Diagnostic testing question

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Diagnostic testing question

Postby mcames12 » Wed Jun 04, 2014 3:38 pm

Is it typical for a neuro to repeat a cervical spine MRI but not the brain? What would be the advantage to doing that?

Some background -- I had negative brain and cervical spine MRI's on 3T last year, but symptoms of numbness/tingling/burning persist, particularly on left side. Also have weird throat numbness/tongue tingling at times and have had gluey eyes at times.

The cervical spine MRI showed a herniated disc at the C3 -- otherwise normal.

I"m planning to try to get him on the phone tomorrow, but would love to hear from some of you, too.

Thanks!

M
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Re: Diagnostic testing question

Postby jimmylegs » Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:24 pm

hi :) from my non-pro perspective it seems like the doc might want another look at the c3 herniation.

fyi here are some links from my fave site for spine info

disc anatomy
http://www.chirogeek.com/Anatomy%20Page ... atomy.html

on disc nutrition
http://www.chirogeek.com/Anatomy%20Page ... l_endplate

degenerative disc disease
http://www.chirogeek.com/DDD%20Page/000 ... _Aging.htm

herniation
http://www.chirogeek.com/Herniation/Her ... -page.html

MRI
http://www.chirogeek.com/MRI%20READING/MRI-reading.html
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Re: Diagnostic testing question

Postby mcames12 » Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:48 am

Thank you, this info is very helpful!
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Re: Diagnostic testing question

Postby jimmylegs » Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:00 am

no problem :D
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Re: Diagnostic testing question

Postby Wondering » Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:21 am

Hi M

Did you call the neuro? Hope you got some answers

Hugs

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