Chiropractic care is a form of alternative medicine that focuses on diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal issues. At Hialeah Wellness and Rehab Center in Hialeah in Miami-Dade County, FL, our chiropractor uses digital x-rays to help diagnose patients and determine the best course of treatment.
There are other types of imaging, such as MRIs (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and CT (Computerized Tomography) scans, but these often cost thousands of dollars to get a single image. X-rays, on the other hand, are inexpensive and easy to use.
Benefits of Digital X-Rays
Digital x-rays, also known as dry film x-rays, reduce the radiation exposure to both the patient and the chiropractor when compared to the traditional method of taking x-rays. Digital x-ray technology offers several other benefits, including:
Higher Image Quality
The image quality of digital x-rays is typically higher than traditional x-rays, allowing for a more accurate diagnosis.
Reduced Turnaround Time
Digital x-rays can be processed and uploaded to a computer for viewing almost immediately, allowing for faster diagnosis and treatment.
Convenient Image Storage
Digital x-ray files can be stored on a computer or server, making them easier to access and share.
Conditions Detected by Digital X-Rays
Digital x-rays are used to detect a wide range of conditions, including:
It is the most common condition diagnosed by chiropractors. Misalignment can cause pain, inflammation, and restricted movement.
These develop on the vertebrae when bones start rubbing together due to injury or other conditions, including arthritis. They cause pain and restricted movement in patients.
Stenosis is a spinal canal narrowing, leading to pain, tingling, and weakness in the arms and legs.
A herniated disc is a disc that has ruptured and is pressing on a nerve. It can cause pain, numbness, and weakness in the arms or legs.
Cancerous tumors can start in any part of the body, including the spine. Digital x-rays are used to rule out tumors as a cause of pain and inflammation.
Digital x-ray technology is often used to detect fractures after an injury or accident.
Chiropractic Care in Miami and Hialeah
At Hialeah Wellness and Rehab Center in Hialeah in Miami-Dade County, FL, our chiropractic care services include the use of digital x-rays to diagnose a wide range of conditions, including vertebral misalignment, spinal stenosis, herniated discs, bone spurs, and fractured bones. Call us on (305) 823-1808 to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor.