X-Rays in Clifton, NJRadiology is a tool utilized in care as a diagnostic practice to rule out pathology (such as possible tumor or fracture) and/or an additional aid to determine where to adjust the spine. Doctors rely on a variety of diagnostic techniques in order to fully understand what is occurring in the patient’s musculoskeletal system, and how a given treatment intervention could bring about positive results in each patient.

As a general guideline, X-rays are recommended in the following cases:

  • If the patient has sustained a significant traumatic injury, as a bone may be broken or a joint may be dislocated
  • If an infection may be causing the patient’s pain
  • If any significant disease is suspected, such as cancer or a possible tumor
  • If any type of joint disease is suspected, such as arthritis causing joint pain
  • If the patient is over age 50 and has experienced any type of trauma (even a minor one)
  • For most patients over 65 years of age
  • Anyone who has been diagnosed with or who may be at risk for osteoporosis.
  • The X-ray may be important to identify or rule out a possible vertebral fracture from osteoporosis.
  • Any suspected spinal instability
  • If the patient has had long-standing pain that has not responded to or resolved with previous health care treatment

During your appointment, we will determine whether or not x-rays are necessary. To request an appointment today, please don’t hesitate to contact us at (973) 470-0687!