Importance of X-Rays
Visiting a chiropractor often involves getting a physical exam and an X-ray to determine the underlying cause of the ailment. You may wonder when this is necessary and if it is safe. At HealthQuest, LLC in Murray, our chiropractic team believes that are certain times when quality care can't be provided without a picture of what is going on with the musculoskeletal system.
What is an X-ray?
An X-ray is a diagnostic tool that our Murray chiropractors use to view the inside of your body. We also use this imaging technique to help us diagnose, monitor, and treat many common ailments and conditions that can impact your quality of life. Many of the larger bones in the body allow your chiropractor to feel what is going on. However, the joints and spine are areas that don't reveal their problems easily. X-rays can expose issues that other diagnostic tests cannot. X-rays are quick, safe, non-invasive, and accurate for initial diagnosis.
When an X-ray is Most Important
There are some instances when an X-ray is necessary, such as:
- Determine where you are having pain or discomfort
- Check if your treatment is helping you heal
- Monitor the stages of the disease
Certain conditions are hard to treat because the doctor may not understand what is happening under your skin. By utilizing an X-ray, your chiropractor in Murray can determine if there are:
- Deterioration of joints
- Weak spots in the bones
- A spinal misalignment
- Digestive problems
- Strains and sprains
X-rays can also reveal if the pain you feel in your legs is from a pinched nerve in your back.
Our Chiropractors in Murray, UT, Are Here To Help Improve Your Quality of Life
At HealthQuest, LLC in Murray, UT, we offer the convenience of on-site X-rays so you don't have to worry about scheduling appointments at another facility or making sure your results are sent to us. We believe the more involved we are in your care, the better it will be for your overall health and well-being. If you have been having issues with back pain or any other pain, contact our chiropractic team at 801-281-0555. Don't live with the discomfort another day. Call us today to schedule an appointment.