The spine experts at White Plains Hospital understand how painful and disruptive spinal problems can be, and we understand the convenience of delivering care closer to our patients’ homes. The spinal care and surgery team of the White Plains Hospital Spine Program have the expertise to deliver innovative surgical and non-surgical therapies for the management of the full range of spinal disease and disorders - from the simplest cases to the most complex. We use the least invasive approach needed to treat your condition and control your pain, reserving surgery as a last resort only when nonsurgical treatments are not effective.
Our spine care team includes physicians, nurses, physical therapists, physician assistants, and care coordinators who collaborate to tailor a personalized plan of care. Patients are also an integral member of this team, and we work together to create a therapeutic regimen that meets each patients needs and is respectful of their preferences. From diagnostic tests to treatment and rehabilitation, we connect you with all the services you need to regain function and return to your daily activities.
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Diagnostic Tests for Spinal Disorders
When you have back pain, your doctor may order one or more of the following diagnostic tests to determine the cause of the pain, its location, and its severity. The following tests are available at White Plains Hospital:
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- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Computed tomography (CT scanning)
- Myelography, the injection of a contrast dye into the spinal canal to enhance x-ray imaging of the spine; used to diagnose spinal nerve injury, herniated discs, fractures, back or leg pain, and spinal tumors.
- Discography, a means of visualizing the spinal discs using CT scanning and a contrast agent.
- Electromyography to diagnose nerve and muscle dysfunction and spinal cord disease; it records the electrical activity from the brain and/or spinal cord to a peripheral nerve root (in the arms and legs) that controls muscles during contraction and at rest.
- Nerve conduction testing to assess nerve function