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Gabapentin belongs to the anticonvulsants class of drugs. It is used to treat conditions like seizures, postherpetic neuralgia, restless leg syndrome, and hot flashes. Gabapentin is also used in psychological conditions like anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and treatment-resistant depression.

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My mother struggles to walk. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, At 68 years old, my mother faces difficulties walking, especially over long distances, and encounters challenges with stairs. Additionally, she struggles to stand unassisted for more than a few minutes, persisting for the past eight to ten months. Despite an eight-month regimen of Gaba...  Read Full »

Dr. Arun Tungaria

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. The symptoms are attributed to significant canal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal) in the lumbar spine, leading to nerve compression. Surgery is the only effective means of alleviating these symptoms. While medicat...  Read Full »

I have sinus and cervical spine issues. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have mucosal thickening with aerated secretions in the sphenoid sinuses with surrounding hyperostosis. The mucosal thickening in left maxillary sinus is greater than right maxillary sinus, with trace aerated secretions. Also, opacification of right mastoid air cells and right middle ear...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have sent me the verbatim report of the MRI of the cervical spine and the mastoids. This, however, is very little to help me as I do not know the exact symptoms you have. Do you have more problems with your mastoids or the neck? Do you have pain in the neck or does...  Read Full »

Lyrica is not helping to manage chronic nerve damage. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have severe chronic nerve damage pain in my right elbow and arm. I am having issues with nerve damage, Lyrica has stopped working, I take 150 mg in morning and 300 mg at night. Still not helping. I feel like I am getting worse. Struggling to hold things, pain in right arm and elbow, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakashkumar P Bhatt

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are suffering from severe chronic neuralgic pain in the right upper limb. You are taking an optimal dose of Lyrica but as per you, it is not working now. I will request you to share your previous investigations or laboratory and neuro electromyographic reports to ...  Read Full »

Why is there numbness after hemilaminectomy surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I am inquiring for a friend who underwent L4 - L5 hemilaminectomy surgery. He is recovering except for the persistent numbness, pins and needles and swelling in his left foot. It is more pronounced in the afternoon to evening. He is a teacher by profession. He has reported this to h...  Read Full »

Dr. Berry Chirag Ashok

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It sounds like your friend is bothered by the persistent tingling and numbness in his left foot. I understand these sensations can be quite irritating, especially if your work involves standing for long periods. Did he have these tingling sensations in the same areas be...  Read Full »

I developed sudden pain from lifting a heavy object. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 17 year old female. Yesterday, I picked up a large heavy object. All of a sudden, I felt an excruciating pain in the center of my back. It almost felt like I was being stabbed in the back with several knives. The pain was so severe I could not get back to my feet. It took me alm...  Read Full »

Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query. Your symptoms are suggestive of a spine problem like disc prolapse, which might cause a compression of the¬†spinal nerve, leading to a sharp stabbing pain. I suggest you take tablet Gabarich (a combination of Gabapentin and Methylcobalamin) 150 mg on...  Read Full »

I am experiencing neuropathy after a burn. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had burns in 90 % of my body of which 65 % were third-degree when I was 13 months old. My left leg was burned so bad that the hospital wanted to amputate, but my parents refused. I am 36 years old now. My circulation has gotten increasingly worse as I have aged to the point that I h...  Read Full »

Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your detailed history. The problems which are worrying you at present are mainly due to nerve irritation which is made worse by changes in the arterial flow during times of stress like weather changes. Neuroregulation or autonomic response to tempe...  Read Full »

My wife is suffering from a burning type of pain in the neck. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife had frozen shoulder last year and cured by exercise. She is 50 years old. Now, she has some burning type of pain in the side, back of the head, above the neck and also in the knee joint. She feel sleepless. She has her uterus removed for fibroid around five years back. Her height ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It seems like her headache is coming from nerve compression in the lower part of the neck. Did she ever have an x-ray for it? Has she used any pain medication for neck pain?   Read Full »

My mother has extreme neck pain that radiates to the right arm due to nerve compression. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,My mother is having extreme pain arising from her neck towards the right arm (which is due to nerve compression). She was diagnosed with a spine problem. I do not know what exactly that is called, but the doctor said the 2 lumbar (exactly I do not know) are compressed, which caused pain...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your query and concern.I would like to know further details about your mother's problem. Since when did she start to have this pain? In which body parts does she feel pain? What kind of pain is this? Is it shooting or current-like pain? Does she have heavine...  Read Full »

How much vitamin D is required for restless leg syndrome?

Query: Hello doctor, My weight is 175 pounds, and my height is 5 feet 8 inches. I do not have any significant health issues. However, about a year ago, I started experiencing fatigue and was on multivitamins. The fatigue would keep recurring. I had my hormones checked and could not find any problem. A few...  Read Full »

Dr. C. Elanchezhian

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Your vitamin D levels are not very low to have symptoms like restless leg syndrome (RLS). Low levels of iron and potassium can be the reason. I suggest you eat more fruits like bananas to help with restless leg syndrome. Also, RLS symptoms ...  Read Full »

I suffer from burning and cutting pain inside my penis whenever I masturbate. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been addicted to the habit of masturbation for 20 years. In the last two years, I used to masturbate daily. When masturbating, I felt something cut off the bundles inside my penis nerves and a lot of burning and pain inside the penis. Initially, I thought it might be a urinary trac...  Read Full »

Dr. Karthik Rajan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You may have sustained some nerve and blood vessel injury during masturbation. The problem with nerve injuries is that they do not heal completely. Another possibility is due to repeated masturbation. You could have developed a thickening of the tissues in the penis which...  Read Full »

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