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Posted on 02-17-2015

Why Do We Take X-Rays?

Have you ever paid a visit to a chiropractor who requested to take several x-rays of your body before offering any further consultation? Or you may have heard from a friend how chiropractic clinics frequently request that their patients get an x-ray done before they proceed. But did you know why virtually every chiropractic professionals insist that you have an X-ray taken? Well, let us tell you!

There are any number of reasons where taking an X-ray helps us serve you better. From identifying problem areas to ensuring that the cause of pain in your body is not some fracture or even a tumor, your best interests are always at heart when we advise you to opt for an X-ray. The human body is highly complicated and any kind of medical treatment is fraught with risks. Even in chiropractic care, we practitioners need to ensure that our treatment does not end up causing you even more problems. Thus the need for X-rays becomes inevitable.

As you may already know, X-rays are a great way to get a look at your skeletal system, in particular your spine, which is the core portion of your body that we focus on. An x-ray gives us an under the hood look at your body, especially the problem areas. The knowledge that we can gain from these X-rays are invaluable for helping us make a better diagnosis and treat you better.

From finding subluxations, that according to the principle of chiropractics are often a cause of your problem, to detecting hairline fractures which may be the real culprit why you are having severe back pain, you can be certain that when an ethical chiropractor asks you to get an X-ray done, it is only because there is a genuine need for it.

In fact at Lexington Family Chiropractic, we make it a point to never force unnecessary x-rays on our patients. It is for this reason that we are a trusted name in Lexington KY and the favorite Lexington KY chiropractor of hundreds.

Dr. Heath Gallentine

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