I have been suffering with chronic back pain since 2011, an MRI scan in 2011 highlighted a serious spinal cord compression in the cervical spine that needed immediate surgery, it also found a less significant problem in the lumbar spine. In 2013 the lumbar spine worsened with another cord compression and required surgery and 2015 the same problem flared up again that required revision surgery. The back pain I will always have but recently I began to experience all the symptoms I had back in 2...
I have been suffering with chronic back pain since 2011, an MRI scan in 2011 highlighted a serious spinal cord compression in the cervical spine that needed immediate surgery, it also found a less significant problem in the lumbar spine. In 2013 the lumbar spine worsened with another cord compression and required surgery and 2015 the same problem flared up again that required revision surgery.
The back pain I will always have but recently I began to experience all the symptoms I had back in 2011 with severe cervical, thoracic and lumbar pains with radiating pain down both arms and legs accompanied by numbness in the shoulder, arms legs and thighs and was unstable on my legs due to weakness and I was stumbling regularly.
I saw my GP 3 times about these symptoms, who changed my medication numerous times, but the symptoms did not improve, given my previous spinal history I suggested another MRI scan, but she was adamant it was not necessary. I was extremely concerned about this and elected to look to have a private MRI scan.
I came across National MRI Scan Ltd on the internet and studied the website and read the testimonials, I emailed Jasper numerous times with questions on the 18th June, which he replied to very promptly. I obtained the price for an MRI scan of the whole spine, I paid for my scan and my appointment was confirmed for 01/07/2019 at a very local scanner.
Within 4 days of the scan I received a telephone call from Jasper giving the result of the scan that highlighted new issues with my spine and he could not understand why my GP had not authorised an MRI scan on the NHS and gave me advise on how to proceed.
On the very next day I received in the post my MRI disc and written paper copy of the MRI report from National MRI Scan.
The scan results was hand delivered to my GP and I am pleased to report that I have now been referred to Neurosurgery at the local hospital for consultation..
I found the service provided by National MRI Scan to be quick, efficient, professional and would certainly recommend and use the service again in the future.
Many thanks Jasper for a truly excellent service. Well done!!!!.
Organised an MRI scan for my daughter, such a simple and efficient service with regular communication and personal updates throughout. Report and disc received within the week with additional time invested to pass on some explanation and advice. Many thanks, highly recommend
Fantastic service from start to finish. Ordered my MRI on the Saturday, was contacted on the Sunday, booked in for Wednesday and results by Friday. Really great for quick answers and will definitely use again
I booked an MRI scan with this company as I have suffered with long term back problems and the waiting list for the NHS to see a surgeon was years. I Was seen really quickly and the service was exceptional. Would highly recommend using them. Saves a lot of time waiting anxiously for it to be done on the NHS. I have already had the results and they were extremely helpful with what treatment I require. This whole process has probably saved me a year of waiting . Thank you
Had bad shoulders due to playing cricket,mr jasper advised me proper and gave me good advise highly recommended
As an Osteopath, we sometimes need to send our patients for imaging to work out what is going on.
It can be quite a rigmarole trying to get a referral through the GP and many private MRI companies are too expensive to recommend to a patient.
I have now recommended nationalmriscan to many of my patients and they have honesty all had a brilliant experience.
They have had scans booked within a few days of phoning (they actually apologised once for not being able to get them in the next day!), and then results within a week of the MRI scan.
It has been a painless each time! Top job
After suffering with lower back pain and leg pains/numbness for several weeks (unable to walk unaided, frequently falling over) and being shunned by the Cramlington hospital, I decided to go and see a chiropractor. Upon visiting my chiropractor and undergoing an initial examination, I was told my symptoms were too severe and it seemed like a serious spinal issue. My chiropractor told me there was nothing he could do until I had an MRI scan, which would hopefully shed a light on the issue, and also advised me to visit an emergency GP
After taking the advice of the chiropractor, i visited my GP who also stated my symptoms seemed very severe, he prescribed me stronger pain relief and suggested an MRI scan.
After both the GP and Chiropractor suggesting the MRI, I decided to look into having an MRI done privately. I came across the National MRI scan website, and contacted them right away. I explained my situation and they advised me of the correct scan to have. I booked the scan through the website and under two weeks later I attended my appointment and had the scan.
I was contacted the next day with the results of my scan and advised to take the scans and report to the Hospital and seek an urgent orthopaedic referral. I took the report to the Cramlington hospital and explained everything, they dismissed the report as exaggerating my symptoms and possibly a wrong diagnosis. I was told by the hospital to continue with my painkillers and rest.
