when tight spaces are frightening
Do you feel anxiety simply at the thought of having an MRI examination performed? You’re not alone. Having to lie down in a narrow tube triggers “claustrophobia” in many patients who undergo MRI examinations.
Those affected often suffer from discomfort, sweating, heart palpitations or panic attacks. The great fear associated with an MRI examination is the thought of having to lie in a narrow, tunnel-shaped magnet for over 30 minutes. For people who suffer from claustrophobia, it’s an endless moment full of mental and physical stress.