This video relates to the lumbar spine. Understanding the MRI of a Lumbar Herniated Disc is designed for the primary care physician or specialist such as a Chiropractor or Physical Therapist to use to learn how to read and understand the MRI of the lumbar spine. This one is a scan of a disc herniation-you will be able to understand what a sagittal view is (side view) and what an axial image is (the bottom up view). I know that most of us would like a top down view but Radiologists are dyslexic and prefer a bottom up view. It is recommended that you first watch the “MRI of a normal lumbar spine” first to understand this video more thoroughly.
About the Author: Donald Corenman, MD, DC
Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.