X-rays are taken as clinically indicated upon examination. Dr. Townley utilizes the Institute of Diagnostic Imaging in Fargo to take her x-rays. This relationship insures certified radiology technicians take all patient films, and all x-rays are read by both a radiologist and Dr. Townley.
X-rays allow the doctor an "inside" look at what is going on with the bone structure and bone heatlh. From this x-ray, the doctor can tell your current spine angles as well as any potential further issues requiring such studies as an MRI.