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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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My latest thoracic MRI has a white spot on my spine. What is it?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had pain in my thoracic spine area for a few weeks. Last week I noticed a painful lump that mostly appears when I bend forward. I have severe pain when lying down, radiating through my body toward my stomach. I am attaching the MRI images I took this week. In addition, I have attac...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Shoyab

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. From your MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) reports (old and new), I can say that no specific disease is involved (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). However, the new MRI has a white spot betw...  Read Full »

I have had lower back, hip, and pelvic pain, which has increased suddenly. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Why does my low back pain and hip and pelvic pain increase suddenly? Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Shoyab

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. On reviewing your MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) of the pelvis, there are two main findings: 1. There is some fluid collection in the uterine cavity, which may be related to periods. I do not think it is related to the int...  Read Full »

My back and leg pain worsened after back surgery. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I had back surgery for foraminotomy, hemi-laminotomy, and partial facetectomy for my right side (L4 to L5, which may be called L5 to S1 as I have a transitional vertebra). After which, my symptoms of back pain and leg pain worsened. My surgeon said this was because of nerve inflammation. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Shoyab

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I am sorry to hear about your ordeal, particularly when problems worsened following surgery. From the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) stenosis can be seen. Nerve inflammation wi...  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 (magnetic resonance imaging) MRI a...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Shoyab

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 mor...  Read Full »

Kindly interpret the results of my abdominal CT scan.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a question regarding my CT scan. "Short segment, small bowel distension in the left mid abdomen with questionable fold thickening of uncertain significance. No associated adenopathy, mural thickening, or mesenteric fluid". What does it mean? Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Shoyab

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. I have gone through the reports you have attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). From the report, I perceive that the short-segment bowel distension is not abnormal or is perhaps due to norma...  Read Full »

Would you be able to evaluate the attached MRI of the lumbar spine?

Query: Hi doctor, I have attached an MRI file of my lumbar region. I have no history of medical conditions and am currently not on any medication. My chiropractor advised me to get an MRI after four months of unsuccessful visits. Would you be able to evaluate the left side?  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Shoyab

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I perceive that you have been suffering from low back pain for quite some time and finally got the MRI ( magnetic resonance imaging) done. I have reviewed the MRI images (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) in detail and ide...  Read Full »

I have back pain, loss of appetite, and a hernia. Please interpret my CT scan results.

Query: Hello doctor, I underwent a CT scan of the abdomen and pelvic area, and the doctor noticed a hernia in my left lower quadrant. As I was experiencing back pain and loss of appetite, the doctor recommended doing this CT scan, and I have uploaded the images. But the doctor can not still pinpoint what i...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Shoyab

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. I am indeed sorry to hear about your problems, and also because you did not find a clear explanation yet. I have examined the entire CT (computed tomography) image set (attachments removed to protect the pati...  Read Full »

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 icliniq.com. 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 vertebra. ...  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 icliniq.com. 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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