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.

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What is the reason for my severe back pain and pain in the hip, buttocks, and thigh?

Query: Hello doctor, I had lower back pain which was not bad at first. After a few weeks, it has gotten worse. I have a pain in the hip, buttocks, and thigh as well now. I recently joined work, and I cannot perform at work as the pain is unbearable.  Read Full »


Dr. Chandra Prakash Tanwar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have been suffering from a lower backache that is radiating to the buttocks and thigh. It seems to be due to a nerve compression which is the cause. You need to see an orthopedician for that. An X-ray of the lumbar spine should be done and an MRI lumbar spin...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for lower spine injury?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29 year old male. My height is 176 cm and weight is 77 kg. I have pain in my right buttock for the past seven days. I tried to push the bed with leg and this caused some injury in the lower spine. Please refer to MRI report that I have attached. My MRI opinion is as follows. MRI l...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to the report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), you are suffering from disc herniation at multiple levels with degenerative disease of spine with L4, L5 and S1 nerve compression due to injury and thus cause your pain. The loss of lumbar l...  Read Full »

I have lower back pain that radiates to the legs. Is something wrong in my MRI?

Query: Hello doctor, I have lower back pain with radiation to my legs. The pain is constant and has been like that for years. If I change my position during my sleep at night, I always wake up from the pain. The pain is at worst for a couple of hours in the morning after I wake up and gets a little better ...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Shoyab

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. We feel sorry for the pain and distress you have been going through for years, and I note that your MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) shows some quite significant findings. 1. At L5 or S1 level: Retrolisthesis (that is, backward displacement) of L5 over S1 vertebra. ...  Read Full »

What makes the leg numb?

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

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 ...  Read Full »

What causes burning sensation of legs in an arthritis patient?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 80 years old. She has been suffering from arthritis or spondylolysis for more than 30 years. She is receiving treatment from a local orthopedician. She has been taking NSAIDs and other general medicines for five years. Her ESR level suddenly rose. For the last few months,...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the MRI report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your mother has nerve compression at two levels. Grade I spondylolisthesis is mild and an osteoporotic compression fracture D12 vertebra. Burning pain is due to ischemia of the nerv...  Read Full »

What can cause arm pain particularly after sleep?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23 year old male student. I have severe pain in my right arm for the past 12 hours. There is no other accompanying symptom. I had encountered the same problem a couple of times in the past. The pain starts suddenly preferably after sleep. What to do?  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This could be coming from the nerve being compressed or irritated in your neck, shoulder or arm pit. I would highly suggest changing the position in which you sleep. In order to help you better please tell me whether the pain starts from your shoulder or ar...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest treatment for unilateral paralysis of the diaphragm.

Query: Hi doctor, What health implications have been observed with a unilateral paralysis of the diaphragm? I have had a plication performed, but it failed and is back to the original issue. Currently, I am suffering from shortness of breath, chest pain with dizzy spells and increased heart rate. I am on P...  Read Full »


Dr. Amol Kumar Wasudeorao Diwan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Unilateral diaphragmatic paralysis is most commonly seen on the left side. The diaphragm is the most important muscle of ventilation. Unilateral diaphragmatic paralysis is usually well tolerated if there is no underlying lung or rib cage pathology. But, if severe, ...  Read Full »

My arm has become stiff due to cervical spondylosis. How to get it treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 55 years old. I have been diagnosed with cervical spondylosis due to wear and tear on my dehydrated spinal discs. My pain is in my neck and arm. I have occasional fevers and night sweats. I am already using a cervical collar for a week now. I am using a hard collar during the day and...  Read Full »


Dr. Chandan Mohanty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear about your condition. Your symptoms match the diagnosis of cervical spondylosis. Unfortunately, along with neck pain and arm pain, you also seem to have developed weakness in your left arm due to pressure on your nerves in the neck. A physiotherapy is a ...  Read Full »

Please suggest ways to cure spinal deformity.

Query: Hi doctor, I would like to know which avenue to go down to treat my issues. I believe I have something wrong with my legs which cause my body to strain. The first memory I can remember was having very excruciating pain in my legs at night when I was a young teenager. As I got older my knees started ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Excruciating pains at night could be due to muscle cramps or due to vascular ischemia (compromised blood supply). Cold feeling in ankles and feet suggest vascular compromise. Pinching of nerve could be due to spinal deformity. Nerve compression when it exits spinal...  Read Full »

Why do I feel a sharp pain in my left hip when I sit?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old female. When I sit or lay with my hips open, sometimes I get a sharp pain in my left hip. It lasts for 5 to 6 seconds and then goes away. It feels like my hips are going to pop out. I have had this issue for two years, or maybe longer. It happens at least once or tw...  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query, and I can understand your concern. I will surely help you out. The pain you describe is due to sciatica. It is caused by compression of the nerve root between the vertebra while exiting the spinal cord. It can be corrected easily with a few m...  Read Full »

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