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Does A Herniated Disk Always Show Up On A Spine Mri
Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more
2 Things I Don't Say: I tend to avoid using "always" or "never." so no, arthritis doesn't always show up on an mri. You might see changes in a joint related to arthritis: spurs or osteophytes in osteoarthritis (wear and tear arthritis), or perhaps joint erosion in rheumatoid arthritis. Mris generally are good tests for showing soft tissue changes - and they have the advantage of using no radiation (xray). Lgromkomd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chest CT thoracic sp: A CT of the chest does show some of the thoracic spine and disc spaces, but not the lumbar spine where most symptomatic herniated discs are ...Read more
If I have a slipped or herniated disc or a rotation in my spine and a bruised spine will that stuff show up on a ct? Or is it best to have a mri?
Could X-ray of low back show a spinal tumor? X-ray was done for follow up for a flare up of a herniated disc. Severe low back pain where herniation is
Only at later stage: X=ray is not a good screening tool for spinal tumor, as visualization of a radiolucent defect on x-rays requires a 50% destruction of the vertebral body. One typically notices a sign called "winking owl sign" on plain x-ray as a late presentation of spinal tumor. There are better ways of visualizing and diagnosing spinal tumors. X-rays are least preferred as it is not very sensitive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It may or it may not: As disc herniations have been shown to shrink in size or resolve over time as demonstrated on sequential mri's over a period of 6 months 60% are smaller or not demonstrated any longer in persons who had sciatic symptoms, also realize that asymptomatic people with MRI can reveal a disc herniation and sciatica can occur without a herniation with other sources for the pain. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes it can: Frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis can show up on MRI as a distinct thickening of the shoulder capsule. Often an MRI is not needed as this is a clinical diagnosis. (a diagnosis made by history and examination) it is most often found in diabetics and women in their 50's and 60's. It can develop out of the blue or sometimes after shoulder injury or surgery. Good luck! ...Read more
Does early stages of spondyloarthopathy in childern always show up on mri? Can you have it and MRI come back normal? Does enthesopathy shoe up on mri?
Would spinal tumor show up on xray.Nearly constant back pain.Doc doesnt seem concerned.Say's it's just impinged nerve. Xray show compressed low spine?
Often yes: The most common tumors in the spine are cancers that have metastasized from other primary sites. They can appear as either dense (blastic) or clear (lytic) lesions on the X-Ray. In rare cases, nerve, bone marrow or, bony tumors can arise in the spine itself. At age 22, other musculoskeletal problems are far more common as cause of low back pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes it could show: Clearly.Get a more detailed answer ›
I did an MRI scan on my lumbar spine and report said 'two non significant disc bulges'. What does that means?
Non-significant: This usually will mean that there is bulging of the lumbar disks, but you should not have and clinical symptoms as its very small. In other words, its not pressing on anything. ...Read more
2010 lumbar xray scoliosis an sclerosis of facet joints a MRI in 01an06 of neck hern/buldg disc min pressure on spinal cord, what test show nerve dam?
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Can a whiplash type accident cause C5 radiculopathy, and radiculitis at c7-8 i had a MRI done and it shows bulging discs?
Yes.: However, be careful that physicians treat patients and not just findings on the MRI scan. It is possible that findings on MRI do not actually correlate with your symptoms. This is why it is important for you to seek care from a physician who tries to separate these issues out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: It can be related to how you were sutured to developing a collection of fluid under your incision like a hematoma or seroma. Or more occasionally from a spinal fluid leak -sometimes it is do to a remaining adjacent spinous process that is now prominant as the others were removed as part of the laminectomy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you have a pinched nerve but pass the neurological tests? Nothing is showing up on xray or mri
The answer is YES: It's interesting the way you phrased your question "passing neurological tests". Nice. Anyways, a description of your symptoms as to why you or someone thinks you have compression of a nerve or nerve root would be helpful to start with. Such compressions often occur without anything showing up on MRI. X-ray would be the worst imaging modality to use if one were looking for such a thing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Intermittent dull calf ache&shooting vein pain.brain&spine mri show herniated discs, bloodtest rule out blood clotting issue. On&off 4 few mths.ideas?
