Someone has PM'd me to say I should have put "Positional MRI" in the title, not "thank you" because a lot of people might not see this so because I couldn't find a way to change the Subject I am just reposting it. Mods can delete the other one if they would like to.
Because of you wonderful people I steered my son who has had terribly painful back (cervical, thoracic & lumbar)issues towards an Imaging Center that does Positional MRIs.
He has been suffering for about 6 years and it was steadily getting worse. He had had MRIs and been to 3 different Neurosurgeons with 3 different diagnoses, none which gave him an answer to his pain.
He is 38 and loves watersports, especially surfing. He is divorced and takes care of his 2 boys who are the loves of his life and keep him going. Last year he finally got his SSD and the boys got SSDI. It barely covers their expenses and so he constantly worries about how he will pay the bills. Luckily Medicare has taken quite good care of him so at least his meds have been cheaper.
The Positional MRIs showed so much damage (that didn't show on conventional MRIs)that his Pain Management doctor called him (something he never does!)to tell him to immediately find a surgeon (actually 2 at least) to get some new diagnoses and get his surgery, most likely multi-level fusions.
My son was so impressed with the films that he has been telling everyone he knows who have spine problems about his experience and urging them to have them.
He has a long way to go but without all of you I would never have been able to help him find his way through this difficult time in his life, so again...
I thank you all so very much and may all of you have a life without pain in your futures.
Gentle hugs to all of you.