More about MRIs

An MRI scan uses a large magnet, radio waves, and a computer to create a detailed cross-sectional image of the patient's internal organs and structures.

An MRI scan differs from CT scans and X-rays because it does not use ionizing radiation that can be potentially harmful to a patient.

The development of the MRI scan represents a huge milestone for the medical world, as doctors, scientists, and researchers are now able to examine the inside of the human body accurately using a non-invasive tool.

The following are just some of the examples where an MRI scanner is used:

Abnormalities of the brain and spinal cord

Tumors, cysts, and other abnormalities in various parts of the body

Injuries or abnormalities of the joints, such as back pain

Certain types of heart problems

Diseases of the liver and other abdominal organs

Causes of pelvic pain in women (e.g. fibroidsendometriosis)

Suspected uterine abnormalities in women undergoing evaluation for infertility

Taking control of stress

Being injured can be one of the most stressful experiences in a person's lifetime. The lack of control over recovery and feelings of helplessness can be debilitating. Use these simple tips to control stress and keep your recovery on track.

TIP #1  Get support from family and friends. Have a friend of family member accompany you to appointments. Confide in others about our struggles and allow them to help when they offer. Feeling all alone can cause unnecessary mental anguish.

TIP #2 Don't Procrastinate. Go to all your appointments! staying on top of your treatments will keep your recovery moving forward. Understanding your health condition can lessen stress by leaving no room for guessing. Knowing is half the battle. 

TIP #3 Get Moving. If your doctor allows it, try a light work out routine. being sedentary while you are injured can cause weight gain and added stress Doing yoga and meditation, Taking a short walk every day or even swimming a few laps at your local pool. Most importantly check with your physician to make sure these activities are safe for you. 

TIP #4 Keep it clean. Keeping your home organized and clear of clutter is a great way to stay stress free. Make sure there's nothing at home you can trip over or step on, Get rid of extra bulky items that may be in your way. Good health starts at home.

TIP #5 Eat right. You many not be able to control your injury, but you can always improve your over all health. Many studies show that diets low in sodium and sugar can improve mood and lessen stress. try a yummy fruit smoothie or a fresh salad.