MRI images can provide information about the severity of the injury, such as the extent of the damage to the soft tissues, the size and location of any herniated discs, and the degree of compression on the nerves.
An MRI can help healthcare providers determine the most appropriate course of treatment for a low back injury. For example, if a herniated disc is causing nerve compression, surgery may be necessary. Alternatively, if the injury is due to a muscle strain, chiropractic and other conservative treatments may be recommended.
An MRI can also be used to monitor the progress of treatment and to determine if additional interventions are necessary. For example, if a herniated disc is not responding to conservative treatment, an MRI can help your chiropractor determine if surgery is necessary.
In some cases, low back pain may be caused by a condition such as cancer or infection. An MRI can help healthcare providers rule out these conditions by providing detailed images of the affected area.
In summary, an MRI evaluation of a low back injury can provide valuable information for diagnosing accurately, determining the severity of the injury, planning treatment, monitoring progress, and ruling out other conditions. It is a safe and effective diagnostic tool that can help healthcare providers make informed decisions about the care of their patients.