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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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I am having weird sensations on bone and cheek. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past week or so I have been feeling a wired sensation in my right cheek sometimes on the bone other times in my mouth. I have seen my general practitioner, psychiatrist as well as eye doctor and chiropractor. They seem to think it is a combination between my anxiety and the te...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and would explain that as long as your brain and cervical spine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are normal, there is no reason to panic. We can exclude multiple sclerosis (MS) or any serious disorders affecting the central nervous system. I...  Read Full »

Why is my tongue numb and scalloped for past one week?

Query: Hello doctor,I woke up with the tip of my tongue numb a week back and has been since. I do drink alcohol and smoke cigarettes but have stopped since I started feeling the numbness. I can also see the sides of my tongue look scalloped.  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your question and I can understand your concern. This can be because of the transient nerve compression. If you have any grossly decayed tooth on the same side or any missing third molar. Most of the times unerupted or decayed third molar are the ca...  Read Full »

Why am I having tingling sensation in arm?

Query: Hello doctor, I have tingling left arm. Thumb and index finger are somewhat numb. Skin lesions infect arm. I was told that they are not shingles. Bone at base where skull and spine meet is stiff and sore. On no medication. Taking Ibuprofen for pain.  Read Full »

Dr. Ambekar Sudheer

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Tingling sensation in the left arm can be due to nerve compression in the neck or in the arm. You will need a thorough physical exam followed by electroneuromyography study of the arms and legs and if possible, Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the cervical spine. Mean...  Read Full »

I am a 26-year-old male who was active in playing soccer and volleyball. But after an injury, I remain seated for a long time and now have pain while sitting. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 26-year-old male with a height of 69.69 inches and weighing 189.59 pounds. I used to be active playing soccer and volleyball but since my injury, I have been sedentary. I have pain when I sit for a long time, especially at work or driving, I tried many physiotherapy methods.Below...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello,Welcome to read your query and understand your concern.It would have been ideal if you had uploaded your MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) films for me to see. Nonetheless, I will suggest a few options. I would suggest you take a capsule of Pregabalin 75 mg twice a day for six wee...  Read Full »

How can back pain be treated?

Query: Hi doctor, My father has back pain. He is getting pain especially in back and legs. Actually, I am worried what is the cause of it. When he is standing, he feels less pain but when he sleeps maybe posture or what he suffers pain in leg and backpain. First I thought it is dehydration as he mainly dr...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajiv Ranjan Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Back pain is a very common problem. It can be divided into mechanical pain, inflammatory or infective pain, and other causes. There are some red flag symptoms and signs of back pain like pain at rest or night pain (as in your case), history of trauma, malignancy, un...  Read Full »

Does my lower back pain indicate a kidney problem?

Query: Hello, I am a 31 year old male. I have a left lower back pain for a few days. It hurts when I move, and it feels like my kidneys hurt when I walk. I do not know if this is a muscle pull or something related to my kidneys. Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Lower back pain is mostly due to a muscular or spinal problem, and kidney pain is unlikely. Kidney pain is a colicky type. The pain comes and goes, or it will be associated with other complaints like burning during urination, blood in urine, and fever. Local site wil...  Read Full »

My partner had an electric shock a year ago and still has a shock-like feeling and pain. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My partner got an electric shock to his right arm a year ago. Ever since then, he has felt like he is constantly shocked, and he has been unable to move his arm properly. He is on 750 mg of Lyrica a day to control the shock-like feeling and pain. However, the hand movement has not retu...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Cases of motor neuron disease are seen after electric shocks. Most likely, your partner is experiencing wasting of muscles due to motor neuron disease post the electric shock. A motor neuron (or motoneuron) is a nerve cell, which directly or indirectly controls the effec...  Read Full »

I have back pain while I try to move or sit down. What is the cause?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a bit of back pain in my left side when I sit down or lean forward or try to move side to side. What could this be? It has been three weeks already. I do not smoke or drink. The pain I can feel is just under my shoulder plate.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is likely a spondylosis of thoracic spine. It is a spine problem where you get pain and other symptoms due to compression of nerves between spine. So, it will cause symptoms along the course of nerves. One may have associated symptoms like tingling, numbness, needl...  Read Full »

Can brain problems cause dizziness with neck pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently went to the ER for dizziness. My blood work came back normal. I am a 28 year old female. The doctor told me that it was a sinus headache, but nothing seems to change. I still wake up dizzy with neck pain. There could something be wrong with my brain. I am much worried  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There is nothing to worry. This a common problem and rarely a matter of concern. The most probable diagnosis is a cervical problem. Rarely brain is involved and especially in the elder. It occurs due to compression of nerves between spine. Does this neck pain increase...  Read Full »

Can you look at my MRI and explain the reason for burning pain in feet?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had a problem with my feet now for four years. About four years ago, I had some burning pain in feet. I cannot stand for more than 15 minutes or the pain gets very bad. Four years ago, I also had really bad pain in my legs after standing all day. That has diminished and now I stil...  Read Full »

Dr. J. Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am sorry that you have had this pain for the past four years. From what you have written, I find that you have problem with feet for four years, burning pain on the bottom of feet and you cannot stand for more than 15 minutes. Your MRI report (attachment removed to pro...  Read Full »

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