X-Rays After a Car Accident
Imaging with x-rays involves exposing a part of the body to a small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body. A bone x-ray allows chiropractors to examine images of any bone in the body, including: the hand, wrist, arm, foot, ankle, knee, leg or spine.
What Do X-Rays Look Like?
Parts of your body will appear lighter or darker depending on your tissues as they absorb the x-rays. Bones have calcium,which x-rays absorb the most of, so they will appear white. The lungs, for instance, can’t absorb the radiation and will appear black. Cartilage and other tissues appear in different hues of gray.
Are X-rays Painful?
X-ray examinations are 100% painless, fast and easy. Plus, the amount of radiation exposure you receive during an x-ray examination is very little.
Our chiropractic doctors will read your x-rays and be able to determine if you have arthritis, disc degeneration, or other issues. Other diagnostic testing such as MRIs may be needed to make the appropriate diagnosis.
After one of our expert chiropractors evaluate your history, physical exam, and x-rays, they will meet with you to discuss the next steps in treatment.
Where Do I Get an X-Ray?
The chiropractors at Accident Care Chiropractic & Massage are licensed to perform advanced imaging, such as x-rays. Most of our clinics also provide in-house x-rays to keep it easy for you as the patient. We understand you have been through enough after a car accident.
Contact us today to schedule your first examination appointment!