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can MRI show nerve damage and inflammation?

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Old 07-14-2003, 09:43 AM   #1
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Post can MRI show nerve damage and inflammation?

i want to get one but what is the cost without insurance?

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Old 07-14-2003, 04:07 PM   #2
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Hi Jimmy:
MRIs are very expensive. The cost varies depending on where you live.

Old 07-14-2003, 07:24 PM   #3
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Our neurologist said the MRI does not show enough detail to show nerve damage or inflammation. My wife has had three MRI's. They cost, due to an agreement between our PPO and the outfit, between $650 and $850 each, depending on whether they use a contrast medium when they do the scan. Call around and tell them your story, that your doctor has prescribed an MRI but you have no insurance, so how much will it be if you pay cash? My brother tore his ACL years ago when he had no insurance, and he found a place who did it for $500. Talk to the head cheese, not the knucklehead at the counter.

Old 07-15-2003, 08:02 AM   #4
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Hi Jimmy,

I'm not sure if you've already mentioned this, but are you seeing a dentist who specializes in diagnosing and treating TMJ disorders? If not, that should be your first step. There are a number of tests they can do to diagnose a TMJ disorder.


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