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I Have An Extra Lumbar Vertebra Could That Be The Cause Of My Back Pain
Yes: While you were developing, you had a congenital difference from your colleagues in the homo sapien world. Though this does not typically lead to issues, the back is a very fickle structure, and occasionally it can lead to back difficulties. This is not always a given though. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any of the bones that make up the vertebral column. Each vertebra contains an arched, hollow section through which the spinal cord passes. In humans, the vertebrae are divided into cervical, thoracic, and lumbar sections, and the sacrum and coccyx are both made up of a series of fused vertebrae. The vertebrae are separated ...Read more
I had an X-ray for middle back pain. It came back with dextroconvexity of the thoracic spine. What does this mean and could it be the cause?
Thoracic scoliosis: Detroconvexity implies that the apex of the curvature of your spine points to your right side. In the thoracic spine, it's the most common variety. Although pain can arise from adult idiopathic thoracic scoliosis, most patients are asymptomatic. Unless you have documented progression of the curve and/or neurologic dysfunction, most are treated conservatively. I would recommend a formal evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Spine Injury: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have back pain and nerve pain in leg but now I have nerve pain in the front of my ankle could this be due to my back or something else. ?
What kinda of back problems can an epidural cause if hit nerve? I have up the right side of spine that causes headaches?
Hi. I have been have neck pains, and pains mostly from the shoulders up, but also in the lower back. Could it be an infection or just a sprain?
Neither likely: Almost certainly not infection. Sprain is injury to ligaments..Also unlikely. More likely is strain of back and or shoulder and neck. Check if you are doing inappropriate exercises or overly stressful activities at work. If there is no neurological involvement (numbness, shooting pains, weakness, electric like shocks) this is likely muscular. If not improving with rest, NSAID see your pcp. ...Read more
Found out that your spine is suppose to be straight. My lower back isn't and the nerves are pinched. Could it be the cause of my sciatica?
Yes: However, we need to remember that there is never been a straight line in the body so don't get fixated on this. Sometimes when the curves of the spine increase too much they can cause discs to herniate/bulge and result in nerve pinching. See a spine specialist to determine how/why you hurt specifically and then treatment can be created for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could cause painful tailbone and back of hips. Worse around menstration. I have a tilted pelvis would this be the cause? Thanks.
Maybe: Women with a retroverted (tilted) uterus tend to have more back pain with their periods and pain on deep penetration with intercourse. If this is something new or gradually worsening, you should probably be checked to see if something else is going in, like a cyst. Pain worsening around menses could also be a sign of endometriosis. ...Read more
I have low back pain & down the back of my lt leg to my knee. An MRI showed occult sacral meningocele. Could this be the cause?
These typically are: Incidental or accidental findings on some patients' mri's as they occur usually without any symptoms except in older patients with bone density loss and when large can cause bone erosion sometimes leading to a sacral fracture but otherwise of no consequence and most likely unrelated to your symptoms. See a spine specialist for a specific evaluation. ...Read more
Had chest X-ray for middle back pain. It came back as dextroconvexity of the thoracic spine. What does this mean and could it be the cause?
What does it mean to have narrowing in the disks in my neck? And could this be also causing extreme pain in my shoulder?
Degeneration: Discs in the neck serve as shock absorbers and space maintainers and help keep the neck mobile to twist and turn to look around. Discs can degenerate and thus narrowing between the vertebrae occur. The nerves coming off the spinal cord exit at the levels of the discs. If there is too much narrowing, the nerves are "pinched" and pain results. Yes, this can be in the shoulder and go down the arm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have low back pain with pain down the front of the leg when sitting? Could this be a disk problem? I also have burning in the low back?
Spine Injury: This pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have had a weird spine tingling in the middle of my back standing or laying what can cause this I have had seven epidurals can that cause it?
Rib pain: More info is needed, we got plenty ribs, which one hurts? ...Read more
I had an MRI of my lumbar back and it came back normal. Does that mean my pain is not related to the sciatic nerve? Would an MRI show sciatic pain?
I have hip pain that radiates down the front of my leg to my knee and then to the top of my foot. Could this be caused by a pinched nerve?
If having 2 discs in your neck that are bulging shouldn't be a source of pain, then what could be causing my neck pain?
Muscle, tendon maybe: It is hard to tell. When you discuss this with your physician see what else the exmination shows. The discs may be the culprit but there are other causes to consider. Your evaluation should look for other causes than the discs. They may not be there but you need a comprehensive evaluation of other possible causes. ...Read more
Could an arachnoid cyst 18mm in my sacrum be a potential cause of my neuropathic pelvic pain? I also have L1 s1 narrowing of my spine. Thank you!
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