The Power of X-Rays in Chiropractic Care
The medical field often relies on X-rays to look for broken bones, tumors, foreign objects and other medical issues inside the body. The chiropractic field is no exception. Chiropractors can better determine which services to use on patients when they have a clear view of their spine. They can look at the bone structure and easily see any alignment issues. Vacaville chiropractor Dr. Robert Ehlers performs X-rays on most of his patients to provide them with the best care possible.
Not all patients require X-rays. Sometimes they are not done due to radiation exposure, which can affect pregnant women. Sometimes the pain is so minor that an X-ray would not be helpful. X-rays are, however, recommended for the following demographics:
- Those who have suffered an injury such as a dislocation or broken bone
- Those who may have an infection
- Those who may have a tumor or other serious medical condition
- Those who may have arthritis
- Patients over 65 years of age
- Patients who may have spinal instability
- Patients who have unresolved chronic pain
X-rays can help chiropractors identify proper treatment. Therefore, if there is any confusion about the type of pain the patient is experiencing and how to manage it, an X-ray can point the chiropractor in the right direction.
Find the Source of Your Pain
If you've been struggling with back pain for too long, an X-ray can help identify the cause so your chiropractor can choose the proper treatment. To learn more about the power of X-rays, give Vacaville chiropractor Dr. Robert Ehlers a call at (707) 446-0700.