My PT told me today that after an injury especially after spine surgery
Oral steroids ( medrol dose pak) is usually given for 6-10 days before having an MRI
To reduce the swelling so that the radiologist can get a CLEARER VIEW of the spinal structures
To give a MORE ACCURATE impression and diagnosis.
This makes sense to me!
Reduce the swelling to be able to see the discs, facets, pars etc....better
Anyone else heard about this?
I am 12 weeks lumbar lamenectomies and have injured myself.
Steroids were prescribed first, then if no imorovement or if worse an MRI will be ordered.