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Will a head and neck mri be able to detect a head or neck injury?

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Dr. Rohit Keswani
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
Sometimes: If your head/neck symptoms are stemming from pathology in the brain or cervical spine then these tests may reveal something. If its muscular pain, then probably not. Realize that an MRI is just a picture at that point in time, and is not a physiologic test. However, it can be a very helpful test, especially if the symptoms aren't going away in a few weeks time.

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