Disc Prolapse

Disc prolapse, also called disc herniation, is a condition where the intervertebral disc's outer layer gets injured, which results in the soft jelly-like center of the disc to protrude out. Severe back pain, pain radiating to the arms or legs, tingling in arms or legs, and in severe cases, loss of bladder or bowel control are the symptoms seen.

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Could you tell me the underlying cause for sciatica?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been recently diagnosed with sciatica. I have some difficulty in walking. I am having Tramadol and Paracetamol for pain relief but they are not helping much. Could you tell me the underlying cause? Will I require a walking aid?  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com. As you must be aware by now, sciatica is a term used when a person experiences radiating leg pain due to some pressure on the nerves. Assessment will include intensity of back pain, intensity of leg pain, the distance you walk without any requirement of analgesic and deta...  Read Full »

How to stop demyelination?

Query: Hi doctor, This query is regarding my dad. He has been limping for a year now. He is a construction worker and about two years ago he accidentally fell down from the first floor. He reassures me that his left leg limping is not due to the fall. He had about 20 sessions of physical therapy. He went t...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems that he has intervertebral disc compression that needs further evaluation. Since there are suspected demyelinating changes in MRI, he would require further MRI brain to check for any demyelination in his brain. His compression as per report is not that seve...  Read Full »

What should I do for my on and off lower back pain that radiates to my buttock?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from lower back pain, which radiates to my buttock and thigh muscles. The pain is not constant. It comes and goes. What shall I do? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Without examining you, I can only offer possible cause of low back pain.The probable causes are: 1) Muscular strain. 2) Lumbar spondylosis. 3) SI (sacroiliac) joint in-formation. 4) Disc prolapse. 5) Lumbopelvic dysfunctionality. 6) Vitamin D deficiency. What ...  Read Full »

I have developed back pain and full-body weakness due to lifting my paralyzed mother. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother has been paralyzed for nine months. I have to get up at night more than once to look after her. I have to lift her from the bed and carry her to the toilet. Due to this, I have developed back pain and full-body weakness. Please suggest me medication for my problem.  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Your back pain is most likely due to muscle spasms from carrying your mother. The other possible cause is disk prolapse, and we must exclude it. Disk prolapse causes pain in the back that may radiate to one or both legs. Do you have pain in t...  Read Full »

Why do I feel that my body needs to be stretched?

Query: Hello doctor, I always feel my body needs to be stretched. My back starts paining when I hold a baby. What should I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Salah Saad Hassan Shoman

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This could be due to a number of causes including potassium, calcium, and vitamin B12 deficiencies. So I would recommend that you get a blood test for their levels or take multivitamin supplements three times per week. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him...  Read Full »

Kindly help me get relief from severe back pain.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 38 year old male. Four months back, I was admitted in a hospital for stomach ache. After blood tests, ultrasound and a CT scan, I was diagnosed with liver parenchymal disease, mild umbilical hernia and grade III varices. I have never tasted any type of alcohol or tobacco in ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ankur Jindal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you are young and already have cirrhosis with portal hypertension, I need to know the etiology. Get tested for hepatitis B and C, autoimmune liver markers and probably a liver biopsy. Avoid added salt. Monitor carefully for abdominal distension and bleedin...  Read Full »

How can I rule out ALS?

Query: Hi doctor, About five weeks ago, I started feeling some weakness in my left leg. I have consulted my family doctor and a neurologist. All physical tests showed no actual weakness. There were no other clinical signs and the reflexes were also normal. There is no activity or movement that I cannot do....  Read Full »

Dr. J. Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The various symptoms you have described are due to L5-S1 moderate broad left paracentral disc protrusion mildly distorted the anterior aspect of the thecal sac and abutting without displacing the traversing nerve roots. When a disc prolapses and compresses the spinal c...  Read Full »

How to cure my back pain which has been there for more than seven years?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29 year old female. I have been dealing with back pain for over seven years now. I have never been in any type of injury and had MRIs done of my brain, cervical, lumbar, and thoracic spine five years ago. They stated I had three bulging discs and an annular tear. My thoracic sp...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. You have not mentioned what you want to know and what your current problem is. You have degenerative disc disease involving both cervical and dorsal spines; however, there is no significant canal stenosis. I am sure you are not also symptomat...  Read Full »

My frequent urination problem with pain in the pelvis and testis persists even after the TLIF of L2 to L5. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had lower back pain for two years, for which I underwent an MRI scan. The report showed prolapse in L2 to L4 region. Then I had a TLIF (transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion) from L2 to L5 spine surgery a month back. The surgery was successful. Before surgery, I had frequent urinati...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhav Vishal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Spine problem is one of the causes of urine frequency, and sometimes problems can persist even after surgery. I further wanted to know whether your urine problem is just due to the spine or any other issue that needs to be diagnosed. For that, I would suggest the fo...  Read Full »

I have reinjured my back and am finding it difficult to work. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old male and a former college football player. I retired due to herniated discs (L4, L5, S1) while doing squats. I received a discectomy about two years ago and was given multiple steroid injections, Hydrocodone, Cyclobenzaprine, Advil, and stem cell injections. I recent...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your are experiencing foot numbness and muscle spasm then the first thing that comes to mind with your previous history is a recurrence of a disc prolapse. You need to be examined and assessed to rule this out. You may require a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) too. ...  Read Full »

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