as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or another professional healthcare provider.
If you have any specific questions about any medical matter you should consult your doctor or other professional healthcare providers.
If you think you may be suffering from any medical condition you should seek immediate medical attention.
You should never delay seeking medical advice, disregard medical advice, or discontinue medical treatment because of the information on this website.
Nothing in this medical disclaimer will limit any of our liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law or exclude any of our liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.
Again, the materials on this site are for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice or opinion. Providing or reading the contents of this site does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship.
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CHIROPRACTIC SCOPE OF PRACTICE *
Texas statute and TBCE board rules define and interpret what a licensed chiropractor is allowed to do in Texas. Many chiropractors are trained to provide far more services to patients than a Texas license actually permits, but training does not drive scope. Each state has its specified scope. Even specialty board training does not change one’s scope. It is therefore important to note that great detail has been tended to in order to not confuse the public on the scope of Chiropractic and its place in society on this site, RSS feeds, and associated sites.
Texas Chiropractic Scope of Practice and Advertising: Texas statute and TBCE board rules define and interpret what a licensed chiropractor is allowed to do in Texas. As noted above and bears repeating, many chiropractors are trained to provide far more services to patients than a Texas license actually permits, but training does not drive scope. Each state has its specified scope. Specialty board training does not change Texas chiropractic scope. Scope of Practice can only be changed by legislative action. For example, Texas Chiropractors cannot treat diseases or disorders, such as diabetes, hypothyroidism, infertility, schizophrenia, Parkinson’s, colic, diarrhea, asthma, or constipation.
FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE IN MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS & THE TEXAS CHIROPRACTIC SCOPE ONLY *
The term Functional Medicine* or “FM” has created a need to explain FM as it pertains to the chiropractic scope. With the advent of modern times, the use of the new term “Functional Medicine – FM” has created a scope paradigm with many specializations including the practice of Chiropractic in Texas over the last decade. This area of cross-scope integration occurs specifically with the musculoskeletal system.
“Functional Medicine” or “Functional Wellness” are elastic terms. Functional Medicine is a systems biology-based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease as defined by the Institute of Functional Medicine. Each symptom or differential diagnosis may be one of many contributing to an individual’s illness. Our focus and directives are placed on diseases and disorders directly or indirectly affecting the musculoskeletal system, biomechanics of the spine, or the subluxation complex within the limits and established parameters of our scope of practice and legalized jurisdiction.
Our use of them is specifically as it pertains to the musculoskeletal system, the spine, subluxation complex, and the associated neurological structures. As noted, this paradoxical paradigm, therefore, requires an explanation in terms of the Texas Chiropractic clinical scope. I have personally asked the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners of its position in the use of the term in electronic media. The TBCE’s position has been such that when using the term “Functional Medicine”, we should clearly position the term from a clinical point of view discussing treatments of chronic disorder pertaining to the musculoskeletal system and its supporting systems.
Therefore, in simple terms, we only use “Functional Health, Functional Wellness & Functional Terms” and protocols to treat injuries or chronic disorders of the musculoskeletal system specifically within our “Chiropractic Scope of Practice”. To that end, that is exactly how we use our terms and is how we practice within our scope.
We also present additional researched clinical data about many other areas. Functional Medicine* as a service of informational relay only to our readers. With this in mind, a concerted effort has been placed on our sites to describe Functional Medicine Type Protocols as Functional Health or Functional Wellness Protocols. *
CLINICAL SCOPE & SPECIALTY PHYSICIAN COLLABORATION *
Research over the last decades has clearly shown that many chronic disorders of human physiology have concomitant clinical issues with associative, collaborative, and causative inflammatory underlying etiologies which directly or indirectly affect the musculoskeletal system.
It is incumbent on a doctor of chiropractic, medical specialist and other treating physicians to appropriately co-assess, co-diagnose, co-treat, discover root causes of inflammation and collaborate on clinically adaptive treatment programs. To that end, our goals focus on determining if disorders influencing the musculoskeletal system, biomechanics of the spine, or the subluxation complex which may harbor associated, collaborative, root-cause, or causative inflammatory etiological co-pathologies that require concurrent as well as collaborative integrative care protocols with the appropriate clinical specialties for active care plans. Treatments must have collaborative care plan paradigms that focus on the greater good for all patients.
BLOG INFORMATION SCOPE DISCUSSION *
Our postings and supportive studies focus on chiropractic scope procedures. At times there may be supported researched claims presented on our sites and within our posts that have supported claims outside of our clinical scope of practice. In such cases, we provide the researched articles available to the public or the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners upon request to support the current research.
