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  • nnnnnn
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    Suppose there was a traumatic back injury, and periodic MRI reports (over years) showed trajectory of symptoms associated with that injury. Are you able to generally predict expectations as to where the symptoms are to be headed if left untreated or based on a specific non-surgical treatment regimen?
    Now suppose there is another incident that occurs to the back. Are you able to look at the MRI reports and determine to what extent the prior symptoms/prior injury was exacerbated by the new incident?
    Thanks.

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Your question is one of apportionment (how much one injury contributed vs. another). The apportionment depends upon how each injury impacted pain, function and treatment needs. This has to be decided on a case-by-case basis. MRI bu itself is only a portion of the decision making process.

    Dr. Corenman

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