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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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Had MRI of left hip, complete structural detachment left labrum from 12 to 2 o clock position and Tarlov cysts in sacrum, what would be best treatmt.

Had MRI of left hip, complete structural detachment left labrum from 12 to 2 o clock position and Tarlov cysts in sacrum, what would be best treatmt.

The vast: Majority of tarlov cysts are incidental findings and not clinically relevant, and require no treatment. If you have a labral injury of the hip, you need to see an orthopedic surgeon. Further intervention, for example arthroscopic surgery, may be needed. ...Read more

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Ct pelvis=fluid in depen (penicillamine).Portion of pelvis. Mri=abnormal signal from 11mm round something in r. Upper sacrum. Pain in hip, butt, leg on r. What is it?

Ct pelvis=fluid in depen (penicillamine).Portion of pelvis. Mri=abnormal signal from 11mm round something in r. Upper sacrum. Pain in hip, butt, leg on r. What is it?

See your physician: You have strongly described some findings that we cannot clarify on this website. It'll be important that you discuss this thoroughly with your physician and you may need to see some other doctors and even have some biopsies and other imaging. ...Read more

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My doctor ordered a Sacrum coccyx MRI, however, the report says MRI pelvis and the findings say MRI of the bony pelvis and sacrum. IS this correct?

My doctor ordered a Sacrum coccyx MRI, however, the report says MRI pelvis and the findings say MRI of the bony pelvis and sacrum. IS this correct?

It is difficult: To determine whether the study was tailored properly without knowing exactly what was performed, and what the clinical indications were. However, if you are concerned that they didn’t mention coccyx, that is not an issue because the coccyx is connected to the sacrum, and any study that visualized the sacrum would necessarily include the coccyx. There would be no way not to. ...Read more

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I have bilateral hip pain that bothers me when waking and laying on my sides. I had a lower back MRI done but they didn't find anything.

I have bilateral hip pain that bothers me when waking and laying on my sides. I had a lower back MRI done but they didn't find anything.

Bursitis: Clinically it sounds like you may have hip bursitis. And MRI of the back would not disclose this condition. Therapy can include exercise, or injections, physical therapy, but it does not portend to get hip arthritis ...Read more

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I need a MRI on my lower back and hips, but I'm very, very clusterphobic. I have always been told they can't put me in feet first to my chin?

I need a MRI on my lower back and hips, but I'm very, very clusterphobic. I have always been told they can't put me in feet first to my chin?

Claustrophobia: You might ask about "open mri" scanners -- some are available, but I don't know about your community. They don't involve you being put into a tube. Another option is a dose of Ativan (lorazepam) before the procedure for calming. Hypnosis may help a lot too. ...Read more

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Lower back & hips pain on & off. Pain goes down both legs sometimes. MRI normal. What could it be?

Several things: CLBP can be due to disc disruption not see by MRI and requires an uncomfortable test to prove. Unfortunately, it could be a systemic disease (Ankylosing spondylitis rheumatoid or psoriatic arthritis or even gout.) There a other more rare problems. Check with you doc for lab tests and SI joint x-rays. ...Read more

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Could transvag US, spinal x-ray, and spinal MRI miss tumor in lower rt abdomen? Have pain in lower back, hip, abdomen & no cause found & getting worse

Could transvag US, spinal x-ray, and spinal MRI miss tumor in lower rt abdomen? Have pain in lower back, hip, abdomen & no cause found & getting worse

Yes: An abdominal/ pelvic CT or MRI would give more definitive information if you are concerned about tumor in abdomen and pelvis. Causes for lower back/hip pain are more definitely identified with these same tests. ...Read more

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How can I differentiate whether my hip and groin pain is nerve or muscle related? Have had lower back pain, but MRI looks good.

How can I differentiate whether my hip and groin pain is nerve or muscle related? Have had lower back pain, but MRI looks good.

Hip: The t12 or L1 nerve from the low back can certainly cause pain that wrapped around and goes into the groin, but by far, the most common reason for groin pain (besides an inguinal hernia) is a hip joint issue.

