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Hello spine health - I have a question, I had an mri today and as usual my doc asked for me to get a CD of the pictures for us to review. The MRI was supposed to be of the lumbar area, I’ve looked at 10 of these over the years so have a slight idea what I’m looking at. My issue, there was not one clear picture of my spine to determine if there was a problem. Opened the CD from my last MRI in August of 17 and very nice clear pictures. Also, my doc doesn’t rely on the images being diagnosed by a radiolisgist. He reads them himself. This MRI is to figure out exactly what he needs to repair at L3&L4, remove a infected cyst and a catheter. The pain has been really bad for just over a month now and not letting up. I’ve pushed this surgery off as long as I can. I was thinking of going back to the MRI facility and asking what the heck they did? Did they put the wrong images on my CD? Although it says my name and date of the MRI there is not one clear picture of the area on my back. Any advice is greatly appreciated and valued. Thank you for reading my long winded message.