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Hello Dr. Malone , I am 48 years old, my weight is 74 kg and my height is 159 cm. I am a mother of 6 beautiful kids and recently I started having pain in my right thigh ( inner side) and these are results of my MRI done for lumbar spine and right hip. I wonder if you can kindly explain for me what is the problem with my back and if you can explain what this means:(

High signal intensity focus ~ 1 cm is seen in the left iliac bone (T2 axial Im: 23)


=========== TEXT REPORT ===========
INDICATION:
Sever pain in the right hip joint radiate to the right thigh.
TECHNIQUE:
Multi planar, multi sequence images of the hips were performed.
Findings:
" No previous images available for comparison.
" Normal appearance of both hip joints with no evidence of effusion.
" The left iliac bone shows well defined focal fatty change , otherwise rest of the visualized bone marrow appears within normal.
" The visualized soft tissue is unremarkable.

Conclusion:
Normal study.



NB: Pelvic congestion is noted gynecological correlation is advised.


and the second report about lumbar

=========== TEXT REPORT ===========
INDICATION:
Server pain in the right hip joint radiate to the right thigh.
SEQUENCES:
Non-enhanced multi-planar multi-sequences MR of the lumbar spines were obtained.
OBSERVATIONS:

" No earlier films available for comparison of lumbar spine.
" Exaggerated lumbar lordosis suggestive of back muscle spasm.
" Desiccation of L2-3 and L3-4 levels.
" L2-3 level shows mild disc bulge abutting the thecal sac with narrowing of the inferior
aspects both neural foramina.
" L3-4 level shows diffuse disc bulge abutting the thecal sac with narrowing of the inferior
aspects both neural foramina.
" L4-5 level shows diffuse disc bulge abutting the thecal sac with narrowing of both neural
foramina (LT>RT).
" Rest of the lumbar discs shows no significant disc bulge or protrusion.
" The facet joints are normal.
" RVF uterus is noted.
" High signal intensity focus ~ 1 cm is seen in the left iliac bone (T2 axial Im: 23)

IMPRESSION: -
Multi-level degenerative disc changes with neural foraminal stenosis.

Thank you very much

Answer
Hello, hello,

This is a bit out of my field of expertise, so you may also want to speak to your doctor about the results.
It looks like you have bulging discs between 2nd and 3rd, 3rd and 4th, and the 4th and 5th lumbar vertebra
in your low back.

Lordosis is an exaggerated curve in the low back.

If you came to me with this particular issue and test, I would send you immediately to a chiropractor.
You will be much better served by having someone with an intimate knowledge of the spine
give you a diagnosis and course of treatment.

Acupuncture would be a great adjunct to help you with the pain while the chiropractor fixes the problem.

Be well,

R. Scott Malone L.Ac.

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R. Scott Malone L.Ac.

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I can answer questions on Acupuncture and Chinese medicine. I specialize in women's issues, mental-emotional issues and headache.

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I have been in practice for 10 years.

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I am certified and state liscensed.

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Graduated from the T'ai Institute of Oriental Medicine with certificates in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.

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