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Assessing Alignment of the Lateral Cervical Spine (neck) X-Ray

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    Sabrina S.
    GB
    Sabrina S.

    The AVBL, PVBL, SLL and spinous process tip lines must all be smooth curves. First look from the AVBL then move across. If the line is not smooth, it signifies a misalignment.

    Zachary B.
    US
    Zachary B.

    What is assessing alignment if the neck?

    Muhammed Faiz S.
    ZA
    Muhammed Faiz S.

    A very informative video on the assessment of the alignment of the lateral cervical spine. Definitions are given which are the "A's" which are the beginning of the assessment. These are 'Adequacy,' followed by 'alignment,' and then we take a look at the 'AVBL' which stands for anterior vertebrial body line, 'PVBL' which stands for posterior vertebrial body line, 'SLL' which is the spinous lamenar line and finally the spinous process tips. These are all the assessments made in order to determine whether a person has good spinal alignment and/or if their spinal cord is at risk or not.

    Julie C.
    GB
    Julie C.

    adequacy means alignment. avbl is the front of the spine section pvbl is the 2nd of the spine section sll is the back of the spine section . if these don't curve nicely if there are any disturbances then support the spine cord and protect then investigate further

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