46 patient evaluations for MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)

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Dec 22, 2016 (Started Jan 23, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (radiation exposure)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Yearly
Cost: $200+ monthly

Jul 18, 2010 (Started Jan 23, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Yearly
Advice & Tips: If you are claustraphobic, ask for an "open-air" MRI. Otherwise, the MRI machines are like tubes. A typical MRI is fairly expensive...so shop around because some centers are less expensive. However, most insurance companies cover an MRI as a diagnostic procedure in determining the location of and/or further progression of plaques/lesions in the brain and spine.

Nov 21, 2008 (Started Jan 23, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Yearly
Advice & Tips: MRIs are very expensive so if you need one, make sure your insurance covers it.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 7, 2016 (Started Dec 26, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for urinary incontinence)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for tremor in legs)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for paresthesia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain in lower back)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain in legs)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for muscle tension)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for muscle spasms)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for muscle and joint pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for cramps in feet)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 4, 2016 (Started Sep 16, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Diagnostic assessment)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Yearly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 4, 2016 (Started Nov 19, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Diagnostic assessment)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Yearly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 26, 2015 (Started Dec 26, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for urinary incontinence)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for tremor in legs)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for tremor in hands)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for sleep paralysis)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for ringing in ears (tinnitus))
  • Effectiveness
    None (for paresthesia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain in upper back)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain in arms)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for noise intolerance)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for muscle tension)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for muscle spasms)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for migraine)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for memory problems)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for light sensitivity (photophobia))
  • Effectiveness
    None (for headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for dizziness)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: One time
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 25, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Diagnostic assessment)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for brain lesions)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 15, 2015 (Started Jul 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for spontaneous intracranial hypotension)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for migraine)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Diagnostic assessment)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 10, 2014 (Started Dec 10, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for spinal stenosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: At C5-C6 there is a disc-osteophyte complex measuring 4mm in the left paracentral and foraminal distribution, which contributes to moderate left foraminal stenosis. Minimal right foraminal narrowing. The spinal AP thecal diameter is 9mm. At C6-7 there is a small posterocentral disc protrusion measuring 2mm.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 15, 2014 (Started Oct 08, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for brain lesions)
  • Side effects
    Severe (apprehension and sense of impending doom)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: Yearly
Advice & Tips: Important tool for Dr. to elevate the effectiveness of the drug you are taking. The benefits would be to better treat the patient. My last MRI showed 2 new lesions in brain. I started having increased back pain with difficulty in walking my herniated disc are the problem. My back is inject with steroids , put on a muscle relaxant, and exercise therapy and back to normal. It is not the MS but my degenerative disc disease.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 17, 2014 (Started Jul 21, 1997)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Diagnostic assessment)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: One time

  • 0 helpful marks
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