X-Ray / MRI / CAT SCAN
X-rays of the spine are taken either in the office or the doctor might send the patient to an x-ray facility for these diagnostic films. If the doctor feels the patient's condition does not require films that will be discussed. Routine films are normally taken to properly diagnose the patient's condition.
Chiropractic Physicians are trained to diagnose conditions related to the spine and surrounding regions and most conditions that affect the body.
Depending on the findings, the chiropractor may call for an MRI or other imaging study of the back. Occasionally patient's are referred back to their primary physician or a specialist for further evaluation.
Atlantic Chiro Care is affiliated with many Physicians and Specialists in Ocean and Monmouth County. Many of our patients are cared for by us as well as these other Physicians and Specialists in a Team approach. This Healthcare Team will discuss patient care and treatment options to provide patients with the highest level of care. We have found this Co-Management method of care is invaluable in terms of reducing patient's time of recovery and most importantly it helps to guide patient's through the daunting healthcare maze.