As suggested in the previous paragraphs, the use of radiographic analysis is used during the learning phases of this technique. Per so many of the new students that are graduating from Chiropractic colleges today, there is a shift away from use of x-rays for analysis. Some say it is due to safety reasons while others claim a lack of correlation between identification of subluxations or fixations and the presentation of the patient. Instead, I suggest that there is becoming a lack of skill and ability to formulate a conclusion with confidence even in our scholastic arena. The cost to gain ratio probably is skewed based upon the inability for Chiropractors in today’s mindset. I propose that if the subluxation, the sole principle of the Chiropractor and his/her philosophy is so important, the use of radiographs regardless of their theoretical risks, are worth the effort if used correctly. If not ascertained and clearly diagnosed, the connective components are not properly acquired, the Doctor of Chiropractic has been reduced professionally to the position of a massage therapist, physical therapist, or generic technician! Regardless of your standing on this subject, the use of x-rays as a learning tool will be clearly expressed and utilized for the ease of learning and conceptualization. Real x-rays are used and not just drawings as seen with so many of the learning tools currently used in Chiropractic education.