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What Are the Risks of X-rays?

X-rays can help determine the necessary course of treatment and reveal if some hand xrayunderlying conditions might interfere with it. For example, patients often come to doctors of chiropractic after having suffered an injury. In many such cases, x-rays are necessary to exclude the possibility of more serious health problems. X-rays are also recommended in older patients—for example, to help detect the probability of osteoporosis—as well as in patients with a history of certain types of arthritis, potential for tumors or other conditions.

X-rays are colorless, odorless and tasteless, so you will not see, smell, or taste them. In 
addition, you will feel nothing as they are taken. Since x-rays penetrate all matter to some degree, scientists have developed modern techniques and equipment that have minimized x-ray exposure. Cole Pain Therapy Group’s digital x-ray machinery was inspected for safety after installation, and it must pass periodic state inspection. Your doctor will order only those x-rays that are absolutely necessary for your condition. We take standard precautions to protect your body from incidental radiation, using lead shields and aluminum filters when appropriate. Your doctor will inform you of the results of any x-ray examination as soon as possible. And don’t hesitate to ask questions during your examination and treatment. Your safety, comfort, and concerns are of paramount importance to your doctor.

The following chart from RadiologyInfo.org (developed by the Radiological Society of North America and the American College of Radiology) compares the average exposure of various types of test with the dose of background radiation- that which we get every day.


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Dr. Jeffrey D. Luebbe, DC, CCRD, CCSP
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Dr. J. Colby Poston, DC
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