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How will my doctor begin to examine my spine?

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Dr. Alain Ades
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Spine exam

Usually by doing a full neurological exam, usually followed by an mri, which is prob.
Being overused at this point.

In brief: Spine exam

Usually by doing a full neurological exam, usually followed by an mri, which is prob.
Being overused at this point.
Dr. Alain Ades
Dr. Alain Ades
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Genwrally, after

Taking a detailed history you would have your shoes and socks off with a back opening exam gown with your height being taken along witn your arm span if a scoliosis exam with observation of the back erect and then bent forward with range of motion assessed and tender regions with pelvis and legs/joints examined followed by a neurologic exam and what are called tension signs.
Imaging may be done.

In brief: Genwrally, after

Taking a detailed history you would have your shoes and socks off with a back opening exam gown with your height being taken along witn your arm span if a scoliosis exam with observation of the back erect and then bent forward with range of motion assessed and tender regions with pelvis and legs/joints examined followed by a neurologic exam and what are called tension signs.
Imaging may be done.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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