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.
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.