An MRI is the best way to visualize all parts of the spine, including spinal nerves, disc herniations, compression fractures, and spinal stenosis. Nearly all MRI interpretations from a radiologist will describe abnormalities with the spine, even for patients without pain. It can be alarming to read an interpretation of an MRI from a radiologist, but most abnormalities that are seen don't cause clinical problems. It is therefore very important to have the conversation with someone who can discuss with you the problems that you are having with your neck, back, arms, or legs. For that reason, Dr. Bjerke is glad to review and provide an interpretation and discussion with you about your spine MRI images. Because he is dedicated to proper patient education, Dr. Bjerke is glad to do this free of charge.
In his clinic, he will go through the images with each patient personally so they understand exactly where their symptoms are coming from. If you would like Dr. Bjerke to personally review a cervical, thoracic, or lumbar spine MRI, please obtain a CD along with the official read from the radiologist.