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what could discoloration in lumber spine mri mean? doctors not worried but since my right leg has been extremely sore and tingly.

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Mri: MRI measures the spin of hydrogen ions in water. I wonder if the density of that water changes the spin and will change the signal a dehydrated disc and infected disc a tumor all show different spin.

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