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Doctor insights on: X Rays Of Lower Back Inflammatory Diseases

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Hypertrophic changes of iliac bones, hip osteoarthritis bilaterally. What's a good non nsaid anti inflammatory to use for pain and inflammation?

Hypertrophic changes of iliac bones, hip osteoarthritis bilaterally. What's a good non nsaid anti inflammatory to use for pain and inflammation?

NSAID's: Any NSAID will work. When you are using it on a regular basis, you need to be sure that you have medical supervision. You should take it with food and report to your doctor if you have any abdominal symptoms or any others, for that matter. ...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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My CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis showed sclerosis on both sides of the SI joints, indicating sacroiltis. Is this indicative of multiple sclerosis?

My CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis showed sclerosis on both sides of the SI joints, indicating sacroiltis. Is this indicative of multiple sclerosis?

Of course not: "Sclerosis" is a general term that refers to pathological hardening of tissue due especially to calcification or overgrowth of fibrous tissue. In the CNS, where there is no fibrous tissue, it refers to an analogous process of tissue degeneration. Multiple sclerosis by definition occurs only in the CNS, not in joints. This sort of information is readily obtainable from a quick web search. ...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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+ve ana, borderline+ve anti ds DNA , normal cbc, pain in some of the fingers of the hands with pressure for the last week, mouth ulcers, lower back pain?

+ve ana, borderline+ve anti ds DNA , normal cbc, pain in some of the fingers of the hands with pressure for the last week, mouth ulcers, lower back pain?

Not enough info: Ana's show false positives in a determined percentage of the population, especially females. My advice would be a more complete connective tissue workup. ...Read more

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What can cause pelvic inflammatory disease, muscle spasms in the back, and hip pain?

What can cause pelvic inflammatory disease, muscle spasms in the back, and hip pain?

May not be related: The muscle issue could be related but not the pelvic inflammatory specifically disease. You need a specific diagnosis to help direct your physician's therapy. ...Read more

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Ability to pop and grind all joints 19 male. Recent swelling in lower back and slight pain. Degenerative disease?

Ability to pop and grind all joints 19 male. Recent swelling in lower back and slight pain. Degenerative disease?

Could be: Could be the case or could also be normal variation. At your age it would be important to make sure there is no underlying infection causing the swelling of the back and joints. I would be seen by doctor. ...Read more

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I have serious lower back pain. Had an MRI and it showed retro lethesis of the L4/L5 region and a 3mmm bugling disk in the L2/L3 region. ?

See a pain doctor: Fortunately, most cases of lower back pain do get better with a appropriate treatment plan. I would advise you to consult with your primary care doctor first to see if you need to see a spine surgeon or a pain specialist. ...Read more

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What can cause left flank pain and pain under left ribs at the front, especially on lying down. History of ulcerative colitis and breast cancer.

What can cause left flank pain and pain under left ribs at the front, especially on lying down. History of ulcerative colitis and breast cancer.

Could be almost: Anything, from kidney stones to shingles to axacerbation of your uc. You need a doctor to figure this out for you. Go see your GI specialist now. ...Read more

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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?

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?

At your age...: sacroliitis, unilateral, is the most likely culprit. See a rheumatologist and take your films. Alleve should give you some relief! Scoliosis rarely causes back pain in someone your age! ...Read more

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Had lumbar MRI for acute butt pain. Says " loss of disc height seen at the l4/5 and l5/s1 levels. Degenerative changes of the sacroiliac joints.

Coccydinia: Degenerating discs in the lumbar spine lose elasticity and cushioning which can lead to tail bone pain. Cortisone injections (caudal block) along with physical therapy and bracing can help reduce the pain. See a neurosurgeon to identify the source of the pain. ...Read more