I'm going in for a hip and lower back MRI (two tests) next week. They said my head would probably be out of the machine for the tests. I'm not terribly claustrophobic, but I'm not really thrilled about the idea of being stuck in a tube for so long either. Will my head be all the way in the machine? I'm 6'3" for what it's worth.
You'll probably partially out of the tube for the MRI. Your head shouldn't be all the way in for hip and lumbar spine MRIs. Good luck!
lower back pain can hip mri tell if you have back problem had mri of hips diagnosed with arthritis what does a mri of back tell
I had a hip mri last week - my entire body was in the machine. I was surprised how tight a fit it was, felt really coffin-like. I had a brain mri about 3 weeks ago and it didnt seem as tight a fit even. I guess it is just different machines. For both they gave me headphones, b/c it is very loud but I dont mind the noise - they offer to pipe in music through the headphones, which is pointless with all the clanking going on. For me it wasnt bad at all - but I dont mind tight spaces. It was almost relaxing - took 40 minutes to complete.
Going tomorrow for lumbar and hip mri. if they say there's nothing wrong, im gonna explode.
just had a MRI of hips and lumbar spine done - My problem was hip locking as i awaken every morning
but once i got up and moved around i was fine.
lying on my back with MRI 40 minutes has cause hips to hurt and lock now even when i sit for periods of time since i have had mri done.
Waiting for results of test as i type wont know ubtil 7/2010
I will respond about results here them.
Mri machine was tight and noisey but was given music,, Just was hard to lay on my back the 40 minutes and my hip did lock up while scan was being done
My son who is trying to make a college baseball team.Just over the last 4 months he's been complaining about hip pain.He works out and hits constantly.He had an MRI nad the doctor said it looked good that he probably just has muscle or tendon damage.PROBABLY..My sonn needed to be pain free for these tryouts so he got a cordizone shot and that worked for a month. Now the pain is back and really bad.We are beside ourselves.He went to the trainer for the team and he seems to believe there is something badly wrong and requested we get the results of the MRI for him to give to the team doctor to look at.My son is 18 and lives to p[lay college baseball.What can I do?Who can I see and trust?Any help who be great!!!
I just had my second MRI done today - my first was over ten years ago on my head. This was an entirely different experience at a different hospital.
I have been experiencing lower back and left leg/hip pain and numbness and stiffness for the past year. After having an x-ray with no abnormalities found, I requested that I get an MRI of my hip and lumbar.
The first part of my MRI was for my lumbar region, for which they placed a pillow under my knees. I was given headphones with my choice of music to listen to, but couldn't really hear it over the machine anyway. No biggie as it's more important to me that it just get done so I know what is going on with my pain. This part of the scan was not overly uncomfortable, although my back was spastic throughout the test.
Next, they did the scans of my left hip. For this, they put smaller pads under my knees and had my point my toes together and spread my heels slightly, then they taped them together. This position was much more painful than I thought it would be and it was difficult to keep still for the duration of the scans (about 15-20 minutes). My back became even more spastic and my buttocks even joined in. Overall, however, I am still glad that I will be getting some answers about my aches and pains.
Both sets of scans took about 30-45 minutes to complete altogether.
The technicians and staff were very friendly and showed great consideration for my comfort and it showed that they are there because they sincerely care. These tests were done in a Siemens Magnetom Espree 1.5T which is more open and wide machine to provide a less claustrophobic experience for patients at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Indiana.
I wish anyone who may stumble across this good luck in curing your ills and the best of health and wellness. I hope this helps.
I was really worried about having a knee scan, but it was okay, it really was. I didn't go right in so I was up to my waist the scan lasted 20 minutes no pain and only noise and vibration. Anyone having a knee scan don't worry its a breeze.
Just had an MRI this morning for a hip that is bothering me. I was amazed that it made my hip warm. Guess the rays warm the tissue and blood.
I'm going in 2 weeks to have an MRI done. I've not had one before, so I'm a little nervous and scared. I've been reading about them and trying to prepare myself. I've laid in a tanning bed before and it was close quarters too, if I can do that will this be a breeze for me?? Any help will be appreciated.
Had a MRI for my back this morning didn't know what to expect.. the noise was very loud,thought it was old equipment...I was given ear plugs that didn't do much and a cloth over my face ... I have very sensitive skin and found my face burned after... I'm having another MRI next month on my hip after reading all these comments I will know what to expect... I can only say how lucky we all are have these scans available to us to find the cause of our pain
how much does MRI cost? like hips or the lower body part?
