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World Class Diagnostic Ultrasound in a World-Class Chiropractic Clinic
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Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Scanning

Over the past decade, the use of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound has been on the rise and has become the first choice with many healthcare providers when assessing for musculoskeletal injuries.

At Clevedon Chiropractic Clinic we are now able to offer patients a diagnostic ultrasound scan which allows the chiropractor to evaluate for any damage to the tendons, ligaments and muscles of the body. This extra information will provide greater diagnostic accuracy and allow for a tailored and more direct treatment plan for the patient. Gareth Slade, one of chiropractors is a qualified and experienced sonographer.

What is Musculoskeletal Ultrasound?
MSK Ultrasound is a safe, non- invasive diagnostic tool that uses sound waves to produce pictures of tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints throughout the body.

How does it work?
It involves the use of ultrasound gel, which is place directly on the skin and the probe transmits high frequency sound waves through the gel and into the body which eventually creates a black and white picture on the screen.

Is it safe?
There are no associated risks associated with the use of MSK Ultrasound.

What are the capabilities of MSK Ultrasound?

Tendon tears or Tendinitis of the rotator cuff in the shoulder, Achilles tendon in the ankle and other tendons throughout the body
Muscle tears, masses or fluid collections
Ligament sprains or tears
Inflammation or fluid (effusion) within the bursae or joints
Early changes of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Nerve entrapments such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Benign and Malignant soft tissue tumours
Ganglion cysts
Foreign bodies in the soft tissues (such as splinters or glass)

What are the limitations of MSK Ultrasound?
Ultrasound waves cannot penetrate through bone, therefore, it cannot visualise internal structures of joints and bone. Other imaging modalities are used such as MRI to visualise these internal structures. There is also a limitation to the depth that sound waves can penetrate; therefore, deeper structures in larger patients may be difficult to view.

How much will a scan cost and how long will it take?
The fee for a scan of one region is £95. An ultrasound scan will take approximately 30 minutes and will be carried out by Hamish Mathieson (BSc Medical Imaging, MSc Medical Ultrasound). The referring practitioner will receive a written report.

For more information and to find out if an Ultrasound scan can benefit you please contact reception on 01275 875 866.

We are situated at:
47 Hill Road,
BS21 7PD,
North Somerset

We are open Mondays and Tuesdays 8am until 5.45pm, Wednesdays for Rehab 3 -5pm, Thursdays from 8am – 12.15 and for rehab 3-5pm, Fridays for rehab 9am – 12 and 1pm until 5.45 pm, Saturdays 9 – 1pm.

For an initial consultation
call us on
01275 875 866

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