Diagnosis of spinal disorders
A spinal cord disorder can be recognized based on its characteristic pattern of symptoms. Diagnostic tests are used to determine what's inflicting back pain or wherever within the back the cause is found. Physical therapy, imaging tests, or injections into the spine will all be used to diagnose the source of back pain. An imaging test is done to verify the diagnosis and confirm the cause, likewise as abnormalities within the soft tissues round the twine (such as abscesses, hematomas, tumors, and burst disks) and in bone (such as tumors, fractures, and cervical spondylosis).
- Physical examination
- MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging
- EMG/SSP (Electrodiagnostic Study)