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Shoulder X-ray

A shoulder X-ray is a diagnostic tool used to examine the bones in the shoulder and the surrounding structures. There are two views in a shoulder X-ray; they are the anterior-posterior view and the lateral view. They help in diagnosing fractures, osteoarthritis, hair-line cracks, etc.

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I have been having shoulder pain for two months. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having bad shoulder pain for over two months now, and I was finally able to be seen by my local VA, who scheduled me to have an x-ray and an MRI done. I just picked up my MRI test results today, but I do not know what the terms mean. I was hoping someone could read them and...  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. You just have fraying of the tendons of the shoulder. It has just started and is in the initial stages, so you need to take tablets and strengthen the muscles of the neck and shoulder to prevent further degeneration. You need to take the f...  Read Full »

I have numbness on my shoulder after a dislocation. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 38 year old female. My height is 5 feet and 9 inches, and I weigh 130 lbs. I am a professional dancer. I dislocated my left shoulder while dancing. I had to make a move that involved throwing the arms out and across the body to the right side sharply and quickly. It popped ou...  Read Full »

Dr. Chandwadkar Ashish

Answer: Hello, Welcome to What you described was a dislocation of the shoulder joint and a reduction on its own. When the relocation of this forearm head in the joint cavity does not happen on its own, we try to reduce it again in the joint cavity with some maneuvering, and immobilize it with ...  Read Full »

I am having shoulder pain after scoliosis surgery. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I underwent scoliosis surgery eight years ago and have been experiencing a pain around my left shoulder blade. Recently this pain has gotten so bad it has become difficult to even breathe and sleep. Is it possible something is wrong with the rods that were placed during the surgery?  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The segments adjacent to the one that was stabilized may sometimes start to misbehave due to abnormal loads. As it has been eight years since surgery, the likelihood of an infection and loosening are less likely, though it cannot be completely ruled out. You need to se...  Read Full »

I have facial twitches from Bell's Palsy. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 57 year old male, who was diagnosed with Bell's palsy about a year back. I was treated with steroids for 10 days along with antiviral medicines. I was also given Mecobalamin (Tetrafol plus) which I am still taking. I had also taken ayurvedic medicines Brihat Vatchintamani Ras, Ras...  Read Full »

Dr. Salah Saad Hassan Shoman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Fatigue is a side effect of homeopathic medicine Causticum. And stomach bloating, dry mouth and tightness in the throat are the side effects of Biochemic Mag Phos. For further information consult an internal medicine physician -->  Read Full »

Kindly go through the MRI reports and suggest me a treatment for pain in the shoulders.

Query: Hello doctor, After I fell from my bike, sometimes, I have a little pain in my shoulder. I feel my shoulder is loose. I got an MRI of the shoulder done, and I am attaching the reports. Can I try physiotherapy for the pain? Or do I need to get a surgery? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the attached report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The MRI film is more helpful than a report on its own. You reported a fall from the bike a few months ago, but you describe little as to what happened immediately after the injury. I nee...  Read Full »

Why is there shoulder pain after snowboarding?

Query: Hello doctor, I felt doing snowboarding 2 days ago. My shoulder hurts more and more. My chiropractor gave me a prescription for an X-ray. I have my X-ray but nobody to read it before next week. Can someone read it for me and tell me if I need to go to emergency hospital or it can wait?  Read Full »

Dr. Ismail Mikdat Kabakus

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am so sorry for what happened. I can certainly help you to read your X-ray. If you are able to move you arm most probably it is not a complete fracture. Of course there may be incomplete fracture. Need to see the X-ray. Meanwhile try to stabilize your left shoulder an...  Read Full »

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