Tag: MRI

MRI Scanning and Knee Pain Diagnosis

The Use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technology for Diagnosing Knee Problems Robert J. Snyder, MD In my previous posts, I have discussed knee pain, what conditions or injuries cause it, at home treatments for knee pain and what steps I take to treat knee pain conservatively.  In this post, I will detail what happens… Read more »

If My Doctor Thinks I Really Need an MRI, Why are X-rays Taken First?

Boyd W. Haynes III, MD As an Orthopaedic Specialist, I want to address this frequently asked question.  Indulge me while I walk you through a typical scenario of my day seeing patients. Most patients will Google the symptoms that they are having long before they actually make an appointment to see me for a consultation. … Read more »

Spinal Stenosis Diagnosis Examinations and Tests

Exams and Tests to Diagnose Spinal Stenosis by Dr Mark McFarland DO of Orthopaedic & Spine Center In my last blog post I outlined what spinal stenosis is and how it can affect you, causing severe back pain and neck pain. Today, we look at how spinal stenosis is diagnosed. If you find you are… Read more »

Diagnosing and Treating Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

I’ve Had Surgery for my Back Problem:  Why do I Still Have Chronic Pain? Raj N. Sureja, MD In my last blog, I discussed the theories about why Failed Back Surgery Syndrome occurs and what pre-existing conditions can make a patient more likely to develop this syndrome. In this entry, I will detail how I… Read more »

How is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Diagnosed?

Orthopaedic & Spine Center on the Diagnosis of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) Call (797) 596-1900 for a consultation with Dr Boyd Haynes at OSC A couple of days ago, I discussed what Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is (see the post here), who is the most likely to develop this condition and what puts others at risk… Read more »