Tag: spine MRI:

I rarely see a normal spine MRI

Spine specialists have an uphill battle when trying to explain MRI findings to a patient with back pain.  As human beings,  we want a reason for our complaints,  and the identification of MRI findings often become a convenient  answer.  Without a doubt,  an MRI is an excellent tool and can be very helpful in identifying […]

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The Unintended Consequences of a Spine MRI

So,  you have spine pain.  In the USA,  there is a natural tendency to want to get a Spine MRI as soon as possible.  We are in an instant information society,  and it would make sense that we would want to instantly see if there is a problem in our back. Naturally,  there is aways the […]

Do I need a MRI?

That is a very common question asked by many of my patients.  And, the answer is “It depends”.  I know that is not very satisfying, but I will explain. MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging.  There are very scientific and exacting descriptions of the study, but I will try to break it down into the […]