Disc Problem

Herniated disk and degenerative disk disease are common spinal disk problems. They usually exhibit symptoms like numbness, tingling sensation, muscle spasm, weakness, sharp pain, worsening pain with movements of the region supplied by the affected nerve. Discitis or infection of the disk is also a cause of disk problems.

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Will acute lumbar strain cause pain in the monkey bone?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife has lower back pain (center pain at monkey bone). We took two X-rays, and the doctor says it is an acute lumbar strain. I wanted to know why this happens and the line of treatment for it. How long it takes to cure this? Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »


Dr. Suman Saurabh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear about the problem and hope to help you. You have given a very brief history, and I need to get further into it. Since when the pain started, and what is the pattern of the pain? Does it radiate down the leg? Does she have any fever or reduced app...  Read Full »

What causes L4 and L5 disc problems?

Query: Hello doctor, I have chronic, worsening migraines with pain, tingling, and numbness all over, including the scalp, back of the neck, mid-back, and all over the lower body. I have migraines with light, sound, and smell sensitivity, insomnia, irregular bowel, and visual muscle rippling. I do have a h...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The pain in your lower back and both legs is from the disc problems, as mentioned in the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) of the lumbar spine review. The cause for the migraine and sensitivity symptoms is not clearly understandable from the images. It is possible...  Read Full »

What causes spinal stenosis to flare up?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother just had an x-ray, and the impression is mild narrowing of T1-T2, and T2-T3 disc spaces and straightening of the normal thoracic kyphosis is seen. The pain is on the upper right side of my back. The feeling is numb and sore. The first doctor referred her to an orthopedic and ga...  Read Full »


Dr. Manav Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The x-ray findings you have posted (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) are consistent with a degenerative disc that is a normal phenomenon. So there is nothing to worry about. The straightening of the spine could mean weak, strained muscles which h...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for severe lower back pain after lifting heavyweight?

Query: Hello doctor, I have lower back pain for more than two months. I lifted a heavy rice bag, and the pain is always there since then. No pain in legs, no numbness, and no symptoms other than lower back pain. I cannot bend forward, and I find difficulty in some positions that I used to do. The pain is ...  Read Full »


Dr. Patel Tejashkumar Govindbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your history of weight lifting and finding of MRI (attachment removed to protect patient identity) sacralization of L5-S1 disc and nerve root compression at L3-L4 and retrolysthesis L3 + L4 means posterior displacement of one vertebra over another occurs. So t...  Read Full »

What causes pain under c-section stitches with white vaginal discharge?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 33 years old and a mother of two kids. Both of my deliveries were C-sections. I had my last delivery nine years back. Now I am experiencing slight pain under the stitches at the time of white discharges. It is happening for the last two months. White discharge is transparent in appe...  Read Full »


Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope you are talking of white discharge of the vagina, and there is no discharge from the stitch line. It has no direct relation with pain, but the pain in the lower abdomen, which you feel is at the stitch site, can be due to PID (pelvic inflammatory disease). The tr...  Read Full »

I have pain in my back and legs. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Around 6 PM today I had really bad back pain all of a sudden, I have a cold. So I have been texting so I thought it was just that but around 10 or 11 PM, the pain started to shoot down my leg as well, it hurts when I sit and walk and lift my leg.  Read Full »


Dr. Santosh Kumar Bashyal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Looking at your problem from very near, it would be sudden bending causing pressure on disc and protrusion to lumbar nerve causing shooting like pain on leg. The cold and even cough increase the inner disc pressure and causing nerve to more pressure which causes sym...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for radiating cervical pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I have cervical pain radiating to the right shoulder, neck, and arm until fingers. I have this problem for the past eight months and I am currently on medications for diabetics.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashwinkumar Khandge

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms that you have described point towards cervical disc issues with a small disc and bone (osteophyte) that is irritating to the right-sided nerve at C5-6 level as mentioned in the MRI reports. Usually, such cases heal within 6-8 weeks. On and off pain is co...  Read Full »

What do high WBC and low hemoglobin indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 37-year-old female. I previously asked a query in icliniq and was attended by a doctor who advised as follows. Since all your reports are normal except for very mild anemia and a mild increase of WBC count, then the cause of your lower back pain that extends to your hip, thig...  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. After revising your x-rays (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it seems that you have degenerative changes in your knee joint and in your spines with diminished disc space between lumbar vertebra number 5 and spinal vertebra number 1. These degenerativ...  Read Full »

Will back pain bring out non-bacterial prostitis in me?

Query: Hello doctor, I have my MRI pictures for back-pain. Could you comment by looking at the pictures?  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your MRI pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and to me, it looks quite pristine. Can you kindly tell me your age and a brief description of your symptoms? The intensity of back pain on a scale of 1-10? Is there any associate...  Read Full »

What to do for pain in the back and ribcage?

Query: Hello doctor, I have bad pain in the middle and left part of my back which is also affecting my lower left ribcage. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned persistent upper back pains with radiation to the rib cage which could be due to a lot of reasons including disc-related issues. If you have localized back pain with no other symptoms like numbness, weakness, paresthesias, etc. then you can start w...  Read Full »

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