Hello, first ever post on here so sorry if I sound completely clueless!
I have just been told that I need an entire back MRI, I have suffered with upper and lower back pain for a long time now, i literally never get any rest from the pain, so I'm glad that at last someone is helping me.
The only thing I'm slightly nervous about it the fact that MRI machines are quite small, and being a little claustrophobic I'm really not looking forward to the prospect of being stuck in one of these!
So a couple of questions that I have, which i would really appreciate someone's answer on:
Can they sedate you for the scan?
how long does an entire back scan take? (without contrast i think)
thanks in advance!