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Help evaluating my X-Ray

Ahmad SammyAAhmad Sammy Posts: 1
edited 07/13/2015 - 8:04 PM in Lower Back Pain
I am 16 year old boy and had some back pains in the past few years. I did an X-ray about 2 years ago and the top of the spine was kind of slanted. Anyways, a few days ago (3 or so) my lower back started paining. I thought it was just an effect from the gym but it was kind of more painful but I don't know, I have been going to gym for about a month only. I then decided to check it out. The doctor then told me it was just the muscle and it's probably because of a wrong posture in the gym but I insisted on an X-Ray anyways. He checked the X-Ray and told me all was well in the lower spine but the upper spine is slightly slanted and can be improved by good posture, nothing too serious.
I got a softcopy of the X-Ray and thought I might get a second opinion.
Thanks in advance,

There is nobody on the forum qualified or permitted to advise or comment on a xray this is something you need to discuss with a doctor



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  • Hi. X-rays are good for looking at bones but you need an MRI to know if there's any other damage, particularly discs. What kind of pain are you experiencing? I know you're very young but I was diagnosed with arthritis much younger than you. If you do have weakness in your spine finding out for sure & seeing a physical therapist could be better than going to the gym. Do you have a trainer or are you just doing it by yourself? It's very possible that you've pulled a muscle but the fact that your doc chose diagnostics I'd look a bit deeper.
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