Our diagnostic process includes a physical examination and neurologic exam, which may include the use of lights or reflex hammers to assess motor, sensory and reflex skills.
Your doctor may order further testing, if necessary, including additional X-rays, MRI, CT scan, EMG, myelogram and/or bone density. These imaging reports give your physician detailed images of any deterioration or abnormality in your bones or soft tissues.
Available testing includes:
- EMG: Tiny electrodes to send signals to your muscles, and it records their response. This test helps your doctor evaluate the health of your muscles and nerve cells.
- Myelogram: Contrast dye further highlights areas of concern.
- Bone density test: This painless scan that measures calcium and minerals in your bone to detect for osteoporosis.