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MRI Scan Advice

SallyLouiseSSallyLouise Posts: 2
edited 12/31/2014 - 7:18 AM in Lower Back Pain
Can anyone give me some advice regarding an MRI scan?
I am 34 years old and have suffered with back pain and sciatica on and off for the past 16 years. According to my GP, physiotherapy (in the past) and my current Osteopath they think it'a a reocurring disc problem (slipped or bulging).
When my back goes on me it takes roughly 1-2 weeks to settle down using medication but this time around it seems to be taking a little longer than usual to settle and it has to be one of the most severe episodes I have ever experienced.
I am thinking of arranging for a private MRI scan to be done to have a definite diagnosis of what is going on in my back but I'm concerned by the time the scan date comes through my back will have recovered and nothing will show up on the scan, which will then be a waste of money.
Does anyone know if the slipped disc will show up even if it has gone back into place, will there be any sort of evidence on the scan to show there has been a slipped disc (scarring or something)?
Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
Sally :)


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