I came to this discussion because I did a search for "Pain from MRI" to see if there was some explaination as to why. My Mom reported that she had terrible pain from having one a few days ago with no contrast. She described it in the areas where she gets pain when she overdoes it. She has had numerous health issues, partial hip, total knee, arthritis, pelvic fracture, and on! She's 84 years old. She says the only time she felt the pain was every time the MRI did the clunking noise. That might be vibration, or perhaps there is some movement (alignment) of water molecules within the body (I'm no scientific guru). They say magnets can help with pain. So, the opposite might also be true if you consider how the magnetic field is applied. Just thinking out-loud, so to speak. Anyway, there seems to be a lot of questions and a lot of helpful people trying to help us understand it. So far, I can only conclude that the benefits outweigh the side-effects and the Dr. determined that the risks are worth the information obtained by the MRI. But, if they had experienced the same pain perhaps more would be done to find a solution to the pain incurred from having a MRI!View Thread
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