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Hurting more after MRI this morning

May 04, 2015 7:50 PM

Hi guys,
Well, they did a second MRI this morning to get a better look at what is going on with my back.
Now, I was in the machine for close to 2 hours with both my arms, legs and head propped up. I don't know I'd it was laying still for that long that caused it, but my goodness. No amount of pain killer(OTC or prescription) has touched it already. I am so tired of this already but hopefully will get some resolution next week. For now, I sit and suffer in silence.

May 04, 2015 9:55 PM

Amanda, that's hard to do for anyone, two hours! I think the longest for me was 45-60 minutes and that was two tests together. Did they let you prop your knees up or did you have to last strictly flat on your back? I hope you can calm it all down to sleep some. Have you tried some ice? Or heat? Prayers for you!!🙏🌼

May 04, 2015 11:35 PM

Amanda I am so sorry that you had to go thru that for that long. It is so hard to lay still on that hard table anyway much less for two hrs. Did they do contrast as well as just pic of your back. I hope it calms down so you can get some sleep and rest tonight. Will be praying for you

May 05, 2015 3:35 AM

FlappysLady, yes legs were propped up as well as arms. No contrast thank goodness. I've done heat as I can't tolerate cold. It has calmed down a lot since the morning, but sleep has been broken a lot(can't get comfortable).

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