Can a chiropractor send you for an MRI?

Does a chiropractor do MRI?

In Australia, all primary health care practitioners can refer people to have MRI scans. This includes general practitioners [GP], chiropractors, physiotherapists, osteopaths, podiatrists, dentists, and medical specialists.

Can a chiropractor refer you for a scan?

A chiropractor may refer you for diagnostic imaging, such as an MRI scan, an X-ray or an ultrasound scan. Sometimes they might refer you to a specialised consultant.

Is MRI a NMR?

MRI is based on nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), whose name comes from the interaction of certain atomic nuclei in the presence of an external magnetic field when exposed to radiofrequency (RF) electromagnetic waves of a specific resonance frequency.

How much does an MRI cost?

In general, MRIs range in cost from $400 to $3,500. Some of the most common MRI scans include: Head MRI: Scan of the brain and nerve tissues. It is most commonly used to detect and diagnose neurological conditions.

How long does a chiropractic appointment usually take?

How Long Is Each Visit? A chiropractic visit typically lasts for up to 30 minutes. An introductory visit typically lasts longer than a “routine” visit. You can expect your chiropractor to ask you questions regarding your objectives and health history during your initial visit.

What can chiropractors see?

People commonly visit a chiropractor for help with:

  • back pain.
  • neck pain.
  • headache.
  • whiplash.
  • strains and sprains from daily activities.
  • overuse injuries.
  • work and sports-related injuries.
  • arthritis.
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Are there any side effects from an MRI?

There are no known side effects from an MRI scan. Patients with claustrophobia or anxiety may be given a sedative medicine to relax during the process and any medication can have side effects. Make sure to tell your doctor of any allergies you may have to avoid negative reactions to medication.

What can an MRI see?

MRI can detect a variety of conditions of the brain such as cysts, tumors, bleeding, swelling, developmental and structural abnormalities, infections, inflammatory conditions, or problems with the blood vessels. It can determine if a shunt is working and detect damage to the brain caused by an injury or a stroke.