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Overview Brief

X-Ray Lumbar Spine Ext. and Flex. View captures images of the five vertebral bones of the lumbar region in their flexed and extended states.

What is X-Ray Lumbar Spine Ext. and Flex. View?

X-Ray Lumbar Spine Ext. and Flex. View provides views of the lumbar region in tilting or twisting position, which is the flexed position.

  • The names (Flex. and Ext.) indicate the posture of the spine.
  • Flexion (Flex.) is when the spine bends forwards and Extension (Ext.) is when the spine moves back.
  • Flexion is the most frequent position of the back.

The X-Ray Lumbar Spine Ext. and Flex. View provides the diagnosis for a herniated disc or any other deformity of the spine.

How is X-Ray Lumbar Spine Ext. and Flex. View performed?

X-Ray Lumbar Spine Ext. and Flex. View is performed as follows:

  • The patient should be made to stand straight.
  • The images are captured using the machine that is positioned over the spine.
  • For Flexed Spine: The patient is asked to bend forward to flex their lower spine and the images are taken.
  • For Extended Spine: The patient is asked to bend backward and the images are taken.

X-Ray Lumbar Spine Ext. and Flex. View help decide further treatment options.

Side effects/risks of X-Ray Lumbar Spine Ext. and Flex. View

The side effects of X-Ray Lumbar Spine Ext. and Flex. View are very rarely observed.

Preparation before performing X-Ray Lumbar Spine Ext. and Flex. View

Preparation for X-Ray Lumbar Spine Ext. and Flex. View is as follows: Patients need to remove any ornament or metal objects from their bodies as these may obstruct the x-ray view.

Post-care after X-Ray Lumbar Spine Ext. and Flex. View

Not many post-care steps are required for X-Ray Lumbar Spine Ext. and Flex. View as it is a noninvasive procedure. Patients can resume their daily routine tasks as usual. The doctor may, however, call you for a discussion regarding the reports.

At mfine, we will recommend personalized treatments including X-Ray Lumbar Spine Ext. and Flex. View for you based on your medical history.

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