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Help... MRI gone wrong.... Spinal Fusion related



  • LizLiz Posts: 7,832
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    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • I am wondering if he had a panic attack. I have had a few MRI's, and even the open ones are somewhat disturbing. I take xanax before an MRI. He could ask his doctor what he thinks.
    Kathleen Mahoney
  • I don't have a cage, but have a S1-L5 fusion and was told by the neuro the rods and screws are perfectly fine for MRIs, that is very concerning though. Had he had any recent xrays that may show where all the metal is sitting? Since the surgery I've had MRIs without issue. What has the doctor said about his reaction?
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