At The Wellness Center PDX, we believe in an informed approach to chiropractic care. X-rays play a pivotal role in unveiling the intricate details of your skeletal system, giving our chiropractors the insight they need to tailor their treatments to your unique needs.
Whether it’s identifying misalignments, detecting early signs of degenerative conditions, or ensuring the safety of specific treatments, X-rays are an essential diagnostic tool in our toolkit.
Unveiling the Unseen for Targeted Care
X-rays provide a clear picture of the spine, allowing chiropractors to pinpoint issues like vertebral misalignments or other structural abnormalities.
Before administering specific treatments, it's crucial to understand the structural health of the spine. X-rays ensure that treatments are safe and suitable for the patient.
Over time, X-rays can help monitor the effectiveness of treatments, showcasing improvements in spinal alignment and overall bone health.
Identifying potential issues before they become problematic can lead to early interventions, preventing further complications.
Modern X-ray machines emit minimal radiation, making them safe for most patients. However, we always take necessary precautions, especially with pregnant women and certain high-risk groups.
The frequency of X-rays depends on your specific condition, treatment plan, and progress. Your chiropractor will discuss and determine the need for follow-up X-rays.
It’s best to wear loose, comfortable clothing. You might be asked to remove jewelry, eyeglasses, or other metal objects that could interfere with the image.