Hidden injuries are injuries that are not immediately found by the diagnostic tests usually ordered by doctors, including physicians and chiropractors.
If you have been in a traumatic accident and have major symptoms and/or restricted body functioning, then probably you've had CAT scans, X-rays and even MRIs. However, if you are not getting much progress from treatments, if symptoms persist and you feel hopeless that you might never recover, then you probably have hidden injuries.
Importance of Diagnosing Spinal Ligament Integrity with COMPUTERIZED RADIOGRAPHIC MENSURATION ANALYSIS
The human spine has three types of curves: lordotic (inward curve), kyphotic (outward curve), and scoliotic (sideways curve). Naturally, the spine has a smooth lordotic curve. However, if a spine is straightened or has an extreme curve, it might mean that you have a hidden injury.
Our backbone is made up of 33 vertebrae and has 3 main functions:
Protect and preserve your central nervous system
Support our straight posture and weight
Allow the head and body to move
It is the main component for us to be able to move and be healthy. Ligaments hold the vertebrae together, they work as a cushion preventing the tearing between adjacent vertebrae, making possible all the functions above.
How COMPUTERIZED RADIOGRAPHIC MENSURATION ANALYSIS supports the discovery of spinal injuries
Other doctors might "eyeball" a slippage of the vertebrae. The problem is, even a slippage of 1mm can mean that there's a hidden injury. So if the doctors don’t "see" that, then the hidden injury will remain hidden.
CRMA can accurately measure the slippage of the vertebrae. Thus, hidden injuries will be located sooner and proper treatment will be provided.
How does CRMA Benefit You?
Understand your pain
After the x-rays analysis is done by the computer, a biomechanical and mensuration study will then be produced. CRMA helps locate the exact position of hidden injuries. Letting your doctor know the cause of your pain.
Prevent future injuries
Locating spinal ligament injuries helps you and your doctor to prevent future injuries. Once you know if you have hidden injuries, you'll be compelled to avoid body positions, actions, and situations that may worsen your current condition.
Faster healing process
Knowing what to treat and where to treat will lead your body to a faster recovery. Your doctor will be able to adjust your current treatment and you will see faster and better results.
Provide solid evidence
All the results from the CRMA will be key and valuable information front of your insurance company. This software is designed to detect ratable impairments established by the AMA Guidelines.
How Does COMPUTERIZED RADIOGRAPHIC MENSURATION ANALYSIS Benefit Doctors?
accurate Location of Injury
CRMA assists doctors by ruling out other sources of pain and disproves their speculation because it identifies the location and extent of injuries.
Increase treatment options
CRMA provides the doctors with a wider range of options for treatment and helps them decide which plan is the right one to target the injured area.
Proper medical Plan
Computerized Radiographic Mensuration Analysis is very helpful for monitoring changes in the patient’s condition. Therefore it helps the doctors to decide when to make adjustments, or to refer the case to specialists.
How Does CRMA Benefit Lawyers?
Reliable Medical Evidence
CRMA results provide the lawyer with objective medical evidence of injury. It helps in proving the patient’s condition in court. CRMA uses decades-old mensuration techniques approved by the American Medical Association, which are accepted as reliable scientific evidence in court.
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CRMA is a digitized x-ray that accurately determines the severity and location of spinal ligament injuries. It is also used to prevent future injuries, promotes faster healing, and to provide solid evidence for insurance claims.
A chiropractic adjustment is a procedure done only by chiropractors with the use of their hands or a device. Controlled pressure is applied to the malpositioned joint (bone out of place) to reduce nerve irritability, increase mobility, and improve overall function.