Clapham Osteopathy and Functional Movement

Are MRIs useful?

Often an MRI will indicate a structural abnormality which make it very easy to say that this is the cause of your pain.  However many studies have shown that just as many people may have these issues such as herniated discs in the spine and they have absolutely no pain.  We are now finding that pain is more an indication of threat levels in the brain, influenced by many factors, rather than an indication of structural damage.  Below is really good example as to why you shouldn’t get too hung up on MRIs and structural findings. They often are not what is causing your pain‬. Come in and get assessed and work out why you are in pain