Diagnosing spinal stenosis can be difficult because symptoms can mimic those of other conditions. Learn about the various exams and tests used to diagnose spinal stenosis.
It’s often difficult to diagnose sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction since the main symptom is low back pain. But there are many exams and tests that can help determine whether you have SI joint dysfunction.
The physical exam is one way the doctor will try to assess your pain and condition. In this examination, he or she will feel your spine, check how well your joints move, and ask you questions about your pain and other symptoms.
Diagnosing degenerative disc disease (DDD) can be difficult because it develops so gradually. Spine surgeon-reviewed article explains the exams and tests used to diagnose degenerative disc disease.
There are many exams and tests used to diagnose neck pain. Learn about the imaging tests (x-ray, MRI, CT scan) your doctor may order to help diagnose the cause of your neck pain.
Even if you just have minor neck pain after an injury causing whiplash, you should see your doctor or a spine specialist. He or she will determine the extent of your injury through several exams and tests.