I have Unresolved Back Pain...
Do I need a Spinal MRI?
If you’re suffering from upper or lower back pain, particularly unresolved pain persisting a month or more, then your physician may recommend an MRI. An MRI is a diagnostic test that can be utilized to determine the exact nature of the condition causing your pain.
An MRI exam is the preferred diagnostic tool for evaluating the bones, muscles, and nerves of your spine, as well as the discs that separate your vertebrae or back bones. Generally speaking, your back is divided into the upper and lower parts, known as the thoracic and lumbar regions. In most cases only one part of your back will be scanned, but there are instances where the cause of pain is associated with multiple spinal levels (individual bones and the discs that separate them). In these instances, scanning of both the upper and lower back may be warranted.
Our radiologists at the Cleveland Clinic, recently rated one of top hospitals in the country, are committed to providing you and your doctor with the most accurate diagnosis available. In the case of a spinal MRI, that means only a dedicated Neuroradiologist (a radiologist that has undergone specialized training in the field of neurology and has passed a board examination in Neuroradiology) will interpret your exam. Comparison to any prior advanced imaging studies will be required to fully evaluate your condition. Click here to learn more about our radiology team.
Why Choose Smart Choice?
Smart Choice MRI opened its doors five years ago to provide patients in Southeastern Wisconsin with transparent and affordable imaging services. Many of us have seen our deductibles go up or have transitioned to high-deductible insurance plans. That’s why Smart Choice MRI charges just $600 for every MRI, including contrast exams. Click here to learn more about our transparent, low-cost pricing model.
Ready to Make an Appointment?
Ready to make an appointment or to learn more about Smart Choice MRI? To schedule an appointment, or to send us a general inquiry, click here. We also welcome your questions via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 414-431-0309.
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