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Lumbar Spine X Ray Positioning
No: X-ray will reveal the space between the vertebral bodies where the disc is found but unless the disc is calcified, it will not be visualized as x-ray energy will pass through this soft tissue structure while it does not penetrate the bone but you can get idea of how degenerative the disc may be by seeing how narrowed the disc space is or amount of bone spurs seen around it. Ct & MRI reveal disc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It means the image : Was interpreted as normal. Ther was no abnormality seen. ...Read more
2010 lumbar xray scoliosis an sclerosis of facet joints a MRI in 01an06 of neck hern/buldg disc min pressure on spinal cord, what test show nerve dam?
3: Physical exam, ssep and emgncv.Get a more detailed answer ›
Will a CT scan of the lumbar spine post fusion without contrast show pinched nerves or just bone structure and hardware?
All my spine Xrays show severe disc dessication/deg., loss of height, spurs, endplate irreg, osteopenia, scoliosis/kyphosis & spine MRI doesn't, why?
If you statement is-: -true, it should be obvious on an MR. In this case I would check 2 be sure that there was not a mixup in identification of whose images are whose. Be sure that they are your images. ...Read more
Yes it could show: Clearly.Get a more detailed answer ›
Your radiologist: Your radiologist. Your orthopod (if you were referred and he ordered the study) will probably take a look as well, for any surgical planning, etc. But ultimately a radiologist will make the final read and is responsible for the findings. ...Read more
Hx back pain, had lumbar and SI joint xray. Results said lytic or sclerotic process on SI joint xray. And minimal curve at L4.What does this mean?
Yes: Compression fracture of the spine is when the vertebral body (bone of the spine) has collapsed on itself. While the bone may heal, the loss of height of the bone is usually still seen and an should be apparent on CT imaging if that bone is included on the exam. However may need to have images reviewed in the sagittal and coronal planes for it to be seen. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
X-ray rprt "loss of lumbar curvature", MRI rprt"l5-s1 disc show posterior central annulus protrusion causing subtle impingement on thecal sac" ?
Call your doctor: Your doctor who has the complete report and who has examined you can give you more information. You have a herniated disc which may be putting some pressure on the nerve. Your doctor can give you more information and recommendation for treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cervical spine MRI showed normal spine curvature but straight spinal cord that didn't follow spinal curve. What is this?
Normal: The cord does not travel exactly as the bony architecture does. This is likely more of a comment by the radiologist rather than any real pathology. ...Read more
Unfortunately....no: As an osteopathic physician, whose practice includes "manipulative therapy, " it is my opinion that spinal stenosis is not correctable with any form of manipulation or physical medicine. This is unfortunately a surgical condition, and i would professionally recommend a consultation with a neurosurgeon, vs. An orthopedist. Your condition requires more expertise, and your end result will be better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Plain x-Ray of the neck rules out a fracture, and dislocation, but not spinal injury; CT of the chest does not have the resolution to visualize the spine, only the bone. MRI imaging is better suited to visualize spinal injury. Best to see a neurologist and have a comprehensive neurological examination. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wear and tear: Generally, as we age, the size of the disks between our vertebrae gets smaller with the effects of gravity and use. On the x-ray it looks like the distance between the bones is closer than at other levels. Generally you can't really attribute any symptoms to this finding, although if the doctor was suspicious of a ruptured fisk, this would bolster the case for an mri. ...Read more
Can a lower back (lumbar spine) X-ray (with a shield in place) alter sperm in a way which could lead to birth defects if the X-ray was taken shortly (days) before conception?
Had an adnominal/pelvis ct scan, a chest X-ray, and a lumbar spine X-ray all within a year. Does this significantly increase my cancer risk??
