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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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I have right hip pain that is radiating to my leg. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 26-year-old. For a week, I am getting pain in the right leg hip and sometimes, extending to the 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 I can understand from your query that you are experiencing some hip pain with radiation to the 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 o...  Read Full »

My left side back got hurt in wrestling. Can this be healed on its own?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently hurt my middle left side of my back in wrestling. I pretty much got picked up and slammed on a corner of a table and now I feel a sharp pain in that spot. It is a kind like a black and blue, but there are no visible marks just sharp pain whenever I move. Also, when I take a d...  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have mentioned the injury to your middle left side of the back region. If you have localized back pain with no other symptoms like radiating leg pain, and neurological symptoms like numbness, weakness, paresthesia, etc, then you can start with following recommendati...  Read Full »

My neck has become very stiff that I cannot rotate my head easily in either direction. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,My neck has become very stiff that I cannot rotate my head easily in either direction. Even after two months of exercise (self-selected), there is no improvement. What could be possible causes and possible solutions?  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Is it just a stiff neck or also do you have electric shooting pain in the arms and numbness or weakness? If it is only the former, then, oddly, the stiffness has not improved over a period is two months. I will advise you to have an X-ray cervical spine AP and latera...  Read Full »

Does an increase in uric acid and creatinine levels indicate a damaged kidney?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 42 year old male. From the past three months, I was suffering from typhoid. Now, I have pain in knees, sole, back, and wrist joints. The test reports show high sensitivity c-reactive protein (hs-CRP) 7.67, eGFR 68, folate 2, uric acid 7.7, creatinine 1.02, total cholesterol 211, tr...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You mentioned that you had typhoid three months back, and now have features of large joint arthritis. With this profile, it seems to be reactive arthritis. If you have heel pain, which is more in the morning once you get up from the bed and put your feet on the ground,...  Read Full »

I am suffering from disc bulge. What is the solution for it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from disc bulge at the level of L5-S1. It causes pressure at nerve root for past two months. I am under treatment but no satisfactory improvement in these two months. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have mentioned from MRI findings as L5/S1 disc bulge, instability at L5/S1 level and pars defect of L5 with likely compression of both exiting L5 nerve roots. I would like to know few more details such as, what is the duration of back pain and its intensity on a scale...  Read Full »

The X-ray reveals a cleft on the T12 vertebra. What is it?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is one day old and on an X-ray, it is showing a cleft-like appearance on the T12 vertebra. The hospital is telling us to follow up with an orthopedic. My question is what can this mean now and in the future?  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The cleft can be just superficial or deep going up to the spinal cord. If it is superficial, then it will not be of a major concern. If its deep, then there can be tethering of the spinal cord or bifid cord which can lead to neurological disorders of the lower limb...  Read Full »

What X-ray will I need for a backache after an accident?

Query: Hello doctor, I slipped and fell down the stairs. I have a backache after this accident. What X-ray do I need to take?  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Depending on the location of your backache, you will need the x-ray of that part. The following will help you: Pain in the upper back - thoracic spine x-ray. Pain in the mid back - dorsolumbar spine x-ray. Pain in the lower back - lumbosacral spine...  Read Full »

I am a 15-year-old, and my legs suddenly stop walking. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 15 years old. My legs give out at random times while walking. It happens when I am simply walking, and I feel as if I forget how to walk randomly (this is extremely hard to explain). This has been happening to me for quite a while; sometimes, it happens more often than others. It ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. This seems to be a slight muscle weakness in the lower limbs. You should see a physiotherapist, he will help you do exercises and strengthen the muscles of the lower limb. Also, this can happen due to calcium and vitami...  Read Full »

What causes pain in the gluteal region?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29-year-old and 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 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 »

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 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 »

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