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 l...  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 »

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 t...  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

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 »

Can a swollen lymph node in the neck cause jaw and head pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am reaching out on behalf of my spouse, and I am looking for a second opinion. The lymph node on the left side of the neck has been swollen for some time now, causing continuous pain in the head's neck, jaw, and back. Pain is now moving into the left arm, hand, and leg. It has been ...  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for briefing about the problem in concern. With the symptoms you have mentioned, one of the possibilities I think is probable cervical spondylitis with possible nerve entrapment. It is very likely for a lymph node in the neck to be picked up by an ultrasound dev...  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 op...  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 »

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 th...  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. Zubayeralam

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 »

Why do I have sciatica pain while walking and standing, and no problem while sitting?

Query: Hi doctor, I have sciatica on the left side. I have pain when walking or standing for a long period of time. I have no pain when sitting. Bending over to stretch and inversion help take the pain away. I had a problem for multiple years. Physical therapy and weight loss have helped, but there is sti...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to cliniq.com. Thanks for writing to us. I hope you are not in much discomfort. Your MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) lumbar spine shows degenerative vertebral and disc changes in multiple levels, and there is acute edema in the endplates of L5 to S1 vertebral levels. Disc bulges are c...  Read Full »

What could cause pain in the hip that radiates to the thigh?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 22-year-old female. My hip and leg have been in pain for about the last three months. The pain radiates from my hip to my thigh and is worse at night time when I lie on this side. It feels like I am all bruised around that area, but there is no bruise there. When I put pressure on i...  Read Full »


Dr. Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In my opinion, you have a kind of inflammation of the fluid-filled sac on the outer aspect of the hip, which on lying gets compressed and giving you that pain. And I am not sure if you had earlier episodes of back pain or any other back-related issue. As if there is ...  Read Full »

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