The X-Ray Lumber Spine test helps your doctor to check the bone structure of your lower back. The lumbar spine comprises five vertebral bones. The lower back of your pelvis has the sacrum, which is called the bone shield, located below the lumbar spine. The lumbar spine also has the following:
X-rays do not require much special preparations. Before taking X-ray, you need to make sure that you must not wear any ornaments or any metallic items. If you have underwent any surgeries or if you have had any metal implants in the previous surgery, then you need to inform this to your doctor. In rare cases, you might have to wear the hospital dress because to prevent the buttons or zips from your clothes that might affect the quality of the X-ray.
Your doctor may ask you take an X-ray lumbar spine to diagnose the following health conditions:
In most cases, the symptom is detected through the X-ray. However, your doctor may ask for imaging tests to determine the symptom. The other imaging tests are CT scan, bone scan, and MRI scan.