Patient Q&AQuestion: Is there a difference in standing vs. lying imaging for low back and does it matter? The X-ray (standing) looks and reports out much worse, with significant damage. The MRI (lying down) shows moderate damage for the same back (and pain). Does the weight-bearing nature of the spine show up in the x-ray better than the MRI? See answer here.New Animations!View animations on spine conditions and treatments here.Meningitis Information:For the most up-to-date information on the multi-state meningitis outbreak, please refer to the Patient Guidance information on the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) website.
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