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There are many ways to diagnose a back injury

A back injury has a way of impacting your life in many ways. For example, this is something that could keep you away from your job for an extended period of time.

If you've suffered any type of back injury, if you realize that you need treatment, it's important to take the appropriate steps without delay. This starts with receiving a complete examination, which is often followed by a variety of diagnostic studies.

Some of the tests used to diagnose a back injury include:

-- X-ray. This provides a detailed look at the bone structures in the spine, allowing your doctor to pinpoint instability and fractures.

-- CT scan. While not as common as a back X-ray, it can be used to identify specific ailments such as spinal stenosis and a herniated disc.

-- MRI scan. This gives your medical team a clear view of your nerve roots and discs. In many cases, this is the preferred test for pre-surgical planning.

While these are not the only imaging studies used to identify back problems, they are definitely among the most accurate.

A back injury can slow you down in many ways. If you've suffered any type of back injury on the job, you need to do three things: report the injury to your employer, receive immediate medical attention, and file for workers' compensation benefits.

If you receive benefits right away, you'll feel better about the future. If your claim is denied, however, you'll need to take the steps necessary to file an appeal with hopes of having the initial decision overturned.

Source: Web MD, "Management of Back Pain," accessed March 20, 2017

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