We utilize x-ray motion studies to diagnose chronic pain and subluxation of the spine more accurately. By utilizing this system it allows us to view the spine and connective tissues while the patient is moving.
With this state-of-art x-ray analysis it shows us not only what your spine looks like, but also how it’s functioning in real-time. This allows us to pinpoint the specific cause of your problem so that we can provide the most specific treatment necessary.
These pictures allow us to see each bone and how they move. Bones are supposed to move when we move. When they are not moving, this puts pressure on your discs, nerves and other connective tissue such as muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
Motion study x-rays offer accurate images of a patient’s joints and bones to help with diagnosing and treating:
- Automobile accident injuries
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Chronic conditions
- Numbness and tingling in arms and legs
- Sport injuries
The areas usually observed in an x-ray motion study are the cervical (neck) and lumbar (low back) spine. Using this method helps the doctors better determine the cause of the person’s problems and how to correct it. This improves care by seeing where the patient is before receiving care and then checks the progress made after completing their treatment plan.
What are Motion Study X-ray?
Motion Study X-ray are essentially a movie of an x-ray. This allows us to see not only what a traditional x-ray would show, but also a more complete view of the bones and stress views of the ligaments while the spine is in motion. Doesn’t it make sense to view the body in motion?
What about radiation?
Due to the technology involved, the radiation exposure is equivalent to a standard series of cervical (neck) x-rays. Very little due to our modern digital X-ray system.
Why perform a motion x-ray as opposed to a traditional x-ray?
A Motion Study not only shows what a traditional x-ray shows, it also allows for the evaluation of the joint in motion. This provides a further assessment of ligament integrity, joint motion abnormalities, and more.