No: The radiation exposure form these studies is not likely to measurably increase your risk of cancer. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Conservative care: Spondylolisthesis refers to slipped vertebrae, which can typically be treated with PT, meds, and injections, and only if necessary - surgery. Bursitis is not a typical diagnosis for the lumbar spine, but usually can be treated with anti-inflammatory meds and, if necessary, steroid injections. ...Read more
X-ray of lumbar spine shows atherosclerotic plaque in aorta.Lipids, LFT'S, A1C OK w/meds - trigs slightly up.Does this plaque guarantee future problem
Atherosclerosis: Just about everyone your age would have atheromatous plaques in their aortas..these plaques become dangerous when they get eroded, blood clots form at the eroded surface and parts of them break off and travel to distant sites (emboli) or the wall of the aorta becomes very weak and baggy (aneurysm). These are the complications that raise doctor's alarm ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is spinal stenosis and what causes it? I have it in my cervical and lumbar spine. My 15 yr old just had X-ray show it around l5s1. Causes?
X-ray results showed- advanced L5-S1 degenerative disc disease, moderate facet in lower lumbar spine, L5-S1 4mm retrolistnesis and moderate sclerosis ?
Worn down: L5-S1 is the lowest motion segment in the spine. The MRI shows that level has become "worn down" leading to degeneration of the disc and the facet joints, sclerosis, and a slight slippage (retro listless) of one vertebrae on the other. Don't hesitate to be seen. Many good treatment options available. ...Read more
Hi, I have had left hip and back pain for 8 years this time X-ray showed micro fractures in the lumbar spine but the MRI nothing except for gallstones?
Fractures : Fractures will cause pain and any nerves that pass that level can have pain. Best thing is rest and back strengthening exercises such as yoga. Remember the body tells us to stop with pain, we must listen to our body. Strengthening the muscles will help the bones from further injury. Proper diet is important as well. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Calf muscle and knee pain from4 mnths did doppler, X-ray for lumbar spine and blood test for vit B12 and D3 but evrything is normal also they r weak?
May need more tests.: X-rays of the spine are useless unless there is a history of trauma. Vitamin tests do no tell you about your pains. Need more info. Did this occur after an injury, or change in activity? Are there bruises? Do you have corresponding tingling and numbness? It may be from your back, or it may be the knee, or it can be an auto immune thing like rheumatoid disease. Get evaluated. ...Read more
I have chronic low back pain. The X-ray showed spinal stenosis. I will be having an MRI next week. I am unsure if MRI shows cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine or if eacharea is ordered a separate mri? I have intermittent neck pain also.
Recent bone scintigrapy showed no hot spots other than my lumbar spine. Does this mean all my other joints are ok? X-rays have shown OA in many joints
I made an xray, and it says unremarkable but until now i feel the pain.If you see the image, the lower lumbar spine slightly slant, i cant lay down on the left and right because i feel the pain, i want to show you and read my xray if there is problem?
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Xray report : straightening lumbar spine. What does it mean? Whether my spine need to be straightened or what? What is the treatment?
Is a thoraco-lumbar spine AP&LAT And lumbo-sacral spine AP&LAT Is also a chest xray?? If not whats the diff??
It is not: a chest xray. The spine films use a narrower(collimated) xray beam so only the region of the spine is included. The part of the lungs next to the thoracic spine may be visualized, but most of the lungs and other structures of the chest wouldn't be seen. Also, the technique used for the spine is optimized to see bony structures, not lung tissue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My chiro xray shows lateral pelvic tilt & (as a result) curve in lumbar spine. Doc said the curvature in the spine is NOT scoliosis. How is it not?
Stop seeing chiro: Why are you confused?. This just proves Chiro's can't read X-rays!! Why would you think they could. ? heck, Most MD s can't read X-rays. . If concerned, Only a radiologist should read your X-rays. They spend years learning to read them. Are you having symptoms. ? Or is the chiro just coming up with a reason to recommend a year of monthly 'treatments' Be careful and watch your wallet ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 : 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Xray shows Minimal degenerative disc disease in the lumbar spine. Mild degenerative disc disease at T12-L1. What does this mean for me? I have pain
Osteoarthritis: As we age, the discs in our spine degenerate, meaning they lose water, elasticity, and can weaken. A disc coming apart is called disc herniation and can cause pressure on nearby nerves (this produces radiculopathy when symptoms like numbness and weakness occur from the nerve irritation or injury). Mild degenerative disc disease means the disc has mild signs of aging but not effecting nerves. ...Read more
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