Hip joint arthritis will usually be painful when I rotate the thigh bone inward when the patient is seated. Also, in younger patients, a hip labral tear needs to be considered. ...Read more

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Fell n march on lower back started feeling weakness n legs. N may started having pain n groin, legs, hip & lower back. Mri & xray neg. Still n pain y?

Fell n march on lower back started feeling weakness n legs. N may started having pain n groin, legs, hip & lower back. Mri & xray neg. Still n pain y?

See below: Please see your doctor. I suspect you may need to work on strengthening your core muscles but would prefer you do this under your doctors guidance. A referral to physical therapy might be helpful in teaching you the exercises. ...Read more

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Just had an MRI on my left hip and back. Mri showed a laberal tare and m ild degenerative discs in my lumbar L6 ans s1 region. I've had a lot of pain in hip, lower back and groin. I have had two injections and not much help and understanding. What do I

Hope this helps: This can be very difficult to sort out if you walk with limp tips scale towards hip confiirm hip pain generator with local anesthetic injx into hip joint mild disc degeneration shouldn't cause severe symptoms backache from third diagnosis chronic muscle dysfunction physical exam by a spine fellowship trained orthopedist is helpful labral tears usually cause painful clicking in hip no back pain ...Read more

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Mass on the back of my neck, attached to R side of my spine. Had stat MRI. Have lower back pain-4 months, hip/leg pain. Does this sound like a tumor?

Mass on the back of my neck, attached to R side of my spine. Had stat MRI. Have lower back pain-4 months, hip/leg pain. Does this sound like a tumor?

MRI: What did the MRI show? The neck lump could be unrelated to the pain in the lower back, hip, leg. May be a lipoma which is a benign fatty tumor. ...Read more

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Developed severe stabbing lower back pain, radiating around hip to front groin area. Mri showed an hemangioma? What does this mean? A neurologist?

Depends on exact: Location of hemangioma, but get an opinion from a neurosurgeon if your doctor thinks hemangioma is cause of your pain. ...Read more

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Possible brain tumor when neuro test good blood tests good to rule out other diseases MRI spine good and constant hip lower back pain and leg weaknes?

Possible brain tumor when neuro test good blood tests good to rule out other diseases MRI spine good and constant hip lower back pain and leg weaknes?

Greatly doubt: It would be very surprising to have a brain tumor announce itself as low back / musculoskeletal-type pain. Finding the cause of low back pain / leg weakness is tricky and generally requires a specialist despite its being extremely common. ...Read more

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Lower back pain, r hip pain, numbness and pain in sacral area, numbness and tingling in genital area, neurologist doesn't have answer, says mri is fin?

Lower back pain, r hip pain, numbness and pain in sacral area, numbness and tingling in genital area, neurologist doesn't have answer, says mri is fin?

Keep looking: Definitely not a normal complaint and diagnosis must be made. If your MRI of your lumbar spine is normal, it may be coming from your brain, your cervical, or your thoracic spine. It can be from a structural abnormality, which can be seen on an MRI, but it can also be caused by nonstructiral, neurological conditions as well. Your neurologist needs to take the ball and run with it or second opin ...Read more

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Felling dull pain in right hand testicle/lower back/leg. Had all tests- testy, kidney ultrasounds/mri of pelvis/urine & blood clear. What could it be?

Felling dull pain in right hand testicle/lower back/leg. Had all tests- testy, kidney ultrasounds/mri of pelvis/urine & blood clear. What could it be?

Urine culture?: You did not say if you had a urine culture done. Sometimes this kind of pain can be due to an infection that may not show up with routine urine cultures. An example is nongonoccocal urethritis or prostatiis. Some docs might try a course of antibiotics and see if that helps the symptoms, since cultures can be expensive. Discuss this with your doc or see a urologist. ...Read more

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Can an MRI of the sacrum show a non union after a 4 year injury?

Can an MRI of the sacrum show a non union after a 4 year injury?

Yes but expensive.-: -I have found CT scans give much better bone detail, but we usually start with plain imaging & proceed from there ...Read more

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Pain in back, neck, shoulder and getting worse. Neck, sacrum, lumbar xrayed, sacrum, lumbar MRI show aging but nothing more. Help, what should dr look for?

Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. You physician will know what to look for after taking history, physical examination and may be some imaging studies. ...Read more

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Mri show hairline facture on each side of sacrum 1 on pubic bone from 7/5 fall. Still pain limited movement, how much longer to recovery?

Mri show hairline facture on each side of sacrum 1 on pubic bone from 7/5 fall. Still pain limited movement, how much longer to recovery?

Needs reevaluation: The fracture should have healed by this time and the pain should have resolved. It needs an orthopedic reevaluation. And possibly a new MRI or ct scan. ...Read more

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Can an MRI of the sacrum show a non union or fracture? I got one in 2016 for a fall in 2012 because I still have pain.

Can an MRI of the sacrum show a non union or fracture? I got one in 2016 for a fall in 2012 because I still have pain.

Yes- usually: An MRI may show more of the soft tissue component of any persistent injury in and around the sacrum such as would be the case with a nonunion or malunion of the sacrum ...Read more

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My MRI shows I have ischiofemoral impingement in my hip. What is this? And how is it treated? I am 17 y/o female. There is no info on the internet.

My MRI shows I have ischiofemoral impingement in my hip. What is this? And how is it treated? I am 17 y/o female. There is no info on the internet.

This is: A lack of SPACE in your hip joint usually due to inflammation of one of the tendons occupying that space. An intra-articular 9in the hip joint) injection of cortisone is often the treatment of choice!

Hope this helps
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Very painful hip 2nd MRI shows tear teres ligament. Source of pain? Advice?

Very painful hip 2nd MRI shows tear teres ligament. Source of pain? Advice?

Hip pain: Torn ligaments are certainly sources of pain. You should be under medical care for a thorough workup and diagnosis, followed with treatment to alleviate the pain. Your doctor may recommend physical therapy. ...Read more

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Dr said need more Xray or MRI to investigate hip impingement. If had an MRI does this make the X-ray pointless? IE: Doesn't an MRI show more than XR?

Dr said need more Xray or MRI to investigate hip impingement. If had an MRI does this make the X-ray pointless? IE: Doesn't an MRI show more than XR?

Need both: Both additional X-rays and an MRI with arthrogram are needed to work up hip impingement. The MRI looks at the hip labrum (cartilage) and rules out a vascular necrosis. It can spot subtle arthritis. The X-rays and possible CT scan help understand the bone shapes particular to impingement. These are needed to guide treatment. ...Read more

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Can scar tissue in the inguinal area cause pain to travel to the lower and upper hip part of the hip. I have had a MRI that shows scar tissue, pain is at the hip 24 -7?

Can scar tissue in the inguinal area cause pain to travel to the lower and upper hip part of the hip. I have had a MRI that shows scar tissue, pain is at the hip 24 -7?

An exam: And knowledge of exact area of your complaint and relation to relative nerves. Consider a visit to a neurologist or physical medicine and rehab doctor. ...Read more

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Hip MRI shows "chondrolabral separation" what does that mean? One hip has a paralabral cyst also but says soft tissues are in tact

Hip MRI shows "chondrolabral separation" what does that mean? One hip has a paralabral cyst also but says soft tissues are in tact

Dettachment: It means that the labrum (structure located around the rim of the socked)has separated from itparalabral cyst are usually very common and indicates early degenerative changes of the labrum. ...Read more

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I have severe pain in anterior hip. Got xray, MRI everything normal. Ultrasound shows iliopsoas snapping. I tried all conservative measures. Help?

I have severe pain in anterior hip. Got xray, MRI everything normal. Ultrasound shows iliopsoas snapping. I tried all conservative measures. Help?

Let me explain: Some times you have problem inside the hip joint (labrum tear) dose not show on the regular mri, you need MRI with contrast to see if you hip joint pathology will explain your symptoms. ...Read more

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Have had severe hip /groin/back pain for weeks steroids are helping a little. Will MRI still show problem if I'm starting to feel a little bit better?

Have had severe hip /groin/back pain for weeks steroids are helping a little. Will MRI still show problem if I'm starting to feel a little bit better?

