Osteoporosis is a disease in the bones that deteriorates bone mass and tissue. This can lead to an increased risk of injury and chronic pain.
Do you have thinning bones? While you may feel fine, you may have osteoporosis and not know it. Osteoporosis normally progresses without any symptoms. This page will help you understand this condition better.
Testing For Osteoporosis
Sun Chiropractic utilizes Manitoba’s first and only MetriScan Bone Density System to test for Osteoporosis. The MetriScan is a digital x-ray scanner that performs Radiographic Absorptiometry to measure bone density.
The MetriScan provides a graphed T-Score and a Z-Score. These scores are the measurements utilized to see if you have osteoporosis.
How long does the test take?
The x-ray takes 1 second. The computer then analyzes the bone density and graphs your results which take about 8 minutes.
How long does it take to get results?
The good news is that the results are provided immediately.
What is the cost of the test?
Your first bone density test is $65.00 which includes the x-ray, results and information portfolio.Your subsequent bone density tests (which are usually 1 to 3 years later) that are used for comparison and to check progress are $40.00.