MRI Lumbar Spine
What is MRI Lumbar Spine?
MRI Lumbar Spine is a non invasive, radio and magnetic waves based diagnostic tool used to visualize the lumbar section of spine. The lumbar spine (lower back) consists of five vertebrae in the lower part of the spine, intervertebral discs, nerves, muscles, ligaments, and blood vessels. It bears the major weight of the body. It is advised by the doctor in case of a person complaining of severe, persistent or sudden back pain accompanied by fever and leg pain suggesting lumbar herniation.
This test can check spinal alignments, abnormalities, tumors or inflammation in the spinal cord, cause of back pain and health of spine after an injury or surgery.
Why is MRI Lumbar Spine done?
- To diagnose severe back pain and birth defects (congenital) which affects spine
- To diagnose the cause of severe and persistent leg pain
- To evaluate the level of injury of lower spine and frequent lower back pain
- To find out the bladder problems and multiple sclerosis
- To detect the spine or brain cancer