Go Back   ISPINE.ORG Forum > Main forums > iSpine
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

iSpine Discuss TESTING-What to expect......... in the Main forums forums; Hey guys..... I have a Lumbar Stress Study in Weight Bearing tomorrw, they are checking for Instabillity. I am very ...

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 11-23-2006, 07:08 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 17
Default TESTING-What to expect.........

Hey guys.....

I have a Lumbar Stress Study in Weight Bearing tomorrw, they are checking for Instabillity.

I am very NERVOUS, never had to take one of these before, and the thought of having to flex then extend sends a shiver down my SPINE!!! That's gonna HURT LIKE CRAZY!!!!!

Can anyone tell me what to expect, tomorrow,how long it takes, how much it is going to hurt etc......

Thank you!!!
CALLA..
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 11-23-2006, 09:51 PM
mmglobal's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 2,511
Default

Calla, it sounds like you are doing more than just flexion/extension xrays. Weighted / standing / sitting MRI? Dynamic MRI?

Please let us know... maybe even give me a call when it's over?

Mark
__________________
1997 MVA
2000 L4-5 Microdiscectomy/laminotomy
2001 L5-S1 Micro-d/lami
2002 L4-S1 Charite' ADR - SUCCESS!
2009 C3-C4, C5-C6-C7, T1-T2 ProDisc-C Nova
Summer 2009, more bad thoracic discs!
Life After Surgery Website
President: Global Patient Network, Inc.
Founder: www.iSpine.org
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 11-23-2006, 11:16 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 17
Default

Uhm...........well my doctor said that he orderd a lumbar stress study in weight bearing. He told me that it was going to be flexion/extension xrays..

I have NO idea!!!! This is all so CONFUSING!!!

Thanx, Calla
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 11-24-2006, 04:19 AM
mmglobal's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 2,511
Default

If he says it's just flex/ext xrays, that's very common and no big deal. Does he not have xray capability in his office?

You'll just take few plain xrays... flex forward... bend at the waist as if you are trying to touch your toes. Arch backwards... If these things hurt, then they'll hurt when you are taking the xrays, but they'll show the alignment of the vertebral bodies as you move around.

There is some controversy starting about the usefulness of these studies, but all the docs I know rely on they and I've seen them being determinative.

Mark
__________________
1997 MVA
2000 L4-5 Microdiscectomy/laminotomy
2001 L5-S1 Micro-d/lami
2002 L4-S1 Charite' ADR - SUCCESS!
2009 C3-C4, C5-C6-C7, T1-T2 ProDisc-C Nova
Summer 2009, more bad thoracic discs!
Life After Surgery Website
President: Global Patient Network, Inc.
Founder: www.iSpine.org
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 11-24-2006, 07:38 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Ohio
Posts: 146
Default

Hi Calla,

I am not sure what he means by a "stress" lumbar study. However, if it is involving flexion and extension - that is just a plain old X-ray with you bending over in one film and arching your back in another film. Not too bad other than posing to get your "picture taken".

Are you suppose to have an MRI too?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT. The time now is 03:43 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.