Digital X-rays Specialist

Premier Chiropractic and Sports Injury Center

Brian Larson, D.C. DACBSP®

Chiropractor & Sports Medicine Physician located in Soldotna, AK

If you suffer from a sports, automobile, or another injury, it’s recommended to visit your provider for digital x-rays to diagnose any further injuries. The team at Premier Chiropractic and Sports Injury Center in Soldotna, Alaska, uses the most innovative, state-of-the-art digital X-ray equipment to quickly diagnose the cause of your injury and establish a conservative or integrative treatment that best matches your needs. Call Premier Chiropractic and Sports Injury Center for an appointment today, or use the online scheduler.

Digital X-Rays

What are digital X-rays?

Chiropractic digital X-rays help the team at Premier Chiropractic and Sports Injury Center diagnose the cause of musculoskeletal injuries associated with chronic pain and limited mobility. Benefits of on-site digital X-rays at Premier Chiropractic and Sports Injury Center include:

  • High resolution
  • Almost immediate results
  • Options for printable hard copies
  • Less radiation than traditional X-rays 
  • Reduced costs

Digital X-rays use a digital capturing device and electronic sensors in place of photographic film. Premier Chiropractic and Sports Injury Center are environmentally friendly, only printing hardcopy images when necessary.


Will I require digital X-rays?

If your provider suspects you have an internal injury, digital X-rays help him view images of what’s inside your body to make a diagnosis and establish the most appropriate treatment plan. The following injuries might warrant digital X-rays:

  • Fractures
  • Infections
  • Bone cancer
  • Osteoporosis
  • Arthritis

Your practitioner might recommend additional diagnostic tests, such as blood tests, CT scans, or MRIs, to make a final diagnosis.


What should I expect during digital X-rays?

A provider at Premier Chiropractic and Sports Injury Center completes digital X-rays in-office for added patient convenience. They place you in a comfortable position while a machine emits safe levels of radiation through your body. The X-ray machine produces internal images to review. X-rays are safe diagnostic procedures that aren’t painful.

You must hold still during the procedure, which usually lasts just a few minutes. If you require a contrast medium or a liquid substance you ingest or receive as an enema or injection prior to your X-ray, the procedure lasts longer.


What happens after digital X-rays?

After a digital X-ray, you can resume normal everyday activities right away. If you’ve received a contrast medium, drink lots of water after the procedure. Your provider will share the reviews the results with you, which are available within minutes.

Depending on the type and severity of your injury,  you may be recommended one or more of the following treatments:

  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Massage therapy
  • Regenerative medicine   
  • Custom orthotics or braces
  • Rehabilitation
  • Heat or ice therapy

If your injury is severe or requires surgery, your provider refers you to a qualified specialist in your area. Don’t let a painful injury progress to a serious complication. Schedule an appointment with Premier Chiropractic and Sports Injury Center by phone or online today.