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Thoracic Spine X Ray
Mid spine pain for 3 months. Only when bending forward. Thoracic spine X-ray shows no abnormalities. Now, what could it be?
Thoracic spine pain: Pain while bending forward is due to either the discs or stretching the muscles (more likely at your age). X-rays only show the bony structure. Only an MRI can show the discs properly. Try some stretching exercises gently but if the pain persists beyond 4-6 days, get proper evaluation. ...Read more
I recently had my yearly X-ray and when the result came out it says I have a slight levoscoliosis of the thoracic spine. What could be possible remedy?
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 more
I have middle back pain. If it were caused by a tumor either from the lungs or elsewhere, would it have shown up on an X-ray of the thoracic spine?
Yes: If you had a tumor compressing your spine, this would likely be visible by x-ray. ...Read more
I've chronic back pain. X-ray shows several schmorl's node in thoracic spine. Chiropractor prescribed 5000IU of vit D3 to be taken daily. Is it safe?
Vitamin D: Hi, has you vitamin D level (25 (OH)D) been checked? If your number is less than 20 then you need 50000 unit of bit D weekly x 8 wks then 1000-2000 unit per day. ...Read more
19 y/o, normal EKG ECG and chest x ray taken 4 months ago. Could slight chest pain radiating to left arm be do to heart problems or thoracic spine?
Chest pain: There are many causes of chest pain, the heart is one, intestinal gas and thoracic musculoskeletal pains are very common, anxiety and panic attacks likewise are frequent causes. You should always ask the doctors who see you what they think is the problem you came for and what to do about it. ...Read more
I did head ct scan 10 years ago and thoracic spine mri 1.5 years ago And a chest X-ray 6 months ago I'm worry about the amount of radiations?
Minimal: MRI does not use x-ray radiation, but instead uses a magnetic field. A single chest x-ray is very minimal. A CT scan of the head will give you about 20 times as much radiation as a chest x-ray, but this is still felt to be less than the background radiation you receive in 1 year just from being outdoors. It's good for you to limit your radiation exposure, but yours is minimal, I wouldn't worry ...Read more
During my xray I found out that I have mild dextroscoliosis thoracic spine im worry for my employment. I didn't feel anything pain.?
I just have a xray while ago. And I was diagnosed that I have mild levoscoliosis, thoracic spine. I'm worried about my employment. Is it dangerous?
Evaluation: Most likely everything is fine and probably within normal limits. Many such films are read with such reports. Check with your doctor. ...Read more
Chest pain for 6 days. ER said Costochondritis. Primary care follow xray levoscoliosis thoracic spine 20 degrees. Could this be because of the scolio?
No: The xray finding is probably an incidental finding. ...Read more
Suspicious ovoid density, right upper lung, apicolordotic view is suggested, mild dextroscoliosis, thoracic spine. What this means this result of my xray. P
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
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 calcification of the soft tissues show clearly on xray, or mri, for example stiffness in thoracic spine due to spondylitis?
Usually but always: Calcifications will show up on x-ray if there is enough of them. MRI doesn't show calcifications well. In the case of spondylitis, depending on the cause, there could bone erosions (loss of calcification), no calcifcation or abnormal calcificaion. A radiologist is trained to look for these things especially if spondylitis is listed in the diagnosis. ...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.
Each area is separat:
lumbar are separate studies. ...Read more
I did a chest x-ray. Its results says a very mild dextroscoliosis in the dorsolumbar spine. Is it something to worry about?!
See answer: Dextroscoliosis indicates a curvature of the spine (in your case mild and towards the right – “dextro”). This usually is a developmental variant, and not of clinical significance. As your dr. If you have continued concern but it should not be something to worry about. ...Read more
I had a chest X-ray due to breathless but found out I had scoliosis! My dr just said my spine is very curved with kyphosis could I develop back pain?
16 y.o. fem Sharp pain when taking deep breath in upper middle back between shoulder blade & spine. Hurts to bend. Chest x Ray & ECG Normal no injury?
Costochondritis: In your age group the most common cause would be viral inflammation of the Cartlidge in the rib cage. It is very common and can cause a very severe and sharp pain. Is the area tender when you push on it as well as painful when you breathe? Treatment would include Motrin and application of ice pack. ...Read more
Had 2 chest x rays front/side views. Had 1 CT abdomin, 1 X-ray of neck front/side, 1x ray of my spine for scoliosis front/side, worried radiation exspose?
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To learn more about medical imaging and radiation risk, please check out:
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and http://www. Conciergeradiologist. Com/radiation-exposure. Html. Properly indicated imaging studies represent, by definition, situations where the risks of radiation exposure are outweighed by the benefits to the patient. ...Read more
I am a 29 year old female and have been a smoker for 7 years. I have mid back pain near spine for months. I have had chest X-ray and 2 mri's, both clear. I am still scared itslung cancer. What should I do?
consider chest CT:
You need to talk to your doctor about ways to stop smoking, which is a known cause of lung cancer. That's the 1st thing you need to do.
A negative chest x-ray does not mean your lungs are free of disease. Assuming the mris were of your spine, consider an optimized screening chest ct to determine the status of your lungs and reduce your anxiety. ...Read more
5 years ago: right breast fibrosis. Now: chest X-ray shows minimal hyperthrophic spurring of thorasic spine. Is breast cancer possible? Other tests?
These: Are unrelated findings. The thoracic spurring is a mild aging change of the spine that just about everyone gets. Breast fibrosis is a non-cancerous finding. Nothing you describe sounds worrisome. ...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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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??
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
Pin point pain between left shoulder blade and spine. I've had chest x rays and stuff nothing there. Comes and goes for months. Ideas?
Thoracic pain: This is a very nonspecific complaint. However, it is rare to have a significant problem that requires treatment in the thoracic spine. Thoracic pain is usually muscular in young patients and can be managed with pilates, yoga, piyo for core. Ice/heat, nsaid's, and salonpas hot patches. Mckenzie pt if pain continues (doc's rx needed), further studies if pain no better. ...Read more