Precision is important in chiropractic care. This is why many chiropractors take x-rays to look at the spine. Unfortunately, static (still) x-rays have significant limitations when it comes to getting an exact look at the full extent of damage that might be causing pain and dysfunction. This is why Dr. Sas, our St. Louis Chiropractor, uses a state-of-the-art technique called an x-ray motion study. This unique diagnostic tool gives us the precision we need to make a very clear diagnosis and to choose the right treatment combination that can best address your needs for drug-free pain relief and wellness.
What is the Difference Between Regular X-Rays and a Digital X-Ray Motion Study?
The basic difference is that during regular x-rays or “static” x-rays, you must remain absolutely still. The resulting x-ray shows our body in 2 degrees of stability. This is ideal for diagnosing fractures, inflammation and injury. What these x-rays can’t show, however, is whether or not your skeletal support structure is functional during normal, day-to-day movement. And since it’s when you move that you might likely experience the most pain, it is important for us to be able to see what is going on inside your spine when you are moving. That’s where a digital x-ray motion study makes a big difference in giving us the information we need to select the right chiropractic care regimen for your needs.
What is a Digital X-Ray Motion Study?
A digital x-ray motion study isn’t the same as a live x-ray or fluoroscopy. During a diagnostic session with Dr. Sas, he will take a computerized x-ray image of you while you are standing and bending. This weight-bearing movement image gives us much more diagnostic precision when trying to determine the exact source of your pain. Our chiropractor can see exactly what levels of and types of damage are operating inside of you during this process. This gives our chiropractic care team a much clearer focus on creating a treatment plan that will address your exact needs.
What Conditions can be Diagnosed through an X-Ray Motion Study?
An x-ray motion study can provide crucial diagnostic information about a wide variety of conditions, including, but not limited to:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Headaches and migraines
- Whiplash injury
- Shoulder pain
- Muscle strains
- Numbness and tingling
- Pain generated when moving
- Knee pain
- Sports injury
- Work injury
- Car accident injury
Regardless of your pain, it’s important to get answers so that you can start feeling better again. An x-ray motion study can provide the answers we need to develop a chiropractic care treatment plan that will set you on the road to drug-free pain relief and healing.
Contact the Chiropractor St. Louis Trusts for Natural Pain Relief
Getting precise answers to your causes of pain and injury can mean helping you get back to a healthier, pain-free lifestyle, playing with your kids or grandkids. It can mean doing the activities you love to do without pain getting in your way. It can mean getting a good night’s sleep again, finally. It can mean being able to get back to work. You owe it to yourself and your family to get the pain relief treatment you need to feel great again. A digital x-ray motion study is only the beginning. St. Louis Chiropractor, Dr. Sas is known throughout the area for his patient-centered treatment that helps people regain the lifestyle they love. Schedule an appointment today.