MRI scan of the lumbar or cervical spine.
As of September 2013 we are able to organise a private MRI scan to better investigate the health of the spinal vertebrae and disc's. Any degeneration or bulging of the disc's shows up beautifully on an MRI scan, and the level of detail is fantastic in comparison to an x-ray. Commonly a lumbar disc prolapse or bulge will cause severe leg pains (sciatica). The gold standard for investigating the disc's is a Magnetic Resonance Imaging scan (MRI) which uses a super conducting magnet and radio waves to detect water levels inside the body.
MRI scans are commonly used to investigate low back pain, sciatica, neck pain, shooting arm pain, or numbness and pins and needles. They help the Chiropractor exactly locate where the problem and pain has originated from, and also create options for other treatments such as lumbar injections, or spinal surgery. Every private MRI scan includes your own copy of the scan that you can keep, as well as an NHS consultant MRI report, of which a copy is sent to your Chiropractor / Consultant and General Practitioner.
As of 2013 people around the Birmingham and West Midlands area can get this private MRI (usually within 48 hours) for £200 including VAT. As mentioned this price includes a copy of the MRI and a report.
The MRI scanner is located in Solihull in Birmingham, and not far from the common area's that Wollaston Chiropractic Clinic serves such as Stourbridge, Hagley, Amblecote, Enville, Bridgnorth , Dudley, Oldswinford, Wolverhampton, Wombourne, Pedmore, Wordsley.
If any customer or non customer is interested in an MRI scan of their neck or low back, please contact the clinic on 01384 443999 and we can organise the necessary referral forms to get you the MRI scan you need.
Chiropractor Oliver Crawford says : "When I started my career 15 years ago MRI scans cost £800. Its great certain institutions have reduced prices to an affordable £200. Some private hospitals still charge over £400, but with the experience we have with the local facilities, we can get you a great price on an MRI scan which will typically save lots of time compared to a NHS scan."
If interested in an MRI scan please contact the clinic on 01384 443999. To learn more about how Chiropractic works please click the link and explore the site.