Chiropractic and X-rays

Chiropractic and Xrays

  • Chiropractors first to x-ray the spine
  • Long tradition of minimising exposure
  • Latest digital technology

Did you know that Chiropractors were the pioneers of x-raying the spine?

xrayIn the early decades of the twentieth century BJ Palmer worked at the Palmer school of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa with an intense focus on developing the field of spinal x-rays.

In 1895 the first Chiropractic adjustment was delivered and it was this year that Wilhelm Roentgen discovered x-rays. In 1910 Palmer introduced x-rays to the Palmer college of Chiropractic and became the first person to use these on the spine for diagnostic purposes. These original images were produced on a glass plate. (Imagine the storage issues!)

In our office we use an HCMI high frequency generator and Kodak digital processing equipment to ensure the highest quality images at the lowest possible exposures. We also use long distances between the x-ray tube and the patient to reduce distortion of images and maximise beam quality.

Just like your photos at home, we can store, enhance and manipulate these images in lots of ways never imagined a few years ago.


Get in Touch Today

Fairlight Chiropractic
143 Sydney Rd, Fairlight NSW 2094

Please feel free to contact us today. We look forward to discussing your health needs and how you may benefit from chiropractic care.

Phone: 02 9949 3800


7:30AM – 6.30PM
(closed 12:00PM – 2:30PM)

2:30PM – 7:00PM
(special appointments 6:15PM – 7:00PM)

7:30AM – 6.30PM
(closed 12:00PM – 2:30PM)

7:30AM – 6.30PM
(closed 12:00PM – 2:30PM)


Fairlight Chiropractic
143 Sydney Rd,
Fairlight NSW 2094

02 9949 3800