X-rays of the spine or other joints are often taken, or Dr. Weckel might send the patient to an x-ray facility for these films. Depending on the findings, Dr. Weckel may schedule for an MRI or other imaging study of the back.
If you are a Medicare patient, unless you have fairly recent films, we will most likely take at least a minimum study. This helps the doctor to make an accurate diagnosis and prognosis about your condition and the severity of your arthritis. Yes, chiropractic care is one of the most effective and safest treatments for spinal degenerative osteoarthritis. Pain medications do not get to the cause of the arthritic pain.