Do You Know What Your Spine Looks Like?
Why do some chiropractors take an X-ray?
When necessary, our office uses X-rays to determine the best way to adjust you. X-rays can be extremely valuable in detecting any abnormalities that would otherwise be impossible to identify.
Full spine X-ray analysis allows for a holistic approach when looking at the structure of the spine. Many times, problems in the foundation of the body can force it to compensate in other areas. By using a full spine x-ray, a chiropractor can distinguish problem areas from compensations
We also do motion studies in our chiropractic office. Motion studies are also helpful in determining the exact areas of spinal dysfunction. To do a motion study, we take multiple views of the same area in different positions.
Do I have to get an X-ray?
We determine the need for X-rays on an individual, case by case basis, but most of the time we use X-rays in our practice.
Doctors of chiropractic are responsible for determining the safety and appropriateness of chiropractic care. This responsibility includes the detection and characterization of vertebral subluxations, congenital and developmental anomalies, which may affect the selection of chiropractic techniques, and conditions that may contraindicate certain chiropractic adjusting methods. Furthermore, radiography may disclose conditions requiring referral to another type of health care provider.
Christopher Kent, DC, JD
Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research - August 31, 2017 - Pages 142-146
Simply put, an X-ray will allow your chiropractor to determine the most appropriate type of care based on your specific needs.
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