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    Cervical SpineWhere is the Cervical Spine?If you ever wondered where is the cervical spine, this article will help with learning more about the cervical spine, its location, and complications, pain, and treatment. The neck area of the spine is kno...

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  • Spine Problem- Symptoms, Types, Purpose, Diagnostic Procedures, and Treatment

    Spine Problem- Symptoms, Types, Purpose, Diagnostic Procedures, and TreatmentSpine Problems: What is the Spine?In order to properly delve into the various spine problems, it's important to know more about the spine.The spine, or otherwise known as...

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Arthrography

Arthrography: Definition, Purpose, Preparation, and ProcedureWhat is an arthrography?Arthrography, or an arthrogram, is a special kind of X-ray. It uses air or a  contrast dye or sometimes both along with a special x-ray to give your doctor a more detailed picture of the soft tissues of your joint. These tissues include muscles and cartilage, te...

Blood Tests

General Blood Tests- Types, Purpose, ProcedureGeneral Blood Test: What is a Blood Test?A blood test is described as a type of laboratory analysis that involves extracting a blood sample from a vein. The extraction during a blood test uses a needle in the arm, or by using a fingerprick. General blood tests are pretty common and are sometimes a na...

Bone Scan

Bone Scan: Definition, Purpose, Risks, and ProceduresWhat is a Bone Scan?A "bone scan" is the name for two different kinds of medical tests that are very different. One type of bone scan is used to test for and diagnose osteoporosis, which is a condition in which the bones are brittle, very fragile and break easily. This test uses either ultraso...

Computed Tomography (CT Scan)

Computed Tomography (CT Scan): Definition, Purpose, Preparation, and ProcedureWhat is a CT Scan?A computed tomography (CT) scan uses X-rays and computer technology to provide your physician with very detailed images of your body in cross-sectional views. Your doctor may order a CT scan if he suspects a fracture that doesn't show up on an x-ray, ...

Diagnostic Tests & Treatment Overview

An Overview of Various Medical Diagnostic Tests & Treatments- Risks, Indications, & ResultsWhat is Medical Diagnostic Tests?A medical test is a procedure used by medical professionals to diagnose, detect or monitor diseases, a person’s susceptibility to diseases, disease processes and, most especially to find out what treatment is best s...

Discography

Discography is a procedure which helps determine if the discs in your spine are responsible for your back pain. The discs lie in between each pair of vertebrae and provide cushioning for your spine. Sometimes discography is ordered before surgery to identify which particular discs are painful.  Prior to the procedure, an IV will be started and y...

Doppler Ultrasound

What is a Doppler Ultrasound? Purpose, Preparation, Procedure, ResultsWhat is a Doppler Ultrasound?A Doppler ultrasound is a relatively safe test that is used to estimate the blood flow in the vessels of your body. A Doppler ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves in order to measure the amount of blood flow in your body.  This is technically...

Flexibility tests

What is a Flexibility Test? Different Types, Purpose, Procedure, and ResultsWhat is a Flexibility Test and what is its Purpose?Flexibility is defined as the range of movement in a joint or a series of joints and is also the length of muscles that induce a bending motion or movement.  Flexibility is the capacity of a joint, or certain joints in y...

Laboratory tests

Laboratory Tests: Definition, Reasons, and ProceduresWhat are laboratory tests?Laboratory tests are medical procedures that are ordered by your doctor and involve the examination of small samples of urine, blood, or other bodily fluids, tissues or other substances found in the body.A medical test is a procedure used by medical professionals to d...

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Definition, Risks, Preparation, During and Post Procedure, and When to Seek Medical CareWhat is an MRI?MRI is short for Magnetic Resonance Imaging, a common medical procedure used by hospitals and medical personnel all over the world. Furthermore, a Magnetic Resonance Imaging or MRI is a test that utilizes magnetic fi...
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