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Does an MRI show damage...

cblack28ccblack28 Posts: 2
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:43 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
even when not in severe pain? I was in such pain last week when the MRI was scheduled, but now the pain has diminished. I still have pain, but not the same pain the drove me to the hospital to get a shot of morphine.


  • An MRI will show the soft tissue in the body. If there was something wrong at the time of the mri it will show. many times however pain is due to irritation and not a physical change to the body. If you strain a tendon it will cause pain but it won't show strain on an mri.

    do you have a history of spine problems or was this a one time pain? any idea what might have happened?
  • I have DDD in my cervical spine. I have been in constant pain for the past 4 years. However the pain is getting worse and also think there must be nerve damage because of the shooting pains down my arm and numbness in 3 of my fingers.
  • thoracic outlet syndrome or carpal tunnel syndrome or any number or neurological problems have you had a nerve conduction test done and a doppler blood flow done ? these test will give your clinician a more accurate diagnosis of your condition,,keep on asking questions !
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