It has been a while, but my RA Doc has ordered another mri of my cervical and thoracic areas. the Lupus blood work, would indicate that i am heading towards a break from my flare up, but the intense back pain, neck pain would let up. I asked her if there was a way to do a positional mri - she said she'd love to have that for me - that in her opinion lots of injuries disappear once laying on the table. She'd like to do a lumbar mri, due to the fact taht I have lost all curve from my neck thru the lumbar area - literally I am straight down. Wow - what constant muscle spasms can do!?
I am hoping that we find something on this mri. question for you - when this is performed, can they see things that are close to the spine - like maybe a tumor, but not actually in the disks?