Spine Injuries and Disorders | Spinal Cord Diseases – Diagnosis & Tests
Computed Tomography (CT) – Spine
A Computed Tomography (CT) – Spine scan uses X-rays to obtain a clear image of the body part. It is mandatory for people with spinal injuries or back pain to undergo a CT scan as it will help the doctor to understand the structure and issue in that part. Our team of some of the best spine surgeon in Bangalore analyses the CT scan report thoroughly to provide the patient with a satisfactory cure.
Discography is a diagnostic process in which the pain-causing disc is identified. A liquid is injected into the pain-causing disc to overcome the pain.
In Electromyography (EMG), electrodes are attached to the body, and using electrical signals, the performance of muscles, tissues, or bones are measured and observed.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) – Spine
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) – Spine scan is carried out to get a clear image of the body parts. In this procedure, a person is sent into a tube-like structure where magnetic radiations are projected on the body part to obtain an image.
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Analysis
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Analysis is carried out to determine if the spine and brain are functioning correctly and to check if the CSF that acts as a transportation medium and support system is present in an adequate amount.
Neurological Diagnostic Tests and Procedures
Apart from the standard scans and tests for spine surgery, our team of spine surgery specialist will conduct numerous other tests and procedures to understand the condition of the nervous system of the patient’s body.
An entire neurological exam is conducted to examine all the parts of the nervous system (both central and peripheral) that include the brain, tissues, spinal cord, nerves, etc.
Specialized Nerve Tests: EMG, NCV and SSEP Scintigraphy
Other tests like EMG, NCV, and SSEP Scintigraphy are conducted to get data about nerves, back-bone, and brain.