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Doctor insights on: X Rays Of Lower Back Gouts

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Gout (Definition)

Occurs when too much uric acid gets deposited in a joint. Lifestyle factors like red meat and alcohol ...Read more


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Normal spacing on xray for the throsac spine and chest CT normal rule out hearniated disc in middle back? I have pain in between shoulders.

Normal spacing on xray for the throsac spine and chest CT normal rule out hearniated disc in middle back? I have pain in between shoulders.

Possible herniation: An xray of the thoracic spine can be perfectly normal and a disc herniation may still be present. Similarly, a CT may be normal. An MRI is much more sensitive than either modality and can reveal a whole range of pathology, including herniated discs , not evident on the other exams. You should undergo further evaluation if you continue to have symptoms. ...Read more

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Had l spine xray and CT scan for kidney stones, all clear. Low back pain..Would l spine xray have shown lower back tumor? No stones, uti, etc.

Had l spine xray and CT scan for kidney stones, all clear. Low back pain..Would l spine xray have shown lower back tumor? No stones, uti, etc.

No: An x-ray of the lumbar spine would predominantly show only bone. In general, an x-ray is not a very sensitive test to detect the specific cause of back pain in most patients. Consider requesting an MRI which shows the bone, but also shows the nerves, discs, and other soft tissues of the back and is therefore much more sensitive than an x-ray. ...Read more

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Recent MRI and XRay shows bulging disks, arthritis and Bone Spurs in spine. I also have frequent numbness and pain from sciatica on right side and leg?

Recent MRI and XRay shows bulging disks, arthritis and Bone Spurs in spine. I also have frequent numbness and pain from sciatica on right side and leg?

See an surgeon: Sounds like you need to have an evaluation by a surgeon specializing in spinal surgery, usually an orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon. However, clearly a physician ordered the imaging, so have you discussed the findings with that doctor? That is obviously the first step. ...Read more

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I have severe lower back pain and sharp shooting pains down the back of my upper thighs. Mri and x rays show nothing. Could this be a pinched nerve?

I have severe lower back pain and sharp shooting pains down the back of my upper thighs. Mri and x rays show nothing. Could this be a pinched nerve?

Yes: a normal mri usually means that you don't have a pinched nerve due to a disc or arthritis but you can still have a pinched nerve in other areas like your buttocks muscle, ie. periformis syndrome. ...Read more

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Ct of kidneys, MRI and plain xray of lumb spine, all normal.Still have low back pain. On initial pl xray 2.4x2.1mm cyst was on rt ovary.Cld be cancer?

Ct of kidneys, MRI and plain xray of lumb spine, all normal.Still have low back pain. On initial pl xray 2.4x2.1mm cyst was on rt ovary.Cld be cancer?

Unlikely: Cancer is pretty low down the list of possibilities. The ovarian cyst is a common and normal finding and it is really unlikely that it has anything to do with your low back pain. Low back pain is a very nonspecific symptom with numerous causes, so it may take a while to figure it out. ...Read more

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Doc,yesterday I had blunt trauma to top of ilium of right hip.lower back pain level of 4 out of10.X ray didnt show fracture.No other symp.Plz advice

Doc,yesterday I had blunt trauma to top of ilium  of right hip.lower back pain level of 4 out of10.X ray didnt show fracture.No other symp.Plz advice

Plan : The first of all you need rest. Ice helpful within first 24 hours. Pain medication like Advil 400 or 600 mg every 6 hours. Absence of fracture is good sign. If bowel movements and urinations is fine you should be ok in2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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X ray of my jaw show I have arthritis in my jaw?

X ray of my jaw show I have  arthritis  in my jaw?

Arthritis of jaw: Evidence of "arthritis" in the jaw is most likely manifested in the temporomandibular joint (tmj); a multitude of causes can be had including infectious arthritis, post traumatic arthritis and degenerative arthritis. ...Read more

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Pain radiating from neck down right side into arm, back and legXray, two MRI's on shoulder MRI of neck and an EMG still yet to find the cause of pain?

