Moses Chiropractic Understands How Images Help a Back Pain Patient

“Seeing is believing.” Ever heard that saying before? Moses Chiropractic bets you have. Moses Chiropractic understands that West Palm Beach back pain patients many times would like to see the source of their pain. (They already believe their pain!) Currently, imaging does not always meet a patient’s desire to see the cause if it is due to an issue like chemical irritation when disc material is on a nerve root, so imaging can only go so far in meeting a patient’s desire to see the cause. But West Palm Beach back pain patients can believe that their West Palm Beach chiropractor will thoroughly tell them the cause of their pain…and set a treatment plan to ease that pain.

THE GOOD OF IMAGING

Today’s imaging recommendations are all about decreasing imaging exposure and cost. The concern of radiation exposure is being dealt with by careful examination of low back pain patients for more specific findings, decreasing radiation dose and performing more MRI than CT. These efforts in turn reduce the cost of imaging. (1) Recommendations today are to hold off on imaging for 6-8 weeks of conservative treatment. Moses Chiropractic has followed the Cox Technic System of Spinal Pain Management which recommends holding off on imaging (in the absence of "red flags" which a thorough clinical examination finds) for 30 days during which time 50% improvement is sought. If 30 days goes by without such improvement, imaging is ordered. These are positive scenarios for West Palm Beach back pain patients and their healthcare providers like your West Palm Beach chiropractor most of the time.

BACK PAIN SUFFERERS WANT TO “SEE”

Other times (and Moses Chiropractic totally gets this!) patients want to “see” their diagnosis. Words and descriptions and drawings are one thing, but imaging is a lot more personal. When it comes to non-specific back pain, there is an additional layer of curiosity as it’s “non-specific” and does not always have an obvious reason for the pain. The public and patients believe imaging helps determine the back pain condition. They are not alone as some healthcare professionals do, too. (2) That’s probably why patients and their healthcare providers want MRI and xrays.

MEDICINE AND SPINAL IMAGING

Interestingly, for years, medicine downplayed the concept of imaging for spine problems. Today, medicine becomes more and more interested in it. For cervical spine myelopathy, for example, treating physicians rely on imaging to determine the severity of it. Specifically, a group of researchers considered the possibility that imaging helped visualize the relationship between lumbopelvic alignment and cervical alignment and subsequent cervical spine myelopathy severity. (3) Imaging has its good points. Your West Palm Beach back pain specialist at Moses Chiropractic wants to be sure imaging is positively contributory to the treatment plan for our back pain patients’ ultimate recovery and pain relief. We realize that “seeing is believing” and respect what imaging brings to the treatment plan when needed.

CONTACT Moses Chiropractic

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Dan Clark on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains how valuable imaging can be for a patient’s treatment plan and final outcome of care.

Schedule your West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment at Moses Chiropractic to understand your back pain and its relieving treatment plan whether you can see the cause or not because you definitely already believe you have pain. Moses Chiropractic believes in its relief. You can, too.

 
Moses Chiropractic understands how “seeing [imaging – xray or MRI] is believing” works for back pain patients to see the cause of their pain.  
« View All Featured Articles
"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page."