I HAD AN MRI DONE AND IT WAS OKAY UNTIL THEY HIT THE BAD PART AND MY PAIN WAS THROUGH THE ROOF. THEN THEY PUT IN THE LIDOCAIN AND I FELT BETTER THAT DAY THAN I HAVE IN 6 MO. UNTIL THE LIDOCAINE WORE OFF. MY HEAD WAS OUT OF THE MACHINE AND I'M VERY CLUSTROPHOBIC, BUT IT WAS OKAY.
I have been having hip knee, and back pain since I used the leg extention machine at the gym. I have had cat scan on my knee, x=rays on knee and spinal mri. Today mri on knee. The flare up with this injury and crippling. Tommorrow nerve test, and physical therapy. I think it is pulled tendons and ligaments and sciatia. If the knee is ok, I will get mri on hip and leg. When I am in the Mri machine, I try to see myself at the beach, or dancing. I think of good times, and try to see the machine as healing my problem. The sounds from the machine are blasting the pain away.
I'm incredibly claustrophobic so was concerned about having a hip MRI done. I'm 5'4" and while my entire body was in the machine I was able to see out just a little which helped. They taped my feet together at the toes and I had these paddles on my legs and a cage over my abdomen which was a little confining. They let my husband go in with me and I could just barely see part of his head while looking upward and backward so it was comforting to know he was there. I was in the machine for about 30 minutes (I think they repeated one part). Glad its over but it wasn't that bad. Worst part I think was trying to get up off the table when they brought me out. It's painful to stay in one position for so long!
I had MRI of the hip yesterday. No contrast thank goodness! It was painful to stay in the one position for 30 minutes and my Right leg went numb. My head was outside of the machine so not bad at all. I have a hip impingement and OA so we will see what is going on with all of the pain in the right hip!
I did have an hip MIR yesterday where I was injected some dye - not a big deal at all. I was so scared before but it really does not hurt. It is a big uncomfortable today, feels like an inner bruise. I was in an open MRI and was given 2 1mg ambien an hour before (you can ask you doc for that) and the calmed me down and I actually felt good in the machine - it was an OPEN MRI so my head was sticking out just a bit. I closed my eyes and thought about my doggy. So I will have may doc appointment on the 10th and hopefully they have found my problem and can fix it.
I'm scheduled for an MRI with contrast. I'm so afraid after hearing about the contrast being directly put into the hip joint by injection. Has anyone had this and does it hurt? I have needle phobia.
I have recently just started judo and and Jiu jitsu again i have pain in my hips/groin area lots of cracking grinding etc. Sometimes hurts to stand with my feet shoulder width apart any movement of my legs in every direction except straight up and straight back really hurts can anyone tell me what my problem is im 23 years old
I'm having an MRI of my hip tomorrow, I have dysplasia in my left hip found on an xray(and also in my right hip but not as bad). Doctor thinks I may have a labral tear also. They said to expect my MRI to take about 60 minutes. I've had MRIs before but usually took 15-20 minutes. Can anyone tell me why this one will take so much longer? Not that it bothers me, I'm just curious.
Had aN arthrogram and MRI done today on my hip and it wasn't so bad. I won't lie,the injection was not painless but it wasn't so painful like I have read. Just have a good doctor that knows what he is doing. The MRI... Well, I fell asleep en with the loud noise. For some reason I can doze off during these no problem and my MRI was loud wih no music and lasted over an hour. Just relax and enjoy the ride. Not much else you can do when you are in that tube!
I had an MRI for chronic hip pain. I could not put weight on my right hip at all. After the MRI the pain went away. I was pain free for about 6months, the pain is just starting to come back if I use my hip too much. I wonder if the MRI caused the pain to go away.
I had mri's xray's etc. Nothing came up. I have a torn meniscus in the left knee which is affecting my Sacriiliac joint causing leg pain, at times hip pain, and other pains. It took 1 1/2 years to discover this. Hopefully after the meniscus surgery it will resove itelf. the sacriiliac join was injured at the gym when I injured my knee.
Had my MRI. During this a steroid injection was used. This is what they hope would cause the pain to subside. In my case it didn't and therefore three weeks ago had surgery for FAI. Still in recovery and hopefully will have fixed the problem.
I had a MRI/w contrast at JHU it went well.. Really no severe pain when injecting contrast in my right hip. They are looking for a labral tear. We will see when I get the results next week.
