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Will a lumbar sprain show on a xray?

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Dr. Edwin Schuller
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

Typically not. A temporary change in lumbar curves may.

In brief: No

Typically not. A temporary change in lumbar curves may.
Dr. Edwin Schuller
Dr. Edwin Schuller
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Dr. Stacy Yamasaki
Radiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Xrays are good for looking at the bones, but not good for looking at soft tissue injuries like sprains.

In brief: No

Xrays are good for looking at the bones, but not good for looking at soft tissue injuries like sprains.
Dr. Stacy Yamasaki
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
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In brief: Npt usually

Lumbar spine xray is mainly to exclude bony abnormalties of spine.
Muscle strain may be suggested by straightening of normal lordotic curvature of spine.

In brief: Npt usually

Lumbar spine xray is mainly to exclude bony abnormalties of spine.
Muscle strain may be suggested by straightening of normal lordotic curvature of spine.
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
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