Does anyone have experience with an Upright MRI?
I had PLIF (L3, L4, L5) in June of 2019. I'm having tremendous lower back pain, but only when I'm on my feet - no pain sitting, no pain lying down. My most recent MRI (done lying down, of course) shows that my L5 - S1 disc is in direct contact with the L5 nerve root, but the surgeon says it is NOT compressing the nerve. I think if i could get imaging standing, it would show compression. By the way, I am still numb from just above my right knee down through my toes, and in my left foot, toes and instep = no change since the fsuion.
So... does anyone know of a way to get images "weight bearing" or has anyone had success with an Upright MRI? Thank you.