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I have severe lower back pain. MRI normal. How oftenand how much ibupropren can I take in a day.

I have severe lower back pain. MRI normal. How oftenand how much ibupropren can I take in a day.

Back Pain: You can take ibuprofen 400 mgm tablet 1every six hours preferably on full stomach. As long as there is no contraindication like allergy or stomach ulcer for a short period few days only. Your pin may be muscular and you may benefit from Physical Thrapy and also discuss with your doctorif muscle relaxants will help you as you need a prescription for that ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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Mri (Definition)

Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more


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My grandad is 71 and had back pain. MRI scan has shown spinal tumour. What is the likely prognosis?

My grandad is 71 and had back pain. MRI scan has shown spinal tumour. What is the likely prognosis?

It depends: On what type of tumor, some are benign and some are malignant, as well as the size, location, and extent. More information is needed to venture an opinion. ...Read more

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I ve chronic upper back pain. Mri showed some degenerative changes, does this mean I ve to live in pain forever? Any solutions other then pain killers

I ve chronic upper back pain. Mri showed some degenerative changes, does this mean I ve to live in pain forever? Any solutions other then pain killers

Degenerative Changes: While there may be times when you will need to resort to analgesics and/or anti-inflammatory medications, I would recommend that you see a physical therapist who will eventually give you an exercise prescription which is often very effective in controlling pain and improving flexibility. ...Read more

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What medications can be used to treat thorasic back pain. MRI shows spurs and some minor impingement. Soma does nothing.

What medications can be used to treat thorasic back pain. MRI shows spurs and some minor impingement. Soma does nothing.

Neuromodulators: Besides over-the-counter anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen prescription neuromodulators can be used like gabapentin, pregabalin. Accupuncture can help. For medically refractory pain epidural steroid injections, radiofrequency ablation through pain medicine. avoid opioids at all cost. ...Read more

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Chronic severe back pain. MRI: discs inflamed, slightly degenerate, "guarded" low back. I'm 22, PT not helping. I want to get back to sports. Help?

Other causes: Mild degenerate discs should not cause severe back pain. There are other causes for severe back pain. I would suggest that you get evaluated. Have you had any injury (sports, car accident, slip and fall?). The SI joint is a common but overlooked cause for severe pain. It is also possible for the back pain to come from other areas such as pelvis, kidneys, colon. Consult a MD for evaluation and tx. ...Read more

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Hubby (29) in pt & pain management for yrs for awful back pain. Mri unremarkable. Must be something beyond pain pills and botox. Specialist to see?

Cognitive-behavioral: Cbt or cognitive behavioral therapy is the most likely therapy to help someone with a normal MRI and severe back pain, especially if Botox and various pain medications have not helped. ...Read more

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I've back pain & MRI shows that gap between L3 & L5 has reduced to 11.5.Doctors have prescribed me mainly exercises. I'm a 37 year old engineer. Do help?

I've back pain & MRI shows that gap between L3 & L5 has reduced to 11.5.Doctors have prescribed me mainly exercises. I'm a 37 year old engineer. Do help?

Unclear: Your question is unclear. I am not sure what "gap" you ask about. Exercises are a good start for low back pain. Heat and otc nsaids like Motrin will also likely help. If this has gone on longer than 8-12 weeks you may need an mri. ...Read more

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Just had MRI after 4 months of low back pain. Mri shows annular tear and mild disk bulge. About how long does this take to heal.

Just had MRI after 4 months of low back pain. Mri shows annular tear and mild disk bulge. About how long does this take to heal.

What's the treatment?: You have an injury, what are you doing to fix it? It is possible the problem isn't disc pain and could be musculoskeletal pain in which case physical therapy and a home exercise program would be most beneficial. Most back pain heals within 3 months so if its not healing try something else, like anti inflammatories or pain management. Don't get discouraged and follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi, I am 22 suffering from lower back pain. Mri indates diifuse annular disc bulge indentation over thecal sac. Help?

Hi, I am 22 suffering from lower back pain. Mri indates diifuse annular disc bulge indentation over thecal sac. Help?

DDD: Sounds like your doctor started a back pain workup. The film needs to be personally reviewed to help verify what is the "pain generator". Then a treatment plan can be developed by your doctor for your particular issue. ...Read more

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I hv back pain. MRI shows there is posterocentral annular bulge at L4-L5 and L5-S1 level indenting the the cal sac without compression. Is this serious?

I hv back pain. MRI shows there is posterocentral annular bulge at L4-L5 and L5-S1 level indenting the the cal sac without compression. Is this serious?

No: It is not serious in terms of concern that something catastrophic will happen. What your describing is known as degenerative disc disease and is one of the more common causes of back pain in an adult. There are many nonoperative treatments that can potentially help including physical therapy. ...Read more

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Chronic lumbar back pain MRI normal, high WBC 15.1, lymphocytes, and neutrophils high. S.Aureus in nose, boils in groin. What's going on? What next?

Chronic lumbar back pain MRI normal, high WBC 15.1, lymphocytes, and neutrophils high. S.Aureus in nose, boils in groin. What's going on? What next?

Can be many things,,: There are many possibilities here. There might be a straight-forward infection causing high WBC and neutrophils with a nasal infection, and/or there may be a viral issue like a cold which could explain the high lymphocytes. The groin issue could mean a venereal disease, like chlamydia or a local infection, or there might be a blood disease like leukemia. More tests (blood smear) may be needed. ...Read more

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I am experiencing vomiting, nausea, rt shoulder pain. Upper abd pain (side: right), severe low back pain. MRI last week showed biliary sludge. Advice?

I am experiencing vomiting, nausea, rt shoulder pain. Upper abd pain (side: right), severe low back pain. MRI last week showed biliary sludge. Advice?

HIDA scan: Gallbladder probably needs to be removed, you can go ahead with surgery with a pretty good chance it will cure the problem, or a HIDA scan (pronounced hide-a) can be done to confirm the diagnosis. As part of this study the radiologist will inject a drug (CCK) which usually will cause an attack if the gallbladder is the problem. ...Read more

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Severe back pain condition. MRI tells Reduced fluid & narrowing at L3-L4 & L4-L5. broad basic HNP L3-L4 and small median HNP in L4-L5. Is it serious?

Severe back pain condition. MRI tells Reduced fluid & narrowing at L3-L4 & L4-L5. broad basic HNP L3-L4 and small median HNP in L4-L5. Is it serious?

Concerning, see a dr: HNP means there is Herniated Nucleus Pulposus, or the inside part of the disc between the vertebrae is extruding (squished out). This can put pressure on nerves/nerve roots and cause pain. It's is more concerning if the pain radiates down one leg or the other or if there is associated incontinence or loss of bladder or bowel, function. In these cases, surgery may be required or epidural injections ...Read more

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In motorcycle accident. Back pain got MRI and they found a cycst on my t6. Would my back pain be from the cycst or from the trauma of the accident?

In motorcycle accident. Back pain got MRI and they found a cycst on my t6. Would my back pain be from the cycst or from the trauma of the accident?

Unlikely: These things are seen regularly as incidental findings when we scan trauma patients, Cysts in the vertebra are usually small and unlikely to be a source of pain. Back is quite likely from the crash itself. ...Read more

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Lower back pain recurrent. MRI no bone problem. What kind of treatment do you recommend? Thank you.

Lower back pain recurrent. MRI no bone problem. What kind of treatment do you recommend? Thank you.

See below: A gentle home exercise program that focuses on core strengthening is going to be your best bet. A great resource for this can be found at www. Therehabzone. Com ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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