Dr. Ted Forcum
USA Olympic Team Chiropractor
How does radiologic Imaging help diagnose the underlying cause of pain? Well, Imaging is kind of laid out for me in more of what not to do versus what to do. My physical exam guides me a lot on what I want to do with the patient water. Main patient goals are whether it's increasing Mobility, increasing, stability, increasing or enhancing, a functional movement, however, radiographs I'll send out based off of red flags. Eggs or yellow flags and other words, a yellow flag might be chi. The person is not responding to conservative care. Otherwise, we should probably take a closer, look, a red flag is they are someone of a specific age or older age, and they've had rapid weight loss or weight gain. They have fever some other type of form of concern that might lend us to one achieve radiographic images as well as just simply trauma. Compared to something that's been an overuse injury. Oftentimes radiographs will show up findings that are not pain generators but they might contribute to pain at a different side of the body so they can be helpful in a lot of regards, they're not my absolute go to first thing. However, if people aren't responding, they are extremely helpful. Not just radiographic Imaging but diagnostic old sound MRI CT scan, as well as other Forms have evaluating, the person's functional movement.