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Mri For Low Back Pain Or Neck Pain

One should get an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) for low back pain or neck pain when the pain is not relieved with rest, weakness in extremities, known osteoporosis patient, long-term steroid use, and difficulty in controlling urination. The MRI shows disc herniation, infections, tumors, nerve compression, and changes in the intervertebral disc.

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I have had mild back pain for four years. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 40 years old, having mild back pain for four years and no leg pain, but while traveling on sitting, I have mild lower back pain. So I got an MRI scanning as suggested by the doctor, and hence the results are, straightening of lumbar curvature. Lumbar spondylosis is more marked at L4 ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. I suggest you to avoid lifting heavy weights, avoid bending your back, instead bend your knees to pick up anything from the floor, avoid sitting for long hours, avoid motorcycle rides improve your posture while sitting, ...  Read Full »

I have severe back pain. Please review my MRI reports.

Query: Hi doctor, Around four weeks ago, I drove for three hours. I had pain in my abdomen that had spread to my spine. I had to crawl everywhere for one week as I could not walk. The pain has reduced, but still I am uncomfortable. I have been advised by my doctor not to work until I consult a specialist a...  Read Full »


Dr. Chandan Mohanty

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) is suggestive of compression of the spinal cord in the thoracic spine. There is also some swelling within the cord (cord edema) because of the compression. You can wait till the ...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain in the area where my leg joins the hip?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old male. I have been having pain near the right groin, where the leg joins the hip, for the last two months. It used to be very painful mostly during the end of the day. It was not always present, it used to pain only twice or thrice a week. But now, it has become worse...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. I went through your query. It is difficult to identify the cause on an X-ray. If the pain is now on the back as well, two things need to be ruled out which are as follows: The first is arthritis of the hip and the second is PIVD...  Read Full »

I suffer from upper back pain. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, 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...  Read Full »


Dr. Berry Chirag Ashok

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 y...  Read Full »

I have a stinging back pain. Please review my MRI reports.

Query: Hi, I am a 32 year old male. My MRI report says: Posterocentral protrusion of L4-5 disc is abutting the L5 nerve root bilaterally. (In MRI it is black between L4-5 and kind of poking the nerve). My back pains occasionally and I think it is the nerve which is hurting, because the pain is like a st...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am not sure of your neck symptoms as the neck has nothing to do with your lower back and from your description it is not clear if you have any leg symptoms or bladder symptoms. However I need to see your MRI scan to be able to make a judgment on the further managemen...  Read Full »

Why do I feel pins and needles in both legs?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a neck fusion a few years back. I like to understand more about my MRI. I am going to start Gabapentin for nerve issues soon and also I have Crohn's disease and Lyme. Currently experiencing pins and needles in both legs. I have seen a neurologist and going to see a few surgeons t...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your query in detail. Sorry to hear the pain and discomfort you are having and wish you a quick recovery. Please find my observations below. Your MRI scan reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) show that there are changes seen in t...  Read Full »

Does the MRI of the neck show any sign of cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is suffering from severe neck pain for the past year. Her doctor believes it might be arthritis, but he is not sure. She even got several shots in her neck for pain by a physical therapist but nothing seems to be working. My mother got her first MRI scan done a week back with...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had a detailed look at the contrast images of your mother (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There appears to be light gray to black areas seen in the central portion of T1 and the left side of T2 vertebral bodies. These findings were not clearly seen ...  Read Full »

Please interpret my mom's MRI for severe back pain.

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is suffering from back pain. I have taken MRI by consulting a doctor. Can I get the best suggestion for this problem? MRI impressions: 1. Spondylolysis of L5 vertebra. 2. Bulging L5-S1 disc with central protrusion, small osteophytes, hypertrophy of facets causing indentation ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, first of all you have given incomplete information. Tell me if her back pain also goes to any of the lower limbs? How much distance she is able to walk in one go? Please tell what all medications she is taking? I cannot understand anything written by your docto...  Read Full »

I have a history of popping when moving neck back and forth. Please advice.

Query: Hello doctor, I have the history of upper neck popping when moving neck back and forth. Numbness on the left side of the body. Back pain from the majority of back preventing me from sleeping. Popping occurs right at the base of the head and neck and can feel something moving. I had an MRI today.  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.There is mild straightening of the cervical vertebrae and might suggest cervical muscle spasm. Vertebral bodies show regular marrow signal changes. No endplate degeneration. The spinal canal is normal. The spinal cord is normal in size and signal intensity. No evidence o...  Read Full »

Is ligament laxity a side effect of Sevoflurane?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 36 year old female. My height is 164 cm and weight is 48 kg. I was healthy with fine ligaments. Two years back, I had spine surgery for a herniated disk at the level of L5/S1. Soon after the operation, I got something like sleep myoclonus. The neurologist said that as benign, but ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below. Myoclonus or muscle twitching is a known side effect of Sevoflurane use, and it is not a serious concern. Sevoflurane does not cause laxity of ligaments. Very common side effects of Sevofluran...  Read Full »

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