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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?

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

Dr. Shari Jackson
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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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Back pain,then crushing thigh pain,then cant move foot at ankle or toes-its totally rigid.The other foot slowly following. MRI lumbar/sacral negative?

Back pain,then crushing thigh pain,then cant move foot at ankle or toes-its totally rigid.The other foot slowly following. MRI lumbar/sacral negative?

EMG/Neurologist: If you have already seen a spine surgeon and they have determined it is not your back that is causing these problems then a nerve conduction test (EMG) could be warranted or a visit with a neurologist to see why this is occuring. ...Read more

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I have nerve pain in my right foot when bending,doing some activities&when holding an object, plus a lower back pain, Lumbar MRI is normal.sacrum MRI?

I have nerve pain in my right foot when bending,doing some activities&when holding an object, plus a lower back pain, Lumbar MRI is normal.sacrum MRI?

CT Scan: I would suggest a CT scan of the lumbar back. Your symptoms are still suggestive of an L4 radiculopathy. MRI is better at seeing muscles not nerves. Ask the radiologist to suggest the best imaging test. Some CT scans use dye some do not. Your regular doctor can order the CT based on the radiologists input. An Orthopedic spine specialist could offer better diagnostic/imaging next steps as well. ...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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Mri shows a fluid build up in lumbar spine, what to do?

Mri shows a fluid build up in lumbar spine, what to do?

Fluid build up??: Would need more info - not sure what fluid "build up" means - we would need to look at your MRI to see exactly what's going on. ...Read more

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My MRI report (3 views: c-spine, thoracic & lumbar) is hard for me to understand, what to do?

My MRI report (3 views: c-spine, thoracic & lumbar) is hard for me to understand, what to do?

Schedule appointment: Make an appointment with the physician to discuss it with him directly. I make it a point to go through the MRU with all my patients I order them on and they seem to appreciate it. ...Read more

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I did an MRI scan on my lumbar spine and report said 'two non significant disc bulges'. What does that means?

I did an MRI scan on my lumbar spine and report said 'two non significant disc bulges'. What does that means?

Non-significant: This usually will mean that there is bulging of the lumbar disks, but you should not have and clinical symptoms as its very small. In other words, its not pressing on anything. ...Read more

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I have a low GFR Stage 3. MRI has been suggested for me. Would I definitely need contrast for lumbar spine issue?

I have a low GFR Stage 3. MRI has been suggested for me. Would I definitely need contrast for lumbar spine issue?

It depends: on the "issue" in question. If it is simply a workup for back paiin, contrast is probably not needed. If it is a workup for tumor/metastatic disease, or postoperative spine, contrast would be very useful. ...Read more

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MRI lumbar spine for pain result said Small paraspinal soft tissue. What does that mean? Thoracic said normal paraspinal soft tissue.

MRI lumbar spine for pain result said Small paraspinal soft tissue. What does that mean? Thoracic said normal paraspinal soft tissue.

Might be an error.: Sometimes, radiology reports have typographical errors in them. "Small paraspinal soft tissue" doesn't make a lot of medical sense, unless your muscles are small because you have small stature or not much muscle mass. It's possible that the report is missing a word or phrase describing some "small" finding. If you would like a second opinion on the MRI, let me know. ...Read more

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While doing MRI for Lumbar spine it found there is an incompletely visualized and incompletely characterized predominantly high t2 low t1 lesion at th?

While doing MRI for Lumbar spine it found there is an incompletely visualized and incompletely characterized predominantly high t2 low t1 lesion at th?

There is: Not enough information to render an opinion. Almost all lesions, from innocuous to serious, are high T2/low T1 signal, so it could be anything from absolutely nothing to worry about, to something more significant. ...Read more

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Lumbar spine MRI says epidural fat attenuation. What is this?

Not sure: Epidural fat is common and it can get thickened. We call this epidural lipomatosis and it can narrow the spinal canal where the nerve roots run. It is somewhat controversial as to whether this is clinically significant. ...Read more

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MRI of lumbar spine showed regions of focal fatty replacement and/or hemangiomas within the lumbar spine and chronic wedge deformities. Should I worry?

MRI of lumbar spine showed regions of focal fatty replacement and/or hemangiomas within the lumbar spine and chronic wedge deformities. Should I worry?

Not too much: The area of fatty replacements and/or hemangiomas within the lumbar spine are not significant, and pose no future problem for you. However, the chronic wedge deformities may be due to prior trauma with injury to the vertebral bodies, or possible osteopenic compression fractures. Discuss with you doctor about possibly osteoporosis or other bone abnormality, and how to limit further injury. ...Read more

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What can I do with my back pain? I have 4 buldging discs and one herniation with a tear. That's all in my lumbar spine. Haven't mri-ed rest of back ye

What can I do with my back pain? I have 4 buldging discs and one herniation with a tear. That's all in my lumbar spine. Haven't mri-ed rest of back ye

U hav lots t do: Pain management is useful if it helps you to move normally while you heal. If you smoke, you must stop. What ever type of activity/lifestyle produces the damage to your back must be modified. Physical therapy for a core strengthening, yoga type stretching home exercise program that incorporates proper breathing and body awareness is the pathway that I have seen the most success. Patience! ...Read more

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My MRI report say this: levoconvex curvature of the lumbar spine. The spinal cord terminates at the inferior aspect of the t12 vertebral body.Meaning?

My MRI report say this: levoconvex curvature of the lumbar spine. The spinal cord terminates at the inferior aspect of the t12 vertebral body.Meaning?

Doctor speak: We need to sound smart. It basically means a bit of a scoliosis i the lower spine with the apex of the curve pointed to the left. The spinal cord is ending at the bottom of the last thoracic vertebrae, which isn't to far from normal. Speak to your doctor and they can likely go over the actual films with you and show you what they mean. ...Read more

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Can colon tumors be seen on a lumbar spine mri?

Can colon tumors be seen on a lumbar spine mri?

Not really: It is windowed to focus on the lumbar spine so you don't really appropriately visualize the colon on the lumbar spine mri. This particular study is not a good study at all to evaluate the colon. To properly evaluate the colon, ask your doctor to inform you on what study is needed to properly visualize the colon. ...Read more

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My husband has had hip pain for 2 years he is 23 and has had an MRI and xray which show nothing could it be lumbar spine and what would you suggest?

Could be: Pain in the buttock is often considered "hip" but often reflects a low back problem. If simple measures have failed, seeing a spinal specialist may help him find the source. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Lumbar (Definition)

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


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