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Correction Potential X rays at Align

DO YOU NEED CORRECTION POTENTIAL X-RAYS?

Correction Potential X-Rays are an extremely valuable tool in assessing the efficacy of a specific corrective treatment intervention. If you are spending your valuable time performing a specific corrective exercise, you want to make sure that it is achieving the desired outcome.  Correction Potential X-Rays are used predominately by Corrective Care Chiropractors. The goal of a Corrective treatment plan is to see a long term structural change in the shape of the spine that can be objectively measured on X-Rays. Correction potential X-Rays are a game changer.

WHY CORRECTION POTENTIAL X-RAYS?

Any deviation of the spine, away from the ideal shape, is worth correcting. This is exactly what we focus on at Align Corrective Chiropractic in Durban. It’s very possible that the shape and alignment of your spinal structures are the underlying cause of your symptoms. I very frequently see people who are battling with neck problems. An X-Ray of their neck will very often reveal a loss of the normal neck curve. This is called a loss of the cervical lordosis. We know that the cervical lordosis is very important in the normal functioning of the neck. We know that a loss of the lordosis (curve) causes more strain on the structures of the neck. So it makes sense to correct it.

CERVICAL CURVE

Any deviation of the spine, away from the ideal shape, is worth correcting. This is exactly what we focus on at Align Corrective Chiropractic in Durban. It’s very possible that the shape and alignment of your spinal structures are the underlying cause of your symptoms. I very frequently see people who are battling with neck problems. An X-Ray of their neck will very often reveal a loss of the normal neck curve. This is known as a loss of the cervical lordosis. We know that the cervical lordosis is very important in the normal functioning of the neck. We know that a loss of the lordosis (curve) causes more strain on the structures of the neck. So it makes sense to correct it.

CORRECTION POTENTIAL XRAY TO IMPROVE NEW CURVE
This correction potential X-ray confirms that this specific cervical traction device does improve the shape of the neck.

SHORT LEG

In the following example, this patient had an anatomical leg length inequality (short leg). This cannot be fixed with chiropractic adjustments alone, and will require an appropriate sized heel lift to be fitted in the shoe. The before picture shows his pelvic alignment without a lift, and the follow up X-Ray is taken with him wearing the lift. The correction potential X-Ray allows us to see if the size of the lift we have prescribed is correct and if it is having the desired effect.

Correction Potential X-ray for Short Leg
It is clear that the use of an appropriate sized lift drastically improves the lumbar and pelvic alignment.

SCOLIOSIS

In this last example this patient presented with Scoliosis. We wanted to know what kind of home-based traction wedge would have the greatest effect on her scoliosis. We had her lie down on two different devices and took X-Rays of her spine in this position. You can see that both devices help to straighten the spine but the second device allows the greatest correction potential.

CORRECTION POTENTIAL X-RAY FOR SCOLIOSIS
If you are undergoing corrective chiropractic care, have been struggling with an issue that is just not coming right, or you want to confirm that a corrective exercise you have been prescribed is having the desired effect, then you may benefit from a Correction Potential X-Ray. Contact Align Corrective Chiropractic on 031 5629180 for more information.

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