This article emphasizes the importance of reviewing the results of imaging studies with your physician to put these results in the best personal context for you and your pain management plan. Not every finding on an MRI equates with the development of pain and it’s essential to correlate imaging findings with your personal symptoms and pain experience so that we can develop the most focused, personal and appropriate pain management treatment plan for you. Unfortunately, we all experience aging and the strain it places on our bodies and this can be revealed in imaging studies but does not necessarily mean that you will develop pain if an abnormality is reported. The team here at Javery pain Institute looks forward to discussing your imaging findings on a personal basis to develop the best treatment plan for you in order to improve your pain and function and help you get your life back!
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