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Hello Hazeldream50, and Welcome....

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Closed MRI

I never realized there was a difference! I've always wanted an "Open" MRI and have always been sent to a facility with a closed MRI. (And I've had MRIs of so many parts of my body I would have thought it would have come up before!)

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PlumbTuckeredOut wrote:I

PlumbTuckeredOut wrote:
I never realized there was a difference! I've always wanted an "Open" MRI and have always been sent to a facility with a closed MRI. (And I've had MRIs of so many parts of my body I would have thought it would have come up before!)

Learn something new every day!
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Should I get an MRI?

I've been wondering about getting an MRI...My history with neck and back pain is long and originates from a car accident in 2003 and a resultant compact thrust fracture to my C7 vertebra and ongoing soft tissue pain from side whiplash. I won't go into it too much here seeing as it's only a comment, but ever since I took my first desk job last year for 2 months (I was in so much pain from day 3 that I wasn't sure I could do it, but I stuck it out because I needed the money. The pain finally won though and I had to leave) the pain seemed to change and normal pain medicines weren't working anymore, not even opiates, and it's still there almost a year later with little improvement. My physiotherapist claims that one area of the pain that follows down the back of my arm is linked to the nerve associated with the C7, and so he and one other doctor have suggested it's a nerve problem and that I should get an MRI of my neck, but another 2 doctors (both of whom have implied that the pain is just in my mind) told me there was no point in having an MRI because even if they found a pinched nerve or something similar to explain away the pain they wouldn't operate on it so the MRI would be a waste of money and I'd still be in pain anyway so I should just go take my pain killers and stop whining (not an exact quote but more or less what they were saying). I have a note for an MRI (my mother literally phoned and bullied it out of the specialist, to my embarrassment) but I'm wondering if I should actually get one if it may not make a difference?

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I'm glad for you , I had

I'm glad for you , I had herniation in same area that wasn't seen right away.
The rsad issue is a person in pain - MRI tests normal - only logical answer is the pain is in their head???????
It's one of the more disgusting aspects of many in the medical field.

Do your due dilegence, trust you know your body and question everything if it does not fit. Advocate for yourself and you will be suprised what will be revealed trusting your body and instinct.

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