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 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. Tejash Patel

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

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 »

Is it advisable to take Alsody for a longer duration?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is having pain in collar bone and ribs. Her vitamin D was low and ESR is high. She was given tablets as enclosed and had done an MRI scan for the right lower back pain. Our doctor prescribed Alsody for six months, now she is having muscle pain in thighs. I understand other ca...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Chawla

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I will answer your each questions. ProLong is a anti-inflammatory medication. Now your wife's CRP value is less than 5 which is normal. Earlier, it must be prescribed to bring down the inflammatory markers. Since they are normalized now, no further medication is ...  Read Full »

Is fusion surgery a good option for disc extrusion?

Query: Hi doctor, Four years before, I met with a car accident with no external injury. After a week, I started getting pain in my right buttock and calf area. Later, I was recommended for an MRI and found it was L4-L5 disc extrusion. I underwent the microscopic discectomy the same year. Now, for the pas...  Read Full »


Dr. Palanikumar Chellamuthu

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Spine Health Specialist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A few observations are as follows. Your pain is on the right side and the MRI (date of examination not visible) says about the disc with stenosis more on left side (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Kindly inform me about any neurologic defects that your do...  Read Full »

I have terrible coordination. Is it due to childhood head injuries?

Query: Hi doctor, For four years I have the really bad coordination. I fumble things a lot. I am very clumsy, weak, tired and I pee all the time. I drag my feet along the ground while walking and my legs do not work when I try to stand, but that is a rare thing for me. I have memory issues, moderate vertig...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. From the available description there are two possibilities which need proper evaluation. The first is a punch-drunk syndrome. The disorder is common in those who have repeated trauma to head and present with varying mixt...  Read Full »

Will my scoliosis get better with surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I have scoliosis from my 15 years of age. Now, I am 36 years old. I am a very active teacher and mom. The pain medicines are not helping me now and I have started to limp and lean. Can it get corrected through surgery?  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Radiodiagnosis Physician, Radiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is important to do an MRI of your spine to know where the nerves are getting pinched. Please consult a neurologist for physical evaluation after doing an MRI scan and they will be able to guide you with your pain. Surgery is not required in every patient and you might ...  Read Full »

I always have a dull unilateral headache. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, Three weeks ago, I had headache in late night. I managed to sleep, but it was still there in the morning. It was unilateral headache on the left side of my head. Pain is in my temporal area which sometimes radiates across my cheek and even down my jaw, as well as on the top left of my...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. My main concern here would be trigeminal cephalgia, the most common being trigeminal neuralgia. Trigeminal neuralgia is a sharp shooting unilateral headache that becomes extremely worse with nerve irritation that could be caused by shaving, brushing (hair or teeth...  Read Full »

I have body fasciculations with no numbness and tingling. Is it ALS?

Query: Hello doctor, Six months ago, following a mild concussion, I started to have symptoms that were vaguely consistent with bilateral cervical radiculopathy. The cervical MRI showed severe stenosis and disc herniation at the C6-7 level going right and C5-6 going left. The worst symptoms were numbness...  Read Full »


Dr. Sudheer Ambekar

Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is highly unlikely that the EMGs (electromyography) are clean in the presence of muscle wasting and fasciculations. I believe the symptoms and signs you are experiencing are due to cervical stenosis and not due to ALS. A C6-7 disc herniation can cause all the sympto...  Read Full »

Please suggest ways to cure spinal deformity.

Query: Hi doctor, I would like to know which avenue to go down to treat my issues. I believe I have something wrong with my legs which cause my body to strain. The first memory I can remember was having very excruciating pain in my legs at night when I was a young teenager. As I got older my knees started ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Excruciating pains at night could be due to muscle cramps or due to vascular ischemia (compromised blood supply). Cold feeling in ankles and feet suggest vascular compromise. Pinching of nerve could be due to spinal deformity. Nerve compression when it exits spinal cord ...  Read Full »

Will disc herniation cause severe neck pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from neck pain for over three weeks now. I got an MRI done two days back but must wait for my results for a couple of weeks. I have the images of the MRI and would like to know is there is any disc herniation or anything else wrong with my cervical spine? Would you be abl...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajyaguru

Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I received your neck MRI images and saw it now. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is a loss of cervical lordosis (straightening of your cervical spine). There is squaring of the vertebral bodies. Signal changes in the bodies suggestive of marrow ...  Read Full »

I have pain that radiates from my back to the thigh. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28 year old woman. I am suffering from a radiating pain that spreads from back to the lower half of the body. I have this issue since a year. It aggravates when I ride bike. Occasionally, the pain may also radiate upward. If I keep hard item then I get some relief. I am takin...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Chawla

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptom profile with long duration of pain unsettled after muscle relaxant points towards disc herniation as a probable etiology. You need to visit an orthopedic surgeon for neurological examination to look for signs of neurological impairment and get an MRI sc...  Read Full »

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