Why Do Chiropractors Take X-Rays?
Are x-rays necessary for chiropractic care? Fort Lauderdale chiropractors at Carpe Diem Chiropractic take x-rays to reveal the structure and alignment of the spine. X-rays allow the Fort Lauderdale chiropractor to see exactly where injury has taken place so the chiropractor may provide a more accurate and precise adjustment to the misaligned bone and surrounding soft tissues. X-rays are used to visually educate the patients as well. In a chiropractic office, patients are educated about reading normal vs. abnormal x-rays so they may be proficient enough to see which vertebrae are misaligned and what can be done for correction. Chiropractors are also concerned about other disease processes of the spine such as arthritis, bone spurs, spinal curvature, tumors, degenerative joint and disc diseases.