Back problems following double hip replacement

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Hi, i imagewas hoping for some advice, just over a year ago I had a double hip replacement at the tender age of 42 due to severe Arthritis. Since then I have had very painful lower back pain, I was told during several return appointments that this is probably due to the healing process and the pelvis/hip implants settling. Unfortunately the pain has become progressively worse and in November of last year was sent for MRI and CT scans, yesterday I finally had an appointment with my surgeon to discuss any possible problems....he then said he was referring me to a back and neck specialist as was concerned about the lower back X-ray. I would appreciate if possible any advice on the possible problem I may have, many thanks.image

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    Hi Scott, looks like a herniated disc with modic changes stage 1 & 2. I Hope I'm wrong but looks very simiar to mine. I wish you best of luck.

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      hi, thanks for your reply....you say you might have a similar back problem?, sorry to hear that but may i ask what might be the next part of the procedure?, is it a straight forward thing for a chiropractor?...many thanks.

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      Hi Scott, to begin with, a chiropractor is not able to fix a herniated disc, that has to be done through surgery (a cortisone injection or keyhole), that is if you have a herniated disc, my opinion of your mri is very amateurish as I'm just a patient and not a doctor. As for the modic changes, cure is still in its early stages as it only has just been discovered and confirmed lately. An antibiotic course for 100 days has proven to work on some patients but you need to qualify for this treatment as putting that amount of antibiotics into your body isn't pleasant at all. The following website can give you an idea of what I'm talking about BUT again I repeat, you need professional advice, take your mri to a professor or ask your doctor who referred you for the mri to get your report from the radiologist who did it, it's imperative you do that immediately. You need to know your condition so the correct treatment can be taken.

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    Hi Scott First my mother tongue is NOT English. I see on your MRI your marker, is that what you are worried about? But I see there also that you have a change in your vertebrae (bone). Could be a endemia (white spot in the vertebrae. I know from my own experience that bone endemia hurts like hell.

    Specially when lying down at night. I don't know if this picture shows a tesla 1 or tesla 2 picture. Maybe you ask your radiologist about modic changes 1 or 2. If positiv, you can reach out for help in a modic clinic in UK or DEM. Otherwise they will give you just painkillers for the next decade. GOOD LUCK!

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      Hi, thank you for an interesting and very well explained response....yes the pain mildly increases whilst lying down, also your English is very good, thanks again.

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      Hiya Scott..😁

      Interesting post on your back pain, I had a RTHR last October, and in the last couple of months have had very painful lower back pain which goes down legs. Sleeping is difficult and painful, very stiff and painful first thing in the morning, how have you got on in th lass couple of weeks, have you managed to get any further with help over your pain...

      Stay Safe & Stay Happy.. Pete 😊

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