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MRI before surgery - GET an UPRIGHT or WEIGHT BEARING MRI!

Peter1985Peter1985 Posts: 12
edited 08/02/2013 - 6:23 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Most of you having spinal problems are having standard laying down MRI which is a huge mistake. Most of the time our body is affected by gravity and I can assure you that you MRI will look different when made standing or sitting. So before you consider having an MRI make sure that your hospital has the right one. Sitting or standing MRI gives much detailed visualization of the disc related or any other problem that occurs within your spine.





  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 11,347
    There various medical situations that can decide which is the better MRI units to use.
    The old standard MR resolutions are still better than the site or standup MRI units. While those units are improving, as of now, they can not produce the imaging results that the standard can..

    So, there is NO REASON why ANYONE here should take the previous opening thread as a means of making your decisions
    Decisions like that should only be done with your doctor.
    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • Peter1985Peter1985 Posts: 12
    edited 08/02/2013 - 6:26 AM
    You don't need a doctor to tell you that. It's pure physics.
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  • It is your opinion that one form of MRI is better than another, it is not medical fact. Please do not infer such. These forums are for patients to support one another, and not to provide medical advice .
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  • I just had my pre-surgical MRI today at the #1 top rated ortho hospital in the country and I was lying down on the table.
    I trust their experience and method of testing
  • Peter1985Peter1985 Posts: 12
    edited 08/03/2013 - 12:25 AM
    The purpose of this thread is mainly informative I just made this thread because of my friend. He had his MRI done a weak ago. He's in pain while walking, standing or sitting but everything's fine when his in bed. He showed me his MRI and description. Everything was normal with a bit loss of signal on L5/S1 (darkened disc). His doc just gave him some pain killers and relaxation meds thats all. But he's still in pain. So I'm guessing that it is the S1 disc that causing the problems - yes I'm not a specialist so I'm just guessing. Here you have an example of a cervical herniations visible only with hyper extension:
    It's actually pretty cool because you can look inside you even better and adjust your PT even more precisely to your personal needs.
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  • There are thousands of reasons why people have back pain, not all of them having anything at all to do with disc issues. Most back pain is caused simply by muscle strain and sprain, so your friend could be having back pain from simply moving in the wrong way.
    You are guessing as to the cause of his pain, since anyone over the age of 18 is going to have some drying out of discs, it occurs naturally, as part of the aging process in human beings.
    Please stop infering things that are not necessarily medical fact as such.
    It is misleading information, and counterproductive to the purposes of this forum.
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