Check-Up cause of backache


  • Internist's consultation — the physician needs to perform the visual examination of the patient before the check-up and draw up an examination plan.
  • Blood collection for test (from vein);
  • Full blood count (diagnostics of infections, anaemia, other common diseases of the body);
  • Blood chemistry
    • Blood cholesterol level — total cholesterol and fractions: LDL, HDL, TG — shows the risk of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases;
    • Indicator of inflammation in the body C-reactive protein;
    • Liver function assessment — enzymes ASAT, ALAT;
    • Renal function assessment — creatinine (CREA), uric acid;
    • Rheumatoid factor (Rf);
    • Bone density indicator (blood calcium level — Ca);
    • Level of calcium metabolism regulation, indicator of risk of developing osteoporosis (blood vitamin D level);
  • Urine analysis (required for differential diagnosis in case of any backache);
  • Stool sample with occult blood test. Compulsory examination in order to determine the risk of diseases of the digestive system, including cancer;
  • Computed tomography of the head or part of the spine (cervical, thoracic, lumbar or sacral spine);
  • Ultrasound examination (US) of the abdominal organs (liver, gall bladder and bile ducts, pancreas, spleen, urinary bladder, and kidneys); Required for differential diagnosis in case of any backache;
  • Digital X-rays (Rtg) of the cervical spine and functional tests;
  • Trauma surgeon-orthopaedist's consultation — after the check-up is completed;
  • Neurologist's consultation — after the check-up is completed;
  • Final consultation of the internist, delivery of an excerpt, examination findings and recommendations for treatment and prevention.