Exams and Tests for Spinal Stenosis: Video
How a Spine Specialist Diagnoses Spinal Stenosis
Before your doctor can diagnose spinal stenosis and develop a treatment plan, he or she will have to run a series of exams and tests. In this video, Dr. Jeffrey Wang, a professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UCLA, 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. Wang goes over the neurological exam, x-rays, MRIs, and more. You can also read an article on spinal stenosis exams and tests.