Back Pain

Back pain, although common, can be due to a variety of reasons associated with spinal issues, disc problems, muscular pain, skin inflammation, etc. It is important to address it quickly as it can be a debilitating condition.

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I have lower back pain that radiates to the legs. Is something wrong in my MRI?

Query: Hello doctor, I have lower back pain with radiation to my legs. The pain is constant and has been like that for years. If I change my position during my sleep at night, I always wake up from the pain. The pain is at worst for a couple of hours in the morning after I wake up and gets a little better ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Shoyab

Answer: Hello, Welcome to We feel sorry for the pain and distress you have been going through for years, and I note that your MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) shows some quite significant findings. 1. At L5 or S1 level: Retrolisthesis (that is, backward displacement) of L5 over S1 vertebr...  Read Full »

What is the reason for the increasing back pain while sitting that I have since two years?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from back pain (right side only) for two years, and this hurts a lot when sitting or laying down for a while (like 20 seconds). So I got an electromyography test that showed mild chronic dysfunction on the S1 nerve. I also got a few MRI and CAT scans done. After this...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Shoyab

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have gone through your provided X-ray and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) images (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity). The diagnosis is crisp and clear and correlated with your symptoms. However, it would have been mo...  Read Full »

I have sharp burning pain in the lower back, right calf, and rotator muscles. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have sharp burning pain in the lower back, right calf, and rotator muscles. I injured my right knee with a slight meniscus tear. I am also suffering from degenerative arthritis. I am not able to bend properly. I am taking tablet Advair for asthma and Proventil and Celecoxib for knee pai...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Shoyab

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for writing in, and I have understood your concerns. I had gone through the reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). After reviewing the camera images of your x-ray, there is no bony fracture or joint dislocation in the lumbar spine, that...  Read Full »

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