Spinal Kinetics On How Diagnostic Radiology is Changing Healthcare For The Better
Healthcare has undoubtedly helped millions of people not only by saving their lives but by improving those lives in countless ways. We all owe a great debt to the system and we often change our minds about it the second we really need it.
There are some that realize not just how important it is but how much we all need a system in place that not only helps those in need but benefits those that provide the care.
Although a simple concept, the topic gets confusing once insurance is entered in. Health insurance is a topic entirely unto itself.
For the purposes of making of creating some clarity, we want to take you through a brief history of healthcare, show you some of the changes due to advances in technology and where we believe healthcare is headed in the near future.
The History of Healthcare and Radiology
In times leading up to the middle of the18th century, healthcare was pretty crude by today’s standards. Barbers served as healthcare providers. From pulling teeth to bloodletting to haircuts, your local barber had you covered.
It was during this time that Hunter developed scientific surgery, which was followed by discoveries in pathology and anesthesia.
In 1895 German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen discovered the x-ray and modern radiology was born.
Diagnostic Radiology in Healthcare
Today, Diagnostic Radiology is used widely. It has developed into several specialized areas including the MRI, CAT scan and Fluoroscopy.
In particular, the MRI has been used to diagnose spinal disc injuries. What’s interesting is that in the over 40 years since the invention of the MRI, general practitioners and other scientific professionals have not yet found a better or more effective way of measuring the inter-segmental motion of the spine, until now.
How Spinal Kinetics Uses Diagnostic Radiology
CRMA® or Computerized Radiographic Mensuration Analysis, allows a Medial Radiologist to accurately measure the inter-segmental motion in the spine with great accuracy and using nothing more than standard x-rays.
This CRMA allows a healthcare provider to see, for the first time, the actual ligament injury and
In a recent interview with the leadership magazine, Influencive, Dr Jeffrey Cronk, COO of Spinal Kinetics said:
“With accuracy of diagnosis comes workable and effective treatment plans. Ultimately leading to better overall health and potentially, a reversal of chronic pain, naturally.”
Spinal and neck injuries are more prevalent than ever. If history can teach us about healthcare, we know that almost constant advancements in the medical field are surely ahead of us. For those with spinal injuries or spinal ligament injuries specifically, there may now finally be an answer. And we could be staring directly at a solution that helps millions of those suffering from chronic pain find some relief.