Do chiropractors have X-ray machines?

X-rays are the diagnostic tools most widely used because they allow the chiropractor to see more deeply into your body and internal layout. Chiropractors will use x-rays as a way to get a better idea of a patient’s condition or injury.

What are the two types of digital x-ray systems?

There are two types of digital imaging systems used in intraoral radiography – computed radiography (CR) and direct radiography (DR). CR uses a photostimulable phosphor (PSP) plate to capture the image.

Do you need X-ray for a chiropractic adjustment?

X-rays are not medically necessary for most chiropractic patients. Specifically, an x-ray should not be performed for any of the following reasons: To identify problems with soft tissues (muscles, tendons, or ligaments) or within the spinal disc itself.

Can chiropractors interpret x-rays?

In most states, plain film radiography is within a chiropractor’s scope of practice, and many states allow a chiropractor to order and even interpret advanced imaging if they have the proper training and credentials, according to American Chiropractic College of Radiology (ACCR) President J. Todd Knudsen, DC, DACBR.

Why should you not go to the chiropractor?

Certain types of Chiropractic Adjustments should be avoided for the following physical contraindications: Severe osteoporosis, cancer in the spine or spinal abnormalities. Numbness, tingling, or loss of strength in an arm(s) or leg(s) An increased risk of stroke or have had strokes.

How does digital X-ray work?

Digital radiography (DR) is an advanced form of x-ray inspection which produces a digital radiographic image instantly on a computer. This technique uses x-ray sensitive plates to capture data during object examination, which is immediately transferred to a computer without the use of an intermediate cassette.

Will an xray show a pinched nerve?

X-rays. These images show how the bones are positioned and can indicate whether or not there is any narrowing or damage that could cause a pinched nerve.

Why do I feel weird after chiropractic adjustment?

With this being said, if you find yourself feeling weird after a chiropractic adjustment, don’t worry because it is all normal. It’s just your body getting used to the changes. You’ll bounce back quickly, feeling energized, empowered, and relaxed.