Digital X-Ray in Hickory NC

Chiropractic Hickory NC X-Ray

We’re proud to offer digital x-rays right in our chiropractic office in Hickory NC.

Getting an x-ray of your spine gives us an extremely detailed look at what’s going on with your spine. Many times, this can help us confirm the diagnosis and give us confidence in the right treatment plan to help get you back to optimal health.

If you’ve been experiencing back pain, neck pain, headaches, or other discomforts, a spinal x-ray can help us identify the cause and give us a clear path for treatment.

What is a Digital X-Ray In Hickory NC?

An x-ray is a diagnostic test that uses electromagnetic waves to create pictures of the inside of the body. This type of x-ray is called a digital x-ray. A digital x-ray uses a computer to create the x-ray image, which can be stored on a computer.

A digital x-ray is different from a traditional x-ray because of it:

  • Is more clear and detailed
  • Uses less radiation
  • Can be stored on a computer
  • Provides images quickly

Why Get a Spine X-Ray?

A spinal x-ray can give our chiropractor in Hickory NC important information about your spine. The imaging can help diagnose problems with your bones, joints, and discs. A spinal X-ray can also help find problems with the ligaments, muscles, and other soft tissues in your back that are tougher to diagnose without the images.

It is not always necessary to have an x-ray. In some cases, your symptoms, a physical exam, and your medical history will be enough for our chiropractor in Hickory NC to come to a diagnosis. In other cases, we may recommend an x-ray or other imaging tests to get more information about your condition before beginning treatment.

We would only recommend an x-ray if we felt it was medically necessary to help with diagnosis and guide us with treatment options. X-rays do expose you to radiation, so it’s best to only use this course of action if it’s deemed medically necessary.

What to Expect When Getting a Spinal X-Ray

If it’s decided that a spinal x-ray would be beneficial, one of our team members will take you to the x-ray room in our office. You will be asked to remove any jewelry or other objects that might affect the imaging. You’ll be positioned with the x-ray machine and our team member will step out of the room to snap the image. We may take multiple images from different angles to make sure we have the best outcome. You may be asked to hold your breath at certain points during the x-ray to prevent movement that could blur the image.

Usually taking X-rays only takes a few minutes. Once we are done grabbing the images, we will be able to review them on our computers within minutes. We can show you the images and talk through exactly what we are seeing and how this is playing a role in your health.

Getting X-Rays of Your Spine

If you’re dealing with a health issue, it’s possible that it’s connected to your spine. The spine plays a major role in your overall health. Being the main highway for the nervous system, it’s important to keep your spine healthy. When you come into our office for care, depending on your health concern, we may recommend getting an x-ray of your spine to help guide us in the best direction for your care.

Don’t let health issues and pain get any worse. Give us a call and book your appointment to come see our chiropractic team today!


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Wellness One

36 14th Ave NE Ste 101
Hickory, NC 28601

(828) 324-4600