X-rays are very commonly misused by Chiropractors with no professional ethics, and here at Dr. Rush Chiropractic, you can be sure we will use them only if the case requires it.
X-rays of the spine should be required only when there are spine-related symptoms. The use of x-rays to search for “vertebral subluxations” when treating a patient on a health issue may be harmful to the overall health as well as a waste of time and money. Full-spine x-rays, in which the entire spine is seen on one sheet of film, should never be done because they require a large dose of radiation and have little or no diagnostic value.
Low-back pain is the most common reason for x-raying the spine. When our experienced Pembroke Pines Chiropractor examines your body, you can rest assured that he will have your well being at heart. Unless there has been an injury serious enough to tear ligaments or cause a fracture, initial x-rays should be limited to two views—one from the front and one from the side. Oblique views made from different angles greatly increase radiation exposure and are rarely needed.
Pembroke Pines Chiropractors who routinely obtain a series of x-rays for every new patient may be motivated more by a financial incentive than by concern for the patient’s welfare. When the x-ray series includes every portion of the spine, from the neck to the low back, and there is pain in only one area of the spine, the patient is being subjected to unnecessary radiation. Dr. Brian Rush is more than a leading Chiropractor in Pembroke Pines, he becomes a major asset to your road to physical recovery.
Come with us to book an appointment, and be sure we will treat this procedure in the most delicate and professional way!