How will my doctor begin to examine my spine?

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