Some patients have questioned if a chiropractor should take x-rays of their spines? The answer is simple – if it’s clinically necessary, then the answer is yes. X-rays show Dr.Blaser a more thorough evaluation of the spine and leaves the guesswork behind.
Would you want a dentist drilling into your mouth without proper x-rays revealing precise details of what tooth has a problem? Before any treatments are given, Dr.Blaser needs as complete a picture of your spine as possible incorporating as much information necessary. This enables him to give you the best appropriate treatment plan regarding your circumstances.
It is also based on other factors such as age, the length of time the problem has been there, previous falls or traumas, the amount of spinal degeneration, etc….
Current research shows that we all should have a normal cervical curve (the curve in your neck). This is essential for proper health and nerve function. When this curve is lost, many health issues arise. X-rays enable Dr. Blaser to see if the curve is present or not, and if he can, help restore it. It also helps him determine which course of treatment will get the best results in the shortest amount of time.
Another important finding is that properly taken x-rays will identify spinal arthritis. Many people are not even aware that spinal disc disease and bone arthritis are developing in their spines. By properly diagnosing spinal arthritis, we can determine if it can be halted or even reversed through chiropractic corrective care, and maintain an optimally functioning spine and nerve system.
You will be happy to know that we have x-ray facilities on site so you do not have to worry about being sent out to get them taken. This makes it convenient for our patients while being gowned for their exam that they are able to walk privately to and from our x-ray room. We look forward to being of service to you and your family.