Spinal Decay Chart
Subluxation Degeneration: The Process of Spinal Decay
Patients think their problem started "last week when they bent over funny."
But their X-rays tell a different story.
Use this powerful chart to explain the relentless process of spinal decay. Show how over time their body deposits calcium to stabilize neglected spinal trauma.
Why spinal decay? Because their dentist has taught them that decay is not an aging process. But rather the result of neglect or poor hygiene.
It can occur anywhere along the spine. It shows up best on these crystal-clear lateral views. And our three-stage approach makes the differences great enough for an untrained patient to see the most important distinctions.
Prepare them for your report of findings by framing and mounting the chart so patients are facing it as you take their neutral lateral views.
We call it phase placement:
"When you see your X-rays, I'm going to ask you to compare yours to these examples. Normal. Phase one with a loss of curve. Phase two with lipping and bone spurs. Or Phase three with fusion."
Now they can hardly wait to see their X-rays! Eliminate report of findings no shows and improve patient engagement.
An Essential View Box Accessory
Naturally, place a second chart beside your X-ray viewbox ready for comparison when you give your report of findings. Choose between right-facing (featured above) or left-facing X-rays to match your X-ray technique.