Our Chiropractic office near Pinole is available for 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. Renkin 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 x-rays at East Bay Chiropractic Health Center.
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.
Using X-Rays in Chiropractic Treatment
There are several instances when you might be asked to take an x-ray. The first is on your initial appointment at East Bay Chiropractic Health Center. The reason for this is that the doctor wants to take a baseline look at where you currently are to help compare as treatment progresses.
After treatment, Dr. Renkin might opt to use an x-ray to see where things are in terms of improvement. Often, the results of spinal manipulation and other similar techniques are visible via this type of scan. The doctor then has the ability to make decisions on the need for further treatment.
It takes special training and certification to practice chiropractic radiology, including post graduate seminars. We are committed to our ongoing education and continue to further our expertise in this specialty.
Member of Smart Injury Doctors
Spinal ligament are the most expensive injuries in an $840 billion per year injury market. There is no more significant injury in the market than a spinal ligament injury.
Spinal ligament injuries to the lumbar spine are the number one cause of pain and disability in the world today. Spinal ligament injuries to the cervical spine are the number four and number sixth leading cause of disability in the world today. Number four is for neck pain. Number six is for headaches.
A specialized X-ray is done in our office, also known as stress X-rays. Spinal ligament injuries leave excessive motion factors behind on these stress X-rays. The X-rays are uploaded and read by board-certified medical radiologists who accurately measure the excessive motion.
In short, x-rays are an important tool for chiropractors to diagnose health conditions and ensure patients are being treated appropriately. If an MRI or CT Scan is necessary we will refer you to a professional facility as needed. If you have an MRI or CT scan please bring with you to your appointment
Are you ready to live a life with less pain and inflammation? Please contact East Bay Chiropractic Health Center at (510) 243-2425 today to schedule your chiropractic appointment.