I was wondering if anyone has had an upright MRI? I am having one done tomorrow and I am hoping it will show something that the regular lay down type MRI'S I've had in the past might have missed. Most of my pain comes when I sit or stand with very little pain while laying down. I am thinking this is a better way to do a MRI because it is done while the spine is under a load so it might show what is really going on. I have the normal problems at the L5-S1 and L4-L5 levels but my neuro says my other MRI'S don't show anything really bad that would be causing my pain which consists of mostly leg muscle issues.
I had 2 laminectomies back in 2001 and was pain free for 5 years before the pain came back again and I have been trying to put off fusion since then. I hope this new MRI will show exactly what is going and might give me a different option other than fusion. I really think this new MRI is a great new diagnostic tool.