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X-ray vs. MRI

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:38 AM in Spinal Stenosis
Hey Everyone- hoping someone can help clear up something for me. I recently went to my GP for hamstring/calf pain and had an x-ray done first. According to my doctor, I had stenosis (unchanged from an x-ray I had done 3 years ago) and she ordered an MRI. This MRI result was "mild degeneration at L1/L2, osteoarthritis throughout the spine, and no stenosis." Isn't that odd? Has anyone heard of this type of disparity between an x-ray and an MRI?

I start PT on Wednesday.

History: I am 41 now and I had a spinal fusion at age 10 for Spondylolisthesis and I had the plate/screw fusion in my neck about 10 years ago.

Thanks in advance for any help!!!


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