Diagnosing Back Pain Revision

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t isn’t uncommon for people to experience back pain. It’s generally a part of life, and there a multitude of reasons for it. When you hear about back pain diagnosis, it’s not referring to actually diagnosing someone with back pain. It has more to do with the underlying cause of the pain, numbing, or weakened feeling that you are feeling in your back, not the pain itself. There are so many different symptoms that can be related to or cause back pain, and going to the doctor or calling “Become Pain Free” as soon as possible is advised. Diagnosing back pain depend on an array of things, from how severe the pain or numbness is to how often you are feeling it. Doctors will go through the process by using an educated process of elimination method.

Physical Examination

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hen you see a physician for back pain, you will initially be asked a series of questions about where you’re feeling pain and how often it is occurring. Your doctor will then, most likely, press on different areas of the back, shoulders, and hips to see where to the pain or weakness may be occurring, and to see if it is affecting any other related parts of the body. It’s important that the physician asks these questions so that the correct treatment can be performed for the right diagnosis. Typically, when the doctor is applying pressure to certain areas of your back, if the pain increases, it gives the doctor a better idea of what is going on and limits the amount of issues he can diagnose. If your physician cannot eliminate enough possible issues, it is likely that they will schedule you for some diagnostic imaging procedures, such as an MRI or X-rays.

MRI and X-rays

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iagnostic imaging is the use of wave lengths to take pictures of the inside of your body. An MRI is scheduled when the physician believes there is damage or something wrong with the soft tissue inside the body. Soft tissue usually consists of ligaments and tendons. It is also one of the best ways to discover tumors. If there is any kind of tear in a ligament or tendon, the MRI will easily be able to show that in picture form to the doctor. MRIs also work to see any kind of tears in muscles. Conversely, if the physical exam leads the doctor to believe you have a broken or fractured bone, bone spurs, or any abnormality concerning the bones, they will typically schedule an X-ray. X-rays are much cheaper than MRIs, so this is typically the first step.

Digital imaging isn’t always necessary, but there’s no doubt that it literally gives the doctor a better picture of what is happening inside of your body so that they can better diagnose your condition. If the doctor can properly diagnose your issues, and treat them without scheduling MRIs or X-rays, then you will undoubtedly save some money and time. However, MRIs and X-rays are the best way to really know and understand what is happening inside your body.

Laser Spine Surgery can help you find the right doctor who will take the appropriate steps in diagnosing your back pain. Call Laser Spine Surgery today so we can help you get diagnosed and treated properly, allowing you to become healthy again.

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