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Nerve Impingement

Nerve impingement, also called pinched nerve or nerve compression, is when the surrounding bones, muscles, tendons, or cartilage applies too much pressure on the nerve. This can result in pain, tingling, numbness, weakness, and loss of nerve's function. The common causes include herniated disc, injury, overuse, rheumatoid arthritis, and obesity.

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How to resolve the pain felt on my right hip other than medications and massage?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 64-year-old woman. I had severe pain in my right hip near the vertebrae when I was getting out of bed. I tried applying icy hot, Lidocaine, mineral ice, heating pads, and ice packs. I also took Tylenol, Ibuprofen, and Aleve (none over the daily recommended dose). I got a massage la...  Read Full »


Dr. Manav Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the information. Is there any history of hypertension or diabetes, or thyroid issues? Is there any history of trauma? Is there any radiation of pain to your legs and feet? Do you have any instability in your hip? Do you have any history of numbness or ting...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

Can tight trousers cause pain and numbness in the hip region?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having pain and numbness in my hip region for six to seven months. I take cold showers in winter, wear tight trousers at night. I guess this is causing nerve compression and resulting in pain and numbness. I still do not know whether the pain is from the nerve or bone. I went to ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your x-rays (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity), it does not show anything wrong with your pelvic bones or the lower back. This means there can be soft tissue or nerve problems. Kindly answer the following questions to hel...  Read Full »

Apart from surgery, what are the treatment options to release nerve trapped between discs?

Query: Hi doctor, This is the MRI report of my 56-year-old mother. She has severe back pain and is unable to walk. Currently, she is in bed with traction. Doctor has suggested surgery to release the nerve trapped between the disks. Please help me understand the following MRI report. Is surgery the only opt...  Read Full »


Dr. Renjit George Marcus

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your mother's issue is a common problem. Surgery is a good option but not the best option. Treatment mainly depends on the symptoms and not only the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) report. Studies have shown not much difference between surgical and nonsurgical treatmen...  Read Full »

Can Gabarich and Naproxen cure upper back and neck pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I was advised to take Naproxen, Gabarich 300 mg and Pantop 40 mg for my upper back and neck pain. Can you please tell me if Gabarich is a painkiller and with what to substitute for Naproxen and Gabarich for pain in my upper back and neck? I must remind you that I am on antidepressants.  Read Full »


Dr. Ruth Debine

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your complaints of upper back pain and neck pain point to a musculoskeletal cause, probably a muscular spasm. However, it would be prudent to check for other causes such as osteoarthritis and nerve impingement, initially through X-rays. Naproxen belongs to a fami...  Read Full »

I have spine and neck pain with occasional chest burn. Why do I get this?

Query: Hello doctor, My main issue is spine pain accompanied with neck pain (disc is dislocated). It gets worse when standing up from a sitting position. When I get up from floor, I feel lightheaded. Sometimes it is that intense that I faint for a few seconds. While sitting in a car, I lose vision sometim...  Read Full »


Dr. Peter Bryant Rapsing Grutas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry you are having these symptoms. There are many possible causes of your symptoms that may be related to the cervical disc herniation causing nerve impingement on the cervical area. This may be caused by degenerative changes considering your age and history. It...  Read Full »

Why is half of my hand numb and tingly after an elbow injury?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 38-year-old female, and my height is 5 feet 9 inches with a weight of about 125 lbs. One day I hit my left elbow really hard on the broken end of a two-by-four wood. Since then, my thumb, index finger, and half of my arm all the way up to my elbow have been numb and tingly. The po...  Read Full »


Dr. Santosh Kumar Bashyal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Looking into your problem, I feel there is entrapment of the nerve supplying at the elbow. Basically, three nerves pass through the elbow: radius, median and ulnar nerves. In your case, you might have two nerves injured which include the median and radius that supply the ...  Read Full »

How to get rid of severe leg and buttock pain due to disc protrusion?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a disc extrusion in the buttock and severe leg pain on the right side for the past four years. I have lower back pain, pain in the buttock, a tingling sensation down my thigh all the way into my big toe. I cannot stand or sit for long. I have attached images from an MRI and would ...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, the clinical symptoms result from a herniated disc at lumbar segments four and five can impinge nerves that run down the legs causing sciatic-like symptoms. This type of herniated disc can cause low back pain w...  Read Full »

How to get rid of neck stiffness and pain due to a pinched nerve?

Query: Hi doctor, I have neck pain on the right side of my head below my ear. I have extreme stiffness in my neck with constant burns or aches. The initial injury was caused by the exercise done during therapy and I did it to strengthen my upper back. When I did this exercise on my own, I overdid it and i...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you can have a pinched nerve in the neck and continue taking anti-inflammatory tablets. In addition, you can take tablet Pregabalin 75 mg twice daily and it helps for the nerve symptoms. You can do gentle range of motion exercises on the neck for two to three weeks...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my radiating back pain?

Query: Hello doctor, Almost two years back, I had slipped and fallen on my back and had spent a few months suffering from back pain. There was not any bone crack or fracture, so I was prescribed only a belt for support. Subsequently, over the last few days, after a severe cough (which is now relieved), I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. What you do, and how much physical activity you have in your daily routine?  Read Full »

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