Back to Basics® Chiropractic clinics in Kogarah and Parramatta offer a state of the art onsite digital X-ray service for your convenience. All X-rays are bulk billed directly to Medicare, saving you time and money. Our X-rays are taken by a qualified radiographer. This facility allows us to have instant results and patients will be able to view their X-ray images immediately. Images are then sent to and reported on by a highly qualified radiologist. We can guarantee you will be receiving a safe and accurate diagnosis, which will aid your chiropractor’s course of treatment.
Why do I need an X-ray?
X-rays are a great non-invasive tool which can give your health practitioner an insight into what is going on inside your body. Your practitioner may refer you to get an X-ray if you present with any of the following clinical indications:
- Specific trauma
- Over 50 years of age
- Chronic lower back pain
- Recurring headaches
- As well as a number of other miscellaneous factors which may alert your health practitioner to suspect an existing health condition
What will an X-ray indicate?
All of the X-ray images taken at our clinic are sent to an external radiology company where they are then reported on by a qualified Radiologist. The report is sent back to your practitioner and will indicate to them if you have any existing health concerns. It will outline a complete analysis of the area X-rayed and it will indicate any abnormalities present, such as a fracture or dislocation. From this report you will have a proper and accurate diagnosis of any existing conditions and this will in turn allow your Chiropractor to tailor their treatment according to your specific requirements. In certain cases your Chiropractor may also need to refer you onto other specialists for further imaging and/or treatment.
Is having an X-ray dangerous?
Modern X-ray facilities such as ours pose very little risk to adults and are considered to be a safe dose of radiation. X-ray imaging is only deemed harmful for a developing foetus. For this reason you should inform us if you have any reason to believe you may be pregnant. In which case, alternate testing methods which do not involve radiation will be sought.