Video: Exams and Tests for Neck Pain
A Spine Expert Explains the Neck Pain Diagnostic Process
Before your doctor can diagnose the underlying condition that’s causing your neck pain, he or she will have to run a series of exams and tests. In this video, Dr. Dan Riew, a professor at the Washington University School of Medicine at St. Louis, explains those exams and tests in clear-cut 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. Riew goes over the physical exam, x-rays, MRIs, myelograms, and more. You can also read an article on neck pain exams and tests.