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Can a full spine xray show any nerves being pinched? And a full spine xray include the lumbar region also?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: No and yes

Full spine x rays would involve the lumbar area.
Plain films can help in diagnosing bone problems, and narrowing of the space between vertebrae, suggesting where a problem with a pinched nerve may arise from, but definitive diagnosis is more specifically acquired by more specialized testing, like MRI and nerve conduction studies.

In brief: No and yes

Full spine x rays would involve the lumbar area.
Plain films can help in diagnosing bone problems, and narrowing of the space between vertebrae, suggesting where a problem with a pinched nerve may arise from, but definitive diagnosis is more specifically acquired by more specialized testing, like MRI and nerve conduction studies.
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Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology

In brief: Yes and no

It will show the lumbar region but an x-ray will in itself not show nerve impingement.
You would need an MRI for that.

In brief: Yes and no

It will show the lumbar region but an x-ray will in itself not show nerve impingement.
You would need an MRI for that.
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