X-ray Spine

X-ray of the spine is done to evaluate the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacral, and coccygeal areas of the spine. It is used to diagnose neck, back, and spine problems like back or neck pain, fractured bone, arthritis, spondylolisthesis, disc degeneration, tumors, kyphosis, scoliosis, and other congenital deformities.

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On trying to straighten my back, I got a sudden pain. How to treat it?

Query: Hi doctor,As I was about to straighten my back while holding the bar to lift the weight (deadlifts), I felt a clunk sound in my left lower back. The same spot as I previously injured 20 months ago on the last rep of deadlift. I rounded my back, and it pulled me down. It got cured in four or five da...  Read Full »


Dr. Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is better to have an x-ray done immediately so that we can confirm the exact site of injury. It might be a locking of the facet joint that usually happens if you suddenly lift a heavy object and try to lift it. That is why it is always advisable to have a warm up sessi...  Read Full »

Why am I having constant left lower back pain after an injury?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a lower back injury for three years, and that has not been improved with rehabilitation or anything. There is a constant pain in the left side of my lower back, which becomes worse on twisting motions, exercise and bending to the point where I can barely walk. My physiother...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your iliolumbar ligament is completely visualized and is free from any pathology in the MRI (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your vertebra, intervertebral disc, spinal column, and spinal cord are also grossly normal. However, there is early facet arthr...  Read Full »

Does my lower back pain indicate a kidney problem?

Query: Hello, I am a 31 year old male. I have a left lower back pain for a few days. It hurts when I move, and it feels like my kidneys hurt when I walk. I do not know if this is a muscle pull or something related to my kidneys. Please advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Lower back pain is mostly due to a muscular or spinal problem, and kidney pain is unlikely. Kidney pain is a colicky type. The pain comes and goes, or it will be associated with other complaints like burning during urination, blood in urine, and fever. Local site wil...  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 »

I have mild scoliosis. How to treat the condition?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 30 year old male. I was diagnosed with minor scoliosis. I have attached my x-ray results. I would like to know how bad is that. I only get occasional pain after standing for too long or lifting heavy stuff. Can you tell how much the curvature is? Is this something I need to worr...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Evaluation of scoliosis involves both CT scan to look for bony anatomy and MRI to rule out cord compression. Please revert once the investigations have been done to get an appropriate management plan. Revert with the reports to an orthopaedician and traumatologist onl...  Read Full »

How is disc compression managed?

Query: Hello doctor, I got disc compression problem and nerve drags from thigh to feet in the night-time. Sometimes, it gets twisted in feet and it pains a lot. There is no balance in legs to walk. Please suggest some remedy and help me  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You did not mention from how long have you been suffering from this problem and have you already taking any medicine or not. You did not say that if you got this issue all of a sudden or is it any accidental injury or any other reason like are you overweight. Have you ...  Read Full »

Can one hip joint higher than the other cause lower back pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have pain in my lower back and around the top of my hips. My aunt, a massage therapist, checked me out and told me that one of my hips is higher than the other. The pain began around eight months ago and I just cannot keep spending money to the chiropractor. But, the pain has been getti...  Read Full »


Dr. Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, you need to do an x-ray. So that, we can get confirm regarding the status of the hip joint. As per your complaint, you might be having a leg length discrepancy. The pain is due to shortening of one of your leg bones. So, there is hip hiking. Because of shor...  Read Full »

What causes pain in the gluteal region?

Query: Hello doctor, My age is 29. I have pain in the left side gluteal region and left thoracic for the last three weeks.  Read Full »


Dr. Renjit George Marcus

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear about your pain. I would like to know a few more details to give you my assistance. When is it that you have more pain? Do you have pain lying down on a bed at night? Do you have pain walking? Do you have pain while sitting? Do you have pain standing ...  Read Full »

I am getting radiating right hip pain. Is this due to psoriatic arthritis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 26 years old. Since a week, I am getting pain in the right leg hip and sometimes, extending till right knee and calf muscle. I feel that something is trying to project on the left side.  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand from your query that you are experiencing some hip pain with radiation till knee region. Where exactly are you feeling some projecting swelling? Also, since this is only a week old story, there is no need to worry especially if there is no history of i...  Read Full »

How to cure my lower back pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have hurt my lower back assumably while pushing a full set of drawers, around four to five months ago. I was in physiotherapy, but I have been discharged and I am waiting to see a specialist. I have been told that it may be an inflammatory problem. My skin is extremely sensitive in my l...  Read Full »


Dr. Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, go for a diagnostic test like x-ray or MRI, so that we can get confirmed regarding the cause. Before that in order to relieve pain do stretching exercises as follows. Lie down flat (face upward) on a mat, put a long bedsheet or towel behind your both legs an...  Read Full »

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