Pain radiating from neck down right side into arm, back and legXray, two MRI's on shoulder MRI of neck and an EMG still yet to find the cause of pain?

Consider: Possible inflammatory problem, or maybe a nerve issue involving small fibres, which will not be picked up by your prior studies. Did EMG study brachial plexus?? Were blood tests helpful? Did you see a rheumatologist or a neurologist. Does Fabry's disease run in your family? A few random thots, to run by your doctors. ...Read more

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Mid low back pain right of spine & right side of back, hip pain with right abd and pelvic pain knee gives out at times better when walking cancer?

Mid low back pain right of spine & right side of back, hip pain with right abd and pelvic pain knee gives out at times better when walking cancer?

Not cancer: It's not clear what your diagnosis is but you seem to be having a lot of different joint complaints. You need to see your physician have this evaluated. I can't be certain, because there are a lot of different Musculoskeletal issues this could be. It's unlike you to be cancer though but this is something you can discuss with your physician ...Read more

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Strained back 9 months ago right side. Restrained in january both sides. Ct scan show bone spur on right l5s1 facet joint. Pain in both si joints.Why?

Strained back 9 months ago right side. Restrained in january both sides. Ct scan show bone spur on right l5s1 facet joint. Pain in both si joints.Why?

SI joint problem: Even though you had back strain on the right sidea and bone spurs on the right side you may have bilateral problems with your si joint. It is worth evaluating and trying to get some relief. Typically start with non-operative measures. Pt, chiropractic, injections, core strengthening exercises. ...Read more

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Having severe pain below right side rib cage and lower back tail bone pain, both leg socket joint pain, can't able walk now, did all type of scan mri, ct?

Having severe pain below right side rib cage and lower back tail bone pain, both leg socket joint pain, can't able walk now, did all type of scan mri, ct?

Inflammatory?: You need to know if is inflammatory and a sedimentary rate, RA factor, and nuclear scan can rule this out. If not inflammatory, the pain pattern suggests sacroiliac joint (sij) dysfunction, which cannot be seen on ct and MRI scans nor any other imaging study, as reported in the medical literature. Diagnosis of sij disorder is done by means of a fluroscopic guided diagnostic block of the sij. ...Read more

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Can mild arthritis of the lower back cause significant sciatica pain? Mri done in july. Pain is getting worse. On gabapentin and meloxicam. Thanks!

Can mild arthritis of the lower back cause significant sciatica pain? Mri done in july. Pain is getting worse. On gabapentin and meloxicam. Thanks!

Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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I have had hip pain on the top of the hip and lower back pain. The hip pain has been a pproximately for 8 weeks and the lower back pain just 1 week. ?

I have had hip pain on the top of the hip and lower back pain.  The hip pain has been a pproximately for 8 weeks and the lower back pain just 1 week. ?

They may or may not: Be related. Hip issues can refer to back & vice versa or there could be 2 issues separately going on. If it is progressing with no relief from activity modification & use of otc meds if able to utilize then get evaluated by your physician if the symptoms limit your activities or affect your sleep habits. Otherwise, exercise, weight control and not smoking may allow for resolution over time. ...Read more

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58 y pt. With severe low back pain radiating towards both legs.Unable to move xray showing straightening of lumber spine ?Diagnosis and treatment?

58 y pt. With severe low back pain radiating towards both legs.Unable to move xray showing straightening of lumber spine ?Diagnosis and treatment?

Evaluate Low Back: If you are not improving have your doctor order a lumbar spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the back can cause leg pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more

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Does x ray of the tibia shows knee also or just the lower leg?

Does x ray of the tibia shows knee also or just the lower leg?

It should.: An X-ray of a long bone, like the tibia, is supposed to include the joints at either side of that long bone. ...Read more