Often doctors send you for an MRI because they want to stop you complaining. They should send you off to answer specific questions or validate , in invalidate, clinical assumptions. Either way, its as well to know, in advance, what the process feels like. Here is a great personal reflection from the blog “In love with lower back pain”.
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”