We use outside Fonar weight bearing MRI facilities to have certain specialized images taken for diagnostic problems requiring images showing instability of ligaments and compression on neural tissues at the brain stem.  Only certain facilities have the specialized training and software to take what are referred to as motion MRI which actually show the soft tissue in stressed postures other than the very restricting supine posture typically taken in hospitals.

Although hospital grade MRI images have high quality, they fail most importantly in not showing the patient in stressed postures characteristic of real life activities.  What may appear normal in a supine, laying down posture, may well identify a tear, rupture, compression, CFR fluid restriction, or similar problem in flexion, rotation, or any combination of postures for the cervical and lumbar spine.  These slices of images can be taken much like traditional flexion and extension MRI views to be played back showing the patient's motion and any irregularities in function that can contribute to the deficit.  Critical soft tissue failure can be shown to reveal many undiscovered problems so clearly that any juror would know it to be evident.

We follow similar protocols as designed by our colleague, Dr. Scott Rosa, an Atlas Orthogonist,  from New York state who  performs these studies for auto collision whiplash injuries or in chronic degenerative issues with repeated athletic concussions in the more severe cases showing severe neurological symptoms where traditional MRI have failed to identify the instability.  Dr. Katherine has had these performed under her direction in Tallahassee, Florida for her patients.   All studies are read by medical doctors.

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