An MRI gives some people peace of mind, but will do nothing to change the symptoms of your condition. Many people say “I need an MRI because it still hurts.” Keep in mind, the problem does not change because an MRI is done. Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, is a very useful diagnostic tool. A MRI is helpful at diagnosing many common orthopedic problems. However, an MRI may not always be necessary, and may not be helpful in some situations.
Patients are sometimes upset if their doctor does not order an MRI, and may feel as though they are getting inadequate medical care. If you think you need an MRI, ask your doctor. He or she should be able to explain to you why you do, or don’t, need an MRI.
If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of someone else’s negligence and your doctor has ordered a diagnostic MRI, call the TRIPP LAW FIRM at (888) 392-LAWS (5297) for an immediate telephone case evaluation. Injury Attorney G. Alan Tripp, Jr., and the on-call staff are available 24 hours a day.