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X – Ray Cerv Spine Flexion & Extn

Overview Brief

The X-Ray Cerv Spine Flexion and Extn study the motion of the neck and diagnoses any instability in the cervical spine.

What is X-Ray Cerv Spine Flexion and Extn?

The X-Ray Cerv Spine Flexion and Extn are taken at different positions of the neck namely flexion and extension. The procedure is known as dynamic radiography.

The X-Ray Cerv Spine Flexion and Extn are used to detect the deformity in the cervical spine, issues with the change of position in the vertebrae or spine moving more than it’s desired to.

An X-Ray Cerv Spine Flexion and Extn is suggested in case of a back injury or trauma that may have resulted in a deformity of the spine. [1]

How is X-Ray Cerv Spine Flexion and Extn performed?

Following are the steps involved in performing X-Ray Cerv Spine Flexion and Extn:

  • The patient is asked to stand upright against a detector.
  • Depending on the projection, the patient would be asked to have their neck extended or their chin down.
  • The images would be taken and further diagnosed.

The images are labeled as flexion and extension and further studied. [2]

Side effects/risks of X-Ray Cerv Spine Flexion and Extn

Following are the risks involved with the X-Ray Cerv Spine Flexion and Extn:

  • The radiation can be harmful to the patient.
  • The patient may feel some pain while changing their positions for the test.

Preparation before performing X-Ray Cerv Spine Flexion and Extn

Here’s how you can prepare for an X-Ray Cerv Spine Flexion and Extn:

  • Wear comfortable clothes for ease of movement.
  • Discuss your medical history with the radiologist. [3]

Post-care after X-Ray Cerv Spine Flexion and Extn

A physical check-up of the spine is done post-X-Ray Cerv Spine Flexion and Extn procedure after which, they can resume normal activities.

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