Recently our Sarasota Blair Upper Cervical office purchased a 3-D cone beam cat scan (CBCT). CBCT is a technology that was developed by the dental profession to better image the jaw structure for implants. Before CBCT 3-D analysis was not possible for the small private dental practices. Implants were done with digital 2-D technology. Oftentimes implants would not anchor into the bone correctly because of the lack of 3-D imaging.
We are excited about this new technology as it allows the doctor to analyze images that give better detail, resolution, and 3-D clarity that simply isn’t possible with digital x-ray. While digital x-ray is still an amazing tool CBCT is the new imaging technology for the future.
A mentor of mine had a sign in his report of the findings office that read “if you can’t see it you can’t fix it”. The chiropractic profession has hung its hat on palpation and plain film x-ray marking procedures to determine the direction of spinal misalignment, termed subluxation. While these imaging and palpatory skills have value, cone beam cat scan (CBCT) is allowing for precision 3-D analysis of the patient’s anatomy like never before. Spinal subluxation or misalignments happen at the joints. Joints in the cervical spine fit as mirror images. Because of this fact, imaging the joints of the spine can allow the upper cervical chiropractor to see the spinal misalignment, measure it, and then precisely correct it.
In a Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic office, it is essential that the doctor study exactly what is going on inside your spine. Many times, health professionals do not get imaging and end up with poor or no results. Most patients improve with upper cervical care because imaging is not only observed but rigorously studied. An architect builds the blueprint that the contractor executes in constructing a building. An upper cervical chiropractor uses imaging as a blueprint to determine how you are built, how you are out of alignment, and how to correct you. CBCT is the new generation of imaging that allows for precision in upper cervical care like never before. At Upper Cervical Health Care in Los Angeles, we take our patient's health seriously. Most of the patients we see are chronic, have seen over 20 different doctors, and are desperate for a health solution. While we do not have all the answers, we look at heath from a unique perspective.
We have imaging technology that can precisely detect spinal misalignments that are impacting the central nervous system, and most of the time correct the underlying cause of many chronic health problems.
Blair Upper Cervical Care uses precise techniques to correct – not manipulate – this highly sensitive area of the spine (upper neck). Upper Cervical Health Care of Los Angeles is one of very few upper cervical health centers in the country that utilizes advanced imaging to evaluate and understand the unique details that may be the difference in overcoming your health concern. With upper cervical care, there is never any bending, twisting, popping, cracking or pain with the corrections. Come give us a visit and you will see the CBCT Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic difference.
To see what CBCT images look like check out this video where Dr. Hall explains CBCT imaging technology and then goes over some of the views. Also, below you will find pictures of CBCT technology and real-life examples of articular spinal misalignments.
Our offices have four passionate, well-trained doctors, who have the goal of improving the health and lives of the people we take care of. To schedule a FREE consultation in our office you can call 310 324-6172 for our Carson office or 213 399-7772 for our Los Angeles office (CBCT office).
There you have it a small taste for CBCT and the clear images that it provides the doctor to maximize the percentages of sick getting well. Many times, we end our articles with a quote from BJ Palmer, developer of chiropractic, “Nature needs no help just no interference.” Our office is committed to providing the highest level of Blair Upper Cervical Care possible to maximize our percentages of getting the sick well.