At the Ipswich Spine Clinic we do not guess about your health. Spinal X-Rays may identify important findings such as spinal arthritis or other spinal disorders, which many people may not even be aware is developing. X-Rays therefore act as a blueprint of your spine and will reveal any abnormal spinal alignment. X-Rays allow us to see how an individual spine deviates from normal alignment so that we can decide on appropriate treatment. Using an X-Ray allows us to make a more informed diagnosis.
Please note however, that taking X-Ray may not be deemed necessary for the treatment you require. X-Rays are only taken when clinically indicated, as per IR(ME) regulations.
Explaining Spinal Decay (Subluxation Degeneration
This process in the spine has similarities to tooth decay in that it shows up usually because of neglect. Spinal decay can happen to anyone regardless of their age. Simply because it is more often seen in older people, many believe it is merely the normal ageing process. It isn’t. This degenerative condition is the result of uncorrected spinal misalignment (Subluxations). Spinal decay is how your body deals with the stress of gravity. It just so happens that spinal decay occurs in most people because they have ignored spinal problems for years.
Below is a video of how the spine can degenerate over a period of time.