Like your teeth, when your spine is not healthy it is prone to decay. The picture below left shows an X Ray of a healthy neck from the right side, while the image below right shows a neck that has been badly neglected and is showing extensive decay.
In this example you may typically present with symptoms such as neck pain and stiffness, headaches, pins and needles in the arms or hands, shoulder or arm pain, numbness and weakness in the arms or hands etc. However, advanced spinal decay may be present with no current symptoms, therefore spinal X Rays can be a very useful tool in the Chiropractic analysis.
Chiropractic helps to restore proper position and motion to joints, and may thereby reduce the decay process and improve function.
Our X Ray providers PRP Radiology are on-site and provide bulk billed high quality digital X Rays, and affordable MRI scans, to detect spinal degeneration and soft tissue injury - such as bulging discs and torn muscles or ligaments.