The road to recovery is often long – and for some, it may seem impossible when traditional treatments aren’t making an impact on daily pain. But the right methods can make your road to recovering from chronic pain and acute injury much easier. At RenewHealth in Tempe, AZ, we believe the GENORAY C-Arm is an instrument that can make your interventional treatments more successful.
What Is GENORAY C-Arm?
The C-Arm is a diagnostic imaging device that is used as an x-ray to provide medical professionals with live images of the patient’s pain points. This system provides information to practitioners to allow for more comprehensive treatment, particularly in areas of the body where there are many bones, vessels, or previous injuries.
This particular model has a 150-degree rotation that allows every angle to be captured. The accompanied imaging screen gives operators full control over the level of radiation being used, as well as the type of imaging that is being taken. By allowing the rotating arm of this x-ray device to capture real-time images of pain points, medical professionals can provide better care for patients overall.
How Does It Work?
Like any other x-ray machine, this system puts out a small amount of radiation that passes through the body and is captured by a device that produces an image. Traditional x-ray devices require time to process pictures, but this device can capture and produce real-time data for medical professionals to use during your treatment.
When this device is used during your treatment, all you will need to do is lay down on a table, which will be placed in the center of the rotating arm. When the machine is powered on, the arm will rotate to capture every angle of the designated treatment area. Sometimes, specific settings are used while the device is operating to allow for special information to be captured, such as vessel formation.
When Is This Device Used?
As an x-ray system, this device is typically used to diagnose issues that are not visible to the naked eye. For example, if you have an acute injury or swelling that suggests an injury, this device can be used to view the bones and cartilage beneath your skin to detect injuries. Being able to view injuries beneath the surface of the skin often gives medical professionals unique insight that can improve the efficacy of your overall treatment.
Although this is a diagnostic device, it can also be used in other unique situations, such as:
The use of this x-ray system can be incredibly beneficial for the treatment of chronic or acute pain. Interventional pain management treatments that involve injecting nerve blockers or PRP into the body can be done more precisely when this machine is used in real-time. The most effective pain management techniques can be more successful when injections are made in precise locations.
The treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, such as damaged rotator cuffs, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome, can be very challenging. Part of the reason that musculoskeletal conditions can become chronic is that the body has a complicated overlap between muscles and bones, and that means effective treatment can take time. This is particularly true for repeated injuries that cause chronic pain.
One of the best ways to use this x-ray device is for the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, particularly osteoarthritis, neck pain, and back pain. Each of these conditions causes acute swelling along joints of the body that can prevent interventional methods from being successful. With this imaging system, medical professions have the ability to pinpoint the areas that need the most care during treatment.
What Are the Main Benefits of This Device?
Aside from the overall design of this system, which allows for incredible rotation to capture images, there are other benefits to consider for this treatment. For example, this treatment can be instrumental in providing effective treatments for those who have musculoskeletal conditions or chronic pain that hasn’t been effectively treated with other methods. Other benefits for this device include:
One of the more exciting features of this device is the low dose mode, which uses smaller amounts of radiation to capture images. Traditional x-ray devices use high levels of radiation that can create complications in the future. However, the lower level of radiation used by this device ensures patient and medical staff safety, which can be particularly important if the device needs to be used continuously during your interventional pain management treatment.
More Precise Treatment
The ability to provide precise treatment to patients means that patients will be able to recover more quickly and be in less pain sooner. Precise treatments produce a higher rate of efficacy in reducing chronic pain and soothing musculoskeletal conditions. When injectable treatments like nerve blockers or PRP are injected into precise areas of the body, it’s much easier for the treatments to reduce inflammation and bring relief to patients.
Unlike other similar devices, this x-ray system also has an ideal design. The spacing of the rotating arm can provide analog imaging in almost every portion of the body, from the neck to the base of the spine. The thin and mobile design enables medical professionals to manipulate the device without the patient needing to move, something which can be important if movement causes the patient pain.
Who Are Good Candidates?
The ideal candidate for the use of this device is any patient who is experiencing chronic pain and wants to ensure that their interventional pain management treatments are as effective as possible. From pain caused by arthritis to acute injuries like tennis elbow, this x-ray system can be used for patients of all ages.
Get the Precise Treatment You Need with GENORAY C-Arm
Treating chronic injuries and pain can be challenging when medical professions are unable to see the injured area of the body. However, the use of an x-ray system like GENORAY enables medical professionals to gather real-time imaging of your injury to make your treatment more precise, and your road to recovery much shorter.