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Written by Dr. Matthew Alvord, DC, DPhCS
Interference Versus Adaptation:
X-Rays films will show misalignments of the spine. What they will not show is a chiropractic subluxation. You cannot see how the nervous system is working on an x-ray but since people relate to seeing things, they are often used inappropriately to tie the wrong things to chiropractic care. Unfortunately, x-rays can be used to scare people into care for the wrong reasons. It’s an easy sell because x-rays are psychologically convincing to the person who doesn’t know any better that the doctor “has found the problem”. They may be valuable for medical reasons, but x-rays are not required to give chiropractic adjustments.
Spinal scans can measure certain ways the body might be adapting. Although they may seem impressive and can create certainty with lots of colors and numbers, they are also misleading because they cannot actually measure a chiroprac ...
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