x-rays, exams, & scans
X-rays, for a chiropractor, can be useful to visualize the bone health, abnormalities, and alignment.
Exams are performed on your first visit and upon the discretion of the chiropractor. The importance of the exam is to gather all of your medical history, understand any injuries, and diagnose findings.
A thermal scan is done to determine the amount of nerve irritation in your spine. It senses the heat from a compromised nerve; then rates it as severe, moderate, or mildly irritated.