Keep looking: Steroids often make a person feel better immediately but are not necessarily the correct treatment for the problem. Since you don't know what the cause of the problem is, it is wise to keep looking. ...Read more

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Dr told me have l hip dysplasia. Mri shows asymmetrical hypertrophied muscles on right side -is this to laterally rotate r side to make even with left?

Compensatory changes: More than likely the left hip dysplasia is causing asymmetric gait which is being compensated for by hypertrophy of the right pelvic and leg muscles. Since you do not provide any information about the severity, symptoms or x-ray findings, it would not be appropriate to comment on treatment. ...Read more

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If my 2 cm tarlov cysts are pressing on the sciatic nerve and is the cause of my hip pain, can the MRI show proof that the cysts pressing on the nerve?

Yes.: There are two ways Tarlov Cysts can be best seen radiographically. MRI is the test of choice. But CT Myelogram can also be very helpful. The MRI can clearly show the cyst compressing one of the nerves, L5 or S1 that contributes to the Sciatic Nerve. If you are telling me that your Tarlov Cyst measures 2 cm then you must also have had an MRI. Moreover, a cyst that measures 2 cm is very large. ...Read more

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Suffered hip/leg pain when standing from sitting. MRI shows gluteus medius tear. Is surgery the only option? Will see ortho but nervous now.

Suffered hip/leg pain when standing from sitting. MRI shows gluteus medius tear. Is surgery the only option? Will see ortho but nervous now.

Conservative first: Gluteus medius tear is always graded. From grade 1 to grade 4.Surgery is not always adviced. The treatment is conservative. Initial rest followed by physical therapy and rehabilitation. Oral Anti inflammatory meds.cortisone injections. If in 3to6 months of conservative treatment gluteus medius is not functioning well and causes pain then surgery is adviced to repair the tear. It can be done arthroscopi ...Read more

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Sharp pain in right hip numb tingly feeling going down my right leg all the time. How serious? Xrays show nothing do I need mri. No insurance

Sharp pain in right hip numb tingly feeling going down my right leg all the time. How serious? Xrays show nothing do I need mri. No insurance

Well, That can be a: Tough one. Say MRI positive, what next? Back surgery? You could switch your citalopram to a better regimen for pain control, tramadol may b good choice, and look up gabapentin. No loss of bladder or bowel? It may be transient, back strain impinging a nerve, but pain can beget pain, then insomnia, then more spasm. Interrupting pain conduction can b important. Consider physical therapy, pm@r doc. ...Read more

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I recently had an MRI of my rt hip that shows degeneration, thinning of the cartilage, narrowing if hip space and a mass on the femoral head options?

I recently had an MRI of my rt hip that shows degeneration, thinning of the cartilage, narrowing if hip space and a mass on the femoral head options?

What type of mass: The other problems you state are treated like an arthritic joint-i.E meds, injections, therapy, weight loss, surgery. The mass needs to be evaluated to determine what it is and where its from. ...Read more

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MRI shows bulging disc, or tumor High r isk for surgery do nothin? Just h a f right hip replacement Osteosarcoma?

Disk or tumor: This is a no brainer- you already have a history of tumor and if they are saying it could be herniated disc or tumor you need to find out - the latter needs to be treated, the former treatment not needed unless you have symptoms that do not respond to regular management. While you are at high risk there are procedures that can be done with local and minor sedation to assist in the diagnosis ...Read more

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Pain began in inner/upper right hip/groin when lifting leg towards chest about 5 months ago. Xray, MRI, show nothing. Thoughts?

Pain began in inner/upper right hip/groin when lifting leg towards chest about 5 months ago. Xray, MRI, show nothing. Thoughts?

Ligament: A strain of the ligament in the groin (inguinal ligament) could have occurred during that leg maneuver and this type of injury persists for a long period of time because of continued activities. Discuss this with your orthopedic surgeon who may recommend certain restrictions on your activity and some physical therapy as well. ...Read more

Sacrum (Definition)

Below the lumbar spine and above the tailbone or coccyx lies the sacrum. The sacrum is part of the spine and interacts with the pelvis ...Read more