Most victims of accidents suffer from injury or pain or both. Routine X-rays and expensive MRI scans often fail to detect common whiplash injuries like ligament damage, soft tissue injuries, and joint dysfunction particularly in the cervical spine. This is why so many accident victims, especially motor vehicle accident victims, are left to suffer needlessly with chronic undiagnosed pain.
Since most injuries occur while the body is in motion it makes sense that images captured while the body is in motion can shed new light on how the injury occurred. DMX Digital Motion Xray Technology provides an X-ray movie of your injury. During a DMX test you’re told to deliberately move your head backward and forward while the DMX takes a rapid series of images to capture the action. These continuous images are then shown on a screen. DMX produces 30 X-rays per second while the patient is in motion. This “body in motion” technology make it possible to identify injuries that otherwise would have been missed by other methods.
The DMX also illustrates how the injury occurred, what structures are involved and the precise location and severity of the injury. This objective information can be life changing for the patients who will finally know why they are suffering from chronic pain, the treating doctors who will have an accurate diagnosis of a patients ligament damage, soft tissue injuries and joint dysfunction and can now put together the best plan for treatment and recovery and finally the attorney who will have objective indisputable evidence to substantiate the injury and help win the proper settlement for their client.
Patients who experience any of the following may benefit fromDMX technology:
1. 6 weeks or more have gone by without any sign of recovery.
2. A completed screening exam by a doctor, hospital or chiropractor has ruled out fracture, dislocation, and pathology as the main cause of symptoms.
3. Even though results come back normal from an MRI scan, traditional X-rays, and or CT scan, the patient continues to suffer from persistent headaches, neck pain and stiffness, preventing them from doing the things they did before the injury.
4. The patient has tried other types of treatment with little or no improvement such as pain medications, physical therapy, physio-therapy, massage, chiropractic care or other forms of conservative care.
5. The diagnosis is doubtful.
6. The injury has been labeled “soft tissue injury” suggesting the injury is nothing significant.
7. The patient continues to have one or more of the following symptoms:
• Distinct repetitive pattern of pain in the neck, shoulder and/or upper neck
• Headaches at the base of the skull
• Normal activity aggravates and increases pain in the injured area