Why the Upright MRI Matters
to Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

Failed Back Surgery Syndrome may be linked to missed diagnoses. Most doctors (AND insurance companies) refer back pain patients to a conventional, recumbent (lying down) MRI. 


Lying down may relax the pressure of gravity on the vertebrae...and the MRI may appear normal in spite of abnormalities.  But as soon as the patient stands up, gravity and body weight may painfully squeeze the discs and nerves.

Recumbent MRIs Relax the Spine, Hiding Source of Back Pain with Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
Open Upright MRI Captures Weight-Bearing Pressure on Spine, Treating Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

With an open, upright MRI, patients are scanned in a weight-bearing position...revealing exactly where the damage is.

Additionally, an Upright MRI enables scanning of multiple positions and bending motions, revealing details unavailable with recumbent MRIs.

Upright MRI Captures Bending Motion Positions for Failed Back Surgery

See How the Upright MRI Helped Real Patients