Video: Exams and Tests for Degenerative Disc Disease
A Spine Expert Tells You How He Diagnoses DDD
Before your doctor can diagnose degenerative disc disease, he or she will have to run a series of exams and tests to narrow down the exact cause of your pain. In this video, Dr. Richard Fessler, a professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Northwestern University, explains those exams and tests in straightforward language. He’ll help you really understand what is going to happen to you during the diagnosis process (or maybe you’ve already been through that process but still don’t entirely understand what happened).
Dr. Fessler goes over the physical exam, CT scans, MRIs, myelograms, and more. You can also read an article on degenerative disc disease exams and tests.