There is no pain involved during x-rays.
The physician will position the patient against a panel that holds x-ray film. The patient is instructed to hold still for a few seconds while the x-ray is taken so that the image does not come out blurry.
2-5 x-rays are taken at different angles of each area being x-rayed.
Once all of the x-rays are taken, the physician may ask you to wait a minute until all the images are developed.
Depending on the number of areas being x-rayed, the exam can take 5-20 minutes.