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What does my X-ray test report indicate?

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Posted on Wed, 18 May 2016
Question: Im having chronic dizziness along with neck pain and backpain for the last three months. Doctors discarded heart disease, malabsorption, or brain disease. I did xray today but no reading from radiologist. Please help, what's looking wrong?
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Answered by Dr. Vivek Chail (33 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Your x rays show neck muscle spasm with minimal suspicious disc problems

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for writing in to us.

I have read through your query in detail.
Please find my observations below.

1. The x rays shows that there is mild straightening of the cervical spine. This can happen due to muscle spasm from any strain on neck muscles. This is not a serious condition.

2. The bones and otherwise normal except for early degenerative changes which is not significant. There is no misalignment or any fracture dislocation.

3. The intervertebral disc space at level C 4 - C 5 is minimally decreased and there is suspicious decrease in inter vertebral disc space at level C 5 - C 6.

To confirm about the disc problems in detail, your doctor might recommend a MRI scan. The above changes are mild in nature and because you have a persisting pain for 3 months therefore a MRI scan will surely help.

Hope your query is answered.
Please do write back if you have any doubts.

Regards,
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What does my X-ray test report indicate?

Brief Answer: Your x rays show neck muscle spasm with minimal suspicious disc problems Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for writing in to us. I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below. 1. The x rays shows that there is mild straightening of the cervical spine. This can happen due to muscle spasm from any strain on neck muscles. This is not a serious condition. 2. The bones and otherwise normal except for early degenerative changes which is not significant. There is no misalignment or any fracture dislocation. 3. The intervertebral disc space at level C 4 - C 5 is minimally decreased and there is suspicious decrease in inter vertebral disc space at level C 5 - C 6. To confirm about the disc problems in detail, your doctor might recommend a MRI scan. The above changes are mild in nature and because you have a persisting pain for 3 months therefore a MRI scan will surely help. Hope your query is answered. Please do write back if you have any doubts. Regards,