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X-ray

X-rays provide detail of the bone structures in the spine, and are used to rule out such problems as tumors and fractures.

X-rays are photographs that are created when the calcium in the bone blocks the penetration of the x-ray. An x-ray can reveal fractures but it cannot be used to diagnose disc herniations or other causes of back pain. Pregnant women should avoid having x-rays.

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