Do I Need X-rays?
X-rays may be necessary. Many times before coming to our office X-rays are already taken. If they were, let us know and we will get the X-ray reports. If X-rays are needed, but not already taken, Dr. Warawa will send you back to your M.D.
If your M.D. requests your X-rays they will be covered by medical. If a chiropractor orders them or takes them, you have to pay for them. X-rays are generally needed when Dr. Warawa feels that there may be a problem that needs to be ruled out, before treatment starts. Basically, X-rays are to rule out what we should not treat (such as fractures) as compared to what we should treat. Many conditions, such as mild to moderate osteoarthritis, do not significantly change the treatment plan, so X-rays may not be taken.