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Back pain radiating to other parts of body - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
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User :   Hi i have been haveing back pain for four or more years now and no one will do anything and also my husband was checking for knots in my back and told me my spine didnt feel straight what would this be and what should i do?                                                  
User :   what should i do
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   let me read what you have typed
Doctor :   I am Dr. XXXXXXXX here
Doctor :   have you visited your physician for this compliant?
Doctor :   is the pain in upper back, mid back, or low back?
User :   yes and they sent me for an xray
User :   its all over
Doctor :   what did the x-ray show?
User :   nothing that i know of
Doctor :   was your x-ray seen by your doctor?
Doctor :   what other symptoms do you have?
User :   yes but they said they couldnt find anything
Doctor :   does the pain radiate down to thighs and legs?
User :   yes
Doctor :   does the pain radiate to shoulders and neck?
User :   yes
Doctor :   then it is suggestive of nerve root involvement
Doctor :   I recommend an orthopedic consultation and MRI of whole spine for you
Doctor :   to see what is happening
User :   ok ill try to see if they will pay for it
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