Why Do Chiropractors Use X-rays?
Chiropractors are health professionals who use various techniques to adjust the spine and relieve pain. But why do chiropractors use x-rays?
DR. McKenzy L. Brewer BS/BS/DC and Dr. Debra White BSN/DC of Advanced Chiropractic Center in Nacogdoches, TX, are chiropractors who understand the importance of X-ray technology in the chiropractic field. Here, they'll explain why it’s used and its benefits to the chiropractor and the patient.
Locate the Source of Pain
Chiropractors use x-rays to evaluate the spine and look for areas that may cause pain. By taking a closer look at the bones, joints, and tissues, chiropractors can develop a treatment plan targeting the areas causing pain.
X-rays can also help rule out other conditions that may cause pain. For example, if a patient has pain in the lower back, an x-ray can help determine if the pain is caused by a herniated disc or something else.
Develop a Treatment Plan
Once the source of pain has been located, chiropractors can develop a treatment plan tailored to the patient's specific needs. This plan may include adjustments, exercises, and other forms of treatment.
X-rays can also be used to track the progress of a patient's treatment. By taking x-rays, chiropractors can see how the spine responds to treatment and make any necessary changes to the plan.
Protect the Health of Our Patients
Chiropractors take health and safety seriously. X-rays allow chiropractors to avoid using treatments that could potentially do more harm than good.
For example, if a patient has osteoporosis, a condition that weakens the bones, chiropractors would be careful about using specific adjustment techniques. By taking an x-ray, chiropractors can see if a patient has osteoporosis and tailor their treatment accordingly.
What Do Chiropractors Look for in X-rays?
As mentioned above, chiropractors use x-rays to locate the source of pain and develop a treatment plan. But what exactly do they look for in an x-ray? There are several things chiropractors look for in an x-ray:
Spine alignment: This helps chiropractors determine if the spine is in alignment and if any areas need to be corrected.
The shape of the bones: This helps chiropractors determine if any abnormalities in the bones could cause pain.
Position of the joints: This helps chiropractors determine if the joints are correctly aligned and moving.
The size of the discs: This helps chiropractors determine if there is damage to the discs in the spine.
Contact Us for Chiropractic Care Today
If you're experiencing pain, consult a chiropractor to use x-rays and develop a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. DR. McKenzy L. Brewer BS/BS/DC and Dr. Debra White BSN/DC of Advanced Chiropractic Center are experienced chiropractors who can help you get relief from your pain. Contact our offices in Nacogdoches, TX. Call our office at (936) 560-5441 to schedule an appointment.