This imaging scan aids the doctor in identifying why the patient has back pain. Back pain occurs due to a range of reasons such as injuries like a fracture, an infection, disease or any other condition.
X-Rays tend to be very quick. They are painless procedures. They are useful in the identification of physical abnormalities along the thoracic spine. The scans enable the doctors to draw up appropriate treatment plans, recommend any lifestyle changes and set you on the path to recovery, relieving you from constant muscle pain.
It must also be noted that an X-Ray is not the only way to help identify why the patient has back pain. The doctors may also order other tests, like an
bone scan or an ultrasound to help the diagnosis. The various imaging tests work together to reach a conclusive diagnosis.