Digital X-rays in Mesquite, TX

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About X-Rays

X-rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation, just like light waves and radio waves. Since x-rays have higher energy than light waves, they can pass through the body. X-rays were first discovered over a century ago and were quickly applied to medical diagnostic use. Today, x-rays remain a valuable tool in the diagnosis and treatment of many injuries and diseases. Chiropractors take x-rays to reveal the internal structure and alignment of the spine. Our team at Q Factor Chiropractic is also concerned about underlying disease processes and disorders of the spine, such as spinal deterioration, arthritis of the spine, abnormal development, bone spurs, disc disorders, tumors, and spinal curvature. X-rays also provide a blueprint for correcting the spine back to optimal health and alignment. Our team in Mesquite, TX offers digital x-rays to patients with an injury, abnormal symptoms, or other hard-to-detect medical issues.

WHY ARE X-RAYS USED?

At Q Factor Chiropractic, our team will use digital x-rays to determine if there are any underlying abnormalities or injuries that could be causing you pain. X-rays allow our team to view the internal structures of your body and diagnose or identify anything that can't be observed on the outside or detected with a manual examination. If your spine is abnormal or unhealthy, some indications that may be present in your digital x-ray include:

  • Narrow, decayed disc spacing
  • Abnormal cervical, thoracic, and lumbar curves
  • Unhealthy arthritic bone spurs

There’s always an underlying reason when your neck, mid-back, or low back experience pain. In most cases, it’s due to your spine not being properly aligned in its normal position. This can be caused by decay, arthritis, or injury.

Digital X-rays FAQ

What is the difference between traditional x-rays and digital x-rays?

Traditional x-rays take an image of your body’s internal structures by capturing it on a special film. This requires developing this film with chemicals in a dark room. The process takes longer, and the chemicals used aren’t environmentally friendly. A digital x-ray still uses x-rays to image your body, but instead of film, it captures the image the same way a digital camera does with a higher resolution image that can be enlarged for better diagnostic analysis. The image can be stored on a computer and doesn’t require a lengthy developing process that uses hazardous chemicals.

Are digital x-rays safer?

While digital x-rays still use x-rays to image your body, because of the advanced technology, they are able to create images using 80% less radiation, meaning it’s much safer than a traditional x-ray (which is still considered very safe).

How long does it take to have a digital x-ray made?

Digital x-ray imaging is very quick; at Q Factor Chiropractic, depending on what area of your body is being imaged and how many you’ll need, having a digital x-ray done may take only about 15 – 20 minutes.

IDENTIFY THE CAUSE OF YOUR PAIN

Many everyday issues, such as the effects of an injury or a preexisting or newly developing illness, can wreak havoc on your body and cause discomfort that gets in the way of your daily life. To combat this pain and restore your quality of life, schedule a consultation at Q Factor Chiropractic to get an accurate diagnosis and learn about your options for improvement.

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