A Low Back MRI Won’t Get You Surgery Any Quicker

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Disc herniation Vs. Spinal Stenosis. Why Do I have Sciatica? Dr. Ken Nakamura
Do you have severe lower back pain that you think requires surgery?   Did your medical doctor tell you that you need an MRI before surgery?   Did the same doctor tell you that your low back MRI will take months of waiting for an appointment, followed by a long another waiting period of months to years to get lower back surgery?     MRI’s are regarded as one the best types of imaging that is easy to do and non-invasive. By non-invasive I mean that you don’t have to have a needle stuck in your lower back possibly damaging your[...]

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Getting X-rays Or MRI Early: Will Imaging Make A Difference For You?

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MRI Lumbar Spine -Better To Have MRI Early: Downtown Toronto Chiropractor Dr. Ken Nakamura
Should you get an X-ray or MRI right away?   Do you need a CAT scan?   What type of imaging is best for your lower back pain?   Chiropractic guidelines like their medical guidelines recommend that a preliminary X-ray be taken if you are over 70 years old, and for even minor trauma if you are over 50 years old.    As a general guideline, X-rays are necessary in the following cases.   If you have sustained a significant traumatic injury at any age. If you have experienced any type of trauma (even a minor one) if over age 50. For[...]

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Why Is Disc Herniation Surgery Success Rate Only 50%?

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Why Is Disc Herniation Surgery Success Rate 50%?- Toronto Downtown Chiropractor
Are you considering getting surgery for your low back?   Would you like to know why many low back disc surgeries fail?   Most people think that an bulging disc on an MRI means, that is the cause of their low back pain. This mistake is made by doctors, chiropractors and radiologists alike.     An MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. The problem with MRIs is that almost no single person has a completely normal MRI. “It is very rare for an MRI to come back with the words “normal study,“ said Dr. Christopher DiGiovanni, a professor of orthopedics and a sports medicine specialist[...]

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MRI, CT Scan, X-rays: Is An MRI, CT scan or X-ray best for my pain?

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Do you need an MRI?   Will a CT scan diagnose your problem?   Did your doctor not order an X-ray when you thought you needed one?   In this article, I reveal when you should have an MRI, CT scan and X-rays, along with which one is best for your particular problem and what to watch out for.   An MRI is short for Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and uses magnets and radio waves to make a digital picture of your body.  An MRI and CT scan is more sensitive than an X-ray but each can see certain parts of[...]

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