I'm 15 and I just got a MRI about three weeks ago. I was told I have a tumor and they don't know if its deadly. Iv bin through 4 doctors cuz none of them feel safe doing the surgery finally I found one but it's really big covering my whole hip and they know they won't get it all and they know it'll grow back...
I just had bi lateral hip MRI. It was awful Becuase I have scoliois and my hips are uneven. Therefore I was stuck for 2 hours in the worst position of my life!. I have had chronic hip pain now for 5 months. My scoliosis is in my lumbar spine of a 46 curve. I also have an auto immune disease ( lupus) and I may have RA. I'm hopIng they fine something on the MRI that can help me understand this pain. I can't barley walk, sleep, sit---nothing!! Anyway I'm only 26 so I'm hoping to nip all this in the ass before it gets worse!. And I've learned that google is a bad place to go to look up symptoms. Basically google said... I have cancer--lymes disease and or lymphoma. Stay away from google people!! Lol. Thanks all!.
My 16-year-old daughter is scheduled to have an MRI on her left hip. She is a tremendous athlete and is hoping for a tennis scholarship. Her hip has taken her out of competitive play for the past 4 months--a death sentence to her. She experiences excruciating pain when loading on the left side and switching directions. This is followed by incessant throbbing. Does anyone have any insight?
got right hip mri for possible labral tear. symptoms are throbbing pain waking me up at night. xray shows FAI and small cyst. waiting for results. yikes. i'm not an athlete but pain worsens when riding my bike. love my bike :(
I know this is an older discussion,but thought I would add my two cents for anyone facing a MRA with contrast. I was so afraid of the procedure my blood pressure was through the roof. The doctor doing the procedure told me I would have to apologize to him after it was over. The only thing I felt was the "pinch" of the lidocaine injection, but just for a few seconds. When he started the dye injection, it felt like someone was pressing a finger in my groin. No pain, just the pressure feeling. I was surprised it was over so quickly. I even had no problems in the MRI machine which was not like the first one I had years ago. For some reason my shoulder is a little sore. Maybe from laying in a tight position for 40 minutes. I do have a labrial tear and will have surgery after the first of the year.
i am getting a hip mri this thursday. got x rays done doctor says nothing is wrong and why am i in so much pain then. i hope they can detect my agaony when i go for this mri. wish me luck
I had an MRI scan yesterday at Addenbrooke's in Cambridge for a painful right hip... The scan lasted a good 40mins and I did feel slightly claustrophobic.... I am 43 and sometimes walk like an 80yr old.... This afternoon I cried in pain as I was barely able to walk at all... Hoping my results come soon and I can get on with life again... Tired of feeling in pain.
Going for a consult with my PCP. Have had hip pain for a while. I am sure he will order a MRI. Very nervous about this. Hope it goes well. I'm sure that a bone density will be done also. This hip pain is the PITS......
Further to my previous post... Got my results of the MRI for my painful right hip... Shows my cartilidge is significantly worn for somebody of my age (43 ) it shows its also torn ... Now waiting to see a orthopaedic surgeon... Wondering how long I'll have to wait.
I went to have my first mri scan because of intense pain on my lower back, groin,leg,knee that i have had for 7months, I was very nervous, I was in the scanner for 30 minutes trying not to move or panic. When I finally came out, my eyesight was a bit blurred I was fatigued and had nausea for the rest of the day, the next day still didnt feel well but ok after the 2nd day. My results will be back at the drs within 5 days.
Had open MRI. It was really open on the sides. For right hip. They took 193 slice pics since I have CD with me. Wish I was an MD. Dislocated hip when I was 13, now 38. My PCP wanted to order the MRI since she thought I was in more pain than my hip called for. Hello? I dislocated it in 1988! I have severe post traumatic arthritis and I was told from the ortho MD that my pain is very warranted. Um yeah PCP. My surgery for total hip replacement was approved June 5th and aug 18th is my surgery date, but we know how insurance goes. So I have the MRI results just incase. The Open MRI is a nice experience. My chin was just out of the machine (it was not a tube, but a flat magnet). They put tape on my feet at the toes and I was barefoot. That hurt my hip really bad. They had some kind of large x-ray pad around my hips, that wasn't that bad at all. But the magnet area was about 4 inches above my belly. At least my head was out of the machine. If you have a hint of claustrophobia (like I do), ask for a true open MRI. It is not a tube and your loved one can hold your hand when you are inside. Insurance companies don't car if it is an open MRI or not, and MRI is an MRI. I had to stay still for 25 minutes. Fine if my hip didn't dislocate when I was 13. My right hip and knee was in pain, my left was fine.
