Digital X-Rays and Chiropractic Care
If you've been living with chronic or acute pain, it can be difficult to find the right treatment plan without a proper diagnosis. When you visit a chiropractor, they should utilize the quality diagnostic and imaging techniques in order to give you a proper diagnosis.
At Hialeah Wellness and Rehab Center, we make it our mission to help residents of the Miami, FL, and Hialeah, FL, community get the help they need to find relief from pain. We use advanced diagnostic techniques, including digital x-rays. These types of x-rays can help provide relief by allowing our chiropractor to give you a proper diagnosis.
What Are Digital X-Rays?
Digital x-rays utilize computer technology to capture images, as opposed to traditional x-rays that use film. This form of digital radiography has been used since the mid-1980s and is a better alternative to traditional x-rays. Digital x-rays can help properly diagnose someone, as well as help keep their records organized.
Unlike regular x-rays, digital x-ray stores files through a computer system. This means your doctor or chiropractor can access your x-rays easily. Traditional x-rays also use film, which can deteriorate over time. This can cause false readings and can make it difficult for you to track down your records.
In addition, digital x-rays produce around 80% less radiation than digital x-rays do. Not only does using digital x-rays as opposed to traditional x-rays help in reducing radiation exposure to you, but they can also help reduce radiation exposure to our chiropractor.
How Will a Chiropractor Use My Digital X-Rays?
Your digital x-rays are a key tool in helping our chiropractor diagnose you properly. Our chiropractor will look at the images taken from your digital x-rays to determine any injuries or causes of pain. These can include:
- Bulging or herniated discs
- Tumors in the body
- Bone dislocations
- Bone fractures
- Bone spurs
- Torn ligaments
- Slipped discs
- Degenertive disc disease
By using your digital x-rays, our chiropractor can determine the best treatment option for you. For instance, if he notices that your issues are due to herniated discs, he can recommend treatment such as spinal decompression to help alleviate symptoms. If your symptoms are due to bone fractures or dislocations, then your chiropractor will recommend self-care and different healing treatments.
Get Help from Our Chiropractor, Dr Schmer
Digital x-rays are a valuable tool for helping diagnose conditions, and they can be a lot safer than traditional x-rays. If you're interested in getting a digital x-ray done, or for other chiropractic care, schedule an appointment today with us at Hialeah Wellness and Rehab Center serving Hialeah, FL, and Miami, FL, and the surrounding areas. Call us at (305) 261-4441 for Miami, FL, and (305) 823-1808 for Hialeah, FL.