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Old 06-15-2015, 07:50 PM #1
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Is MRI without a contrast good enough for a neck pain ? I'm freaking out because of the contrast, I think I'm going to have only the without part
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I had a head MRI without contrast and the overrun was detailed enough to show my compressed spinal cord. That was more than detailed enough for my neck and referred arm problems.

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I had a head mri with and w/out a contrast 2 months ago, but they saw just a little part of my neck then. I had the neck mri today w/out the contrast, so what they saw that's it. I will take the cd of the mri to my dr. who ordered it, because she always wants to see it for herself, and not just read the report.
I have neck pain and left arm pain. What kind a pain do you have ? a constant ( like my neck ), coming/going ( like my arm pain ), or ?
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I had a serious motorbike accident where I went headfirst into the roadside verge, crushing vertebrae in my neck. Then I have had 3 more MVA whiplash injuries, 2 with vehicles slamming my car from behind, one from spinning off backwards into a tree on ice. Then, obviously, the arthritis set in.

I have constant pain and stiffness in my neck, only 30% rotation right and 50% left, even moving that far is terribly painful. My left arm is weak and numb, I have pins and needles numbness permanently in my middle, ring and pinky fingers. My right arm is the painful one, most of the time there is just a painful ache in the middle of my upper arm, outside - but when I try to use it, or move my neck wrong the pain is an excruciating stabbing, boring feeling, as though the bone has a knife jammed through it.

Hope that explains well enough, suffering Cluster Headaches today.

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I had a serious motorbike accident where I went headfirst into the roadside verge, crushing vertebrae in my neck. Then I have had 3 more MVA whiplash injuries, 2 with vehicles slamming my car from behind, one from spinning off backwards into a tree on ice. Then, obviously, the arthritis set in.

I have constant pain and stiffness in my neck, only 30% rotation right and 50% left, even moving that far is terribly painful. My left arm is weak and numb, I have pins and needles numbness permanently in my middle, ring and pinky fingers. My right arm is the painful one, most of the time there is just a painful ache in the middle of my upper arm, outside - but when I try to use it, or move my neck wrong the pain is an excruciating stabbing, boring feeling, as though the bone has a knife jammed through it.

Hope that explains well enough, suffering Cluster Headaches today.

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oh my friend
you know it
"it" will take you down
if i'm not careful
all my movements must be thought
out
many time manipulation
even to swallow
this just mechanical
i forget where it was i read
and then there is the nerve pain
a softball player for many years
and referred to it i believe
a different animal
i know you get it
mine was always right side
my left side has chimed in about four months
that knife ready to jab if i'm not careful

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