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X-rays and Chiropractic Care In Manahawkin, NJ

What is a radiologist’s X-ray called? A skelfie! Ok, back to seriousness!

How do X-rays see inside you? Have you ever used your hands to make shadow puppets on the wall? When you put your hand up and block the light from hitting the wall, the shape is made. X-ray is the same idea. Only when we X-ray your skeleton, it creates pictures of the inside of your body. The image is made on film (or nowadays processed digitally for our perusal on a computer screen!).

X-rays are like light rays, only they can pass through more structures. You can see bones so clearly because energy is blocked by bones. X-rays use “electromagnetic waves” radiation with wavelengths ranging from 0.01 to 10 nanometers. The images show the parts of your body on a spectrum of different shades of black and white because different tissues absorb different amounts of the radiation. The calcium in your bones makes them look white, while fat and other soft tissues absorb less radiation, making them look grey. Your lungs look black because air absorbs the least amount of radiation.

$49 Complete X-Rays Health Screening

$49 for a complete x-rays health screening including a consultation, exam, a report of findings, and a plan of action. X-rays not included.

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How Our Chiropractic Care Works

1. Be Heard and
Understood

Sit down with one of our doctors to discuss your health, your concerns, and your vision for the future.

2. Learn the Underlying Cause of Your Problem
Our doctors use the most advanced science and technology in spinal biomechanics to understand and explain your condition.

3. Get a Customized Spinal Rejuvenation Program
If accepted as a practice member, our Chiropractic BioPhysics approach allows us to tailor care to your specific condition.

4. Regain Confidence in Your Body
Use this new, stronger structure to live a life free of limitations, knowing your body is able to function at its full potential.

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Stanley Silkowski
Stanley Silkowski
2023-11-14
The most wonderful and caring Staff I've ever came across....they are the BEST.....Healing Hands changed my life...3 months ago I came here in severe pain. This place is NOT your typical chiropractic practice, its different....TOTALLY different. Dr.Nicole Bonner is magnificent at what she does. She explained things about my spine and health that I never knew. She knows so much about your spine, it will blow your mind. She is great at her profession, and you will see and feel it when you meet her. She genuinely cares about you and your personal needs, and explains in total detail what your treatment will be. After just 3 months, I feel such a change in my overall health. Dr. Laura is just as wonderful......her skill with the spine shows with her lifetime of dedication in this field. The other members of the team are GREAT too. They are warm, friendly and caring and know their business with each patient and their needs. If you have other health problems with your body, you will be totally surprised how important the spine is with the nerves and organs, I was......its all connected.... Thank You so much Dr. Nicole......POWERS ON !!!
anselmo arellano
anselmo arellano
2023-10-26
I love this place. I came here a year ago with horrible mobility. My neck and back was affecting every aspect of my life. Dr Laura and Dr Nicole got me on the path to a healthier life with proper evaluation and testing. I feel like I got 10 years back. Thank you ladies ❤️❤️❤️
Rosemarie Levandowski
Rosemarie Levandowski
2023-09-22
I needed a chiropractor! And am extremely happy with my “healing journey” Healing Hands of Manahawkin has me on. Dr. Nicole Bonner took me in, listened to why I showed up on her doorstep (in pain, of course) and gave me a thorough exam. She then took her time to explain the way in which chiropractic care works, and what my personal journey would entail. Her knowledge, experience and explanation of what my next steps would be both in the office and my at-home care put me right at ease that I had come to the right place for chiropractic care. Dr. Nicole and Dr. Laura don’t just have “magic hands,” they make time for their patients in a caring, professional manner. They not only help you through the process, they take their time to teach you the process to be able to live your best life. In fact, you are in the best of “hands” with the whole office staff. Along with their professionalism and positive attitudes, they also make you feel like part of a family. Added pleasure to "wonderful" adjustments, music throughout the office that feeds the soul. Make an appointment now with Healing Hands of Manahawkin to “Get Your Power On” towards total body health and wellness.
Stephanie Hand
Stephanie Hand
2023-09-21
April 4, 2023 was my initial appointment @ Healing Hands of Manahawkin. I was in severe distress with most of my body inflammed, aching, overall felt awful!! I was not even strong enough to take a tour of the office. Now after having care 3 times a week, I feel stronger, more healthy and able to hold my adjustments for longer periods of time. Soon the cane will be retired! Thanks to Docs and the wonderful team!! Stephanie
Jacqueline Smotrycz
Jacqueline Smotrycz
2023-09-21
We have been with Healing Hands for over 10 years and cannot imagine not having chiropractic care. Migraines, sciatica, scoliosis, back pain have all been virtually eliminated. Our overall health is excellent because of the care our spinal system receives weekly. Jackie and Jacquie
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Amazing X-ray Facts

