X-ray Motion Study Specialist

Heath Hancock, DC -  - Chiropractor

Smoky Hill Chiropractic

Heath Hancock, DC

Chiropractor located in Salina, KS

Chiropractor Heath Hancock, DC, uses the most cutting-edge technology available in his field, including X-ray motion studies. Dr. Hancock offers on-site X-ray motion studies at Smoky Hill Chiropractic in Salina, Kansas, to identify spinal issues that may cause problems in the future. to learn more about X-ray motion studies, call or book an appointment online today.

X-ray Motion Study

What is an X-ray motion study?

X-ray motion studies use digital technology to provide Dr. Hancock with a highly detailed view of your spine while you move. This helps Dr. Hancock identify, diagnose, and treat spinal problems before they turn into serious issues. 

The state-of-the-art digital X-ray technology produces extremely accurate and detailed images that are much higher-quality than those a standard X-ray can provide. Digital motion X-ray studies can even reveal more information than an ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan. 

The X-ray captures a rapid series of images (hundreds or thousands) while you move in a weight-bearing situation. This allows Dr. Hancock to confirm the exact location of your problem and create an effective treatment plan. 

When would I need to get an X-ray motion study?

Dr. Hancock may recommend an X-ray motion study to pinpoint biomechanical issues in your spine, such as herniated discs. X-ray motion studies also help Dr. Hancock diagnose a wide range of conditions, such as:

  • Back pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Car accident injuries
  • Workers’ compensation injuries

He also uses these studies to identify abnormal movement patterns that may turn into degenerative joints and herniated discs if left untreated. 

What are the benefits of X-ray motion studies?

X-ray motion studies provide Dr. Hancock with valuable information about the condition of your spine. This helps him understand your overall health so he can create an effective treatment plan customized to your needs. 

Even a minor misalignment in your spine can lead to debilitating problems over time, such as chronic back pain and neck pain. Digital motion X-ray studies identify early signs of these problems and treat them with simple measures. 

While standard film X-rays only show bone, motion X-rays provide clear images of your soft tissues, such as ligaments and muscle. This can provide proof of your injury if needed for a car accident or workers’ compensation claim. 

Are X-ray motion studies safe?

Just like a regular X-ray, motion studies involve exposure to radiation. Dr. Hancock and the team at Smoky Hill Chiropractic ensure that your X-ray exposure is kept to a minimum and stays within safety standards. 

To find out if an X-ray motion study is right for you, call Dr. Hancock at Smoky Hill Chiropractic or book an appointment online today.