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Second opinion] If a patient has had pain in: 1. all toes2.

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Second opinion] If a patient has had pain in: 1. all toes2. one foot arch3. both knees4. both hips5. lower back6. shoulders7. one elbow8. wrists9. all fingersAnd EDS type 4 (vascular is suspected, how easy (or difficult) would it be to obtain insurance approval for a full-body MRI for diagnostic purposes? Any tips to boost the chances?Thanks!
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Finance
Expert:  Dr Ted Manos replied 5 months ago.
Hi, I'm Dr Manos M.D. A patient that has more than 4 or 5 joints involved with pain symptoms most likely has an autoimmune disease like rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus or other uncommon autoimmune disorders. Some malignancies can have multiple joint pains. Insurance wouldn't approve full-body MRI knowing the statistics suggest autoimmune trouble. An X-ray could be done of the feet and hands along with blood tests to determine what autoimmune disorder it is. I hope this helps your concern and what was your first opinion given to you. Thanks for accessing Justanswer and you can rate my response in answering your request. I hope your problem finds a solution and can be treated. I've had arthritis due to wear and tear and not all the joints you described. I can't imagine how you can function putting up with this trouble.