  • X-rays were discovered by Wilhelm Roentgen in 1895. He was a a German physicist. A few weeks after his initial discovery, physicians were using X-ray to detect foreign objects in bodies, some of the earliest things being gunshot wounds and bone fractures.
  • X-rays were used to be able to see the double helix structure of DNA back in the 1950’s. The person who made this discovery died before receiving the Nobel Prize and advancing the understanding of the human body and its most basic constituents.
  • X-rays are also used in the treatments of tuberculosis, lung diagnoses, and cancer treatments. They have been used in space to capture objects in our solar system. They have also been used to capture original art sketches and fossils.
    The “x” in X-ray stands for “unknown.” We still call them X-rays even though we know what it stands for today. It implies mystery for whatever we are capturing.
  • X-rays, composed of ionizing radiation, may cause minor damage to the cells in your body and have a small risk. Large doses, however, may cause your cells to become cancerous. A very low dose X-ray, such as a cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and pelvic series taken by a chiropractor, has a tiny risk.
  • Chiropractors take your health history into consideration when determining whether they are necessary or if you fall into a high risk category. These days, X-ray technology emits a very low amount of radiation, similar to the amount from your cell phone in a day.

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Why Are X-Rays So Important to Chiropractors?

Analysis

Chiropractors will use X-rays as a way to get a better idea of a patient’s condition or injury. When a chiropractor takes X-rays, they can also look much deeper at the patient’s health history.

Taking A Deeper Look

An X-ray can give a chiropractor a sort of “X-ray vision,” if you will, to see something s/he otherwise wouldn’t with the naked eye, some of these being spinal tumors or lesions. This can be extremely important if the patient has a condition that needs to be addressed before an adjustment. For example, a person who has multiple myeloma may not be adjusted in the areas of the cancer. This cancer is well known for eating bone, often found in the spine. With a progressed case, there may be spinal segments missing and parts of the cord exposed. In this case, it would be wise not to have a set of X-rays before giving care. In other words, X-ray could ultimately protect and encourage a patient’s health while also helping to generate a better treatment outcome.

What is Commonly Detected Through X-rays?

  • Bone misalignment or subluxation
  • Bone-density issues
  • Bone spurs
  • Broken bone, separation, or dislocations
  • Disc height and degeneration
  • Tumors and cancers
  • Narrowing joint spaces
  • Scarring
  • Scoliosis

When are X-rays Required?

X-rays may not be required for every patient, especially if the patient is under the age of four, but here are some factors that would warrant using X-rays and be advantageous for the chiropractor.

  • Significant or new injury
  • Someone over the age of 65
  • Tumors or cancer suspected
  • Risk for osteoporosis
  • Spinal instability is suspected
  • The presence of chronic pain that is not getting better with treatment

Generally, X-rays help guide the chiropractor in making more informed treatment decisions. Taking X-rays removes the guesswork and makes it better for the patient to have streamlined care based on their individual needs. If a patient is experiencing any of the things above, it is best to have tangible outcomes to provide a swift diagnosis.

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