Affordable Back MRI or Spine MRI
What are some common uses of the procedure?
MR imaging of the spine is performed to:
- assess the spinal anatomy and alignment.
- detect congenital anomalies of vertebrae or the spinal cord.
- assess intervertebral disk disease (degenerated, bulging or herniated) and intervertebral joint disease, both frequent causes of severe lower back pain and sciatica (back pain radiating into a leg).
- assess compression of spinal cord and nerves.
- help plan spinal surgical procedures, such as decompression of a pinched nerve or spinal fusion.
- monitor changes in the spine after an operation, such as scarring or infection.
- guide the injection of steroids to relieve spinal pain.
- explore other possible causes of back pain (compression fracture, for example).
- image spinal infection or tumors that arise in, or have spread to, the spine.
- assess inflammation of the spinal cord or nerves.