Navigating X-rays

Navigating X-rays in Chiropractic Care

When X-rays are Essential

At Allied Wellness & Chiropractic, we believe in a thoughtful approach to X-rays in chiropractic care. Here’s when we recommend them:

  1. Recent Trauma: For potential fractures resulting from recent trauma, regardless of age.
  2. Spondyloarthritis: To detect spinal degeneration caused by spondyloarthritis.
  3. Spinal Deformities: To monitor the progression of spinal deformities like kyphosis or scoliosis.

When X-rays Are Not Necessary

X-rays are typically not required for the following reasons:

    1. Soft Tissue Issues: For soft tissue problems, an MRI is usually more suitable.
    2. Pure Exploration: We don’t use X-rays just for exploration; they should have a clear purpose.
    3. Pregnancy: Avoiding X-rays for pregnant patients is a priority.
    4. Monitoring Treatment: X-rays aren’t needed to monitor general back or neck pain treatment.
    5. Recent Onset of Pain: For new back pain without a clear cause, X-rays are usually unnecessary.
Informed Recommendations Matter
We recommend X-rays only when they are likely to provide crucial information. Beware of providers who insist on X-rays for every patient.
Other Tests Consideration
We encourage patients to research high-tech tests for validity before agreeing to them. Some tests may appear impressive but lack scientific support.
X-rays are valuable when used appropriately, guiding us to effective treatments. We prioritize your well-being and ensure X-rays are warranted and beneficial.