What We Need to Know about X-rays

One of the main things that we must be concerned about is our health and well-being. The condition of our body changes overtime and some of its causes might be age, the environment, physical activities, and others. If we ever feel negative changes in our body, one of the main things that we should do is to consult a doctor for a checkup. We might undergo several examinations using several equipments or apparatuses, but one the main things used is the X-ray. We might have heard this word a lot of times already but we may be unaware of what it really is and what it can do to our body.

Healthline will tell us more about X-rays through their article below.

What is an X-ray?

An X-ray is a common imaging test that’s been used for decades. It can help your doctor view the inside of your body without having to make an incision. This can help them diagnose, monitor, and treat many medical conditions.

Different types of X-rays are used for different purposes. For example, your doctor may order a mammogram to examine your breasts. Or they may order an X-ray with a barium enema to get a closer look at your gastrointestinal tract.

There are some risks involved in getting an X-ray checkup. But for most people, the potential benefits outweigh the risks. Talk to your doctor to learn more about what is right for you. Read more here.

So there, we now know what an X-ray is, why it is performed, how a patient should prepare for it, how it is performed, its side effects, and what happens after the process. We now have an overview and a good knowledge about x-rays. This kind of technology is widely used in many cases especially in looking up the inside of the body. Because of this, it is voted as the most important modern discovery by the British public. Let us know more about this through an article by Daily Mail Reporter.

X-Ray Voted Most Important Modern Discovery by Public

The X-ray has been voted the most important modern discovery by the British public, in a Science Museum poll. The antibiotic agent penicillin came second followed by the DNA double helix. Nearly 50,000 visitors voted for the greatest achievements in science, engineering and technology from a shortlist drawn up by museum curators.

The poll, one of the events marking the museum’s centenary year, singled out the X-ray machine as the scientific advance with the greatest impact.

X-radiation, which is composed of X-rays, is a form of high-frequency electromagnetic radiation. X-rays can penetrate solid objects and have a wide number of uses notably in medicine, archaeology and astronomy. Read more here.

People have chosen X-rays over the other inventions for the most important discovery. It just proves that X-rays have been useful and advantageous for a huge number of people. The participants of the survey wouldn’t have voted for it if it wasn’t that useful for them. Having said that, what could’ve x-rays done for the people? What are their importances? Dr. Daniel Turo will tell us why x-rays are important.

Why Are X-Rays Important?

X-Rays Show Spinal History and Potential Problems
X-Rays, in the most straight-forward sense, show a clear view of spinal health history.  In rare cases, there can be abnormalities present that would change or impede adjustments. Prior to adjusting the spine, it is best for the chiropractor to have a clear view of any challenges that may be present.

X-Rays Direct the Course of Care

X-Rays are an important analysis tool for chiropractors.  They allow the doctor to pinpoint the exact area of spinal subluxation and determine the best course for correction.  This analysis helps the doctor establish the frequency and intensity of care that will produce the best results for each individual patient.

X-Rays Show Alignment and Motion
Standard x-rays make it possible for the doctor to locate misalignments in the spine. Our office also utilizes flexion-extension x-rays in order to see the spine in motion.  This allows the doctor to locate and correct areas that are not moving correctly.
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X-rays could really be helpful especially if you need to examine the inside of the body. One of the main parts that X-rays examine is the bones. It is used to see if there are fractures or broken bones. Aside from that, x-rays are used for some other purposes. The advancements made have contributed a lot to curing and illnesses and fixing injuries. It is amazing how this kind of technology can help a lot in the world of medicine.