The best way to choose your chiropractor is to make an appointment and talk to him or her about their approach to your specific problem. My first chiropractor never took x-rays when I first started going to him and since I had never been to another chiropractor I didn’t consider this to be a problem. Although I feel he was a decent doctor of chiropractic medicine, I know realize he needed to take x-rays to see exactly what my issues were before adjusting my spine. Perhaps it depends on the situation, but in my case he would have discovered that I have scoliosis which I wasn’t aware of until I first met with another doctor who required x-rays before he would even think of adjusting my spine.
This is probably why my original chiropractor never even attempted to adjust my neck after an incident i had with one the best inflatable sup’s, or so thought, while my current chiropractor aligns it monthly. It is always suggested to seek advice from friends and family when trying to find a new physician, but my original chiropractor was recommended by a friend, while my current chiropractor was not. Whatever the case, if I hadn’t first visited my original chiropractor I may have never realized the possible benefits that could be achieved through alternative forms of treatment for the back and spine. The fact remains, I love the way I feel after an adjustment. My entire body feels aligned, stronger, and free of the pain, stress and tension that I had thought I would forever need to tolerate and endure.
So, I suppose my point would be to question your doctor if he doesn’t think x-rays are necessary before your first chiropractic adjustment. While no one wants to be exposed to excessive radiation, technology has created x-ray equipment that emits miniscule levels of radiation compared to what was once normal. I also want to emphasize that a chiropractor can truly have a life changing impact on the quality of your health and well being. While many people still believe that visiting a Chiropractor is not beneficial, I know it is not true in my case. All I ask is that you have an open mind when considering solutions to your neck and back pain issues.