Although these services are provided only on an “as needed” basis, following a complete history and examination of the area in question, CHIROWORx Spine & Rehab is equipped to perform and review x-ray images.
X-rays are most commonly performed in our office to identify areas of concern such as traumatic injuries and degeneration, or to simply confirm or rule-out more serious diagnoses prior to treatment.
Based on the results of initial clinical evaluation and imaging, Dr. Barrett may be able to more effectively manage your case by tailoring advice and treatment around the findings.
All patients begin their treatment at CHIROWORx with an initial exam. During the exam, Dr. Barrett will perform a number of tests to assess your spine, posture, body alignment, and muscle movement. It will become clear during these tests whether or not you will require X-rays. Often, Dr. Barrett is able to pinpoint the root of your pain without imaging, though if you already have previously taken X-rays (or MRIs), please bring them with you on your first visit, as it will help Dr. Barrett understand your condition more completely.
X-rays are a service that we do perform at our office, however only on an “as needed” basis. In most cases posture related pain does not warrant use of imaging. However, if any trauma, radiating symptoms, or unexplainable new pain is experienced, X-ray imaging may be considered after a thorough history and examination is performed.
Very few problems that present to a chiropractic office result in the need for surgical intervention. Remember, we are the people that try to keep you away from drugs and surgery, so we will do all that we can to help you avoid that route. However, in the event such problems requiring additional care do surface, we will take the appropriate steps in making sure you get the care you need, even if that means surgery.
You would be surprised at what a chiropractor can tell about your underlying health and body alignment by watching you walk across a room or balance on one foot. Though technology offers remarkable insight into your musculoskeletal system, going about an exam the old-fashioned way – that is, with a chiropractor’s trained eye and a few baseline tests – often yields equivalent results.