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What could a sore/tender spot on my spine mean? Located around center of the back.

What could a sore/tender spot on my spine mean? Located around center of the back.

Can be anything: A sore spot in the back, could be due to muscle spasm, tendinitis, arthritis or even a pinched nerve. Or it could be a tender spot that of no real concern. Check with you doctor. ...Read more

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In my neck MRI dr found two white spot on spine what does it means tumor or cancer?

In my neck MRI dr found two white spot on spine what does it means tumor or cancer?

Hard to know: This is a good question for your doctor. White spots can be many things, including normal. Are the spots on the bones in your neck, or on the spinal cord? How big are they? Why did you have the neck mri? Ask your doctor for the MRI report and come back to tell us what it says. We will be able to help you more with that information! ...Read more

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Wat does " u have 5 spots on ur spine that r bulging out " mean? should I b worried? I askd but all he said was I'm fine

Wat does " u have 5 spots on ur spine that r bulging out " mean? should I b worried? I askd but all he said was I'm fine

Not much information: I presume these were disc bulges noted on a lumbar or cervical MRI. It's not uncommon for disc bulges to be noted on MRI studies. It depends on the size and location whether these are significant lesions. In most cases, this finding is normal or at least common for your age group but must be considered in conjunction with your symptoms and exam findings. ...Read more

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What do dark spots on my MRI bone scan on my spine mean?

What do dark spots on my MRI bone scan on my spine mean?

Unable to answer: T1 images will show water, air, and cortical bone as dark. T2 images will show air, cortical bone, and other hydrophobic substances as dark. So depends on image acquisition and anatomy. ...Read more

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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

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

Inflammation: Scintigraphy lights up to ID blood or fluid movements, infection, inflammation, and cancer and has many uses to identify structures and functional processes in different organ systems ...Read more

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Is it likely that I will re-fracture the spondylolysis I have had surgery on (6 months postop)? Still have pain will this be a weak spot in the spine?

Is it likely that I will re-fracture the spondylolysis I have had surgery on (6 months postop)? Still have pain will this be a weak spot in the spine?

Unlikely: There are 2 surgical approaches to a spondylysis- a fusion or a direct repair. If you are still having pain, you would want to ensure your surgery is healed, a ct scan can show this for sure. If the surgery is healed, it will be the strongest part of your back and so it would be extremely unlikely you could injure it again. Much more likely that if you had an injury it would be other level. ...Read more

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What could the black spot on my c spine be?

What could the black spot on my c spine be?

See your PCP: The black spot on your c spine can be signs of harmless or serious conditions, depending on its nature. If the black spot did not go away in 2-3 weeks, it would be best if you visited a doctor for clinical exam in order to find out the cause. ...Read more

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I have a black spot on my spine on my back what can it be?

Pigmentation : Miles can develop and become very dark and should be evaluated by a dermatologist ...Read more

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My 2 1/2 year old son has a 3 inch light brown spot on the base of his spine. When he was younger, that spot was always a dark blue/black.

My 2 1/2 year old son has a 3 inch light brown spot on the base of his spine. When he was younger, that spot was always a dark blue/black.

Mongolian spot: This is curiously named and quite common. It is harmless though I have seen it mistaken by zealots for child abuse with disastrous consequences. Look at some photos online. Tell Junior it is his lucky spot or something. ...Read more

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