The scope of our information is limited to chiropractic, musculoskeletal, physical medicines, wellness, and sensitive health issues and/or functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions. We use functional health & wellness protocols, nutrient support, dietary care plans, and other clinical measures to treat and support care for injuries or disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Our posts, topics, subjects, and insights cover clinical matters, issues, and topics that relate and support directly or indirectly our clinical scope of practice.* Our office has made a reasonable attempt to provide supportive citations and has identified the relevant research study or studies supporting our posts. We also make copies of supporting research studies available to the board and or the public upon request. We understand that we cover matters that require an additional explanation as to how it may assist in a particular care plan or treatment protocol; therefore, to further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to ask Dr. Alex Jimenez or contact us at 915-850-0900. The provider(s) Licensed in Texas*& New Mexico*
We do not treat outside of our clinical scope and our intent is to provide a holistic understanding of the presented studies.
If you got this far in reading this disclaimer I thank you for taking the time.
It is prudent to advise all who may read from our webpage, blog, and RSS feed site the following:
My site provides health awareness provided by many data streams. I pray that my patients and the public can be exposed to ever-changing additional information that can help guide in the proper clinical direction. If you or a family member have a question please feel free to communicate with me personally about any content on this site, redirected site, referral sites, or backlinked sites.
Having said that, I am licensed to know what is outside my scope in each jurisdiction and refer to the appropriate provider. I have been practicing for nearly 3 decades and take great honor in the trust my patients and community have placed in me. I too have been blessed to understand the breadth and width of the medical excellence of my medical community. We have great providers in our community, that have excellent skills. If I interpret patients to need to be outside my scope, I will refer accordingly.
LICENSURE & CERTIFICATIONS
TEXAS DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC SCOPE:
I am a fully licensed Texas Chiropractor with a Certification in Chiropractic Spinal Trauma (C.C.S.T) and Certified with the Institute of Functional Medicine as an (IFMCP). To that end, I treat musculoskeletal & Functional Medicine issues within our scope. I do not treat visceral issues such as diabetes, hypothyroidism, infertility, schizophrenia, Parkinson’s, colic, diarrhea, asthma, or constipation as indicated above. I am licensed and responsible to guide my patients within my scope and refer out of my scope.
NEW MEXICO CHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIAN SCOPE:
I am also a fully licensed New Mexico Chiropractor. The New Mexico Board of Chiropractic Examiners has a much broader scope of practice. Since it is beyond the scope of my website to compare and contrast Texas vs New Mexico, I will provide the link to the NMBCE for those interested. I am licensed to practice as a Chiropractic Physician in New Mexico. License: NM-DC2182
As of January 29, 2021, Texas Supreme Court has finally made a decision regarding the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners et al v. Texas Medical Association case on January 29th, 2021. With great honor and gratitude, I’d like to continue to extend sincere thanks to everyone who worked hard on this case and whose tremendous efforts resulted in the decision. Thanks to the Supreme Court’s decision, chiropractors in Texas can now carry on their jobs accordingly. Below, I have provided a letter from Board President, Mark R. Bronson, D.C., F.I.A.N.M. on behalf of the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners stating the Texas Supreme Court’s decision in the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners et al v. Texas Medical Association case on January 29th, 2021. – Dr. Alex Jimenez D.C
The information herein and in all of our websites and public media is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional, licensed physician, and is not medical advice. We encourage you to make your own health care decisions based on your research and partnership with a qualified health care professional. Our information scope is limited to chiropractic, musculoskeletal, physical medicines, wellness, sensitive health issues, functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions. We provide and present clinical collaboration with specialists from a wide array of disciplines. Each specialist is governed by their professional scope of practice and their jurisdiction of licensure. We use functional health & wellness protocols to treat and support care for the injuries or disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Our videos, posts, topics, subjects, and insights cover clinical matters, issues, and topics that relate to and support, directly or indirectly, our clinical scope of practice.* Our office has made a reasonable attempt to provide supportive citations and has identified the relevant research study or studies supporting our posts. We provide copies of supporting research studies available to regulatory boards and the public upon request.
We understand that we cover matters that require an additional explanation of how it may assist in a particular care plan or treatment protocol; therefore, to further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to ask Dr. Alex Jimenez or contact us at 915-850-0900.
If you feel I can assist you please do call on me in order to create clarity on your particular issue. Call or Text me personally: Dr. Alex Jimenez 915-540-8444 (Cell).
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