What could be the philosophical importance of X-ray in Chiropractic practice? The cliché is absolutely apropos here: “A picture is worth a thousand words.”
The argument that X-rays are harmful is a specious one. Of course, X-rays should not be done indiscriminately. However, taking X-rays for the purpose of a more complete understanding of the states of vertebral subluxation complex, and subluxation degeneration, of a practice member is of very great importance that far outweighs the downside of minimal radiation. The effects of vertebral subluxation complex are far more serious than the minimal amount of radiation received through a standard chiropractic set of X-rays. X-rays are an integral part of a Chiropractic diagnosis.