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can an xray show a herniated disc

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Spinks
21 years experience Neurosurgery
No: X-rays do not show disks or ligaments. They only show bones and some information about other tissues. Generally speaking, the best way to look at di ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Special X rays: Routine spine x-ray will not show need MRI or some time ct scan of spine is needed.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
37 years experience Addiction Medicine
No: a regular X-ray will not show a herniated disc. it may show disc space narrowing which is suggestive of disk disease. A CT may or may not show a her ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
After epidural : injection your symptoms hopefully will improve for several weeks. You may need a series of three injections spaced 2-4 weeks apart. Your SI joint can ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
15 years experience Neurosurgery
Different tests: Plain X-rays of the spine only show bones structure, an MRI is needed if you are looking for soft tissue pathology like a herniated disk.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
The Ls-S1 compre -: -compression @ L5-S1 would cause pain radiating down the posterior leg, to the lateral aspect of the ankle & foot. If severe, weakness in the gast ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Angel Arturo Moya Marquez
Specializes in General Practice
No: No, you should not be worried. Herniated discs in the spine is not something that get corrected with medical treatment. It is normal if you still feel ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Roberts
10 years experience Family Medicine
surgery ?: A long discussion with your dr is necessary to go over the risks and benefits to any procedure. I always recommend getting a 2nd opinion if possi ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Cole
31 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Possibly from back: Chronic hip bursitis that does not improve with conservative stretching may be a sign of back issues. A complete exam with a spinal specialist would ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lea Danielsen
31 years experience Family Medicine
MRI not perfect: Mri is the more clear image we have. It doesn't pick up everything. After 11 years you can know you don't have anything dangerous. If you have all ... Read More
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