Most conditions that you would come to the chiropractor for are muscular and wouldn’t show up on an x-ray. However, x-rays can come in handy when a chiropractor is unsure what is causing pain or if they suspect it could be something more than just muscular causing the pain.
An x-ray allows the chiropractor to see what is going on with the bones in your body and their alignment. An x-ray can also show scar tissue and the presence of arthritis which could be a cause of your pain. Knowing these things can help your chiropractor properly treat you and can help get you relief from your pain faster.