Nerve Compression

About "Nerve Compression"

When a nerve is squeezed or compacted, it causes pain, numbness, and muscle weakness at the site of the nerve. The common syndromes seen due to nerve compression are carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, and suprascapular nerve compression syndrome. Medical conditions that can cause nerve compressions are diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, tumors, etc.

Related Terms: Physiotherapy, Mri Spine, Back Pain, Pregabalin, Neck Pain, Degenerative Disc Disease, Numbness

Recently Answered Questions


Is nerve compression seen on my MRI or was it assumed because of pain?
Query: Hello doctor,Ten months after hemilaminectomy at L4-5 level, I suffer from severe pain in the lower back which lately started radiating to the left leg. I have a diagnosis of arachnoiditis, arthritis and low lying conus with fattening of filum terminale. Due to increasing pain and neuropsychologist ...  Read Full »
Dr. Chitrangada
Radiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I observed your scan (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and I agree that the conus is low lying at L2-L3 level (normally it should end at L1 level). Facetal joint arthropathy is seen at multiple levels in the lumbar spine. Post-contrast images show abno...  Read Full »
 
How to correct PIVD and nerve compression?
Query: Hi doctor, I am an army man. I am having PIVD L4-L5 and neural compression at L5-S1. I have a little numbness in my left leg and I do not have any control on my left big toe. As of now, my doctor has recommended for surgery. I need your opinion on this case.  Read Full »
Dr. Atul Prakash
Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The MRI films that you have sent shows only the L5-S1 level and I will pass that as normal (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The MRI report, however talks about a L4-L5 extruded disc, which could be significant, but I need to see the films and will appr...  Read Full »
 
I have spasms and pins and needles sensation in my hand. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, I am having spasms in my hand. I had it briefly in the left hand and then, my right arm was feeling numb. This morning my right hand has spasms on all fingers at different occasions with some pins and needle feeling. Please help.  Read Full »
Dr. Sudheer Ambekar
Neuro Surgeon

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.You might have nerve compression from cervical spondylitis.Please consult your GP to get an MRI of the neck.For further information consult a neurologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/neurologist  Read Full »
 
When I start walking, the portion below the knee is numb. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 44 years old. From the last one month, I have problems with my legs, especially my left leg, when I get out of my bed or chair and start walking, the portion below the knee is sleeping (numb), sometimes it happens in the right leg as well, but most of the time in my left leg. I w...  Read Full »
Dr. Lokesh
Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It can happen due to nerve compression in the spine or below that. Also can be due to vitamin B12 and calcium deficiency. So you need to get investigated properly, with vitamin testing and MRI scan. Regards, This is only a second opinion platform. This professional...  Read Full »
 
What are the causes of tingling sensation in muscles?
Query: Hi doctor, Over the last few months, I am experiencing some tingling kind of sensation in muscles on a specific area below the left breast near the rib. I would like to know what it is and the cause for it. I am having that sensation mostly in the evening.  Read Full »
Dr. Lokesh
Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This tingling sensation can be due to transient nerve compression. This nerve compression can be due to a muscle spasm or due to abnormalities in the thoracic spine. You should improve your posture and avoid sitting for long hours. Avoid bending your back to lift he...  Read Full »
 
Kindly advise the treatment for my wife's neck pain.
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
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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? Revert back with the answers to the above questions to an internal medicine physician online --...  Read Full »
 
I have a pinching pain in my arm, shoulder, palms and fingers. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, From the last two months, I have a pinching and wound-like pain in my left upper arm and shoulder. I also feel pain in my palm and fingers while bending, stretching or gripping.  Read Full »
Dr. Ganeshkumar Suresh Satpute
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to have a neuropathic pain because of a nerve compression syndrome. I suggest the following medicines: Tablet Gabapentin forte (Gabapentin), half a tablet, twice a day. Tablet Zerodol TH 8 (a combination of Aceclofenac and Thiocolchicoside) once a day, in the...  Read Full »
 
Why am I getting numb only on the left leg?
Query: Hi doctor, At random times, throughout the day while sitting, standing and lying down my left leg will start to go numb. It will start right under the buttock in the hamstring area and slowly work its way down to last from 5 to 10 minutes. Then, it goes away upon movement. This has been happening fo...  Read Full »
Dr. Eriol Braholli
General Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Numbness in your leg while sitting, usually happens due to sciatic nerve compression. It can be compressed at different levels through its way, from the lumbar spine down to the feet due to disc herniation or muscle contracture. In your case, lumbar compression or pirifo...  Read Full »
 
I have a tingling sensation in my inner arm. Is it something serious?
Query: Hello doctor, I have a tingling sensation without pain in the inner aspect of the arm on and off. Also, I have a tingling in the gluteal and lower back sometimes going to the feet. I  have no other issues. I am awaiting a neurologist appointment. It is only on the left side. Is it serious?  Read Full »
Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey
Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I  went through your post. A tingling sensation in the limbs is due to nerve compression by age-related bone changes in the backbone (vertebrae). However, you seem to have it on two sites, one is the cervical spine and the second in the lumbosacral region. It is no...  Read Full »
 
Should I visit a neurologist for muscle fasciculations?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28-year-old male, approximately 93 kg, 1.89 cm. Over the past year, I have been getting muscle fasciculations on in my calves (mainly) and also in my quads. I have seen several doctors now and they have checked my reflexes and feeling in my legs and it is all fine. The fasiculatio...  Read Full »
Dr. Anshul Varshney
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Involuntarily muscle twitching or fasciculations could result from various causes. Most common being anxiety, hyperthyroidism, nerve compression at lower back, restless leg syndrome, vitamin B12 deficiency, vitamin D deficiency. If we think of uncommon causes, they coul...  Read Full »
 
 
 

 

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