A 60-year-old female asked:
mom has excruciating pain in lower leg spreading down to ankle. blood work and x-ray normal. scheduled for leg mri. should we ask for spine mri too?
1 doctor answer
Dr. John Rhoades answered
47 years experience Family Medicine
Progressive testing: Your Dr. is eval the problem and doing the tests in a progressive manner. If the leg MRI is neg and no answer is obtained, then further testing will be done. Certainly it is approp to ask the Dr about the next steps if the leg MRI is negative. Keep the discussion open about the next steps.
Answered on Oct 19, 2014
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