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Had really severe back problems and hip problems and wanted

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Had really severe back problems and hip problems and wanted to ask a question about one of my scans
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: yes I have, paracetamol and naproxen
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Customer: no
Submitted: 13 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Baker replied 13 days ago.

Thank you for contacting Just Answer

Expert:  Dr Baker replied 13 days ago.

How can I help?

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
I’d like to send a picture of my scan
Expert:  Dr Baker replied 13 days ago.

There should be an option to attach one

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
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Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Is this a fracture?
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Not where the pointer is
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
I’m really struggling so badly I’d love to know if there’s anything that could help
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
I mean at the L5-s1 pars
Expert:  Dr Baker replied 13 days ago.

Not that I can see.

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
It’s a ct scan)
Expert:  Dr Baker replied 13 days ago.

Although images like this is not that useful. It’s easier to see the planes going through the spine. What symptoms do you have?

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
File attached (11GTZ5L)
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Where the pointer is now
Expert:  Dr Baker replied 13 days ago.

There is no obvious interruption in the outline, so it does not look like a fracture

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
I have pain down my left when walking and a clicking in my hips
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
File attached (GLTLQ6S)
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
File attached (VV64TL7)
Expert:  Dr Baker replied 13 days ago.

Has there been trauma?

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
but I prefer not to talk about it
Expert:  Dr Baker replied 13 days ago.

Okay

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Does the video show anything?
Expert:  Dr Baker replied 13 days ago.

The video is more useful, I can see no fracture

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
File attached (5M32VZQ)
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Anything there?
Expert:  Dr Baker replied 13 days ago.

I cannot see a fracture

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Is it possible that it’s just not visible on the ct?
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
I have minor anteriolisthesis at this level on the left side
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
L5-s1
Expert:  Dr Baker replied 13 days ago.

If it is then it would likely have no significance

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
What do you mean? It wouldn’t be causing my problems?
Expert:  Dr Baker replied 13 days ago.

That is correct

Expert:  Dr Baker replied 13 days ago.

A micro fracture of a bone can cause pain such as in the feet, but not common in the spine. As they are often from recurrent trauma. It would also imply there is nothing to do to treat it as it will just heal. Your bones also do not look osteoporotic so I don’t think this is a risk for you