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Can An Mri Detect Lumbar Sprain In The Lower Back Area
Unlikely: Most MRI units do not have the power and/or not set up sensitivity wise to detect most soft tissue injuries unless severe. There really is no indication to diagnose this condition by MRI as it can be made clinically and treated with good success. It is not indicated and a waste of money to get a MRI for this diagnosis. ...Read more
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
Going to start epidural injections in my back for the pain caused from a lumbar sprain. What is it like?
See below: These injections or not given for a lumbar strain. This usually responds with physical therapy. You may have some other disk pathology which this procedure has been recommended to you . These injections are usually given 1 to 2 weeks apart. There are usually administered by a orthopedic surgeon pain management anesthesiologist and administered with local anesthesia under flouro scopic guidance. Please review all the benefits risks and alternatives and complications associated with the procedure with the physician who is doing the procedure at least one week in advance prior to undertaking this procedure. Good luck thank you. ...Read more
I flipped chair in nurse station charting, I hit floor on bottom, chair hit back of my head hard.NP said contusion and lumbar sprain? Head still foggy
Contusion: Sorry for your accident. After even a mild concussion do not do activities that can compromise your health and cause further head injury. Avoid tasks that require concentration or complicated thinking. Follow up appointments are very important. Also follow the advice of your health care provider. Be well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes feel cold spot in lower back and legs. Do have herniations and bulges in lumbar and thoracic area. Cause? Otherwise norm mri of spine/brain
If the disk bulges: ...or herniations are putting pressure on the nerves as they exit the spinal cord, they could cause your symptoms. However, there are other causes as well. Sciatica, diabetic peripheral neuropathy, spinal stenosis and meralgia paresthetica (LFCN) are some other causes. I recommend that you follow up with your doctor if your symptoms persist or worsen. Dr. Anne. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seek medical care: Let's start with what we know-you have back pain. We don't know the cause (lumbar sprain does not explain it). I suggest seeing a well trained physician who can give you a precise diagnosis as to the cause of the pain. Then an accurate treatment specific for the diagnosis can be given applied and you will see improvement. ...Read more
Absolutely: Chiropractors are well equipped to care for musculoskeletal injuries of the lower back. If neurological symptoms develop such as pain or numbness radiating into the buttocks /legs or bladder / bowel dysfunction then evaluation by a physician with additional diagnostic studies is recommended. The same would be true if pain persists after standard chiropractic treatment. ...Read more
The lumbar part of the spine is the low back. It is made up of five bones (most of the time) stacked one on top of the other. They are connected by disks, facet joints, and ligaments. These soft parts allow for movement controlled by the spinal muscles; the muscles can also keep it stiff when need be. The lumbar spine also contains and protects nerves to ...Read more
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