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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
17 years experience Pain Management
Talk To Doctor: See your doctor and ask them to interpret the results for you in plain english. If he cannot do that then search for a spine specialist that can spea ... Read More
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Make appointment: I would make appointment to go through your MRI with the physician who ordered it. It may sometimes be useful to write down a list of questions you m ... Read More

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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
17 years experience Pain Management
Same term: I believe they mean the same thing. That tissue adjacent to one that is being evaluated is the same density/color as the tissue being evaluated.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Piotr Obara
14 years experience Radiology
Depends...: For looking at degenerative changes, like disc herniations and degree of spinal canal or neural foramen narrowing, no contrast is needed. If the exam ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
If it is being done : For evaluation of back pain without any prior history of back surgery and one is not anticipating a diagnosis of a cancer or infection but looking for ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
39 years experience General Surgery
Possibly: Magnetic resonance imaging, is a non-invasive, non-radiation method of cross section imaging. It is used to look at soft tissues, blood vessels and b ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
45 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes : The contrast injected for MRI scan is to determine if there is scar tissue around your nerves and it is very safe with no side effect so do not worr ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Depends: This would depend on the state and country, but in general, licensed chiroprators in most states in the U.S. Can order mris of the spine.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Neurological issues: are complex ,need less delay may cause hem to you, as is interpretation with out benefit of clinical evaluation , first you must discuss with your ow ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Gause
19 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
One possibility : Pyriformis syndrome is a rare irritation of the sciatic nerve after it leaves the pelvis that can cause radiating pain. It is difficult to visualize w ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes : An abnormality of the SI joint such as an inflammatory condition, for example can cause a "sciatica". This is because the L5 nerve, which forms part ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
32 years experience Neurology
Symptoms??: No, with normal MRI's, it's unlikely to have MS. Why don't you tell us your symptoms???
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