You know your back hurts, but you may not know why, or what to do about it. Find out how doctors diagnose back problems and what tests may be involved.
Before a doctor can begin treating back pain, they may do tests to diagnose what is causing your problem. Learn about theses possible tests and treatments for your pain.
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Spinal X-rays are pictures of the spine. They may be taken to find injuries or diseases that affect the discs or joints in your spine.