Imaging Tests for Back Pain
Besides M.R.I there are other imaging tests that physician might need such as x-Ray, CT scan and electromyography. Dr. Jose Mena, Interventional Spine Specialist with Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute, explains each one of them.
Claudia Hogdson, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner with Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, affirms in her office she tries to do a good history of the patient. She also says when patients have an acute pain and treatment does not improve it, they address for advance imaging. With those results, physicians consider what the best treatment is.