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can mri show nerve damage

A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
25 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes, but EMG is betr: It is wise to see a hand specialist or Sports medicine doctor to figure out what your diagnosis is. A MRI can provide alot of soft tissue and nerve in ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Grindstaff
38 years experience Addiction Medicine
Not really: the best test for suspected nerve damage in the hand id an EMG NCV ElectroMyoGram Nerve Conduction Velocity which can be done in a Neurologist office
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Dr. Peter Nefcy
39 years experience Radiology
Not usually, but...: Unless the nerve is lacerated or there are some focal changes in the nerve, it is very difficult to see nerve damage in the hand. Some tumors or infla ... Read More

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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Yes it can.
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Yes,: MRI can show areas of damaged brain very accurately.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Chang
21 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Some: A few things... It could show evidence for example of: blood vessel "balls" a tumor effects from a stroke or whiplash multiple sclerosis plaques ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vikram Patel
37 years experience Pain Management
Nerve damage: Spinal access may cause nerve damage, espeically in untrained hands. An emg/ncv (electro-myogram, nerve conduction velocity) study would reveal if th ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
48 years experience Family Medicine
It is possible: Nerve conduction study would give information
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
39 years experience Pain Management
Emg: Nerves cann be damaged by reasons other than injury and back(spine) issues. Inflammatory, toxic, infectios causes can result in nerve damage. If the E ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vincent Popa
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Multiple causes: it can be a facet problem, and endplate irritation, or even discogenic pain without herniation, among other causes. you need to see a pain specialist
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Anatomy: Pain is a feeling not an anatomical abnormality. If there is no anatomical abnormality then there is no cause of the pain diagnosed on the MRI.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
35 years experience Neurosurgery
Head Injury/hearing: Falling and striking the back of the head can lead to a significant injury. The initial blow or coup can lead to injury to the back of the brain. The ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
Unlikely : It's probably musculoskeletal, and may be due to how you sleep, and your sleeping surface or type of mattress. Also could be due to activity your per ... Read More

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