Diagnostics Spinal Care Plan Journey
Following your initial consultation, your doctor will order specific diagnostic tests that will help confirm your condition. These may include:
- X-ray of the spine: X-ray helps to locate the site where the vertebra is broken.
- CT and MRI scan: These are done to confirm that there is no nerve injury.
- Bone scan: Bone scan helps to estimate the age of fracture. If a bone scan shows older fractures that have healed, it indicates the possibility of osteoporosis.
- Neurological examination: It involves checking for reflexes, muscle strength, and sensory perception. Any abnormality indicates damage to the nerves.
The results from these diagnostic tests will help your doctor design an effective treatment plan that will offer the best outcomes.