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does mri show nerve damage

A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
24 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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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Chang
20 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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vikram Patel
36 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 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
47 years experience Family Medicine
It is possible: Nerve conduction study would give information
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience Neurology
Think about it, Remy: Whatever would you do brain MRIs for if they didn't show "damage"? The difficulty here lies with your terminology. Brain "damage" is so vague as to be ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Yes it can.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Chang
20 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
no: It has great specificity (when it shows a problem there's really a problem), but poor sensitivity (when the EMG does not show a problem there in fact ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Ghani
23 years experience Radiology
Yes: Mri is an excellent imaging test to demonstrate damage to tendons and ligaments among other structures.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Depending on etiology and severity of hypoxia
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience Psychiatry
Stimulants: Stimulants such as Cocaine and amphetamine exert their effects on the user's nervous system and change the user's emotions, behavior, and affects cogn ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Flavia De la cruz
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Time : It may or may not show, but it depends on the age and extent of the injury.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
MRI brain: An MRI is quite sensitive to brain damage and should be helpful in determining the amount that might have been done.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam King
Dr. Adam King answered
14 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
No: I know it can be very frustrating sometimes, but brain-damaged does not always show up on any of the imaging studies that we have. Usually memory and ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Yes,: but they may need to do special sequences in addition to the standard brain in order to detect subtle changes.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koslow
42 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: Yes.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Trinidad
26 years experience Neurosurgery
It is possible: If any nerve is compressed severely for a long time it can be permanently damaged damage at l4- could cause foot drop it is possible to see compr ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Krulak
22 years experience Family Medicine
MRI: I am a little unclear on the question. If the damage exists, then an MRI should pick it up. If it is seen on one study, then it should also be seen on ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Kusher
37 years experience Holistic Medicine
MRI shows masses: MRI is designed to show only space-occupying lesions; Alzheimer's, unless in the advanced stages, results in brain changes, but does not alter the str ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Drourr
28 years experience Pain Management
Maybe: Depends on how severe the damage is. MRI with contrast may show more.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Khounganian
17 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Need a spinal tap: For evaluating spinal fluid a spinal tap is necessary. This is the only way to evaluate the fluid for any problems. An MRI would only be able to eval ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
30 years experience Cardiology
Not usually: Am amgiogram should not usually cause any nerve damage. Since to perform an angiogram, one must access an a rtery there can be temporary discomfort w ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
ecg: Ecg will not show nerve damage.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
No : But it can show up on a cervical spine MRI at cervical spine level c1/c2.

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