Health 1st Chriopractic of Grand RapidsAccording to Health First Chiropractic of Grand Rapids, your xrays act like a map to your spine and guides the doctor to what needs adjusting. Adjusting without using xrays is like driving blindfolded. Most insurance companies understand the importance of an xray and cover xrays done by a chiropractor.
We use state of the art X-Ray Analysis called Postureray for a further understanding the condition of your spine. It is also important to view the structure of your spine through the use of x-ray examination. Dr.Szagesh looks for signs of pathology (disease) and fracture; evaluates posture, the joints of the spine, the condition of the disc, subluxation and other conditions of the spine. Dr. Szagesh can also use x-rays to visualize what position the vertebrae are in so that he can adjust the spine as gently, specifically and effectively as possible.
Going to the Chiropractor was comforting because I was finally doing something for myself. I got a full-body x-ray (something dangerous I will never do again). They had me lay shirtless on a table in a dimly-lit room and played to relaxing music as a very attractive lady came to rub warmed gel on my back. "It's for the electrodes" she told me. OK whatever, bring it on. When she started the current on the electrodes she was careful about my comfort level, and set it to my preferred setting in order for it pulse-flex my muscles for twenty minutes. Leaving the room, I realized whatever she started was stimulating but also relaxing. I also realized it had been a long time since anyone was concerned only about my comfort level.
Dr. Szegash saw me and spent about 30 minutes with me, at the time it was by far the most time any Doctor invested in helping me at one visit. He did a root-cause analysis that was partially correct; based on the full-body x-ray (which I hope didn't damage anything) he calculated that one leg is 10mm shorter than the other. Wow, that explained a lot. My pain when running, my swollen and painful joints in the longer leg. The comparatively twisted toes of my shorter leg. The unevenness of my worn shoe treads, consistent on every pair.
Dr. Szegash at Health 1st Chiropractic of Grand Rapids, made his adjustments, I left the Health First Chiropratic office and drove out of the angled drive instinctively cranking my head almost to the full range of motion to see oncoming traffic. At once I braced for what was surely to be the most excruciating pain yet, however I opened my eyes slowly in realization that instead of pain I felt a tingling relief. IT WORKED!...
Xrays will not be taken if pregnant or on children under 10 years old. If you had previous xrays taken by another doctor those may be used.