Clients with bad backs clutch onto their MRI scans . Often they are of no value. There is little correlation with disc degeneration and pain. Most people have a bit of disc degeneration.
MRI’s are often ordered by doctors for patients as placebo’s
But for those who want a bit more insight into MRI magic, here is the best lay persons description I can find. Focus on slides 61-63.
As this slide show says, “ask specific questions”