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A 21-year-old male asked:

fractured my vertebrae in mid back 9 years ago. er doc said i might have broke vertebrae, but can not receive mri because no insurance, help please!

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Dr. Atif Haque
Neurosurgery 18 years experience
Cant refuse: In the us, you can not be refused emergent medical treatment in an emergency room. That being said, the er doctor might not have thought your condition necessitated an emergent mri.

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Last updated Dec 10, 2013

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