Magnetic Resonance Imaging Lower Back Scan.
MRI of the Lower Back.
Your physician may recommend a lumbar spine or lower back MRI so as to evaluate the cause of your symptoms, such as severe pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness in the back and/or leg. Most cases are due to degeneration of the spine, as well as trauma and developmental issues, however rarely may an underlying serious condition may be the cause, such as tumours, bleeding and infection. Other symptoms that may require you to undergo an MRI scan include:
- difficulty in passing and controlling urine or stools
- difficulty in walking or balance issues
- history of cancer
An MRI scan can detect problems of the lower back that affect the bones, soft tissue, nerves, and disks and help diagnose tumours, bleeding, swelling, abnormalities, or inflammatory conditions in the bones or the surrounding tissue.
MRI Does Not Use Radiation
Schedule Your MRI Scan with Us Today.
You can arrange for an MRI scan appointment with our team by calling us at (03) 9667 1667, sending an email to email@example.com along with your referral, or filling in our online booking form. We accept referrals from all over the Melbourne area— including from other radiology providers.
Referring doctors are welcome to discuss with our radiologists the imaging needs of their patients and whether MRI is suitable for their patient’s medical condition.