A day later, Jasper from National MRI contacted me to see how I was getting on, I explained my situation and how the hospital had dismissed the report and told me to take pain relief and rest.
That night at midnight, I received a phone call from the hospital asking me to go into the RVI hospital the next morning at 10pm for them to look over my scans.
The next morning at the RVI, a consultant did an initial examination of me and asked about my symptoms. I was then seen by a surgeon, who had looked over my scans. He did a few pressure tests on my legs and a quick examination concluding that I needed to go to theater right away. I had surgery that afternoon and and am now recovering really well, thankfully.
I spoke to my surgeon the day after my operation. He told me that I was fortunate to have caught it at this stage as, the next stage would have led to incontinence, loss of bowel control, permanent nerve damage and possibly inability to walk.
I cannot thank National MRI (Jasper) enough , for booking the MRI scan appointment for me so quickly, for following up with aftercare, and genuinely showing an interest in my well-being. I highly recommend National MRI for the quality of service , aftercare and also very reasonable pricing.
After suffering debilitating back and hip pain for months and being told by doctors that I had “pulled something” I decided to book an mri scan through National MRI Scan as I knew this amount of pain was not normal. I had my mri on the Thursday afternoon and by the Friday morning I had received my results by telephone. Jasper had been trying to get hold of me by telephone and by email, but he continuously called until he reached me. I was told that my pain was due to a spine infection (discitis and vertibreal osteomyelitis). I was told to go straight up to my local A and E, which I did. Whilst at the hospital further blood test showed the infection was caused by sepsis. I was taken into hospital for IV antibiotics for 4 weeks and then continued on antibiotics at home for a further 4 weeks after leaving hospital. If I had not had the mri scan I know that I would not have been diagnosed with anything and I honestly believe that it would have killed me. I can’t thank National MRI and Jasper enough for the very quick and acurate results. Thank you so much.
Needed an abdominal scan to check things out. National MRI quickly arranged a scan with In Health (3 days) with results available a week later.
Quick & efficient. Thanks here.
Simple, straightforward, and quick!!
Jasper was very helpful
Great service, went through my problem with Jasper of National MRI Scan and he booked scan in an area of my choice. Received scan results and disc in a week. Had discussion with Jasper about results and now having treatment. Would use again.
After having Cool sculpting 18 months ago my tummy got bigger and disfigured. So I had to investigate corrective surgery. After several consultations I found a surgeon I was happy with but he wanted my tummy checked out. Two ultra scans later, my consultant advised for more details I was best having a MRI scan, best to be safe. I contact National MRI Scan and within days I went for my MRI Scan at Waterloo, it wasn't the nearest to me but it meant I could have my scan sooner and on a Sunday. I went by train and the MRI Scan centre was across the road from Waterloo station.
My Scan results showed no problems with my tummy. I received my results by phone 3 days later ready for my consultation appointment and hard copy in the
post to me.
So thank you for your professional help at National MRI Scan, Jasper you have been a great help and the staff at I D C Waterloo where great too. All in all
a very good experience and I would use you again and I would recommended your services too.
National MRI Scan were able to organise a fast MRI for my neck which has troubled me for many years. I was then able to show these results to my GP . This service allowed me to get an MRI scan very quickly and at a very reasonable price.
Mrs Rachel T
I have had hip pains for over 6 years and I was unable to get an NHS scan. National MRI Scan referred me and four days later I had my results, all for £295. I have now been advised that I will require a hip replacement. Without this scan I would have continued to suffer.
Mr Colin Stevens
Having suffered from a low back complaint associated with irritable bowel syndrome since my early 20’s National MRI Scan was able to recommend the correct MRI scans which has revealed that the problems I have had for 14 years are related to a disc problem. Following the scans I was referred to a Rheumatologist who asked for an Orthopaedic Surgeons view for further assessment. I have spent the past 8 years attempting to discover what my problem is and at last my search is over. I feel a total sense of relief.
I had experienced for a number of years an extremely stiff and painful neck and suddenly developed pain in both arms whilst doing some DIY.I became very worried.
National MRI Scan was able to refer me to InHealth at the Nottingham City Hospital where I had an MRI of my neck. I received the results and pictures within 6 days. It was such a relief to discover that there wasn’t anything sinister going on and the MRI clearly showed the problem to be degenerative changes.