DIGITAL X-RAY FACILITIES

Digital X-ray and Scanning Technology
Both of our practices have on-site digital X-ray facilities.
In most cases X-rays will be recommended during your first consultation.

 

When you return for your second visit, the Chiropractor will analyse your x-rays, scans and examination results. During this visit you will also be explained what the problem is and what we can do to help. You will then receive your first adjustment

Additionally, a recommendation will be made for a program of chiropractic care to improve, and ultimately correct your problems.
Our clients get the best results when they follow through with this advice.

Why Take X-rays?

 

With the manual adjusting technique used at The Chiropractic Domain, x-rays help your chiropractor understand the bio mechanics of your joints in order to make your adjustments more precise. By using X-ray before adjusting, we are able to understand the affect of previous physical trauma, or wear and tear.

 

It is very important to us to rule out unknown factors behind pain, stiffness or discomfort before adjusting your spine.There is a vast number of common conditions that can be identified using our digital X-ray facilities;

 

  • one in five patients has sacralisation of their fifth lumbar. The only clinical indication would be restriction of movement at L5-S1
  • one in every one hundred patients has occipitalisation, and that 50% of those will also have atlanto-axial instability, and that one in every four of them will have an Arnold-Chiari malformation
  • One in twenty has a spondylolisthesisHip "plonking" Exhibit 'B'
  • One in thirty has a cervical rib
  • One in six has spina bifida occulta
  • Three in every two hundred have congenital fusion of two vertebra
  • One in five have posterior ponticle formation
  • One in every one hundred have Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH)
  • Then lets add leg length deficiency (43%)
  • Moderate disc degeneration (23%)
  • Facet joint osteoarthritis (17%)
  • Follow up with exclusion of bony injury
  • Investigation of scoliosis, kyphosis and lordosis
  • Facet orientation (surely relevant to spine manipulators)

 

You will be given a copy of your x-rays and your x-ray report on disc or printed.

So who don’t we x-ray?

Pregnant women, radiotherapy patients and children who do not present with trauma or postural deformity indicators are not X-rayed.

 

Should you have any concerns about having x-rays taken, please do not hesitate to talk to your Chiropractor.

SEMG AND THERMAL SCANNING FOR NERVE FUNCTION

 

Surface Electromyography (sEMG) scan

Have you ever kept a diary of your pain and progress? Did you know that you could be slowing your progress?

That is why, at the Chiropractic Domain we use modern technology to help you.

The Surface Electromyography (sEMG) scan that you receive at your first consultation gives a base in which to track your progress from. The scan is repeated after your first 16 treatments and then periodically thereafter.

No need to keep a diary, we have the technology to track your progress without potentially impeding upon it.

Utilising technology nearly identical to the commonly used EKG/ECG, the Insight Milenium device allows you to do a “Quick Measure” of muscle tension about the spine, showing muscular compensation patterns for various spinal disorders.

 

What do the bar graphics mean?

 

The bars extend outward from the spine, showing muscle tension levels on both left and right sides of the spine. The length of the bars are proportional to the amount of the amount of muscle tension.  The readings are presented numerically as “microvolts” or millionths of a volt.

 

Core Score

 

Along with the bar graph, you will be given a Core Score which “is a window into the functional nervous system. By using three distinct sensors, an understanding of the efficiency of the nervous system can be measured.Heart Rate Variability(HRV) allows a top-down view of the “reserve and resiliency” a patient has while the Rolling Thermal scan identifies regions of emerging and damaging tension. Finally, sEMG shows energy expenditure in the total spinal core system while revealing the loading patterns.”

 

The Core Score allows us to compare scores over time, track your progress and make suitable recommendation specifically for you!

 

Does it hurt?

 

NOT AT ALL! It is completely non-invasive, simply measuring heat and electrical activity and Heart Rate Variability in regard to spinal and general health.

 

The Chiropractic Domain South Australia

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