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Dark Spot On Top Of My Cervicle Spine Xray
Cervical spine xray report says "Diffuse increased density ofC1of indeterminate etiology but unchnged snce 2013" what might this mean, or indicate?
Dense bone: The skull rests on the first cervical vertebra, sometimes called the ATLAS, which is shaped like a ring. The second vertebra or AXIS has a thumb shaped part that the ring rotates on. You nod your head moving the skull on C1 and turn your head rotating C1 on C2. Unchanged increased density of C1 may mean nothing more than that it is hard, and by itself does not diagnose any serious disease. ...Read more
Thoracic spine pain on a spot for about 5.5 months. Pain when slouched or pressed on one bone. No other symtoms. Cleared thoracic spine xray. Cause?
It is difficult to identify the cause of your pain from your message. The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement. ..
You might suffer from musculoskeletal issues. You can try heat pads, massages, stretching exercise and ibuprofen.
If your pain persists, you should seek help from pain specialist for a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
What does it mean when there's slight narrowing of c5-c6 intervertebral disc in cervical-spine xray result?
Lump above collarbone. Muscle aches. Chest xray hair defect left lower neck. Cervical spine xray straigthng. Small osteophytes in lower cervical spine?
Go ahead: You're welcome to send the description of it to us. ...Read more
Cervical spine X-ray 5 views and lumber spine X-ray 5 views (no lead shield). Should I be worried about the radiadtion and my future health?
No: Modern x-ray is relatively safe. The new machines produce a targeted beam which equals less scatter and less risk to the rest of your body. ...Read more
I was just going over the report of a cervical spine x-ray I had, and the word "sclerosis" came up. Should I be worried?
Need more: Description of the C spine XR to be able to give an opinion ...Read more
Cervical spine X-ray results show prevertebral soft tissues are unremarkable. What does this mean?
Great news.: It means all the stuff from your vertebrae to the front of your neck show nothing wrong. So relax and feel good ...Read more
My mother's cervical spine x-ray's report impression: "Prominent transverse processes of c7 vertebra." My Mother details: Age: 50 years Weight: 53 Kg?
Context?: What's the context of the need for a cervical x-ray? Was there trauma? Have there been neurologic symptoms? Since presumably a doctor ordered the test, please discuss with that doctor for any interpretation based on the history and physical examination prompting the xray. ...Read more
What would cause paresthesia in right face/arm when massaging ache in top neck/skull base? No news back from spine X-ray last week. Should I worry about aneurysm/tumors? Always achy. Dr says anxiety.
Likely but maybe not: Neurologically, it wouldn't happen. A rare form of thoracic outlet syndrome could cause the hand symptoms. This can be tested for in the office by your doctor. Nerves to the right face do not run through the neck. Spine xrays will not be helpful. A careful neurologic exam of the affected hand and face during the symptoms will tell the tale clear enough. ...Read more
What does the results of spine xray mean: minor curvature convex to the right with some very early degenerative changes?
Spine X-ray: It means that instead of the spine being aligned vertically in a straight line as you are looking at it from the front, it is mildly curving to the right side. This could be mild scoliosis or due to other causes, including simply positional changes of the body at the time of X-ray. Early degenerative changes means mild arthritic changes of the spine. ...Read more
Can a full spine xray show any nerves being pinched? And a full spine xray include the lumbar region also?
No and yes: Full spine x rays would involve the lumbar area. Plain films can help in diagnosing bone problems, and narrowing of the space between vertebrae, suggesting where a problem with a pinched nerve may arise from, but definitive diagnosis is more specifically acquired by more specialized testing, like MRI and nerve conduction studies. ...Read more
During spine xray I was instructed to make spine flush to machine even though I had developed bent knee stance and forw lean did this give false read
It depends on what-: -radiologist was looking for. In order to flatten out the LS spine you must be in a hip/knee flexion position. But leaning forward sounds like you were standing, & the standing films are usually for alignment as for scoliosis. Otherwise I have no idea what was being looked at. ...Read more
Some what: Each area of the spine need different views and stronger x- ray penetration. U may c the entire spine but not much detail. ...Read more
I have had a neck pain for 5months MRI showed central canal stenosis what should I do my c spine xray and MRI reading are shown with the files?
