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What are the tests for neck injury?
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
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In brief: Hard to say
It depends on the examination and patient complaints.
It could be anything from a simply xray to something more complex such as nerve conduction studies, an MRI or a myelogram.

In brief: Hard to say
It depends on the examination and patient complaints.
It could be anything from a simply xray to something more complex such as nerve conduction studies, an MRI or a myelogram.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine
In brief: PE/Xray/CT/MRI/etc
Evaluation starts with history of the injury and physical exam (testing for tenderness, range of motion, cranial nerve exam, motor/sensation/reflexes/limb-position sense, etc).
Imaging tests include x-rays (screening for trauma, arthritis), ct scan (more sensitive for fractures), and MRI (best for evaluating discs, ligaments, spinal cord). Nerve conduction+emg can help diagnose nerve injuries.

In brief: PE/Xray/CT/MRI/etc
Evaluation starts with history of the injury and physical exam (testing for tenderness, range of motion, cranial nerve exam, motor/sensation/reflexes/limb-position sense, etc).
Imaging tests include x-rays (screening for trauma, arthritis), ct scan (more sensitive for fractures), and MRI (best for evaluating discs, ligaments, spinal cord). Nerve conduction+emg can help diagnose nerve injuries.
Dr. Theodore Shybut
Dr. Theodore Shybut
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