What is an MRI and the Benefits of Getting One?

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What is an MRI and the Benefits of Getting One?

What is an MRI and the Benefits of Getting One?

Find out whether or not your health could benefit from getting an MRI.

While no one likes dealing with headaches, migraines or other neurological symptoms, most of the time these problems are minor and go away on there own. Conversely, sometimes you find that these symptoms surface far too often. Maybe they’ve become so commonplace or are affecting your daily life. Coming in to visit our Libertyville, IL, neurologists is important if you are noticing any symptoms or changes in your health.

Of course, when you come into the office we will perform a series of diagnostic tests to rule out potential issues. Depending on the symptoms you are experiencing we may also recommend getting an MRI. An MRI is a diagnostic scan that can help detect injuries, diseases, bleeding and other issues anywhere in the body. What makes MRIs so advantageous is that they provide more information about what’s going on then can often be seen with an X-ray or ultrasound.

Since the MRI is adept at showing areas that contain bone tissue, this can be a great way to examine and check the health of your central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). An MRI of the brain can detect a plethora of problems including:

  • Bleeding
  • Swelling
  • Infections
  • Cysts
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Stroke
  • Aneurysm
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Spinal inflammation
  • Spinal tumors
  • Brain tumors
  • Spinal cord injuries

Even though people don’t often know that they have any of these issues, many people experience persistent symptoms that tip them off that it’s time to visit their Libertyville, IL, neurology specialist. If you have these symptoms then it’s time to see us:

  • Seizures
  • Blurry vision
  • Changes in behavior
  • Dizziness
  • Chronic headaches or migraines

Even though these symptoms can be indicative of other conditions that aren’t neurological, it’s always a good idea to rule out any neurological conditions or injuries as soon as possible.

Whether you are battling frequent headaches or seizures, it’s important that you find out the cause of your symptoms right away by turning to the experts at Northwest Neurology. We have locations in Lake Barrington, Rolling Meadows, South Barrington, Crystal Lake and Libertyville, IL, to serve you better.


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