Spondylosis

The degenerative changes of the spine and intervertebral disks and growth of bony spurs due to aging or wear and tear result in spondylosis that causes problems with movements. Based on the region affected, spondylosis is classified as cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spondylosis. Obesity, spinal surgeries or injuries, osteoarthritis, smoking, poor posture, and physical inactivity are certain triggers. Spondylosis causes pain, movement restriction, stiffness, weakness, and muscle spasms in the regions that the affected nerve supplies. Painkillers, maintaining good posture, physiotherapy, adequate rest during pain, and physical activity can be of use to get rid of the symptoms.

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What should I do for my on and off lower back pain that radiates to my buttock?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from lower back pain, which radiates to my buttock and thigh muscles. The pain is not constant. It comes and goes. What shall I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Without examining you, I can only offer possible causes of low back pain. The probable causes are: Muscular strain. Lumbar spondylosis. SI (sacroiliac) joint in-formation. Disc prolapse. Lumbopelvic dysfunctionality. Vitamin D deficiency. What you need to do is to see ...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for degenerative disc disease?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband had sciatica three years ago. He has recurrent back pain and a tingling sensation in the feet. He was advised to do an MRI for his lower back, and the result says that he has a sign of spondylosis is seen with foci of osteochondrosis. From L2 to S1, signs of degenerative ...  Read Full »


Dr. Chirag Solanki

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your husband's MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) suggests (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity) some degenerative changes in the lumbar spine with nerve compression on the left side. However, it would be prudent to know the exact details...  Read Full »

My X-ray shows that I have lumbar spondylosis. Do I need to do an MRI?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a pain in my back, and the local doctor says that L3 might have collapsed. I can walk and do day to day activities. My x-ray report says I have lumbar spondylosis. And osteophytes are seen with sclerosis in lumber vertebra and disc space reduced between L4 - L3. The doctor advised...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not have all the information here but will try and explain. From you description, you do not seem to have any leg symptoms, like sciatica like pain or lumbar canal stenosis. You also have not mentioned about any night symptoms, weight loss, appetite loss, fever,...  Read Full »

I have back pain while I try to move or sit down. What is the cause?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a bit of back pain in my left side when I sit down or lean forward or try to move side to side. What could this be? It has been three weeks already. I do not smoke or drink. The pain I can feel is just under my shoulder plate.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is likely a spondylosis of thoracic spine. It is a spine problem where you get pain and other symptoms due to compression of nerves between spine. So, it will cause symptoms along the course of nerves. One may have associated symptoms like tingling, numbness, needle...  Read Full »

Why do I have persistent pain in my lower back and kidney area?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 19 years old. I am very athletic. I am a person with diabetes and was diagnosed at the age of 6.5 years old. I am 5'9" and 165 pounds. My primary concern is that lately as in the last month, or so there has been a constant pain in my lower back and the kidney area. The pain is not sh...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most of the times the dull pain is benign and not a matter of worry. You also had a test to rule out any serious issues. I guess you do not have a fever, burning urination, etc. The next possibility is of spondylosis of lumbar spine or a disc problem. It is a spine probl...  Read Full »

Kindly explain the MRI taken for upper back pain.

Query: Hello doctor, I have uploaded my recent MRI results for my spine. I had been suffering from upper back pain which restricts the mobility of my right hand. I can feel a slight lump around or near my rhomboid muscle on the right side. Please review my MRI scans and provide a diagnosis.  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1. Observations (attachment removed to protect patient identity): Cervical spine: There is mild straightening of the cervical vertebrae. Vertebral bodies are showing mild osteophytes and are otherwise normal. No evidence of collapse or bony destruction. Atlantoaxial...  Read Full »

What causes back pain once the position is changed from sitting?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 65 years old (height 4'11", weight 64 kg), and has been doing all the household chores since she was 20 years. She has no problems except diabetes. Since one week, she started getting lower back pain. The symptoms are if she is in a sleeping position and gets up and starts w...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. At 65, your mother seems to be suffering from spondylosis which is nothing but wear and tear of the spine. This is made worse after any period of rest and sitting usually makes it worse. Is there any radiation of pain to the leg? I will recommend that you get an X-ra...  Read Full »

Why is there pain in left shoulder and upper chest?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old male. I am having a BP medicine (Telma AM 40). I am having pain in left shoulder, upper chest, back side. I had done ECG, 2D echo and a TMT and all the tests are negative. My doctor said the pain is not related to cardio. The pain is not constant it comes and goes, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The characteristics of your pain are not typical of cardiac pain. There are two possibilities in you, first is of a spinal cause like spondylosis or compression of nerves and other is costochondritis. Does this pain increases on neck movement, or any neck trauma, the...  Read Full »

I have severe nerve pain between my left bum and leg. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have nerve pain between my left bum and left leg for the past two months. It is so painful that I cannot even walk, sit or lay down.  Read Full »


Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Are you obese? Are you diabetic? Any pain in the lower back? The possible causes are lumbar spondylosis with radiculopathy or compressive neuropathy or peripheral neuropathy or restless leg syndrome or arthritis if knee with bursitis or peripheral vascular disease, etc...  Read Full »

I have numbness in my face, arm, and hand on one side. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have numbness in my right side of the face and right arm and right hand. Blood pressure is normal.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is it sudden onset or gradually develops from last many days. If it is gradual and it is there since long time period, then it is most probably spondylosis both cervical spine. It is a spine problem where you get numbness, pain, and other symptoms due to compression ...  Read Full »

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