Can nerve pain be seen on mri - Doctor answers

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I have found out I got nerve pain but I am still waiting for an MRI to see what's causing the pain have u got and advice for me how to ease the pain?

I have found out I got nerve pain but I am still waiting for an MRI to see what's causing the pain have u got and advice for me how to ease the pain?

Vague: I would consult the dr. That ordered your mri. Can't just start prescribing meds without hopefully determining a source of your problem. You might try warm water aerobics/baths/etc. Or stretching, but hard to make any educated advice without even knowing where the nerve pain is located. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Mri (Definition)

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


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my mri found 5 herniated discs and a tear in my thecal sac. Pain just keeps getting worse, and I now I shooting nerve pain, headaches and blurryness.

my mri found 5 herniated discs and a tear in my thecal sac. Pain just keeps getting worse, and I now I shooting nerve pain, headaches and blurryness.

Spine evaluation: It sounds like you had imaging ordered by a specialist. I encourage you to follow up with a specialist in spine surgery for a full history and physical exam. Your physician will evaluate the spinal imaging you had performed and also evaluate you for conditions such as spinal stenosis and possible problems with cerebrospinal fluid circulation and your headaches and neurological symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can cause erratic nerve pain down one leg? Spine MRI normal, lumber spine fine.

What can cause erratic nerve pain down one leg? Spine MRI normal, lumber spine fine.

See pain management: Impingement of the S1 nerve can lead to weakness and erratic nerve pain down one leg. The interventional pain management involves special procedures to treat and manage nerve impingement pain. Ask your PCP for the specialist referral. ...Read more

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Thigh goes numb nerve pain when lying had MRI for this year's ago showed nothing I have a knot on side of thigh dime sized hard tofeel at times burns?

Thigh goes numb nerve pain when lying had MRI for this year's ago showed nothing I have a knot on side of thigh dime sized hard tofeel at times burns?

Meralgia Paresthetic: This could be Meralgia Paresthetica - which is a benign neuropathy of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. This would not be diagnosed by an MRI. I am not sure the know is related and could be a benign lipoma. Your physician can confirm the Meralgia Paresthetica or have you see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Have recently been in a rta, since then my leg has become very weak and suffering from severe nerve pain down outer thigh. Mri rules out spine. Help?

Have recently been in a rta, since then my leg has become very weak and suffering from severe nerve pain down outer thigh. Mri rules out spine. Help?

Recommend EMG/NCS: Recommend you see a nerve/spine specialist (usually a neurologist or physiatrist) that does a lot of nerve conductions studies or is board certified in EMG to rule out any nerve entrapment or injury. If the MRI rules out your spine as a source then a nerve injury might need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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MRI says Postero central and paracentral disc protusion at L5 S1 nerve pain left^right is surgery required although after rest less pain and relief.

MRI says Postero central and paracentral disc protusion at L5 S1 nerve pain left^right is surgery required although after rest less pain and relief.

No surgery: If pain is better with rest or meds then no surgery is indicated. Watch out for urinary or bowel incontinence, leg weakness and numbness around anal aperture, coz that would be serious such as cord compression. ...Read more

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Have had leg nerve pain, got mri, showed mild arthritis in facet joints. What are they?

See below: The facet joints are cartilage covered joints that link one vertebrae with another. They guide the motion of the spine. With age they do get more arthritic but do not always cause pain. Pain from facet joints is usually achy and can certainly radiate down into the leg. Usually the pain from facet joints goes into the buttocks, back of the thigh and sometimes to the upper calf. Worse with standing. ...Read more

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Can muscle unbalances cause Pain in SI joint Area on one side? Plus nerve pain down leg. Had MRI and showed no disk problems, pain in side really sharp

Yes but may not b: Yes muscle involvement can be involved, but also the facet joints can also cause radiating down the leg. As part of your evaluation the other thing to consider is if the nerve is being irritated outside the spine such as by the piriformis muscle. These are things your physician will need to try to evaluate and help you ...Read more

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Lower disc pain in my back, slight numbnes and nerve pain at R foot, then both feet, L-MRI is normal, Neurologist and ortho says normal. I'm not comfort?

