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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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Which MRI will best reveal spondyloarthropathy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31-year-old male, and I was diagnosed with spondyloarthropathy seven years back. I am taking only Sulfasalazine tablets daily. Currently, I do not have any pain or stiffness. My HLA-B27 report is negative. Now, if I do the following MRIs, what chances are there that any abnormal...  Read Full »


Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am unable to find the attachment. It is good to know that you are doing well on Sulfasalazine only. But if you are doing well and have no symptoms with normal blood tests, I will not recommend MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) to be repeated. The MRI is only needed ...  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 (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) 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 cervi...  Read Full »


Dr. Hardik Nareshbhai Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I received your neck MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) 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 bod...  Read Full »

Why do I suffer from severe pain after a spinal fusion surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a spinal fusion surgery at L1 for a burst fracture a few years back. Now the screws are backing out. It is loose and the bone has not fused correctly. I have been experiencing severe pain in that region for the past many days. What to do? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. I went through your reports (the attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The screws seem to be in a pretty decent position to me though one screw seems to be broken but I doubt it would cause you so much pain. I cannot com...  Read Full »

I have sinus and cervical spine issues. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have mucosal thickening with aerated secretions in the sphenoid sinuses with surrounding hyperostosis. The mucosal thickening in left maxillary sinus is greater than right maxillary sinus, with trace aerated secretions. Also, opacification of right mastoid air cells and right middle ear...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have sent me the verbatim report of the MRI of the cervical spine and the mastoids. This, however, is very little to help me as I do not know the exact symptoms you have. Do you have more problems with your mastoids or the neck? Do you have pain in the neck or does...  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 »

Why do I still have pain after disc herniation surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, Five months ago, my wife had a disc herniation surgery. She was fine for the next two to three months, but again she is getting the pain. Her doctor advised us to go for repeated MRI. We are yet to meet her doctor, But, I am looking forward to know what is going on. I have attached the re...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below. There is disc problem in the L4-L5 disc level. Though the pressure on nerve roots might have decreased after the disc herniation surgery, it is possible that the recent activity is causing pr...  Read Full »

Is mild hydrocephalus dangerous?

Query: Hi doctor, My present ultrasound is showing mild hydrocephalus with breech presentation (36 weeks) dilated 13 mm ventricle. No genetic disorder was reported earlier in the second trimester. All the previous ultrasound showed normal and sound growth of the fetus. I had no past problem conceiving my ...  Read Full »


Dr. Nagasirisha Naredla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hydrocephalusmeans an increase in fluid content in the fluid spaces of the brain. This can keep increasing in size or remain the same. Hydrocephalus was detected in the last trimester. As it is now 36 weeks wait for the baby to get delivered. As there is fetal hypoxia...  Read Full »

Do I need surgery to resolve the protrusion felt in my lower back?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a protrusion in my lower back, and my local doctor suggests surgery. I am a sports person, and I have previously recovered from such issues with physiotherapy and exercise. Is there an absolute necessity to go for surgery? When I stand upright, I have pain in the left hamstring, lik...  Read Full »


Dr. Manav Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is there any history of numbness or tingling sensation in your legs and feet? Do you have any other symptoms suggesting neurological deficit, as per your doctor? Look, you can give a trial of conservative treatment, but there is a high chance of recurrence of the sam...  Read Full »

A 56-year-old female patient was diagnosed with kidney failure, and she is unable to move. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, A 56-year-old female patient was diagnosed with kidney failure. The last dialysis was almost two months ago. The patient said she wanted to stop dialysis because it did not help her, and the catheter caused her pain. Therefore, it was removed (despite the doctor’s protestations) about t...  Read Full »


Dr. Manzoor Ahmad Parry

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw your query, The patient has kidney failure with very high urea and creatinine. She needs dialysis for the same. Regarding her weakness, kindly show me her MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) report.  Read Full »

MRI spine shows intramedullary mass. Is it a cyst or malignancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an MRI of the thoracic spine and it showed an intramedullar mass at level T4. I was told it is likely to be a cyst and is not malignant. However, everything I have read online says that intramedullar lesions are almost always malignant and cysts are rare or maybe evidence of MS, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Can you attach the MRI images and upload it so that I can review them?   Read Full »

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