HomeAnswersRadiologyback painDoes my scan report suggest the cause of my low back pain?

From the scan report, please explain the cause of my low back pain.


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Answered by

Dr. Vivek Chail

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iCliniq medical review team

Published At February 8, 2017
Reviewed AtJanuary 12, 2024

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I do not remember any spine trauma. I do have morning stiffness of greater than one hour with will become better with movement. I have this issue for the past seven years. My HLA-B27 is positive. Am I suffering from inflammatory spondyloarthropathy or ankylosing spondylitis? I have attached my reports. My previous history includes bilateral linear edema of SI joint. I am currently on Celebrex 200 mg a day.

Answered by Dr. Vivek Chail


Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • The SI joints show minimal linear hyperintensity on STIR (short TI inversion recovery) sequence (attachment removed to protect patient identity).
  • The other findings include fatty changes in the T6 vertebra, and this occurs in many people. It is not a disease condition.

For further information consult a radiologist online -->https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/radiologist

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

What could be the cause of the minimal edema on the SI joints? Did you see anything in the MRI that would result in the moderate chronic LBP I have?

Answered by Dr. Vivek Chail


Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • There is a misalignment between the L5 and S1 vertebrae, and the L5-S1 disc is compressed. Your low backache is due to this problem.
  • Please get a routine lumbar spine MRI scan done.

Revert with the reports to a radiologist online -->https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/radiologist

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Vivek Chail
Dr. Vivek Chail

General Practitioner

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