Lower disc pain in my back, slight numbnes and nerve pain at R foot, then both feet, L-MRI is normal, Neurologist and ortho says normal. I'm not comfort?

Numbness: A bulging or herniated lumbar disk causing numbness in both feet is highly unusual. Peripheral neuropathy is a more likely cause. Tests like an EMG, vitamin b12 level, hgbA1c (diabetes test), thyroid studies may be considered. Discuss this with your physician or neurologist. ...Read more

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Can SI Joint pain cause nerve pain in the calf? Get horrible pain at night when trying to sleep. Had MRI and have no disk problems, so confused.

Sciatica: SI joint pain alone can't, but if you have a muscle spasm irritating your sciatic nerve, it can cause pain shooting down your leg. This requires very specific treatment. See your doctor who can examine you and prescribe the correct medications. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Six weeks after laminectomy, MRI shows a 9 cm pseudo meningocele coupled with head and eye pains, left leg nerve pain. Surgery to repair or wait?

Six weeks after laminectomy, MRI shows a 9 cm pseudo meningocele coupled with head and eye pains, left leg nerve pain. Surgery to repair or wait?

Pseudomeningocoele: You a loosing CSF that will cause low pressure HA. The hole in your meninges probable needs a patch to prevent this. Possibilities of spontaneous closure seem limited. Get a second opinion, from a different clinic or out of town if your surgeon is reluctant to fix it. ...Read more

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Back pain right foot nerve pain, numbness in both feet, specially when bending moving object running, MRI is normal Is that common? Should I have x-ray?

Back pain right foot nerve pain, numbness in both feet, specially when bending moving object running, MRI is normal Is that common? Should I have x-ray?

MRI of what??: The symptoms you describe could be from your lumbar spine! If your spine MRI is normal the next step would be a visit to a Neurologist! Another xray would be useless!

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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I have nerve pain in my right foot when bending, doing some activities&when holding an object, plus a lower back pain, Lumbar MRI is normal. Sacrum MRI?

I have nerve pain in my right foot when bending, doing some activities&when holding an object, plus a lower back pain, Lumbar MRI is normal. Sacrum MRI?

CT Scan: I would suggest a CT scan of the lumbar back. Your symptoms are still suggestive of an L4 radiculopathy.
MRI is better at seeing muscles not nerves. Ask the radiologist to suggest the best imaging test. Some CT scans use dye some do not. Your regular doctor can order the CT based on the radiologists input.
An Orthopedic spine specialist could offer better diagnostic/imaging next steps as well. ...Read more

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Causes of nerve pain from the L. thumb-wrist, to the L. Arm bicep, with a swollen 1 in. Lump around Extensor pollicis brevis, with a clear neck MRI?

It could be due to a: Several conditions like De Quervain's tenosynovitis which is a painful inflammation of the tendons on the thumb side of the wrist, carpal tunnel syndrome affecting the tendon across the wrist, a radial nerve or other nerve entrapments, or an abnormal fluid collection like a ganglion cyst. See a specialist for electrodiagnostic testing or imaging studies. ...Read more

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Other causes of severe nerve pain in both legs, feet, pelvis and groin with tingling, numbness. Mri shows no compression in spine, no diabetes. Help?

Other causes of severe nerve pain in both legs, feet, pelvis and groin with tingling, numbness. Mri shows no compression in spine, no diabetes. Help?

Abnormal nerve: Neuropathy is a condition resulting from abnormal nerve function. Neuropathy can be due to certain vitamin deficiencies, nerve damage due to trauma, alcohol consumption, radiation, side effects of certain medications, or due to certain medical conditions such as diabetes. Treatment varies depending on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Neuralgia (Definition)

Can also be described as neuropathic pain or "nerve pain" which can occur anywhere in the body. It can also be due to many disorders such as direct nerve damage, diabetes, ...Read more