MRI Scans

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a highly versatile imaging technique and an excellent investigative tool for a variety of tasks including bone and joint problems. These scans involve the use of magnets and radio waves to produce detailed 3-D images of the different structures of the body by essentially mapping out the location of fat and water in the body.

MRI Scan

Although MRI scanning is useful in a number of ways, in the investigation and diagnosis of mechanical or localised spinal pain, MRI scans can unfortunately, miss abnormalities; indeed the problem often is that, normal looking structures on MRI are actually very inflamed, and abnormal looking structures are not the cause of ongoing symptoms.

They are also often not possible in patients with claustrophobia or metal implants e.g. dorsal column stimulators, cerebral artery clips and some types of pacemaker.

Please refer to the section on SPECT CT scans

How I Can Help

There is no need to suffer with debilitating pain; help is at hand! If you are suffering with pain and it will not go away despite the passage of time and using simple pain relieving medications, physiotherapy etc., then I can see you for a comprehensive evaluation of your problem.

Sometimes I alone cannot help you and I work closely with colleagues – surgeons, physiotherapists and psychologists which is important in such care – the multidisciplinary team.

Email enquiries@painmanagement.org.uk or call us on 020 7060 5109 for an appointment. Leave a message if you get through to a voicemail and you will be called back.

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