When you have back pain or other spinal concerns, X-rays may be a valuable diagnostic tool to help get to the root of the problem. The team at 5th Avenue Chiropractic, located in the Midtown West neighborhood of New York City, uses X-rays to help diagnose and plan effective treatments for their patients. For an evaluation of your spinal health, call or book an appointment online today.
X-ray technology uses electromagnetic light waves to offers a two-dimensional picture of the bones and hard tissues of the body. An X-ray is an invaluable tool used in chiropractic care to help diagnose and plan treatment for relieving and correcting musculoskeletal deformities.
An X-ray can identify the root cause of musculoskeletal or nervous system problems, such as:
X-rays can’t show soft tissues, including muscles, ligaments, or nerves; however, the position or deformity of a bone can help explain why nerves, muscles, ligaments, or tendons are creating pain or limiting your mobility.
Not all chiropractors rely on X-rays to guide their treatment. Many chiropractors depend solely on physical assessment and use X-rays only when absolutely necessary. At 5th Avenue Chiropractic, the team appreciates that there are some significant benefits that come with using this tool to provide quality care.
These benefits include:
The team might not always use X-rays in planning care, but when they do, they always use a combination of both imaging and physical assessment to determine the cause of your musculoskeletal or nervous system problems.
In some cases, an X-ray is the best and only option for getting a clear, effective picture of your musculoskeletal or nervous system problems. This especially applies to those who:
For an expert chiropractic evaluation using X-rays, call or book an appointment online with 5th Avenue Chiropractic today.