Mri Spine

An imaging technique that uses radio waves and a magnetic field to produce images of the spine and the surrounding tissues is called MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of the spine. It is used to detect bone, ligament, or spinal cord injury after spine injury, to determine the cause of back pain, to assess intervertebral disc and joint diseases, or to see if there is any tumor.

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What is a chiropractor's opinion in correcting back pain occurred due to work injury by lifting heavy boxes?

Query: Hello doctor, I injured my back at work after lifting, pushing, and pulling boxes. The boxes weighed up to 75 lbs. I was diagnosed with sprain or strain of the lower lumbar spine. The pain varies from time to time. It happened a month ago, and I have had physical therapy for three weeks. The pain go...  Read Full »


Dr. James F Geiselman

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your question. I am sorry you are experiencing low back pain. In fact, nearly 80 % people experience back pain at some point in their life. In your question, you said you were pushing and pulling boxes which weighed up to 75 lbs. Since then, you have b...  Read Full »

What is the cause of lower back pain despite taking medications?

Query: Hi doctor,I have seen many doctors regarding lower back problems since the past two years. I have had two courses of physiotherapy with no real improvement and cortisone injections, which also did not help. I have also had two CT scans and an MRI, and I have attached the reports. I am also prescrib...  Read Full »


Dr. Sudheer Ambekar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Looking at your symptoms and all the attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it makes me think that you need to be investigated by a rheumatologist or an immunologist for possible rheumatoid or other arthropathies. There is no evidence of si...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a painkiller to reduce my back pain.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25 year old female, who is suffering from severe back pain. I am a teacher and have a 7 months old child. When I am at work, I have back pains at the end of the backbone, on the right side over the kidney. I got an ultrasound and an x-ray of the back. And I do not have any kidney s...  Read Full »


Dr. Shinas Hussain A P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and I can understand your concerns The severe back pain that you have mentioned, suggests some spine related conditions probably IVDP (intervertebral disc prolapse), which might be aggravated by your posture and strain. You can try the ...  Read Full »

Why am I having terrible upper back pain and left shoulder pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32 year old male, and I have a terrible upper back and left shoulder pain from past two years. The pain is radiating to the left side of the chest also. Whenever I move my neck, I hear some sound. With this pain, I feel drowsy and light-headed full day. I am not able to do routine...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like the following details. Did you take any x-ray? Have you tried physiotherapy? Was the MRI with or without contrast? Do you feel missed heartbeats when you feel drowsy? Do you get sweaty or get a sinking feeling? If yes, then you need a 24- hour Holter ECG (...  Read Full »

How to provide relief for my mom's back pain?

Query: Hello doctor, My 68 years old mother is having severe back pain since last few months. Whenever she stands up for some time, her back pain starts, and it goes down to the entire legs. It becomes so intolerable that she has to sit down somewhere immediately to avoid pain, and she gets relief after sh...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your mother's reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your mother seems to be suffering from radiculopathy, due to nerve compression as a result of disc prolapse. The treatment of this problem needs patience and takes a long time. For pain,...  Read Full »

What tests are done to diagnose sciatica?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sciatica five years ago. Most of the doctors I consulted suspected my issue to be a problem on the spine and hip. But, only one doctor identified it as sciatica and gave me an injection for the pain. Now, I am starting to feel the pain again. Would you please tell me what tes...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your reports carefully and would explain that a spine MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is necessary to determine if you have sciatica or not (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). If this pain is similar to before the injectio...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have facet arthropathy and other spinal changes in old age?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is having a spine problem. We had done MRI, in that we found few problems in the spine as below: 1) Diffuse disc bulge. 2) Spondylotic change at multiple lumber levels. 3) Bilateral facet arthropathy (L>R). 4) Disc osteophyte complex noted, levels causing indentation ...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your mother is 64-year-old, then this is not unusual for her age. However, you have not mentioned any of her symptoms like back pain, stiffness, leg pain, numbness, weakness in legs, etc. There are only two actionable points that I can see without seeing th...  Read Full »

Will a back injury cause scoliosis?

Query: Hello doctor, I sustained a back injury three years ago. I was standing on the staircase of a bar when a large woman lost her balance, she grabbed and twisted my arm while placing her full body weight on my back. I have had recurrent muscle spasms all the way down to my back ever since, and I have t...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your MRI scans (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and find that there is no large disc bulge either in the cervical, thoracic or lumbar spine. The scoliosis is there, but it is not causing any significant nerve compression or condition relating ...  Read Full »

Does my lower back pain indicate a kidney problem?

Query: Hello, I am a 31 year old male. I have a left lower back pain for a few days. It hurts when I move, and it feels like my kidneys hurt when I walk. I do not know if this is a muscle pull or something related to my kidneys. Please advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Lower back pain is mostly due to a muscular or spinal problem, and kidney pain is unlikely. Kidney pain is a colicky type. The pain comes and goes, or it will be associated with other complaints like burning during urination, blood in urine, and fever. Local site wil...  Read Full »

My mom is having a disc problem. Is it good to have surgery or physiotherapy?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother, aged 41, has been suffering from back pain, hip pain which became leg pain and foot numbness for almost three months now. She went to an orthopedician and had an MRI of the lumbar spine, which revealed a problem in the L5-S1 disc. I would really appreciate if you can assis...  Read Full »


Dr. James F Geiselman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your question and your attached MRI reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As the MRI report stated, there is a disc bulge at L5-S1 causing the numbness and leg pain. Has your mom been to a chiropractor before? What was your orthopedic s...  Read Full »

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