All initial visits in a chiropractic office begin with a consultation, case history, and examination. The on-site x-ray examination allows us to immediately see the spine area of complaint or injury. Furthermore, x-rays also help identify common congenital, arthritic, and relevant changes from previous injury or sport that may explain prior history or provide additional relevant clinical information. In addition, seeing the relevant spine area can lead to more effective prevention initiatives. Not all spinal conditions require x-rays in order to be treated by a chiropractic doctor.