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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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

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Radiodiagnosis Physician, Radiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 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 »

What are the treatment options for back pain?

Query: Hi doctor,My back is burning and the pain is extreme. I have been diagnosed with a pinched spinal nerve and arthritis in my shoulders. How to proceed further?  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hello,Welcome to have mentioned a burning sensation in your lower back region along with pain.¬†Also, there seems to be a nerve compression at one of the spinal levels due to which you must be having symptoms in your legs (attachment removed to protect patient identity).Anyways to st...  Read Full »

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

Query: I have neck pain on the right side of my head just below my ear that makes my neck extremely stiff and constantly burns/aches. The initial injury was caused by an exercise I was doing in therapy that was intended to strengthen my upper back. When I did this exercise on my own time I overdid it and c...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Fitness Expert, Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Physiotherapist, Spine Health Specialist

Answer: Hello, Yes, it sounds like a pinched nerve in the neck and I will recommend that you continue with the antinflammatory tablets and in addition take pregabalin 75 mg twice daily to help with the nerve symptoms. Only do gentle neck range of motion exercises and give this two to three weeks and the s...  Read Full »

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

Query: I have a disc extrusion buttock and severe leg pain. Habe had this constant for 3 months. Lower back pain, tingling sensation down my thigh all the way into my big toe, a lot of pain in buttock All right sided pain. Can't stand or sit for long. Have images from an mri and would like them read. Have...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: hi thnx for the query.i can understand ur concern. according to ur statement u have been suffering from lower back pain, tingling sensation down ur thigh all the way into big toe and severe pain on buttock for the last 3months.u had a history of a broad based disc protrusion at L/L5 level according ...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hello, I am reaching out on behalf of a spouse, looking for a second opinion. The lymph node on left side of neck has been swollen for some time now, has cause continues pain in neck, jaw and back of Head. Have done a ultrasound which came back normal also seen 2 ENT specialist and one nurse practit...  Read Full »

Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi! Thanks for briefing about the problem in concern. With the symtpoms you have mentioned, one the possibilities i can think of is a probable cervical spondylitis with probable nerve entrapement. It is very unlikely for a lymph node in the neck not to be picked up an ultrasound device and that ...  Read Full »

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

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

Dr. Renjit George Marcus

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hi. This is a very common problem. Surgery is definitly a good option but not the best option. Treatment mainly depends on the symptoms and not only the mri report Studies have shown not much difference between surgical and non surgical treatment So wat i would suggest is an initial non surgica...  Read Full »

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

Query: I am 38 year old female my height is 5 ft 9 in and I weigh about 125 lb. The other day I hit my left elbow really hard on the broken end of a two by four. It has now been going on for days since that happened my thumb and index finger and half of my arm all the way up to my elbow have been numb and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Santosh-kumar Bashyal

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Dear, Sending love and healing vibes! Looking into your problem I would feel there due to entrapment at nerve that supplying at elbow .Basically there are three nerve passing thro elbow radius,median and ulnar nerves.My dear looking into your problem you have two nerve might be injured media and ra...  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 Grutas

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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. ...  Read Full »

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