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A question about a neck X-ray test. Can they see any nerves or spinal cord details?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: No.

Routine neck x-rays ca: 1.
See if you have spurs. 2. See disc space narrowing. 3. Can see if the nerve root openings are smaller than normal because of spurs. However, you cannot see the nerves or spinal cord. Mri or ct necessary.

In brief: No.

Routine neck x-rays ca: 1.
See if you have spurs. 2. See disc space narrowing. 3. Can see if the nerve root openings are smaller than normal because of spurs. However, you cannot see the nerves or spinal cord. Mri or ct necessary.
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