Spinal X-rays have been used by
some employers to screen healthy people for possible future back problems. But
most health professionals do not believe that this is appropriate. If a
potential employer wants you to have a spinal X-ray before you can start
working, you may want first to discuss the matter with the employer and your
Other Works Consulted
Chernecky CC, Berger BJ (2008). Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures, 5th ed. St. Louis:
Fischbach FT, Dunning MB III, eds. (2009).
Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests, 8th ed.
Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.
Primary Medical Reviewer
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine