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Will An Xray Show A Pinched Nerve
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
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
Would a nerve directly damaged by a spinal show up on MRI without contrast or does only compressed or pinched nerves show up?
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
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
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, but EMG is betr: It is wise to see a hand specialist or Sports medicine doctor to figure out what your diagnosis is. A MRI can provide alot of soft tissue and nerve information. However, EMGs are the most objective tests to provide data about nerves and their function. Be prepared to explain your symptoms to your physician and any relationship to repetitive trauma via work or hobbies or computer use. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Maybe uncomfortable: Most patient's tell me it was not as painful as anticipated. The ncs involves electrical stimulation of the nerves, the EMG involves inserting a very small needle into several mucles. I think most patients describe the test as uncomfortable not painful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes it could show: Clearly.Get a more detailed 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
Mri: can not see bursa on xray exam ...Read more
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