info on back injuries and the accuracy of scans

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    sophocles New Member

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    Radiologists cannot agree on terminology when it comes to disc injuries. The same MRI film could be read by ten different radiologists who would call the disc abnormality ten different things: bulge, protrusion, herniation, extrusion, etc. A true herniation does not "disappear." Therapy can help alleviate the symptoms by relieving the impingement, but the disc is still herniated.
     
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    Very true. I've seen 4 different people for disc degeneration and a bulge and have 4 different opinions/recommendations. It seems that scans tend to be subjective more than anything else.
     
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    I'm a personal injury lawyer so I look at LOTS of MRI reports and films. It really is frustrating how inconsistent radiologists' opinions are.
     
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