Why the Chiropractor Should Spinograph in Every Case
Percy A. Remier, D.C.
Professor of Spinography and X-Ray Practice
Palmer School of Chiropractic, 1938-1966
The list below was published in Remier's book, Modern X-Ray Practice and Chiropractic Spinography (1938, 1947, 1957), which was used as a textbook at the Palmer School of Chiropractic for more than 25 years. Spinographs are 14"x 36" x-ray pictures that show the full spine viewed from the front. Full-spine x-rays provide very little useful diagostic information and expose patients to large amounts of radiation. Only a small percentage of chiropractors still use them. —Stephen Barrett, M.D.
- It is a great aid in obtaining Chiropractic results.
- It promotes confidence.
- The analysis could not be complete or correct without the spinograph.
- It eliminates guesswork.
- It creates interest among patients.
- It reveals facts, Chiropractically.
- It procures business.
- It completes a record of every case.
- It reveals facts necessary in legal action.
- It attracts a better class of patients.
- It adds prestige in your community.
- It is the proper way to explain Chiropractic.
- It enables one to talk more intelligently about his case.
- It is the key to Chiropractic success and health.
- It reveals the vertebral misalignment.
- It determines the correct point of contact and proper line of drive for the adjustment.
- It reveals pathology.
- It is the only means of knowing whether the vertebra can be adjusted.
- It enables one to get quicker results.
- Its use means more permanent results.
- It should prevent you from adjusting wrong vertebra.
- It will often eliminate malpractice suits.
- It will reveal conditions that symptoms cannot.
- It is often the deciding factor whether or not you accept the case.
- It builds a reliable reputation.
- It is a part of the doctor's records.
- It is an investment and not an expense.
- It is a scientific procedure.
- It is absolutely necessary, particularly in atlas-axis specific adjusting.
- It determines directions in the subluxation that are impossible to palpate or determine otherwise.
- It proves Chiropractic service is not complete without it.
- It means the difference between Chiropractic success or failure.
- It helps to eliminate the so-called starvation period that many practitioners go thru.
- It provides a quicker way to build a Chiropractic practice.
- It is being demanded today.
- It eliminates unnecessary time in your office routine.
- Its income makes it possible to arrange a better service.
- It provides a safer and less expensive service.
- It enables one to care for more patients daily.
- It provides good interest on your investment.
- It discloses the other fellow's mistakes.
- It reveals trauma, anomalies and malformation which the chiropractor must have knowledge of before attending his case.
- It stimulates the practitioner to greater activity because it eliminates any fear in giving the adjustic thrust.
- It proves when palpation is in error.
- It helps to build unity in the Chiropractic profession.
- It establishes scientific facts in research and experimentation.
- It is the means of refusing a case when otherwise an adjustment might have done great bodily harm to the patient.
- It is the only means of knowing how to adjust a particular patient.
- It provides a method of taking comparative spinographs in Chiropractic service.
- It proves Chiropractic.
This page was posted on August 13, 2011.