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Deep burning in forearm. Negativefor pinched nerve on mri. Comes and goes. Doesn't feel muscular. What could it be?

Deep burning in forearm. Negativefor pinched nerve on mri. Comes and goes.  Doesn't feel muscular.  What could it be?

Varies : There are a lot of possibilities. An MRI is a good test for major structural problems, but it may not pick up subtle cases of nerve impingment. A real detailed exam can usually determine the likely cause, followed by appropriate studies to confirm. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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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What is cheaper a meg or a MRI with contrast to find a pinched nerve?

What is cheaper a meg or a MRI with contrast to find a pinched nerve?

EMG?: I think you may mean emg. They are not tests that tell you the same thing. So you can't really compare them that way. The MRI will tell you where the problems are anatomically. The EMG gives more physiologic information. ...Read more

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Is it possible for an MRI scan to miss pinched nerve/ blocked nerve signals?

Possible but: It is unlilkely to miss significant nerve pressure problems it dosen't measure nerve signals, an EMG can measure those MRI is a good test to show surgically significant problems alternative cervical ct myleogram but has risks overmri. ...Read more

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Why doesn't my doctor do an MRI for pinched nerve?

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Pinched nerve: It's up to your doctor's clinical impression to order the appropriate test. For pinched nerve, sometimes we will order nerve test and sometimes we order MRI or combination of both. Please discuss it further with your doctor. ...Read more

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Other than MRI, how can a doctor diagnose a pinched nerve?

Other than MRI, how can a doctor diagnose a pinched nerve?

Other ways: A good history and detailed neurological exam can be a good start. Tests besides a MRI would be an EMG/Nerve Conduction Study can support the above and can be used to document the root involved, give some information as to the severity, and exclude other possible causes. CAT Scans can be helpful but pale in comparison with a MRI. A myelogram can also be used in patients who cannot undergo a MRI. ...Read more

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Went to 2 ers for my severe neck pain they said they think its a pinched nerve, im in exstreme pain and i think i need a MRI how can I get one w/o insurance the pain is causing my BP to stay up around196/152 this pain is affecting my health and i can't ge

Went to 2 ers for my severe neck pain they said they think its a pinched nerve, im in exstreme pain and i think i need a MRI how can I get one w/o insurance the pain is causing my BP to stay up around196/152 this pain is affecting my health and i can't ge

County facility : I would recommend that you inquire at your local county medical clinic for assistance. The other option is to pay to see a private care physician who after an evaluation may refer you for a cervical MRI that you again will have to pay cash and/or work out a payment plan. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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What wording would i look for on a cervical/lumbar MRI that would indicate a pinched nerve?

Herniated disc: There are different causes of a "pinched" nerve. The most common and most readily treated is a herniated disc (or hnp-herniated nucleus pulposis). This means that there is a protrusion of disc material from its usual status so that it impinges on a nerve root. Other terms include "stenosis"-this means narrowing of the canals where the nerves travel. ...Read more

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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