I was told by my neurologist on my recent trip to Birmingham, AL. that if the
brain-stem MRI I had taken was negative then I could take it to the bank that I
didn't need a spinal MRI. The Neuro said that once the brain reveals no
abnormalities suggesting MS, there is no need of the Spinal MRI - that only in
5% of the time will it be a determining factor. A lot of MSers do recommend a
All four clinical examinations was good. The evoked potentials revealed no
nerve impairment. How do most of you all feel about a spinal the first in line
or second in line for confirmation of DX?
You should have a spinal MRI. I had four MRI's = brain, neck area, upper back
and lower back. Showed lesions on brain, neck, and spinal cord. At least I
know. i saw my brain MRI and it looked just like those MRI brains in
textbooks! Those white spots. See a different doc if this one won't do the
spinal MRI. I've dumped two.