DMX – Digital motion X-ray
I have been researching for a long time which diagnostic method would work for me. My prolotherapist in Chicago, where I was for some treatments, suggested digital motion x-ray. So in October I flew to the US where a chiropractor and biologist located in Chicago did the imaging.
When I arrived in his office, I completed a patient questionaire and then I was directly taken to the treatment room. The therapist showed up about 10 minutes later but was in some kind of hurry due to personal reasons. First of all I asked him about the radiation exposure.
He answered that radiation is low and exposure occurs only at certain points at the cervical spine and head. He also told me that with real time x-rays in motion there is a good chance to discover ligament damage. Of course, the ligaments itself cannot be seen with x-ray technology.
Then I was instructed and the imaging began. Eight different movement patterns were performed. Before each movement, I was repositioned and the doctor showed me how to move and what is important. After the x-ray the doctor directly evaluated the images and I was able to look over his shoulder while he explained everything to me. Unfortunately, it turned out that not only the upper cervical spine was damaged also some parts on the left side of my middle cervical spine, in the front and back. In total there were six points along my cervical spine that were damaged. He briefly explained the findings, wrote a report, and then the examination was over.