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A 23-year-old female asked:

hx back pain, had lumbar and si joint xray. results said lytic or sclerotic process on si joint xray. and minimal curve at l4.what does this mean?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
At your age...: sacroliitis, unilateral, is the most likely culprit. See a rheumatologist and take your films. Alleve should give you some relief! Scoliosis rarely causes back pain in someone your age!

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