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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Kindly explain the MRI taken for upper back pain.

Query: Hello doctor, I have uploaded my recent MRI results for my spine. I had been suffering from upper back pain which restricts the mobility of my right hand. I can feel a slight lump around or near my rhomboid muscle on the right side. Please review my MRI scans and provide a diagnosis.  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 1. Observations (attachment removed to protect patient identity): Cervical spine: There is mild straightening of the cervical vertebrae. Vertebral bodies are showing mild osteophytes and are otherwise normal. No evidence of collapse or bony destruction. Atlantoaxial ar...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing severe back pain for three years after a car accident due to rib fractures. Please review my MRI reports.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing terrible back pain for three years. It started after a car accident. It was discovered that I fractured my posterior ribs 2 to 6 on the left side and 4 on the right side. It hurts during breathing and physical activities like bending, twisting, and stretching. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. The MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) you have uploaded do not show significant abnormalities that might be causing you pain in the chest wall. There is no s...  Read Full »

I have lumbosacral pain. Is it because of damaged nerves?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from back pain (right side) for a few years now, and this hurts a lot while sitting and lying down. I got an electromyography test showing mild chronic dysfunction on the S1 nerve. I also got magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) scans done, a...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi,Welcome to can understand your concern.The following are important findings in your computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the lumbar spine.1) There is disc desiccation in L4-L5 disc level.2) There is a mild posterior disc bulge at L4-L5 disc level and a sm...  Read Full »

Will a back injury cause scoliosis?

Query: Hello doctor, I sustained a back injury three years ago. I was standing on the staircase of a bar when a large woman lost her balance, she grabbed and twisted my arm while placing her full body weight on my back. I have had recurrent muscle spasms all the way down to my back ever since, and I have t...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your MRI scans (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and find that there is no large disc bulge either in the cervical, thoracic or lumbar spine. The scoliosis is there, but it is not causing any significant nerve compression or condition relating ...  Read Full »

What causes L4 and L5 disc problems?

Query: Hello doctor, I have chronic, worsening migraines with pain, tingling, and numbness all over, including the scalp, back of the neck, mid-back, and all over the lower body. I have migraines with light, sound, and smell sensitivity, insomnia, irregular bowel, and visual muscle rippling. I do have a h...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The pain in your lower back and both legs is from the disc problems, as mentioned in the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) of the lumbar spine review. The cause for the migraine and sensitivity symptoms is not clearly understandable from the images. It is possible...  Read Full »

Kindly interpret my x-ray taken for persistent neck and back pain.

Query: Hello doctor, I recently got a shoulder and neck x-ray for persistent back and neck pain. The pain started a couple of years ago. No medicines were taken so far. My blood work and CT abdomen are fine.  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below. The cervical spine x-ray AP (anteroposterior) and lateral views show the following. 1) There is straightening of the neck spine. 2) The alignment of the cervical spine is normal. 3) Mild ea...  Read Full »

My mother has pain in her back and hip. Please suggest treatment.

Query: Hello doctor,My mother has pain in her back and hip, and I have attached the images. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your mother has decreased mineralization in the bones of the lower back and the hip area. There is the reduced height in few bones of the L1 vertebra and is called a collapse of the vertebra. This can be due to nutritional imbalance of vitamin D and calcium, or it ca...  Read Full »

What can cause severe stomach and lower back pain at the same time?

Query: Hello doctor, I have severe stomach and back pain at the same time. Suggest some quick remedy.  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below. Severe pain in abdomen radiating to the back might be due to many conditions which require evaluation. Problems that might cause the stomach and back pain, all the possible reasons, Due to ...  Read Full »

What does the spot in my MRI indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having hot and cold sensations in lower extremities for about a month. Chronic back pain for many years but more recently tingling in legs. I had MRI done today and saw this spot within one of the vertebral bodies that looks to be a calcific and circular lesion.  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There are two to three hyperintense (white) areas in the L1, L3, and L4 vertebrae. There are likely hemangiomas and are benign findings and not causing your problem. This is not a calcified area and is a common finding in many individuals. This is not of concern. The...  Read Full »

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