Imagine you’ve been in a car accident, and you’re in the emergency room of Lodi Memorial Hospital. The ER nurses and doctors have stitched up your cuts and treated your bruises. You’re in for a few days of monitoring.
Early X-rays showed no signs of breaks, but there’s still major pain in your spine and neck from the trauma and painkillers won’t touch it. Doctors recommend an MRI scan to check for trauma to the spinal cord or vertebrae and discs.