At Chiropractic Partners, we utilize our on-site X-ray unit when it is necessary to help determine the extent of a patient's injury, rule out potential pathologies, and to help determine if that patient is safe to treat.
X-rays are diagnostic testing that produce images of the structures inside the body. X-rays use a type of radiation called electromagnetic waves to produce these diagnostic images. As these waves penetrate the body, they are absorbed in different amounts by different body tissues. Bones have higher density and absorb X-ray waves very well and the images appear very clearly, but soft tissues (such as fat and muscle) do not absorb the X-rays waves as well and are therefore harder to see on an X-ray image. X-rays are often used to confirm a fracture or a break in a bone, investigate lung conditions, arthritis, degenerative changes, and much more!