Accurate Diagnosis and Personalized Treatment

Onsite Digital X-ray

Dr. McHattie reviewing x-ray findings with patient

Choosing a chiropractor with digital X-ray capabilities can make a big difference in the quality of care you receive. With digital X-rays, chiropractors can quickly and accurately diagnose a variety of conditions, including arthritis, posture changes, short legs, and fractures. This means that you can get a more personalized treatment plan and start feeling better faster. Additionally, digital X-rays use lower doses of radiation than traditional X-rays, making them a safer option for patients who need multiple X-rays over time. By choosing a chiropractor with a digital X-ray machine on site, you can feel confident that you’re getting the highest level of care and the most advanced diagnostic tools available.

Dr. McHattie reviewing x-ray findings with patient

Get a Clearer Picture of Your Health

At Element Chiropractic, we offer X-rays to help us get a better understanding of your condition and develop a personalized treatment plan. Our X-rays are safe and effective, and they can provide valuable information to help us identify and address any underlying issues.

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Benefits of seeing a chiropractor that offers X-ray



A picture is worth a thousand words. Being able to see what's inside, gives us the information we may need to best take care of you. No guessing or missing something important and most importantly we will be able to identify if you shouldn't be adjusted or you should be adjusted gently.


Covered by Most Insurances

Most insurance companies cover X-rays taken. You may have some out-of-pocket costs like copays or coinsurance. If your insurance does not cover X-rays, we can help you find the best option.


One stop Same Day Results

No driving to an imaging center, no waiting for an appointment and no delay in getting results. Because we have X-ray on site, we can often get immediate results, which means we can start treating you sooner.

Clearer Images, Immediate and Better Care

X-rays can provide valuable diagnostic information, which helps us develop an effective treatment plan for our patients. At Element Chiropractic, we only take X-rays when they are medically necessary. Taking X-rays helps identify underlying conditions and aids in developing an accurate treatment plan for the best outcomes.

Dr. Urbach performing X-ray on a patient.
Dr. Urbach performing an X-ray

Modern Digital X-ray Machine

Dr. Urbach performing X-ray on a patient.

While traditional X-ray machines have been used for decades, modern digital X-ray machines offer several advantages over their older counterparts. In this context, we will discuss three key differences between digital and traditional X-ray machines, including clearer images, faster processing times, and lower radiation exposure.

  • Clearer Images: Digital X-ray machines produce clearer images than traditional X-ray machines, making it easier for doctors and chiropractors to see the details of a patient’s bones and organs. This is because digital X-rays can be manipulated and enhanced on a computer, while traditional X-rays use film that cannot be changed.


  • Instant Results: Digital X-ray machines are faster than traditional X-ray machines, which means that patients spend less time in the X-ray room. This is because digital X-rays can be viewed on a computer screen immediately after they are taken, while traditional X-rays require film to be developed.

  • Safer: Digital X-ray machines use less radiation than traditional X-ray machines, which means that patients are exposed to less radiation during an X-ray. This is because digital X-rays require less radiation to produce an image than traditional X-rays do. This is a safer option for patients who may need multiple X-rays over time, as it reduces the overall amount of radiation exposure.

Digital X-rays are fast, accurate, and affordable

Dr. McHattie performing an X-ray on a new patient

Digital X-rays have revolutionized the way that doctors and chiropractors diagnose and treat a variety of conditions. Compared to traditional X-rays, digital X-rays are faster, more accurate, and more affordable, making them an ideal diagnostic tool for patients seeking personalized treatment. In this section, we’ll explore the many benefits of digital X-rays and how they can help you get the answers you need to take control of your health.

  • Instantly Available: Digital X-rays produce images that are instantly viewable on a computer screen, reducing the time it takes to diagnose and treat a condition.

  • Highly Accurate: Digital X-rays provide detailed images that can reveal small fractures or other abnormalities that may be missed on a traditional X-ray. Since the images are saved directly to a computer, there are many advanced tools that can be used to measure, manipulate the image for improved clarity and accuracy.

  • More Affordable: Digital X-rays eliminate the need for film and chemical processing, and reduce the need for retakes. Most insurance policies cover the entire cost or part of the cost of X-rays.

  • Coordinated Care: Digital X-rays allow doctors and chiropractors to easily share images with other medical professionals, making it easier to collaborate on treatment plans and provide more coordinated care.
Dr. McHattie performing an X-ray on a new patient
Dr. McHattie reviewing x-ray findings with patient

Frequently Asked Questions

Here, you’ll find answers to common questions we are asked about chiropractic benefits, treatment techniques, insurance coverage, and more. If you don’t find the information you’re looking for, feel free to reach out to our friendly staff – we’re always here to help and guide you on your journey to better health.

In some cases, X-rays may be necessary to properly evaluate a patient’s condition and develop an appropriate treatment plan. However, not all patients require X-rays, and a good chiropractor will only recommend them if they are deemed medically necessary.
Yes, chiropractors are trained and licensed to order X-rays, and it is a common diagnostic tool used in chiropractic care. X-rays can provide valuable information about a patient’s skeletal structure and help chiropractors make more informed decisions about how to address a patient’s specific needs. However, chiropractors will only recommend X-rays when they are deemed necessary, and will weigh the potential risks and benefits of the procedure before making a recommendation.
X-rays are generally considered safe when used in appropriate doses and with proper shielding. The amount of radiation exposure from a chiropractic X-ray is relatively low, and the benefits of the information gained often outweigh the small potential risks. Not all patients should have x-rays, your chiropractor should evaluate you beforehand and determine if x-rays would be beneficial for your condition and medical history.
X-rays can provide detailed images of the skeletal structure, including any misalignments, fractures, or degenerative changes that may be contributing to a patient’s symptoms. While physical exams can identify areas of pain or discomfort, X-rays can help to pinpoint the underlying cause. Since many problems knee and hip issues arise from your feet, another benefit of having x-rays is to see if your hips are level. If they are not, that could mean that you might require adjustments to your feet or shoes to improve your other conditions.
Chiropractors use X-rays to help them develop a more accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. The images can help them to identify the specific areas of the spine that are affected and to determine the best approach for correcting any misalignments or abnormalities.
Frequent X-ray exposure can potentially increase the risk of certain types of cancer and other health problems. However, the amount of radiation exposure from a chiropractic X-ray is relatively low, and the benefits of the information gained often outweigh the small potential risks.
They really shouldn’t, while X-rays can be useful for diagnosing conditions and identifying structural abnormalities, they are not typically used to monitor progress during chiropractic treatment. This is because X-rays expose patients to small amounts of radiation, which can accumulate over time and increase the risk of certain health problems. Additionally, changes in X-ray images may not always accurately reflect changes in a patient’s symptoms or overall health. Instead of relying solely on X-rays to monitor progress, chiropractors typically use a combination of physical exams, patient feedback, and other diagnostic tools to assess a patient’s progress and adjust their treatment plan as needed. This approach is generally considered safer and more effective than relying solely on X-rays, and can provide a more comprehensive picture of a patient’s overall health and well-being.
X-rays are used by chiropractors to get a better understanding of the patient’s skeletal structure, particularly the spine, and to identify any misalignments or abnormalities that could be causing pain or discomfort. X-rays also help chiropractors to develop more accurate and effective treatment plans.
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Clinic Location

Conveniently located on the corner of Rimrock Way and Highland/Hwy 126. Across the street from Redmond High School. Central access to all of Redmond and close proximity to Eagle Crest, Bend, Prineville, Sisters, Terrebonne, Powell Butte, and Crooked River Ranch, Culver, and Madras.

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