The above picture is a perfect example of why the utilization of digital motion X-rays is so important. Due to the correcting "righting" reflex of the body, most times and in this case the joint instability is not detected by x-ray, CT scans, or MRI. If this serious and life threatening condition can be missed, the question must arise as to the how many less serious conditions go undetected and therefore never properly treated.
Why Patients Need Digital Motion X-Ray (DMX) You are sitting at a red light waiting for it to change. All of a sudden, you hear the sound of screeching tires and a loud crash. Your car jolts forward and your neck whips backward then forward in a violent motion. You’ve just experienced a whiplash injury. You are experiencing headaches and pain and stiffness in your neck. You go to your doctor complaining of neck pain and headache, so he takes several static x-rays which, of course, are negative because they are taken for three main reasons: to rule out fractures, gross dislocations, and tumors. Good news, you didn’t break or dislocate your neck and you don’t have any tumors, but you still have headaches and neck pain. Next, they do an MRI of your neck and it comes out negative. Your MRI was negative because MRI looks at discs, but there are no discs in the upper 30 percent of your neck or in the back of your neck where your headaches and neck pain originate. So the doctor sends you home with some pain medication but no definitive diagnosis. Your pain persists but no one can tell you why, and the insurance company over time stops paying your medical bills because there is no proof of your injury.
If this scenario sounds all too familiar, you should have a digital motion x-ray of your cervical spine. Digital Motion X-Ray (DMX) uses advanced technology to detect ligament injuries that could never be seen before because of the lack of motion. Static x-rays, MRI and CT commonly miss injuries because you don't,or can't, move for the exam. Digital motion x-ray is just the opposite. It can find injuries that are evident only when you move. If your pain increases with movement, common sense tells you that your injuries should be examined "in motion." If you are in pain after an accident and no one can tell you why, digital motion x-ray may hold the answer you are looking for.
Insurance companies will pay for the care you deserve as long as you are able to prove you are injured. Unfortunately, you will probably need care years into the future because these injuries are permanent.
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Why Doctors Need Digital Motion X-Ray (DMX) Until now, it has been extremely difficult for doctors to diagnose ligamentous injuries because standard x-ray, MRI, and CT do not show these types of injuries.
It is important to know that there are two different types of ligament injuries. One is called a complete failure, or “tear,” and the other is a sub-failure, which is a stretching of the ligament. Loose ligaments can only be demonstrated through a motion imaging procedure. That is why DMX can reveal these sub-failure ligament injuries in as little as 15 minutes, allowing the doctor to specifically determine which ligaments are injured.
Digital Motion X-Ray (DMX) helps doctors make a fast and accurate diagnosis for patients with ligament damage. In addition, Digital Motion X-Ray allows doctors to:
Make the most informed and reliable diagnosis Provide proof of injury Increase patient compliance and understanding Detect ligament injuries objectively Substantiate patient care
Our DMX system can confirm your diagnosis and prove why you are administering treatment. Contact us today to learn more about what Digital Motion X-Ray technology can do for you. Back To Top
Why Attorneys Need Digital Motion X-Ray (DMX) In January 2001, a 19-year-old woman was involved in an SUV rollover crash. After several days in the hospital she was discharged. Her ongoing headaches, neck pain, and increased pain with movement were undiagnosed by static x-rays, MRI and CT. In August 2001, a digital motion x-ray was performed on the patient. The DMX study revealed several levels of cervical instability and vertebral abnormalities including, but not limited to, severe unilateral translation at C1on C2, multiple levels of capsular ligament damage , possible compression fractures, and interspinous and longitudinal ligamentous injuries.
A follow-up DMX study was done prior to going to mediation in January 2002 that revealed even greater translational instability of C1on C2 caused by alar and accessory ligament damage, and facet joint instability caused by capsular ligament damage. The neurosurgeon stated that the DMX findings demonstrated the underlying cause of the patient’s chronic neck pain and headaches. He also stated that because the ligament injuries were permanent, the patient would likely experience neck pain and headaches during her lifetime. As a result of this objective evidence offered by DMX, her insurance company settled at mediation in June 2002 for $750,000. They originally offered her nothing because they didn’t believe she was injured.
Digital Motion X-Ray (DMX) helps attorneys take control of their depositions, arbitrations, mediations, and courtroom presentations by allowing them to objectively identify injuries that could never be seen before!
Attorneys must show proof of injury in order for their client to receive the compensation they deserve. Before digital motion x-ray, many attorneys settled for a much lesser amount because it was hard to prove ligament damage with static x-ray, MRI and CT . But now, with demonstrable evidence of the patient’s permanent injury, attorneys are receiving policy limits, and sometimes even more, for their client’s settlements.
Don’t settle for less! Contact us today for more information about Digital Motion X-Ray (DMX).
Many standard tests, such as static x-ray, MRI and CT commonly miss these types of ligament injuries.
Digital Motion X-Ray (DMX) utilizes a type of video fluoroscopy and x-ray video technology to take digital x-rays of the neck and other joints in motion. Unlike traditional video flouroscopy, DMX utilizes a very small fraction of the radiation.
By the way, one of the most popular uses of DMX is for those seeking regenerative therapy for instability conditions. While this can come from injuries, there are connective tissue disorders that also cause this instability.