My lumber spine MRI shows conus medullaris terminates at lower L2 . Is it normal or low lying conus medullaris? Signal morphology is normal though.
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Is it possible for a c-spine lesion to show up on a non-contrast t-spine MRI (in the initial focus view), or is it always going to be an artifact?
Possible..: The T-spine MRI may show the lower C-spine components which are adjacent to the upper T-spine vertebra, so even though this could be an artifact it is not because of the location but rather because of the technique or the image itself. If it needs definition and confirmation a C-spine MRI should be done. ...Read more
Hi Jan, just wanted to let you know that I have C6 compression documented by neck spine MRI, nerve conduction studies and it is not postcholecystectomy syndrome as you diagnosed yesterday. Just goes to show you that medicine online doesn't work. I am st
What is the difference between a cervical spine MRI and a neck MRI? Also what do each one show and what are they used for? W
Cervical vs Neck MRI: It is the same anatomic region, but the technical parameters of the cervical spine are tailored to optimize visualization of the spine and related structures...usually looking for degenerative changes, disc herniations, spinal cord pathology, etc.. Other areas of the neck may not be well visualized. Neck MRI usually tailored for neck soft tissue structures eg lymph nodes, muscles, etc... ...Read more
Pain under left boob & left rib cage, can this be from thoracic spine?Mri shows a lot of bugled disc in thoracic area!
Yes: Thoracic spine areas will allow nerves to exit out of the spine and wrap around into the chest wall and abdomen. So herniated discs there can cause pain into these areas as well. I would consider seeing a pain specialist for treatment options like epidural steroid injection or even facet joint treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a t-spine MRI differentiate among incidental findings of kidney cyst, abscess, and tumor? Or would each of these simply show as radio-opaque area
7 herniated discs(lumbar/cervical), no injuries. diangosis of ddd. What else can cause this so young?(27yrs old) never had a t spine MRI only lumbar/cervical
All my spine Xrays show severe disc dessication/deg., loss of height, spurs, endplate irreg, osteopenia, scoliosis/kyphosis & spine MRI doesn't, why?
If you statement is-: -true, it should be obvious on an MR. In this case I would check 2 be sure that there was not a mixup in identification of whose images are whose. Be sure that they are your images. ...Read more
Can a cervical spine MRI show why someone may have lightheadedness and dizzy spells almost each day?
Would a cervical spine MRI show why you may have body tremors and pinching in left side of head? Normal head MRI already.
Not usually: There are a number of symptoms that can arise from abnormalities of the cervical spine, but tremors are pretty rarely associated with cervical spine abnormalities. A detailed exam by a neurologist can usually determine the likely potential causes if your problem. If a neurologist did examine you and recommended a cervical mri, then i would not hesitate to get one. ...Read more
I got my lumbar spine MRI which says, L4-5, Disk bulge is noted impinging on the anterior thecal sac near the exiting nerve roots. There is mild face?
Mild Facet joint : I think you meant to type (Facet Joint ) not Face. Lumbar MRI evaluate the facet joints and can show degenerative changes ( fluid in joint, or hyper trophy which is enlargement ) and these changes can narrow the spinal canal and / or neural foramen narrowing ( where nerve exit the spine. ...Read more
Extreme pain in rt t spine. Mri shows hemangioma from t3–8. No spinal or foraminal stenosis. What kind of surgeon can do ethanol injections?
Wear and tear can cause degeneration in the vertebral column, and cause discs to deteriorate. The supportive basket, nucleus fibrosis develops small tears. A bulge is minimal perhaps a few millimeters, and is clinically insignificant, but additional disc displacement such as protrusion or herniation may compress ...Read more
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