Herniated disk and degenerative disk disease are common spinal disk problems. They usually exhibit symptoms like numbness, tingling sensation, muscle spasm, weakness, sharp pain, worsening pain with movements of the region supplied by the affected nerve. Discitis or infection of the disk is also a cause of disk problems.
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I have severe lower back pain radiating through the left hip to the leg with a burning and pinching sensation affecting my daily activities. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34 years old female having low back pain for the past nine years. I underwent various treatments along with regular physiotherapy but no improvement. Presently, I have severe low back pain (middle of the lower back) radiating through the left hip to the leg with a burning and pi... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear about your chronic low back pain and recent flare-up. Based on your magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings, it seems that you have a few different disc-related issues in your lower back that may be contributing to your symptoms. It is important ... Read Full »
I have stiff-person syndrome, and I want to know if there is hyperlordosis in my spine.
Query: Hi doctor, I was seen in the ER for abdominal pain that was so bad I could not walk, and I had a fever, but what I am most curious about is the SAG imaging for hyperlordosis. I have the stiff-person syndrome. The report does not really mention anything about my spine, so I do not include it here. I ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hope you are doing well. So to answer your specific query about your spine, there is no evidence of hyperlordosis in the imaged spine (D10- L5) in the sagittal view in the images provided to me (attachments are hidden to protect the patient's identity). There is nor... Read Full »
I am having back pain and a tingling sensation that is not improving with treatment. Kindly interpret my MRI results and suggest a treatment.
Query: Hi doctor, My age is 27. I had back pain after lifting a patient seven days ago. After two days of this, back pain and tingling started in both my feet and arms. I took painkillers and Gabica. I am on the following medications, Gabica, Methycobal, and Myonal. I only had back pain, no leg pain but ti... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The disc protrusion at L5-S1 (lumbosacral joint) is causing nerve root compression and causing all the above symptoms that you mentioned. I also see a suspicious annular tear at the same level in the image you have attached (attachments are h... Read Full »
Is operation of disc necessary or can it be done by exercise?
Query: Hello doctor, Is the operation of the disc necessary, or can it be done by exercise? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Surgery on disc problems is not a must unless they are compressing the nerve and causing weakness in both legs, and you lose control over urine and passing stools. If it is a mild compression, you can manage it with exercise and meditation. In some cases, you can try th... Read Full »
Will physiotherapy resolve my bulged and desiccated L4 to S1 intervertebral discs?
Query: Hi doctor, I have had diffuse bulges of desiccated L4-L5 and L-S1 intervertebral discs with posteroventral focal disc protrusions and focal annular tear, indenting anterior thecal sac, causing mild to moderate spinal canal compromise, abutting traversing nerve roots, I have this problem for the past... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. Kindly share your scan reports so that I can assess the severity of the disc bulge and advice you on whether you need to undergo physiotherapy or surgery. Meanwhile, I suggest you to follow the instructions mention... Read Full »
I have had pain in my left hip which got aggravated on lifting weight. Can this be due to some disc problem?
Query: Hello doctor, I have had pain in my left hip for the past two days. Also, it causes discomfort while I walk, and the pain increases when I sit and try to bend down. Also, recently I lifted some weight, and lower back pain started along with pain in my leg muscles. Can this be due to some disc prob... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern.This pain might be from the back of the hip, I would suggest to get X-rays done of the lower back and hip, if pain does not settle down in two to three weeks time. Also, I would suggest the following- Avoid lifting heav... Read Full »
Will acute lumbar strain cause pain in the monkey bone?
Query: Hi doctor, My wife has lower back pain (center pain at monkey bone). We took two X-rays, and the doctor says it is an acute lumbar strain. I wanted to know why this happens and the line of treatment for it. How long it takes to cure this? Kindly give your opinion. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear about the problem and hope to help you. You have given a very brief history, and I need to get further into it. Since when the pain started, and what is the pattern of the pain? Does it radiate down the leg? Does she have any fever or reduced app... 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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
What causes spinal stenosis to flare up?
Query: Hi doctor, My mother just had an x-ray, and the impression is mild narrowing of T1-T2, and T2-T3 disc spaces and straightening of the normal thoracic kyphosis is seen. The pain is on the upper right side of my back. The feeling is numb and sore. The first doctor referred her to an orthopedic and ga... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The x-ray findings you have posted (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) are consistent with a degenerative disc that is a normal phenomenon. So there is nothing to worry about. The straightening of the spine could mean weak, strained muscles which h... Read Full »
What is the treatment for severe lower back pain after lifting heavyweight?
Query: Hello doctor, I have lower back pain for more than two months. I lifted a heavy rice bag, and the pain is always there since then. No pain in legs, no numbness, and no symptoms other than lower back pain. I cannot bend forward, and I find difficulty in some positions that I used to do. The pain is ... Read Full »
Dr. Patel Tejashkumar Govindbhai
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your history of weight lifting and finding of MRI (attachment removed to protect patient identity) sacralization of L5-S1 disc and nerve root compression at L3-L4 and retrolysthesis L3 + L4 means posterior displacement of one vertebra over another occurs. So t... Read Full »