X-rays are often taken on most patients to give the doctor an inside look at what is going on with the bone structure of the entire spine and surrounding skeletal structure. From this x-ray, the doctor can tell your current spine angles as well as any potential further issues including the potential for additional information such as an MRI. The need fro xrays, or advanced imaging such as MRI, is determined by the examination. Many people ask if xrays are necessary for treatment. The answer to that question is that it is determined on an individual basis.
We do not have xray on site but we do utilize and have good relationships with radiological centers close to the office including The Imaging Center, Metro Imaging and Christian Hospital . Most of the centers do not require an appointment for the xrays but they do for more advanced studies. After you get your xrays taken they will fax us a report as soon as possible and then get us the films or CD the next day. Sometimes they will actually give the patient the films/CD to bring for their next visit.
On your next visit we will look at the xrays together, compare them to the findings from the examination and come up with a good treatment plan for your problem.