Chiropractic care focuses on the proper alignment of the body in order to provide freedom from pain and an overall state of improved health. If you have ever visited a chiropractor, your care most likely started with a set of x-rays being taken. This enables the chiropractor to have a good idea of which areas need to be focused on in order to achieve proper alignment. From there, a treatment plan can be developed.
Chiropractors and other medical care professionals have relied on traditional x-rays for many years in order to capture an image that will be used in diagnosing problems. However, traditional x-rays only allow for one single image to be taken at a time. If multiple views are needed, numerous x-rays must be taken. There is also some delay in getting the results. Not only does this slow down the process of getting an accurate diagnosis, but if the x-ray was blurred or otherwise unclear, the patient will have to come back and have them taken again.
With digital technology, the images are available immediately. This means that if something happened to make the pictures unclear and they need to be repeated, this can be done before the patient leaves the room. A single digital x-ray shot can provide medical professionals with multiple views from various angles. When using the traditional method, multiple pictures must be taken to get views from various angles.
Digital x-rays can be rotated and zoomed in for closer views with greater clarity. This greatly increases the accuracy of diagnosis. Details that may be missed with traditional x-rays may turn out to be that missing piece of the puzzle that is needed for an accurate and complete diagnosis. The increased clarity with digital images significantly improves the odds of seeing everything the first time.
The process of taking digital x-rays exposes patients to much less radiation per shot than the traditional method does. Add to this the fact that only one digital x-ray is needed to get what formerly required several, and the exposure levels are reduced even more.
If you are contemplating chiropractic care, you might want to ask about digital x-rays. To schedule a consultation, you can contact our office at the Apponaug Chiropractic Center. Our medical team can explain all the benefits to you in more detail. Going digital provides you with many advantages versus the traditional route! Contact us today to make an appointment in Warwick!