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Hi Pollyanna,
How many years ago did you have the open and closed MRIs?
The newer machines are more open.
I had a few family members who could not take the closed machines, but they did not put them to sleep. They just refused, and that was the end of that.
What about plain old xrays?
Do you have disc problems?
Time to time I get low back issues, with nerve pain running down my leg.
Rest, no lifting, and keep walking to a minimum, and a few days later symptoms are gone. I use a rub also.
I will let you in on a little secret. Some years ago I made a purchase of a Leggett and Platt adjustable bed.
It also has a deep message in it.
Well worth the price.
One of my neighbors bought one last December, she loves it.
I think it really helps when my back acts up.
I’m wondering if the newer open MRIs are on the big island?
Were your doctors checking for osteoporosis?
Take care,

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@funcountess Thank you for your suggestions and encouragement. I like the sound of your bed. I have had xrays and I had the good MRI fairly recently. It's funny but I never really have had it explained exactly what is wrong. I know I have disc problems but that is not all. One specialist looked at my MRI and just kept saying Dear dear me, deary me, which was a bit disconcerting. I think it is a mixture of things. They just say I have pain for the rest of my life and there is nothing they can do. Some of it is age and bad backs run in my family. I have really abused my body too with over exercising and activities that you pay for as you age. I started my bad back problem at age 40 and it has gone on from there. I also have osteoporosis but I take Alendronate which improved things. I have a good ART therapist and I have massage and I am still learning what makes my back pain worse. Some stretches are not good. Walking seems to be ok. I might look at those beds.Thanks. You are very kind.