A member asked:

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?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Shyam Kishan answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

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.

Answered 6/10/2014


Dr. Laurence Badgley answered

Specializes in General Practice

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.

Answered 9/23/2017



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