Accidents can result in many different types of injuries occurring. In a car accident, for example, the impact can lead to injuries to several parts of the body. Back injuries are not uncommon in these instances, and they can also occur in work-based accidents (rare but it can happen) and slips, trips and falls. Any one of these circumstances could lead you to have a back injury MRI scan.
MRI stands for magnetic resonance imaging. It involves laying on a table and being slid inside a machine that takes detailed images of your body. It provides far more detailed images than would be possible with an x-ray machine, and it is used for diagnosis and for planning before a surgical procedure.
Finding out more about a back injury MRI scan
If you are asked to have one of these scans, you should be told how it works and what to expect beforehand. People who are claustrophobic may not like them, but they are not painful and there is a speaker inside the scanner so you can hear instructions from the person managing the scanning process. You will also have an alarm to alert them if you need to stop for any reason.
A scan of this type can identify any injuries you may have to your back following on from an accident. Since the detail provided in the scan is very good, any fractures or other injuries will be identified. The outcome of the scan can then help determine the prognosis and the course of treatment that may follow.
Could your scan act as proof of your injuries to support a compensation claim?
This may be the case if a third party caused the accident you were injured in. Certainly, your medical records will be checked and evidence that exists in your records that points to your injuries can be used in making a case.
Call us at Accident Advice Helpline now if you’d like to learn more. Your back injury MRI scan could help us assess your claim and how your accident happened. You can ring us on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. However you call, we are here to assess your compensation claim and will listen to what happened to you. Call today to see how we can help.
Date Published: November 23, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead