Like many people we see in our north Brisbane chiropractor clinic, you have probably been referred for numerous tests including MRIs, CT scans, etc … but no one has ever told you what they show. I hope I may be able to clarify a few things here.
One of the major limitations with CTs and MRIs is that they are taken lying down. As a result, we cannot see the necessary biomechanics relationships of the bones in your neck. It is the reason that we take out images at our North Lakes chiropractic office upright.
Now let me share with you a few additional scans that are available when you see a Blair upper cervical doctor, like with what we use in our North Lakes chiropractor practice.
Due to legislation in Queensland, Brisbane chiropractors are not permitted to take CBCT images. And unfortunately, very few medical imaging centres have CBCT units where we could refer you. This is lagging significantly behind other places in the world including New Zealand, the USA, Europe and even Brazil where CBCT technology is on the rise.
It is part of the reason that we have our own 3D x-ray uni in our North Lakes office: to save you time and money, and to make sure that we get the best possible images to make an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.