Digital X-Ray Analysis
‘I Had X-Rays – But My Practitioner Couldn’t Find Anything’
Did They Take Any Measurements? Why Not? Were the X-Rays done Standing?
No one would ever take a blood sample and NOT take any measurements. Why do it with your Spine?
Put simply, you cannot improve something you don’t measure. And yes the X-Rays need to be done standing. You don’t walk around lying down.
The Spinal Centre uses state of the art X-Ray processing software called ‘Posture Ray’ to enhance and optimise the diagnostic quality of digital radiographic images.
Posture Ray is used by virtually all the top Chiropractic BioPhysics Practices and many of the leading spinal research facilities around the world.
Posture Ray is used for the technical analysis in multiple clinical trials published in some of the leading scientific journals of the world. They include: Spine, Journal of Orthopaedic Research, European Spine Journal and Journal of Spinal Disorders.
Despite Posture Ray scientific basis, it allows you to easily see where your spine is out of alignment (the red line) and where the correct alignment (the green line) should be. As a patient it is very clear and easy to understand.
Unless your X-ray analysis looks a little like the view above – your practitioner or you as a patient – might be missing out.
‘My Practitioner Doesn’t Believe in X-Rays’
We Believe You Can’t Diagnose What You Can’t See.
To get a great outcome for you, we need to provide great treatment. Outstanding care requires specific X-Ray analysis of exacting detail. This does not happen by chance and the best radiographic tools are required. How can you truely improve something you are not measuring?
Our Software quickly aids in analysis of spinal x-rays and plots abnormal deviations in spinal curvature and posture. As a patient you can easily see exactly what corrections are necessary and track the progress of treatment. You can see the correction of spinal subluxations, scoliosis or a ligamentous injury secondary to traumatic event.
We believe that adults should never have their spine corrected without Spinal X-Rays and appropriate clinical analysis. This is how patients can have unnecessary flare ups, increased pain, and further injury. Sadly we have seen patients permanently injured because of the incorrect diagnosis or lack of X-Ray analysis.
We genuinely find something each week on patients’ X-Rays that cause us to significantly alter or modify their care. Indeed, each month we discover pathologies, cancers or tumours that if missed could have been catastrophic for the patient.
We take X-Rays, when clinically indicated, because it is safe.
‘I Had X-Rays Years Ago – But No Follow Up’
How Do You Know Your Care is Working? Is Your Spinal Actually Being Corrected?
There is no point having having one set of X-Rays on the spine and never having a follow up to measure how effective your care is. If you have been seeing a Chiropractor regularly, where are your follow up X-rays? How do you know your spine is improving? Are you slowing down arthritic change or is it getting worse?
Apart from being an essential safety feature, the X-Ray analysis allows us to evaluate the spine in great detail and provide clear documentation that will occur during Corrective Care Programs.
As with measures of pain intensity, range of motion, and quality of life, periodic assessment of spinal structural alignment is important to evaluate progress and determine when maximum patient improvement has been reached.
Ultimately as a patient, you now have a clear record, and understanding, of the changes that exist within your spine. You can track these changes over time, use the analysis to prescribe specific postural corrective exercises and make sense of what is required to achieve Optimal Spinal Function and Postural Correction.