Shasha, there are imaging places, these days, who will do an MRI
for $250.00, (if one is paying out of
pocket). I, too, had no ability to pay for a costly MRI. Someone told me about an imaging place, (in my area), that would do an MRI for only $250.00. My parents paid for it, as, there for awhile, I had no income. (I have been deemed "disabled" and now receive SSDI).