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Doctor insights on: X Rays Of Lower Back Inflammatory Diseases

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I have kidney disease I am on dailysis my lower back hurts only when i lay on that side i took X-ray and the dr said he couldn't find anything wrong?

I have kidney disease I am on dailysis my lower back hurts only when i lay on that side i took X-ray and the dr said he couldn't find anything wrong?

Is it chronic pain?: Chronic lower back pain is a common problem seen in many in-center hemodialysis patients, often related to sitting in those uncomfortable chairs for 4 hours or so. If this describes you, try using a firm pillow or folded blanket to support your lower back during treatments. Also, ask your nephrologist how well-controlled your mineral/bone labs are. High PTH levels could result in bone pain. ...Read more

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X-ray results showed- advanced L5-S1 degenerative disc disease, moderate facet in lower lumbar spine, L5-S1 4mm retrolistnesis and moderate sclerosis ?

X-ray results showed- advanced L5-S1 degenerative disc disease, moderate facet in lower lumbar spine, L5-S1 4mm retrolistnesis and moderate sclerosis ?

Worn down: L5-S1 is the lowest motion segment in the spine. The MRI shows that level has become "worn down" leading to degeneration of the disc and the facet joints, sclerosis, and a slight slippage (retro listless) of one vertebrae on the other. Don't hesitate to be seen. Many good treatment options available. ...Read more

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My grandson fell backwards and hit the lower back part of his head and it swelled into bump right away, should we take him for an X-ray ?

My grandson fell backwards and hit the lower back part of his head and it swelled into bump right away, should we take him for an X-ray ?

Head: X-ray not necessarily, being evaluated for it yes. Common area to swell up and more than likely should be ok, but let a medical professional evaluate it and determine next step. Likely observation will be the right approach unless develops any vomiting, major change in behavior, etc. ...Read more

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I injured my lower back pushing a car out of snow. I had a back x-ray, is showed mild osteophytosis in the thoracolumbar spine, what does that mean?

I injured my lower back pushing a car out of snow. I had a back x-ray, is showed mild osteophytosis in the thoracolumbar spine, what does that mean?

Osteophytosis?: The term means you have multiple bone spurs along the spine segment you had xrayed. Alone, osteophytes are not particularly worrisome. They document wear ; tear on your back which should be no surprise if you are pushing cars and are 67. If you have local back pain you probably more likely have a muscular injury from exertion. If pain radiates into legs, MRI would be more helpful. ...Read more

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X-Ray showed nothing. But have lower back with pain going into legs at times. Was thrown onto floor and assaulted in 2002. Pain comes and goes?

X-Ray showed nothing. But have lower back with pain going into legs at times. Was thrown onto floor and assaulted in 2002. Pain comes and goes?

May need MRI. : X-ray does not adequately show herniated, protruded or bulging disks. With pain radiating down leg, this may be a possibility. Discuss MRI or a referral to specialist with your pcp, to see if it is presently warranted. If symptoms not severe you would probably not be a surgical candidate, but only be treated medically at the present time. ...Read more

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Had an X-ray due to lower back pain in the morning when i wake up. Result is "mild levoscoliosis likely positional". What does it mean? Thank you.

Had an X-ray due to lower back pain in the morning when i wake up. Result is "mild levoscoliosis likely positional". What does it mean? Thank you.

A curvature of the..: ....Spine, by postural it means the positioning on the x-ray table. Only standing films r used 2 evaluate for scoliosis. Even if u have a mild scoli, they don't progress after growth stops. I would not worry about that reading. Note the image on the right the sacrum is rotated/ so this would b a positional scoli. It is rotated/tilted causing a positional curve. ...Read more

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What is the best way ti figure out what these lumps are in my lower back close to my spine and on top of my siatic system e.G MRI w/contrast, x-ray...?

Start with physician: Start with a visit to your physician for a complete history and physical. If your physician cannot make the diagnosis in the office, imaging may be appropriate. Spine radiographs would likely be of little use. Mri with contrast to include the area of concern would likely be the best 1st test. If cortical bone involvement is suspected, none contrast ct scan may be indicated as well. ...Read more

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When sitting I favor leaning to my left side, same when working from desk. Now after 5 or so years, it's creating lower back discomfort. X-ray clear. I work on couch using laptop, and my way of sitting is left foot on my right new while I am leaning towar

When sitting I favor leaning to my left side, same when working from desk. Now after 5 or so years, it's creating lower back discomfort. X-ray clear. I work on couch using laptop, and my way of sitting is left foot on my right new while I am leaning towar

Common problem: You have poor body mechanics and your musculature need retraining. I imagine you have abused your back. Check with your family physician and get a referral to a physiotherapist. You will be amazed at the positive change. ...Read more

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Feeling lots of pain in his lower back. X-rays revealed a ruptured annulus fibrosis. What has occurred?

Feeling lots of pain in his lower back. X-rays revealed a ruptured annulus fibrosis. What has occurred?

Aging disc: As the disc ages the outer ring of the disk, or annulus, can dry out and crack/rupture. This can, in some cases, cause the inner part of the disk (nucleus) to push through the crack and produce what we call a disc herniation. Note that these changes can occur with or without symptoms. As such, the findings on MRI have to be closely correlated with your clinical exam to see if they are important. ...Read more

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I injured my back a few months ago whiie doing heavy kettle bell raises. Now my hips and groin hurt. X-ray of my lower back was normal.?

See your doctor: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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Pain in lower back right and in legs worst in the morning did X-ray and ultrasound found nothing. Are these symptoms linked and what can it be?

Arthritis: Could be from many things. Degenerative disease or arthritis in the back is one of the more common reasons. You may benefit from an MRI of your lower back. Pending these results, additional tests or other reasons could be considered. You may want to consult with an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Left side of one vertebrae in lower back always feels bruised to touch. X-ray shows some degeneration, but I'm 24 and very active/fit. How to fix?

Good question.: I would suggest that you consult with an Osteopathic Physician (D.O,) and a physical therapist who specializes in sports medicine. You are too young to let this get worse and have more problems later on. ...Read more

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Any OTC med replace methocarbamol 500mg? lower back pain, X-ray's 4 month ago, dr said I need this. Pain back do I need go back dr or can take OTC med

Any OTC med replace methocarbamol 500mg? lower back pain, X-ray's 4 month ago, dr said I need this. Pain back do I need go back dr or can take OTC med

Return to doctor: If the doctor has determined that you are best treated with prescription methocarbamol for your back condition then, it is much wiser to return to the doctor if things are not working out instead of self medicating with OTC meds and allowing your condition (whatever's causing the pain) to progress unbeknownst to the doctor. That would be a classic example of exactly HOW NOT TO TREAT YOURSELF. ...Read more