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How are neck and lower back pain diagnosed?

Gerald M. Silverman
Chiropractic Medicine
Much of what any good doctor needs to accurately diagnose and treat neck and lower back pain is easily obtained through a careful history of the onset of the problem, the pain's characteristics, the patient's reflexes and sensitivity to pinprick, and a few simple pushing, pulling, or stretching tests.
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Neck and lower back pain is diagnosed in various ways. Watch Carrie Stafstrom, director of orthopedics and neuroscience at Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center, describe the different types of diagnostic tests your doctor might use.

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