Do I need X-Rays?

Radiographs, or x-rays are a specific diagnostic tool used to rule out any pathology or contraindication to chiropractic care. They essentially act as a blueprint to allow the doctor to identify any underlying spinal / structural imbalances which may be causing your spine-related issues and potentially slow down your care. Our goal is to always help and never to hurt a patient.

During your initial visit, you may be required to be sent out for x-ray films if the doctor:

  • Has reason to suspect any underlying pathology or spinal/structural imbalance
  • Your progress of care is slower than normal or none at all
  • You have sustained any recent bodily trauma (motor vehicle, sports, slip/fall, etc.)

Some patients present to the office having had x-ray films taken in the past of a specific area related to a health concern. These are always welcome to be presented to the doctor. Depending on the type of injury sustained, or if it is a reoccurring injury, updated films may be warranted, especially if this is the reason you are presenting to the chiropractic office. Having an updated “blueprint” of your spine will increase the doctor’s diagnostic power and allow him to let the patient know where he or she is “right now”.

“Informed patients make better decisions about their health and well being”

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