MRI
Misconceptions
• MRI – Less than meets the eye!
• MRI        misses     significant   problems!
  All of these discs, which are clearly
 ...
• MRI cannot detect pain generating inflammatory
  pathology MRI MISSES significant pathology in
  >77% Patients
Below are examples of
problems   the    MRI
missed, and which
caused severe pain.


                        MRI:
         ...
• MRI shows problems that may not be causing pain

• It is clearly established that a very high percentage of
  adults - w...
• Put another way: If you have back pain, and
  an MRI shows a problem that may explain the
  pain, it is very possible th...
• For More Information log on to:
   www.northamericanspine.com
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MRI Misconceptions

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MRI shows problems that may not be causing pain. It is clearly established that a very high percentage of adults - with NO back pain – would have significant problems on an MRI!

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MRI Misconceptions

  1. 1. MRI Misconceptions
  2. 2. • MRI – Less than meets the eye! • MRI misses significant problems! All of these discs, which are clearly irritated, bloody, and inflamed (swollen) were called normal on MRI!
  3. 3. • MRI cannot detect pain generating inflammatory pathology MRI MISSES significant pathology in >77% Patients
  4. 4. Below are examples of problems the MRI missed, and which caused severe pain. MRI: Doubtful clinical significance MRI: Normal Disc Space.
  5. 5. • MRI shows problems that may not be causing pain • It is clearly established that a very high percentage of adults - with NO back pain – would have significant problems on an MRI!
  6. 6. • Put another way: If you have back pain, and an MRI shows a problem that may explain the pain, it is very possible that the problem on the MRI may NOT be causing your pain! • This is because that same problem could be there even if you did not have pain.
  7. 7. • For More Information log on to: www.northamericanspine.com

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