This x-ray is a standard procedure to help pinpoint and observe fractures, causes of swelling, deformity, pain in your lower back and spine, and arthritis. Please consult your physician if you have any questions or need details about this test.
A lumbosacral spine X-ray is an imaging exam that helps your healthcare provider view your lower back and spine anatomy. The lumbar spine comprises five sections of vertebral bones, and the sacrum is a curved 'shield' at the back of your pelvis.
The tailbone (or coccyx) is below the sacrum. The lumbar spine also has cartilage, large vessels, tendons, and ligaments.Thus, an
is used to introduce radiation and view the bones. While focusing on the lower spine, an x-ray can successfully detect abnormalities, signs of injury, and diseases of bones in that specific area.
Since an X-ray focuses on bones and not muscle and tendons, it can show arthritis and broken bones in the back but not problems with muscles and nerves.