How To Identify The Level Of Lower Back Pain

Lower back pains can be caused by a number of different things and it is crucial for you to identify what kind of back problem you have before start undergoing a special kind of treatment. Before a doctor will even be able to begin considering what sort of treatment to give you for your back pain, they will need to do some tests to determine what is causing your pain.

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These are some diagnosis tests that your doctor might perform:

  1. X-Rays, CT scans, MRI scans, or Myelograms. This will be useful in pinpointing broken bones or other skeletal defects.
  2. Bone densitometry. This test measures the density as well as the strength of the bones. Your doctor might want to make sure that your spines themselves are alright.
  3. EMG/NCV. EMG stands for Electro-myelogram and NCV stands for nerve conduction velocity. They are useful to determine if there is neural problem or not.
  4. Blood and urine test. This is to make sure that the pain is not due to an infection or other systemic type of problem.
  5. Ultrasound study. This will tell if you lower back pain is coming from kidney stone or not.

You may or may not undertake all these tests. Your doctor will choose which kind of tests you need to go through by performing a pre-diagnosis. To find out more about basic information about lower back pain, you may check out Body In Balance.

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