If necessary, your doctor will recommend x-rays. Many times x-rays are necessary for the doctor to measure and evaluate spinal misalignments called subluxations, check for arthritic changes, abnormalities and/or other pathologies to ensure it is safe to begin Chiropractic care. Depending on your case, x-rays might include small regional views of the spine, the extremities, or full spine views. We use modern digital radiology equipment to ensure the lowest radiation dose possible. If x-rays are taken, the doctor will require some time read your x-rays. An appointment for your Report of Findings will usually be scheduled for the following day or possibly later that same day if time allows.