Disc derangement is a painful condition probably caused due to the escape of nuclear material of the disc into the tears developed in the disc, eventually irritating the nerve endings. It causes symptoms like pain, numbness, tingling sensation, and weakness of the limbs. Commonly disc derangements occur in the neck and lower back region. Chiropractic manipulation, physiotherapy, and trigger point dry needling are certain techniques to get rid of symptoms due to disc derangement.
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I have had a tight neck and shoulder issue for many years; my radiologist says I have mild scoliosis in my thoracic area. Can it be treated?
Query: Hi doctor,A radiologist report said I had mild scoliosis in the thoracic area. I have attached the image for your reference. I have had this tight neck and shoulder issue for over 30 years. I also have disc degeneration and facet arthrosis. Is it caused by one particular vertebra or joint? Do you th... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. I understand that the word "scoliosis" in the X-ray report has caused so much worry (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). The "minimal scoliosis" mentioned in the report is better called spinal... Read Full »
What does my lower back MRI indicate?
Query: Hello doctor, I have had a lower back pain for the last couple of years. It all started after I lifted a stone at a cricket ground. A little amount of physiotherapy helped after the doctor's advice. I have consulted three doctors in two years and a doctor advised MRI this week. My doctor is out unti... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attachments (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is showing herniation of an intervertebral disc that is displaced from its position and impinging in the nerve. However, this is only an MRI im... Read Full »
Why do I have persistent pain in my lower back and kidney area?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 19 years old. I am very athletic. I am a person with diabetes and was diagnosed at the age of 6.5 years old. I am 5'9" and 165 pounds. My primary concern is that lately as in the last month, or so there has been a constant pain in my lower back and the kidney area. The pain is not sh... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most of the times the dull pain is benign and not a matter of worry. You also had a test to rule out any serious issues. I guess you do not have a fever, burning urination, etc. The next possibility is of spondylosis of lumbar spine or a disc problem. It is a spine probl... Read Full »
Why are there back pain, numbness in my legs, headache, memory loss, and weakness?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 41-year-old female of 5.2 feet and 58 kg. I have a history of back pain, numbness in both legs and body, feel like to be paralyzed with headache, memory loss, and weakness. I feel tired every day, and have pain in feet when start to step into the ground. Occasionally there is diff... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You probably have a prolapsed disc, which is causing a severe compression over the nerves. That is why you are feeling numb, paralyzed, and unable to perform. It would help if you underwent an x-ray and MRI of lumbosacral spine for further evaluation and treatment. In t... Read Full »
Can disc dislocation be the cause of pain in the lower spine area?
Query: Hi doctor, I met with a car accident three months back and have noticed my abdomen, pelvis, and lower back have been significantly worse since then. My doctor put it down to my GI issues and advised Paracetamol and Lansoprazole. I have had pain in my upper right abdomen that radiates around my side... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing to me, and I am concerned about you. After the accident, did you do any x-ray or ultrasound? Most probably, this may be happening due to disc dislocation. As you mentioned, your symptoms occurred just after the accident. So there are possibilities ... Read Full »