Although we are familiar with some of the more common advanced imaging techniques such as MRI, bone scans, and CT, new technologies are being developed and improved as each year passes. A relatively new imaging technology, of which you may be aware, is called PET imaging, which stands for “positron emission tomography”.
The following case occurred earlier this year. It is fairly representative of the benefit of imaging in the chiropractic setting and demonstrates the service that an astute Doctor of Chiropractic can provide.
I am not really sure why the topic of shoulder MRI tends to be so popular, but I have a few ideas. Perhaps it is because shoulder problems tend to be a bit more difficult to accurately diagnose. Although that statement may seem misleading, the majority of shoulder pain is due to rotator cuff problems, but the difficulty often lies in trying to distinguish rotator cuff tendinosis from cuff tear.