X-Rays for Chiropractic

There used to be a time when diagnosing certain spinal conditions and injuries was a guessing game. However, with digital x-ray technology, chiropractors can be more confident and accurate with their treatment. X-rays are utilized in chiropractic to ensure the safety of the patient before starting care. This allows for a personalized treatment plan based on the findings of the x-ray.

bone and joint x-rays

Why Does a Chiropractor Need an X-Ray?

At Align Sport and Spine, we use a brand new digital x-ray machine to check for any contraindications to being adjusted. We can confirm spinal misalignments that will help us be specific when treating each individual patient. We also have this machine on-site to take images when there is suspicion of fracture or any acute injury.

X-Ray Services

There are different types of x-rays that can be used to look at the spine and other bones in the body. Here are a few we provide:

Anteroposterior (AP) View

The most common type of x-ray is the anteroposterior (AP) view. This view is taken from the front (anterior) and back (posterior) of the body and provides a general overview of the spine. The AP view can be used to look for problems such as fractures, scoliosis, and tumors.

align sport and spine xray machine

Lateral View

The lateral (side) view is another common type of x-ray. This view is taken from the side of the body and provides a more detailed view of the spine. The lateral view can look for problems such as spinal curvatures, tumors, and fractures.

Oblique View

The oblique view is taken at an angle and can be used to get a better view of the joints in the spine. The oblique view can be used to look for problems such as arthritis, stenosis, and fractures.

X-rays are a painless and non-invasive way to get a better look at what is causing your pain. If you have been in pain for months or years with no relief, call us today and schedule a consultation. In most cases, every new patient will have updated X-rays taken before Dr. Biddick adjusts them.

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