The Weimer Chiropractic office located on a convenient north Coffee Road campus in Modesto is available for in-house x-ray examinations.
Diagnostics are very important to quality chiropractic care and x-rays are one of the most commonly used tools. Why? They are non-invasive and really give Dr. Weimer, D.C. a chance to see what is going on in your body so that an appropriate course of treatment can be determined. Here’s what you need to know about the use of digital x-rays at Weimer Chiropractic Professional Corporation. Most initial exams do not include x-rays however, Digital X-Rays are an extremely valuable tool for accident injury patients with a broken bone or an extreme strain. Our high definition system is located at our Coffee Road office as seen below produces high quality images in minutes.
Choosing X-Rays Over Other Methods in Chiropractic Care
When many people think about x-rays, the image of a broken bone or sprain generally comes to mind—not spinal alignment. But many chiropractic clinics around the country use x-ray machines on a regular basis to help diagnose and treat patients.
Of course, this is where many people wonder why they utilize these tools instead of MRIs or CT scans that other doctors do. The truth is that, in most cases, those types of machines are generally way more advanced than necessary, as they are built to see deep inside the body instead of just the skeletal system.
And, when it comes to chiropractic care, seeing all the various elements of the body is not really an issue for doctors who simply want to improve a patient’s neck or back pain. All he or she really has to confirm is the layout of the bones plus any scar tissue in the body to help make a treatment decision are the examination, health history and your X-rays.
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Not All Chiropractors Use X-Rays
It is important to note that not all chiropractors use x-rays as a diagnostic tool. Since they are highly trained in manipulating the body to achieve optimal spinal alignment, they can often feel where bones and joints are misaligned and need adjustment.
However, severe circumstances sometimes require a closer look. This is generally when most chiropractors decide to take an x-ray or two to determine what they can’t see or feel from the outside of the body. Because our x-ray is in-house, taking a digital x-ray is a very time efficient, and low cost procedure.
In short, x-rays are an important tool for chiropractors to diagnose health conditions and ensure patients are being treated appropriately. While MRIs and CTs are great for pre-surgery use, the non-invasive format of chiropractic care sometimes require a full digital x-ray system for great results.
Are you ready to live a life with less pain and inflammation? Please contact our team at contact at (209) 549-9987 today to schedule your chiropractic appointment.