If you’ve been in an auto accident, you know that the pain you experience from a collision can take days, weeks, or even months to fully heal. Regardless of where the impact occurred, you’re likely experiencing the effects of whiplash, such as neck pain or stiffness, dizziness, ringing in the ears, or difficultly concentrating. You may also be suffering from back pain or damage to soft tissues like muscles, ligaments, or tendons.
And that’s what your Jonesboro Chiropractic Clinic is here for. We’re equipped with state-of-the-art imaging and diagnostic technology that allows doctors to ascertain the extent of your injuries. With services including X-ray imaging, MRI scans, and CT scans, your chiropractor can provide you with a thorough picture of the trauma you’ve experienced and create a customized treatment plan to help you begin healing right away.
On your first visit, we’ll look for injuries that require immediate attention using our digital X-ray imaging device. An X-ray is a form of electromagnetic radiation that produces an image of your skeletal structure. This painless, non-invasive procedure allows doctors to see if your bones have any breaks, fractures, or misalignments.
Taking X-rays at the beginning of your treatment helps your doctor rule out any serious injuries before proceeding with your chiropractic care. At your AICA Jonesboro Chiropractic Clinic, this initial service is provided free of charge, right in our clinic—so there’s no need to make a separate appointment to have your X-rays taken somewhere else. We do it all under one roof, making treatment simple and convenient for you.
In some circumstances, your chiropractor may need to take a closer look at your soft tissue structures in order to recommend the right treatment for your injuries. Using pulses of radio wave energy within a magnetic field, Magnetic Resonance Imaging provides a three-dimensional image of your muscles, tendons, ligaments, organs, cartilage, and spinal discs. This allows your doctor to identify any soft tissue injuries, like ligament tears or muscle trauma.
While X-rays reveal the state of your skeletal structure, an MRI gives your doctor a view of the tissues surrounding the bones, providing a more complete picture of your overall condition. As one of the most advanced medical imaging technologies available, an MRI can also highlight any inflammation, swelling, or edema around the injured area. This allows your chiropractor to locate and treat the source of your pain.
Our certified technicians at AICA Jonesboro Chiropractic Clinic will walk you through our in-house imaging process as quickly as possible. And since we offer both open and closed MRIs, we can ensure that your experience is a pleasant one.
In cases where your X-rays are unclear or an MRIs suggests that you may have a hairline fracture, your doctor may request a computerized tomography scan. CT scans layer multiple X-ray images taken from various angles, providing a three-dimensional image of bones, blood vessels, and soft tissues in greater detail than an X-ray or MRI alone.
Among its many uses, the powerful CT scan allows your doctor to quickly diagnose head injuries, subtle bone fractures, or internal trauma—or to rule out such injuries so that you can move ahead with treatment without worrying about causing further damage.
At AICA Jonesboro Chiropractic Clinic, we’re dedicated to helping you heal quickly and thoroughly by providing you with the most advanced diagnostic technology available—all in one place. And while we pride ourselves on never missing an injury, we’re also committed to recommending our imaging services only on an as-needed basis, ensuring that you aren’t subject to any unnecessary procedures.
After an auto accident, you deserve the best of care. To schedule your free consultation, contact Jonesboro Chiropractic Clinic today!