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Having severe pain below right side rib cage and lower back tail bone pain, both leg socket joint pain, can't able walk now, did all type of scan mri, ct?

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Dr. Shyam Kishan
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Inflam. Arthritis?: Have you seen an rheumatologist? With multiple joint complaints, it is reasonable to be worked up for an inflammatory condition similar to rheumatoid arthritis. These conditions do not necessarily show up on ct or MRI scans.
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Inflammatory?: You need to know if is inflammatory and a sedimentary rate, RA factor, and nuclear scan can rule this out. If not inflammatory, the pain pattern suggests sacroiliac joint (sij) dysfunction, which cannot be seen on ct and MRI scans nor any other imaging study, as reported in the medical literature. Diagnosis of sij disorder is done by means of a fluroscopic guided diagnostic block of the sij.
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Last updated Sep 23, 2017


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