Medical technology is accelerating at an unprecedented pace. This means that medical diagnostics and treatments continue to improve over time, making for more efficient and effective care. In the chiropractic field, modern technology has already enhanced the practice to ensure patients receive optimal treatment. Here are a few technologies that are improving chiropractic care.
To provide adequate care, chiropractors need to get accurate diagnoses. Thankfully, the technology in this area continues to improve, resulting in increasingly thorough assessments. Digital x-rays and thermal scans allow chiropractors to assess a patient’s body more quickly, permitting immediate access and the ability to share these results with patients in real-time.
Another development is the use of neural scans. Because the spine is the primary neural highway of the body, scans of the neurological system can give chiropractors more insight into problem areas and underlying issues while also providing a reference point for future appointments. Accurate diagnoses are essential in chiropractic care as a misdiagnosis can result in inappropriate treatment that contributes to worsening the patient’s condition. Improved diagnostic technology can reduce the risk of misdiagnosis and help chiropractors provide adequate care.
Precision in chiropractic care is important, especially considering how many patients in the past have reported concerns about health risks resulting from a lack of precision. Modern technology provides chiropractors with the means of improving their precision to provide better care. Some work stations, including the ProAdjuster and the UltraAlign X, are based on NASA technology. They are used to conduct body analysis and apply precise force to un-stick joints and realign the spine in a pain-free process.
Another innovative technology is laser therapy, which uses infrared and red light to repair damaged tissue. This is commonly used in tandem with traditional chiropractic care.
The digitization of healthcare data is also benefiting chiropractic care. Electronic records help streamline administrative duties for a clinic, including scheduling, billing, and data entry. With all of this information stored in a single place automatically, chiropractors can easily access and update information as necessary to improve the care they provide to patients.
Programs that boost interoperability can also inform chiropractors in the choice of diagnostic tools they use and treatments they offer, thereby improving patient care.