With the exception of young children, yes. Since the skin in the neck is so thin, there is very little radiation that penetrates through in order to see the cervical vertebrae (neck bones). Upper Cervical Doctors take specialized x-rays in order to get a 3 dimensional view of a patient’s listing. This listing determines the type of adjustment the patient needs in order to clear out their subluxation. X-rays allow us to avoid any guessing as to how to correct your specific misalignment. All x-rays are developed digitally to eliminate the use of film and chemicals. Digital x-rays also significantly reduce the amount of radiation needed for an exposure.