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adhesions


  I have been told I have adhesions on the dura area.  Will this area show up on an MRI?  Would it have to be an MRI with contrast?  Does the dura area show up on an MRI?  I had an MRI in Feb. 98, but it was without contrast.  Does the dura actually move?  I was also told by a physical therapist that mine is not moving like it should be when he checked me.  I have severe back pain in this area and down the left side of the sacrum and coccyx and rectal area.  Any information will be greatly appreciated.
  Thanks,
  Susan
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Dear Susan,
Adhesions and scarring can usually be picked up by MRI with contrast.  It will
'light up' when compared to the non-contrasted films.  It is commonly seen
in the postoperative setting and usually does not cause any problems.  With
regard to your second question, the dura is a dynamic structure and moves with
you when bending back and forth.  
Hope this answers some questions for you.





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