Re: will an MRI show nerve damage or anything else aside from disc herniation ?
A MRI doesn't always show everything,it depends on how its done.I've had one done standard,one done with contrast and now having one done with radiation.
I've had 3 EMG's and the first 2 MRI's are not adding up to the EMG's.With the radiation it gives a more in depth picture to exactly what is causing the nerve compressions,it'll show more of the scar tissue's ,lesions(which is scar tissue on the spinal cord or nerve endings)cysts, tumors.I don't know why they don't use this type of MRI more often.It's a very safe and effective source of seeing a clearer picture.
But I know it's fairly new.It's guicker too.
Last edited by duttin; 10-03-2005 at 04:20 AM.