Most patients do not require x-rays; instead the Chiropractor relies on specific tests and palpation skills to diagnose the cause of your symptoms. However, there may be situations where the Chiropractor decides an x-ray is required. In this situation we can refer you to your local hospital to have this imaging taken. There is usually no cost associated with standard imaging.
If you require imaging for insurance purposes, the hospital may decide to charge you for the images and accompanying report. In most cases this cost can be claimed back through your insurer.
X-RAY imaging can be used to investigate almost any area of the body for reasons including:
Trauma Injuries – any broken or fractured bones, swelling or dislocations will need to be confirmed before any form of treatment can start.
Scoliosis – undiagnosed scoliosis will need to be confirmed by x-ray to find out the full extent of any structural changes.
Degeneration – if you Chiropractor suspects you may have some degeneration such as arthritis this can be confirmed through x-ray imaging.
Infections – any serious infections which could be causing damage can usually be picked up on x-ray.
If you’re unsure whether Chiropractic treatment is the right option for you, then please come in for a free 20 minute consultation where we can discuss the reason for your visit, do a quick spine check and explain how we may be able to help. To book this free consultation please contact the clinic on 01243 913923.
Look forward to seeing you soon!
- The Chichester Chiropractic Health Centre
Local Chiropractors serving Chichester, Bosham, Fishbourne, Drayton, Goodwood, Hayling Island, Portsmouth, Selsey, Bognor Regis, Rustington, East Preston, Ferring, Worthing, Littlehampton and Arundel areas.