No worries: Neck pain is not necessarily caused by central stenosis. Stenosis typically will cause symptoms into the arms/legs if significant. Otherwise, I would suggest that your neck pain is more likely related to usual muscle and joint aches/pains. Try treatments for usual neck aches. If pain persists, then seek medical opinion. ...Read more
Been waiting on my insurance to accept my drs order for t spine xray for poss bulging disc. Will an ER visit speed up insurance verification? Socalarea
Unsure of lumbar spine xray report meaning? Five lumbar-like segments are seen with preservation of the outlines of the pedicles. Mild narrowing of the disc spaces is seen from L1 through L4 with minimal endplate irregularity. Greater unevenness is seen a
Of course I don't know what prompted you to get the xray. The report sounds like you have some degenerative disease (spine arthritis, effects of aging). The loss of height is most likely due to what is called compression fracture. This is when the vetebral body collapses somewhat usually due to trauma or osteoporosis. It can also happen in people who have cancer with metastatic changes to the bones.
If your doctor feels that your pain (if you have it) is due to the compression fractures, this condition can often be treated by interventional radiologists with a procedure called vertebroplasty. ...Read more
Mom has severe scoliosis, and dr noticed on l spine xray that my spine curves. Could this be causing my persistent low back pain? Hereditary? Tumor?
Mid spine pain, on one bone. On centre and both sides. Usually when bending or press. Been 3 mths. Thoracic spine xray shows no abnormalities. Cause?
Mid Spine pain: This depends very much where the pain is, as some can be referred from the neck and seem like mid spine tender. X-rays are not all defining and sometimes other tests are more sensitive. Discuss with your doctor as sometimes bone scan or MRI will be helpful, and a decision should be made based on your history and examination. ...Read more
Would a tumor caused from lymphoma, e.G. Node, etc, show up on plain xray and ct? Low back pn, clear l spine xray and CT to look for kidney stones, etc.
Not XR: A x-ray would not be particularly helpful, unless it's a large tumor. Ct would be much better, and should be able to pick up enlarged lymph nodes. Watch out for contrast though. Kidney stone cts are done without IV contrast, but you will need contrast to look for tumor (at least much better at it). Talk to your doctor to make sure whether you are doing it with or without contrast. ...Read more
Could bladder cancer show up on CT scan done for kidney stones? Came back clear. Also had l-spine xray that was clear for any abnormalities.
Don't know what to do. Had CT scan for stones, l spine xray, all good. Dr doesn't rec more tests, still hv low back pain.32 yo nonsmoker. Cld be myeloma?
8years ago I did ct scan for head 5years Xray for kidney 2months panoramic Xray for teeth 2week Xray of spine 2days mri of spine Can this cause cancer?
No: All x-ray exposure is cumulative, but doses are minimized as much as possible. Your Panoramic x-ray, for example, is less radiation than you would receive spending a day in the mountains, or two on the beach. If you are concerned, schedule an appointment with your General Physician for evaluation. ...Read more
Had l spine xray and CT scan for kidney stones, all clear. Low back pain. Would l spine xray have shown lower back tumor? No stones, uti, etc.
No: An x-ray of the lumbar spine would predominantly show only bone. In general, an x-ray is not a very sensitive test to detect the specific cause of back pain in most patients. Consider requesting an MRI which shows the bone, but also shows the nerves, discs, and other soft tissues of the back and is therefore much more sensitive than an x-ray. ...Read more
Should I worry about cancer if I had a single head ct scan 8 years ago, kidney Xray 5 years ago, spine Xray and mri 1year ago chest X-ray 1 month ago?
These diagnostic procedures will not measurably increase your risk of cancer over your background or natural risk.
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Could be myeloma in woman in early thirties? Only symptom is persistent low back pain. Had clear l spine xray/ clear CT scan for kidney stones. No uti.
What does it mean when your lower spine X-ray report says "notable for a lumbus vertebrae at l5"?
Disc herniating: Sounds like possible limbus vertebra at 5th lumbar vertebra at lower back. Limbus vertebra is defect in the anterior margin of the vertebral body where disc material herniates. Sometimes but less often posterior in location. Anterior herniation usually asymptomatic but posterior herniation can be symptomatic. ...Read more