Our Specialties

Spinal Injuries

Three main injuries any spine can have:


The breaking of bones in the spine. These usually occur in a trauma case and are evaluated using X-ray and/or a CT Scan.

Disc Herniation

You may have heard of the term “discs” – they are the spinal ligaments that provide shock absorption to the spine. Discs are very important, but they are not the main stabilizing elements of the spine.

Spinal Instability (most common)

There are about 200 specialized support ligaments in the spinal column. These ligaments help stabilize the individual vertebrae, and aid in the structure and overall functionality of the spine. The spine is the most important structure in the body as it houses (and protects) the spinal cord and nervous system; it is also the basis for posture, movement and bodily functions.

If these support ligaments become damaged, it can irritate the musculoskeletal system surrounding the spine, causing a cascade of symptoms.

  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Headaches
  • Migraine
  • Shoulder / Arm Pain
  • Hip / Leg Pain
  • Numbness or Tingling in the Arms or Legs
  • Fatigue
  • Sinus congestion
  • Ear Pain
  • Tinnitus (Ringing in the Ears)
  • TMJ
  • … and more

How Spinal Ligament Injuries Are Diagnosed

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms above, there is a very high probability that spinal ligament damage exists. In our office, we objectively detect the exact site and severity of the ligament injury to ensure you achieve the accurate diagnosis and maximal recovery.

If a spinal ligament becomes damaged, it will cause excessive motion at that spinal level. These aberrant motions are picked up on X-ray using a specialized procedure known as an Excessive Motion Study. This procedure allows the practitioner to measure for any level of excessive motion in the spine, which will signify spinal ligament damage.

At Evolve Chiropractic, our Excessive Motion Studies are evaluated by our team of Board-Certified Medical Radiologists for evaluation of spinal ligament damage. Using a technology known as Computerized Radiographic ensuration Analysis (CRMA), our radiologists are able to objectively measure the amount of spinal instability that exists at every level of the spine.

Using these measurements, and the information gathered from your history and spinal examination, we are able to determine the precise site and severity of spinal ligament damage. We align our treatment protocols using the top medical guidelines to best serve you and your recovery.

Finding the Right Provider

Most providers are not properly trained to diagnose your injury, which will leave you suffering from chronic pain and disability many years later.

This is why finding a qualified doctor is essential – your well-being depends on it

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