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How Do You Know If Your Body Is Out of Alignment?

woman with back painIf your car’s ever been out of alignment, it can feel like it’s pulling to the left or right while driving. You could ignore your vehicle’s misalignment, but that will lead to bigger issues, including damage to your car. Likewise, if your spine is out of alignment and you ignore it, you’ll likely experience issues like headaches, neck pain and back pain.

Just like you’d have your car checked by a mechanic to diagnose that misalignment, chiropractors like Dr. Brown can use diagnostic tools to determine if someone is out of alignment.

At Brown Chiropractic Center we don’t guess about a person’s condition. Instead, we place a high value on accurate diagnosis before moving forward with any treatment plan. This is achieved through various objective testing procedures, ensuring that we fully understand the nature and extent of the injury.

Orthopedic and Neurological Testing

We begin with orthopedic and neurological testing, using specific procedures to pinpoint the problem area. Through the palpation of the injured areas, we can gather diagnostic information about the soft tissue and bone alignment. This hands-on approach allows us to gain a tactile understanding of your condition, providing valuable insights into your unique situation.

The Role of Imaging in Diagnosis

Imaging plays a major role in our diagnostic process. X-rays provide a clear visual representation of joint issues, enabling us to identify exactly what needs correction.

In certain cases, we may recommend further diagnostic imaging, such as CT scans or MRI, which offer more detailed information about the injured area. Additionally, we assess the range of motion of the affected joints. Each joint has a standard degree of movement, and any deviation from this norm signals a potential issue.

On-Site X-Rays

Our clinic boasts an on-site X-ray facility equipped with a high-frequency Rare Earth unit. This advanced machine emits much lower radiation doses than traditional X-ray equipment, ensuring minimal exposure for our patients. This means you can have your X-rays taken and analyzed on-site, speeding up the diagnostic process.

What to Expect

Once we’ve taken the X-rays, we’ll share the results with you. This allows us to clearly explain what’s wrong, while pointing out the issue directly on the X-ray. It’s essential for us to understand your condition and the proposed treatment plan.

After you’ve started your treatment, we continually monitor your progress through various diagnostic techniques, such as orthopedic and neurological testing, palpation, and range of motion assessment. If your condition is improving, we know that our treatment is effective, and further X-rays may not be necessary.

Rest assured, we only suggest X-rays when necessary, keeping your safety and well-being at the forefront of all our decisions.

Stay Well-Aligned & Healthy

If your spine could use a tune-up, call today to book an appointment with Dr. Brown, your Greenville chiropractor.

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