Digital X-Ray’s are performed at Central Chiropractic and Physiotherapy Clinic. These procedures are quick and painless and commonly used to obtain images of the inside of the body.
It is a very effective way of looking at the bones and can be used to help detect wide range of conditions. Digital X-Ray’s are usually carried out in hospital X-Ray departments by trained specialists called radiographers, although they can also be done by other healthcare professionals, such as dentists and chiropractors.
Problems that may be detected
- Bone fractures, break misalignments & dislocations
- Fractures of the shoulder, collarbone, elbow, wrist & arm
- Fractures of the hip, knee, leg & ankle
- Foot stress fractures & shin splints
- Problems in cervical, thoracic & lumbar spine
- Scoliosis (abnormal curvature of the spine)
- Spinal stenosis
- Non-cancerous & cancerous bone tumours
Digital X-rays are a type of radiation that can pass through the body. They can’t be seen by the naked eye and you can’t feel them. As X-rays pass through the body, the energy from X-rays is absorbed at different rates by different parts of the body. A detector on the other side of the body picks up the X-rays after they’ve passed through and turns them into an image. Dense parts of your body that X-rays find it more difficult to pass through, such as bone, show up as clear white areas on the image. Softer parts that X-rays can pass through more easily, such as your heart and lungs, show up as darker areas.
X-rays can be used to examine most areas of the body. They’re mainly used to look at the bones and joints, although they’re sometimes used to detect problems affecting soft tissue, such as internal organs and the cervical and lumbar areas of the spine.
The cost of a Digital X-Ray is £90 per area including a verbal report.