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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How is facet hypertrophy treated?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 28 years old and suffering from facet hypertrophy. I have continuous lower back pain. I cannot stand for more than five minutes. I am taking Nuroday daily. I would like to know the treatment. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned that you are 28 years of age and have continuous lower back pain which I think is not responding to the medications and conservative management. Normally at this age, conservative management in the form of anti-inflammatory medications, intens... Read Full »
I have severe lower back pain radiating through the left hip to the leg with a burning and pinching sensation affecting my daily activities. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34 years old female having low back pain for the past nine years. I underwent various treatments along with regular physiotherapy but no improvement. Presently, I have severe low back pain (middle of the lower back) radiating through the left hip to the leg with a burning and pi... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear about your chronic low back pain and recent flare-up. Based on your magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings, it seems that you have a few different disc-related issues in your lower back that may be contributing to your symptoms. It is important ... Read Full »
Can you go through the reports of my relative's daughter and suggest a treatment plan?
Query: Hello doctor, My relative's daughter, who is 16 years old, met with a car accident. She is admitted to the hospital. Please give your suggestions on her case. She is currently undergoing surgery. The below extract was of her case study. The doctors say that the body below her neck is not moving. ... Read Full »
Dr. Hardik Nareshbhai Rajyaguru
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand the case scenario. The reason behind her low blood pressure and inability to move all four limbs is actually the cervical spinal cord injury. Surgery is risky because of low blood pressure, but it is possible to operate if the anesthetic team is able ... Read Full »
I have severe spine and back pain that started after suffering the flu. Kindly review my MRI reports.
Query: Hello doctor,I have been having severe spine pain that started after the flu. So I had an MRI done. Unfortunately, my condition is much worse, and now the whole of my spine and back is in a lot of pain. Also got a rash on my back that is itchy. Taking Codeine, but does not do a lot. I am attaching m... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through the uploaded MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) of the lumbosacral spine and have made the following observations; 1. There is mild loss of lumbar lordosis. 2. Mild disc bulges are noted at... Read Full »
Does a positive Romberg test indicate MS?
Query: Hello doctor,My GP referred me to a neurology due to positive Romberg, equivocal Babinski and an intention tremor, which is getting worse. I have been having severe tingling in my legs for months. Recently, the pain in my legs is terrible at night, and my right eye goes blurry with heat. Are you aw... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Positive Romberg test suggests a possibility of sensory ataxia and associated with tingling in legs. It can be due to peripheral nerves or spinal cord (posterior column). I would like to know if there is a family history of a similar problem in your blood relat... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, At random times, throughout the day while sitting, standing and lying down my left leg will start to go numb. It will start right under the buttock in the hamstring area and slowly work its way down to last from 5 to 10 minutes. Then, it goes away upon movement. This has been happening fo... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Numbness in your leg while sitting, usually happens due to sciatic nerve compression. It can be compressed at different levels through its way, from the lumbar spine down to the feet due to disc herniation or muscle contracture. In your case, lumbar compression or p... 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 »
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 M... Read Full »
I am experiencing horrible pain in my neck and lower back region. Please suggest treatment based on my MRI report.
Query: Hi doctor, I am having symptoms that exist with the following. Muscles pull against each other in my neck and lower spine. I have tension running up my head from the neck and down my left arm. I have horrible pain in the flanks and sciatica down both legs and lower back. The doctor prescribed Gabap... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Your cervical and lumbar spine MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) reports indicate chronic spine degeneration. There is no indication for surgery. I would not suggest taking Tramadol and Baclofen for a long time, as they can cause addictio... Read Full »
I have pain, numbness, and muscle weakness in the left foot with restricted spine movement. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, For the last month, there has been extreme numbness and muscle weakness in the dorsal part of the left foot. For the last two weeks, there has been pain along the left leg; the toes of the left foot are extremely weak. I am unable to move my toes and raise my left foot. In addition, th... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your CT (computed tomography) lumbosacral spine images (attachments removed to prevent the patient's identity) and have made the following observations: Lumbar lordosis is maintained. Vertebral body height and alignment are maintained. There is evidence... Read Full »
What can cause on and off tingling in arms and legs?
Query: Hi doctor, About two and a half months ago, I was at work with one leg tucked under the other in a computer chair. When I got up to use the restroom, I noticed tingling in my lower leg and developed drop foot as a result. My first visit was to a podiatrist and he suggested me to visit a neurologist.... Read Full »
Dr. J. Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your complaints and first of all I should compliment you for having patiently written a thorough history of events. Let us analyze your problems You have tingling in all four limbs and weakness in all four limbs. That is upper limbs and lower limbs on both ... Read Full »