X-ray Spine

About "X-ray Spine"

X-ray of the spine is done to evaluate the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacral, and coccygeal areas of the spine. It is used to diagnose neck, back, and spine problems like back or neck pain, fractured bone, arthritis, spondylolisthesis, disc degeneration, tumors, kyphosis, scoliosis, and other congenital deformities.

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I have a continous left lower back pain after an injury. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a lower back injury for three years, and that has not been improved with rehabilitation or anything. There is a constant pain in the left side of my lower back, which becomes worse on twisting motions, exercise and bending to the point where I can barely walk. My physiother...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Chawla

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your iliolumbar ligament is completely visualized and is free from any pathology in the MRI (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your vertebra, intervertebral disc, spinal column, and spinal cord are also grossly normal. However, there is early facet arthr...  Read Full »

Hunchback Correction - No Longer a Myth!

Article Overview: Hunchback correction has been considered a myth in the society. From the mythological times, the gods have been applauded for their art of straightening a hunched person. Kyphoscoliosis correction is no longer a myth and can be corrected by surgery with highly positive results. Here is a brief overview of the disease and the available options. Read Article »


Dr. Shakti A. Goel

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Scoliosis is a term used to describe any abnormal, sideways curvature of the spine. A typical spine looks straight when viewed from the back. However, when scoliosis occurs, the spine can curve either in a ‘C’ way, reverse ‘C’ way or ‘S’ way. Scoliosis Types: Sc ... Read Article »

What could a cleft-like appearance of the thoracic vertebra in a newborn be?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is one day old and on an X-ray, it is showing a cleft-like appearance on the T12 vertebra. The hospital is telling us to follow up with an orthopedic. My question is what can this mean now and in the future?  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The cleft can be just superficial or deep going up to the spinal cord. If it is superficial then it will not be of a major concern. If its deep then there can be tethering of the spinal cord or bifid cord which can lead to neurological disorders of the lower limbs ...  Read Full »

What is the difference between thoracic and lumbar fusion?

Query: Hello doctor, Can you please tell me what is the difference between thoracic, thoracolumbar and lumbar fusion? Or are they all the same?  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are 12 thoracic vertebrae and five lumbar vertebrae. The fusion of the body of the vertebrae between the thoracic spine is called a thoracic fusion. A fusion at the junction of the thoracic and lumbar spine is called a thoracolumbar fusion. And that between the l...  Read Full »

My grandmother is having lower back pain after a fall. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, My grandmother aged 91, fell in the bathroom about a month back. She was able to walk and did not have any major symptoms. Since two weeks, she has had difficulty walking and lower back pain. She had an x-ray two days ago. As she is in complete bed rest, developed bed sores. I need a revi...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Chawla

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. For me to help you with your query, I need to see the x-ray of the lower lumbar area. Kindly attach the x-ray and follow-up with the same. Revert with more information to an orthopaedician and traumatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/ort...  Read Full »

My lower back hurts a lot. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have hurt my lower back assumably while pushing a full set of drawers, around four to five months ago. I was in physiotherapy, but I have been discharged and I am waiting to see a specialist. I have been told that it may be an inflammatory problem. My skin is extremely sensitive in my l...  Read Full »


Dr. Shakti Mishra

Nutritionist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, go for a diagnostic test like x-ray or MRI, so that we can get confirmed regarding the cause. Before that in order to relieve pain do stretching exercises as follows. Lie down flat (face upward) on a mat, put a long bedsheet or towel behind your both legs an...  Read Full »

What is the exact problem with my mother's back pain?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother, who is 60 years old, was having back pain for approximately 5 to 6 years. Now, she is having severe back pain while standing and the pain is not receding. We went for an MRI scan and I have attached the report with this query. I want to know the exact problem and the possible t...  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for your query. You have mentioned pain in your mother's back region since 5 to 6 years for which she has been managed conservatively till now. I have also gone through the MRI reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), which have been attached b...  Read Full »

What X-ray will I need for a backache after an accident?

Query: Hello doctor, I slipped and fell down the stairs. I have a backache after this accident. What X-ray do I need to take?  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Depending on the location of your backache, you will need the x-ray of that part. The following will help you: Pain in the upper back - thoracic spine x-ray. Pain in the mid back - dorsolumbar spine x-ray. Pain in the lower back - lumbosacral spine...  Read Full »

My neck has become very stiff that I cannot rotate my head easily in either direction. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,My neck has become very stiff that I cannot rotate my head easily in either direction. Even after two months of exercise (self-selected), there is no improvement. What could be possible causes and possible solutions?  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is it just a stiff neck or also do you have electric shooting pain in the arms and numbness or weakness? If it is only the former, then, oddly, the stiffness has not improved over a period is two months. I will advise you to have an X-ray cervical spine AP and latera...  Read Full »

Can injury to cervical region cause irritation in the leg?

Query: Hello doctor, I got hit on the left side on cervical region almost two years from now. MRI does not show any injury or significant stenosis but the electromyography shows left moderate radiculopathy C5-C8 and recent results showed deterioration. Symptoms also still exist on left arm and trapezius b...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Regarding your concern, I would explain that as there are no signs of myelopathy or spinal canal compression on MRI, there is no reason to panic about myelopathy. The pain in this region is related to the nerve damage. Physiotherapy can help improve your situation. I...  Read Full »

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