Reply To: Not diagnosed..need help.

June 10, 2012 at 1:59 am

I can tell you from experience, it’s better to just get it all done at one time. My daughter was 4 when her symptoms started. She was sent to the hospital & on the 1st day a brain MRI was ordered. It came normal then was changed to she has a slight chiari malformation (her brain stem is 2mm too long). On the 2nd day in the hospital she had to be sedated again & a spinal MRI was performed.

To me, it just makes sense to do both. That way the dr can look for any lesions, masses, inflammation, etc that could be causing your symptoms. I believe it’s more comprehensive health care.