Welcome, Friend!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Veritas-Health LLC has recently released patient forums to our Arthritis-Health web site.

Please visit http://www.arthritis-health.com/forum

There are several patient story videos on Spine-Health that talk about Arthritis. Search on Patient stories
Protect anonymity
We strongly suggest that members do not include their email addresses. Once that is published , your email address is available to anyone on the internet , including hackers.

Notice
All discussions and comments that contain an external URL will be automatically moved to the spam queue. No external URL pointing to a medical web site is permitted. Forum rules also indicate that you need prior moderator approval. If you are going to post an external URL, contact one of the moderators to get their approval.
Attention New Members
Your initial discussion or comment automatically is sent to a moderator's approval queue before it can be published.
There are no medical professionals on this forum side of the site. Therefore, no one is capable or permitted to provide any type of medical advice.
This includes any analysis, interpretation, or advice based on any diagnostic test

MRI'S and Osteoporosis

RefugeeRRefugee Posts: 100
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:37 AM in Osteoporosis and Fractures
Im having an MRI done of my upper and lower back do to the constant severe tingling that causes me to have an inability to move it gets very strong then slowely starts going away then flares again then away. This isnt an every night occurance and it happens between the middle to lower back on both sides of spine. also feels like muscle is knotted on both sides of spine. Im just curious when i have it done will it show the affects of the osteo or no? Has anyone had this type of problem before and if so what was your diagnosis? I have been battling this for some time now and we are out of options as to what is causing it so if anyone has any idea of something i could test for i would really appreciate it. I had my emg test and it came back with chronic abnormalities at the c6 level and carpul tunnel right side. anyone?Please? any suggestion at all? im about tested out i have no where else to turn but here in hopes that someone may recognize this symptom and have a possible answer. I have tried to research this but have came up empty handed. thank you to all who read this.
advertisement

Comments

  • i dont think the mri will show what is needed to know to determine osteoarthritis. the tingling sounds more like a spinal issue or even your suspected ms issue. whenever drs wanted to know about osteoporosis in me they never used the mri....also i believe that the ct scan is considered a better tool for determining condition of the bones....take care....pete


  • Hi Refugee
    One can usually determine osteoarthritis by looking over regular x-ray's.
Sign In or Register to comment.