I had a laminectomy exactly a year ago today. I had pain inright thigh after surgery and was in process of pain mgmt. as a test to see where the pain was coming from. Then, very suddenly in March I started experiencing severe groin and thigh pain on both left and right. Now I can barely walk. Went for an MRI of right hip but could not tolerate the pain I was in (I had already taken 1 vicodin. They took me off and told me to take another pain pill -- I took 2 more Vicodin, waited 30 minutes and they tried again. I lasted 10 minutes still in extreme pain. So now what? I am waiting to hear from Dr. as I really want this done and proceed with surgery asap. Has anyone else had to stop MRI due to pain.
I had a MRI arthrogram performed on my right hip just 3 days ago. I was really worried about the thought of a needle being put into my hip but it was nowhere near as bad as some poeple have reported, it's uncomfortable thats all, I guess it does depend on how experienced the radiologist is.Im still a bit sore , but my main problem was I think i might have reacted to the contrast dye as I had severe nausea, fatigue and headaches for 2 days , thankfully im starting to feel better now, but still really tired. Maybe it was a co-incidence!! anyone else experience this?
I had a hip and lumbar MRI this yesterday. . I have pain in my groin that radiates to down my thigh to my knee and also lower back and glute pain. The intensity and location of the pain changes. They have ruled out disc problems and muscle tear. MRIs came back normal. They don't know the source of pain which is very frustrating. I can't stand or walk for more than a couple of minutes without pain. I started a steroid PAC yesterday. I had the MRI yesterday. Maybe the dye injection has aggravated the pain.
As far as the MRI portion-close your eyes and day dream. Thoughtfully slow your breathing. The needle injection was scary and also hurt.
I find it frustrating to spend $8k for test that don't provide an answer.
Had a MRI of my hip, 2 years bothering me, pain goes around hip to buttocks down in front going into knee pain, hurts more when walking , trying to walk up stairs with the left leg is a killer, waiting on English version not mri findings , have subchondral & paralabral cysts also labral tear. I hope they just don't say its arthritis. Had numerous erays over years, I always hear arthritis
I posted on this thread in April... Had an MRI for Painful right hip complaint... I am 43 yrs old and I am now due to have both hips replaced... The first being In 3 weeks time... I shall be having a total hip replacement - uncemented - I am worried and concerned with the regards to the recovery period... :0(.
I had a MRI today on left hip that has hurt me for years. Last year it began to get worse and now i have trouble walking and doing other activities. The pain is right in the middle of my hip and is sore in all the tissue around it. The MRI was easy, I just hope to find out what is causing this awful pain.
Had a MRI of my Left hip last week. It was much better than the 2 level spine MRI I had before. Didn't take nearly as long. It was a tight fit. I was all the way in the tube, but I closed my eyes, listened to the music, breathed in through my nose and out through my mouth, and nearly fell asleep, even with the noise. It didn't take long either.
I had a hip MRI done last Sunday, I'm a little claustrophobic but it was alright all in all. I'm only 5"2 so practically all of me was in the machine, but obviously it all depends on how tall you are.
I have intermittent severe pain in my left groin area. I am a 54 year old female. My Chiropractor has taken X-rays which show my hips fine but arthritis is in lumbar. Has suggested MRI of lumbar however the pain in my groin does not come from my Back. I'm trying to decided if I should have MRI done on hip or lumbar. I don't have insurance.
If you are a little clausterphobic, drink a bit of sleepytime tea, ideally with some valerian before heading to hospital. This calms you just enough to feel a little dozy. Put in some earplugs. Finally, put on good blocks-all-the-light sleep mask over your eyes. This way you won't sense changes. Put these in before you see the room/machine and ask the nurse to walk you over to the machine. It works for me everytime. Even without the tea nowadays.
I am 64 and had an MRI of my hip done yesterday due to chronic hip pain. Dr says I have arthritis in my hip.. Have battled this for about 5 yrs but got worse with groin pain. The MRI lasted about 30 minutes. Machine reminded me of the one at the tanning spa but your head sticks out the top. I did not feel claustrophobic at all. When it is taking the intermittent "scans", they are very noisy. So you will have headphones and earplugs to soften the noise while you listen to faint music. It was all over in about 30 minutes. All you do is lay flat - Results should be available in 3 days.
Today many people suffer from hip pain. If you suffer from hip pain that is severe and keeps you awake at night or affects your normal day to day activities, you can consider undergoing a hip replacement surgery.