The Necessity of Radiological Imaging in CBP

radiological imaging

One of the chief aspects of Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) that sets it apart from a conventional chiropractic approach is the use of radiological imaging. Having x-rays taken at the outset of treatment is something few practitioners take the time to do. CBP, on the other hand, relies extensively on this data to shape the future of treatments for a patient.

At Ideal Spine Health Center in Boise, ID, each and every patient who comes to us receives a radiological scan. It doesn’t matter what their condition is. The reason for this is simple: the body is a comprehensive structure with the spine at its core. Understanding the full and complete spinal picture is the key to understanding virtually any ailment.

Degrees of adjustment

Any chiropractor – CBP-trained or not – is going to be able to provide a physical assessment of a patient and gauge the health of their spine. This is a qualitative necessity that defines the entire field of chiropractic care. Being able to pinpoint subluxation, translation, or compression is only half of an assessment, however. For a full understanding of necessary treatment, the degree of these misalignments must also be gauged.

This is where CBP excels. Radiological imaging allows geometric measurements to be taken of the spine. When juxtaposed with the Harrison Ideal Spine Model, it’s possible to quantify the degree of misalignment numerically. Once this quantification occurs, treatment plans and benchmarks can be set for recovery.

Without the radiological imaging at the outset of treatment, there can be no true start or end for treatment. At best, unquantified adjustments are an educated guess. And while they may yield results, the degree of effectiveness of those results can never be known without CBP imaging.

The picture of health

As mentioned, having a complete picture of the spine is necessary to see that proper adjustments are being made. Correcting a subluxation in the thoracic spine means nothing if the problem is likely to occur again due to misalignments in the sacral spine, for example. CBP accounts for scenarios such as this by imaging the entire spine.

With x-rays in-hand, a CBP-trained chiropractor can sit down with patients to provide visual evidence of their acute or chronic issues. It can also help patients connect the dots between seemingly sporadic conditions and recurring spinal issues. For example, digestive issues can be traced back to pinched nerves in the spine.

Over time, as misalignments are pinpointed and treated through a CBP plan, additional imaging can quantify results. Comparing before and after x-rays will show the progress and restoration of a spine. It will also shed light on where progress may not be occurring, to help a chiropractor in adjusting a regimen.

Seeing is believing

One of the chief complaints of people who have not tried chiropractic care is that results are qualitative. CBP addresses this claim directly by providing quantitative information to critics, to further qualify a course of treatment.

At Ideal Spine Health Center in Boise, ID, we believe a data-driven approach is everything when it comes to getting optimal results for our patients. Radiological imaging is a cornerstone of our efforts and we love sharing this tangible assessment of a patient’s spine with them at all stages of treatment, to show them our approach is sound.

Whether you’re brand new to chiropractic or you’ve had mixed results in the past, we invite you to stop by to see just how comprehensive the CBP method is, starting with a simple x-ray.

Chiropractic BioPhysics, or CBP, is one of the most scientific, researched, and results-oriented corrective care techniques. CBP-trained chiropractors aim to realign the spine back to health, eliminating nerve interference and addressing the source of pain, fatigue, and disease. As with all chiropractic care, CBP is gentle, painless, and non-invasive.