Does chiropractic care require X-rays?
X-rays can play an important role in diagnosis and are taken when a need has been determined after taking a patient case history and conducting a physical examination. Chiropractors receive 360 hours of education in radiology covering a full range of topics from protection to X-ray interpretation and diagnosis. In our office X-rays are taken for diagnostic purposes to rule in/out trauma or other "red flags" that may warrant a referral to another health care provider. They are not mandatory for each patient to begin care.