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A 38-year-old female asked:

Can chiropractors order mri's of spine or just md's?

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Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
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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Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
But be aware that insurance companies may not pay for an MRI regardless of who orders it! MRIs should be used only for specific purposes, and when other imaging tests and exam findings aren't enough. They are very costly and overused. Make sure an MRI is covered before you have the test or you will owe several thousand dollars!
Dec 14, 2013
Last updated May 10, 2019


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