What is MRI Cervical Spine?

Category: Procedures

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Generic name: MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a medical imaging technique that uses magnets and radio waves to create pictures of the organs and tissues within the body. These images can be used to evaluate your body’s structure and function. It is especially useful for the musculoskeletal system.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Brain lesions 75 4
Diagnostic assessment 46 8
Multiple Sclerosis 29 3
Improve mobility 17 3
Increase effect of another treatment 15 1
Nerve pain (neuralgia) 15 2

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 3
None 27

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with MRI Cervical Spine

Side effect Patients
Allergic reaction 1
Bulging disc 1
Lightheadedness 1
Panic attacks 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently having MRI Cervical Spine

Dosage Patients
as needed 12
one time 8
yearly 6
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 28
Usually 0
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 5
Not at all hard to take 19
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 12
Not specified 16
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5 patient evaluations for MRI Cervical Spine

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Lukasz
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Lukasz
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: vg
I have:
MS

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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

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Rejoice
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Rejoice
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 45
Condition: Spinal Stenosis 28 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Spinal Stenosis

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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

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Dymond
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Dymond
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: None
Overall: None
Cognition: none
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: none
I am: g
I have:
MS

See Dymond's full MRI Cervical Spine history

Oct 7, 2008 (Started Aug 06, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks
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