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Can An Xray Show A Herniated Disc
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
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
Maybe: It may, but it probably won't be on the report. May need to call and ask the radiologist to review the study again to be sure. ...Read more
Can a full spine xray show any nerves being pinched? And a full spine xray include the lumbar region also?
No and yes: Full spine x rays would involve the lumbar area. Plain films can help in diagnosing bone problems, and narrowing of the space between vertebrae, suggesting where a problem with a pinched nerve may arise from, but definitive diagnosis is more specifically acquired by more specialized testing, like MRI and nerve conduction studies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes it could show: Clearly.Get a more detailed answer ›
Herniated Disc: Yes, an MRI should still show a herniated disc even after anti-inflammatories have been used. The drugs should help reduce swelling, but a herniated disc is a physical bulge from the disc pushing into the vertebral canal causing pressure on one or more nerve roots. No drugs can change that, even if they make the perceived pain less. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Second opinion: Is a good idea. An MRI can be submitted to http://conciergeradiologist.Com in the next few weeks for reevaluation. One picture is not enough - the whole study will need to be sent, but fortunately that's easy. This would be the best way to answer your question, since the extent of an si joint injury can range from subtle to blatant depending on how it was injured in the first place. ...Read more
Can a posterior disc syndesmophytes cervical be misdiagnosed as a osteophyte on a MRI without dye?
CT scan shows Degeneration of the sacroiliac, could a nerve be pinched there, causing my urinary retention? Would an MRI show if a nerve was pinched?
Perhaps : nerve compression can sometimes be s cause for retention. However usually you will have other symptoms also related to nerve compression such as pain, numbness etc. do you have any other health issues such as diabetes? This can cause bladder weakness also as a cause of retention . An MRI could diagnose if you have nerve entrapment . ...Read more
Would a nerve directly damaged by a spinal show up on MRI without contrast or does only compressed or pinched nerves show up?
Yes and no: The X-ray will show a mass on the bony spine , at times haze on the soft tissue on the spine and lesions eroding the spine. Al of these masses that can be seen on X-rays can be benign or malignant. Thus the X-ray will show the mass but can not prove it is cancer without a biopsy ...Read more
Can a chiropractor definitively diagnose a herniated, bulged or slip disc solely by an X-ray given in his office?
Yes and No: A disc problem will almost always show up on an MRI if it is good quality. You can have a nerve problem not caused by a disc that could easily not show up on mri. If the MRI is negative and you have nerve issues, you should see a neurologist for further evaluation. They will likely start with an emg. ...Read more
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