I am suffering from lower back pain for the past five months. After going through physiotherapy and other exercises, I feel better. Now, I have developed upper back and shoulder pain too. I think it is because of the exercise I did before. I have attached my MRI of lower back, C-spine and shoulder x-ray for your reference. Kindly let me know what needs to be done to reduce the pain, as I am just taking pain killers. Now my main concern is regarding upper back and shoulder pain. Please help. Thank you.
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From your query what I understand is that you have lower back pain that is well controlled with physiotherapy exercises, but have recently developed upper back and right shoulder pain which you think may have been brought upon by some of the exercises. Let us discuss your neck and lower back separately.
Degenerative changes in neck due to postural habits and possible sedentary lifestyle.Investigations to be done:
Upright x-rays of neck and lower back.Probable diagnosis:
1. C3 to C6 degenerative disc disease with axial neck pain and possible acute neck spasm.
2. L5-S1 annular tear, mild disc bulge and mild radiculopathy.
1. Muscle relaxants, if acute spasmodic pain is present.
2. Physiotherapy of neck and strengthening exercises.
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As per the discussion I have enclosed more pictures of my lower back MRI and C-spine MRI. I just wanted to know whether I need to stop doing any exercise for the neck. Or should I continue my lower back pain exercise? Please suggest.
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Thank you for uploading those images (attachments removed to protect patient identity). I see that you have uploaded almost all of the lumbar spine images and some cervical spine images.
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