Chiropractor wants to x-ray me before he see's me. Why? I just woke up with a sore back, nothing bad happened.
X-rays and Chiropractors. My philosophy is take a great history and do a focused examination. Then decide if the patient needs to be exposed to x-radiation. Most of the patients that come to our office never need x-rays. Most get incredible results and save themselves money and exposure to radiation.
I've heard it before you wouldn't want a mechanic to work on your car without looking under the hood. Nice saying but you are not a car. Doctors are trained to take a history and an exam, then decide what test, if any, need to be ordered. If we decide you need to be x-rayed we order them. We have ordering privileges at PCRMC, St. Johns, andRolla Radiology. The x-ray units at these facilities are high frequency units that use much less radiation than any small unit in a small chiropractic office. The x-rays are then read by a Medical doctor that specializes in radiology. The pictures or films then show up immediately on our office computers where we can look at them with you and your family.
Doing x-rays this way is the best way. You are exposed to less radiation. The films are read by an MD. Your MD can see them on their systems. If you need a referral you won't have to be x-rayed a second time. You are confident in your diagnosis. This makes for happy patients with healthy back and wallets.
The real reason most Chiropractic offices order x-rays are for financial gain. They are great money makers if you make every person get them. Its wrong. Patients don't need blood work, MRI's, PET scans, Ultra sounds, exploratory surgery, or x-rays every time they see a doctor. They need the doctors ear, the doctors attention. It's what is wrong with our broken down health system, the dollar comes before the patient.
If your back is hurting and you want to get better give us a try.
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Dr. Moreland offers many different treatment options. He utilizes hands on adjusting and he offers activator as well to patients that prefer this method. Dr. Moreland is very mindful to the type of Chiropractic treatment you prefer. He is an expert in treating herniated disc. Many offices claim to treat sports injuries, Dr. Moreland is the only local board certified sports physician. Dr. Moreland is a Rolla native and lives in Rolla. He is here when you need him. He has been in the same office for the past 25 years.