Body Fat, Muscle, and
Southern Pain Specialists
35 Years of Experience
7500 Hugh Daniel Drive
DEXA Scan lets fitness enthusiasts, athletes, and dieters measure body composition. See exactly how much body fat and muscle you have and where. Track your progress as you work through a new program. Results show you:
The primary advantage of DEXA Scan over other devices is that the DEXA Scan is measuring your actual body fat and giving you precise measurements.
The total scan takes about 7 minutes, where you’ll be lying flat on the scanning bed. The DEXA is the ‘gold standard’ body composition testing. It has the greatest precision and shorter scan times.
DEXA Scan helps identify patients at high risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures. By monitoring bone density, physicians and patients can assess risk and proactively treat the problem.
Bone density peaks at age 30 and then decreases over time. That is why it’s important to do strength training, weight bearing exercise, and to include enough calcium and vitamin D in your diet.
Women are 4 times more likely to develop osteoporosis due to their lighter, thinner bones and longer life spans. Statistically being Asian or Caucasian also puts you at higher risk. Or, if you have a narrow build.
A Bone Densitometry test is used to measure how strong your bones are. It is commonly used to identify osteoporosis, a condition that causes a decrease in the density of bones resulting in fragility, and to determine a person’s risk for developing fractures. Risk for developing fracture is determined by age, weight and family/personal history.
DEXA is today’s established standard for measuring bone mineral density (BMD) and is most often performed on the spine, hips or forearm.
To schedule an appointment, patients may contact our office directly; however, certain insurance providers and Workers’ Compensation may require a physician’s referral.
Southern Pain Specialists works with insurance providers to assure the best service is delivered in a cost-effective manner. We accept Blue Cross, Medicare, Viva, Cigna Healthsprings, Tri-Care, Humana, United, Aetna, and most commercial insurance policies. Southern Pain is also a provider for Workers’ Compensation. Insurance coverage is verified prior to the initial visit at Southern Pain Specialists.