Nerve Pain

Stabbing, pricking, jabbing, shooting, electric shock-like pain along with paresthesia, weakness, tingling, and numbness are characteristic of nerve or neuropathic pain. Nerve pain can result from disk herniation and compression, ankylosing spondylitis, nerve pinching, shingles, carpal tunnel syndrome, trauma, multiple sclerosis, narrowing of the spine canal, etc. Physiotherapy and pain medications can help relieve pain.

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What causes pain on the scar line even after two months of circumcision?

Query: Hello doctor,I had an adult circumcision due to persistent candida balanitis two months ago, and I have been experiencing continuous pain on the scar line for five weeks after the surgery. The discomfort went away when the wound healed a little, and I was painless for five days. But when I had first...  Read Full »


Dr. Florilyn Joyce Bentrez-cabanilla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. It is not true that nerves never heal. Nerves will heal, but it takes some time. As it is causing pain for an extended period, I guess it to be a neuroma. Do you feel a node or a lump? I hope it will not hurt you anymore. Kindly take table...  Read Full »

What does it mean when you have pain in your right arm and left leg at the same time?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having very sharp nerve pain on the top of my right hand and in my left foot for three weeks. I have never been diagnosed as diabetic. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms are not typical of nerve pain as it is usually symmetrical in lower or upper limbs and not in half of the body. For this reason, I recommend consulting with a neurologist for a physical examination and decide the treatment based on the physi...  Read Full »

After wisdom tooth extraction, I have irritation in the nerve of the head. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain like irritation of the nerve on the left side of the head exactly on the left temple, in the left jaw, in front of the ear, back and around the ear, below the left jaw, which radiates to the left side of the neck. The pain is constant and irritating. Doing jaw movements hel...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Deshwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This pain is related to the nerve damage during the tooth removal. This will subside over the next 2 to 4 weeks. I suggest you try taking tablet Pregabalin 75 mg, twice daily for relief. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start taking the medicine...  Read Full »

Can pain in the legs and arms be due to emotional disturbances?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 42-year-old male. My father and my mother passed away almost same time for one month, and since then, I feel pain in my arms and legs. I have pain in my nerves. I do not know if it like nervous tension. I started to feel this pain for ten days, sometimes in one leg and sometimes in ...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some details about your symptoms : 1. What kind of pain you feel in the arms and legs? (e.g., stretching or heaviness or burning or pinprick sensation of ants crawling or something else). Is pain mild or moderate, or severe? 2. Is it persistent...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my nerve pain in the hamstring region?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having hamstring or herniated disc referral nerve pain. I will upload full documentation of the issue. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some details about your pain. Do you have any back pain? If yes, in which area? What kind of pain do you have in the hamstring region? Is it stretching, heaviness, electric currents like tingling, pins and needle sensation, burning, or some other pa...  Read Full »

Can allodynia cause slight pain when lightly touched by clothes or hand?

Query: Hi doctor, A portion of my skin in my right leg feels sensitive, or I feel a little pain when it is lightly touched by the clothes or hand. I have started to feel the pain, I think 3 to 5 days now, and it does not go away. I searched online to find what it is, and I think it is similar to allodynia...  Read Full »


Dr. Chirag Solanki

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The hypersensitivity is caused by the effect on the nerve can due to any reason. It may be from the spinal cord to the region in the leg. A problem anywhere can cause this kind of an issue. You need to get yourself evaluated clinically by a neurologist. As the MRI is...  Read Full »

Why are antidepressants prescribed for nerve pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I have this extreme nerve pain in my back right and shoulders, and due to this, both of my hands are so stiff, and also when I slowly hit both of my elbows, I can feel the sensation that you experienced same as when we sometimes hit our elbow somewhere. The worst part happens in the m...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are right on the fact that this is an antidepressant, but you should know that antidepressants are commonly prescribed for nerve pain and headaches. So, I agree with your doctor on the prescription of this medication. You should try to be patient as its effects...  Read Full »

What does white spots on the brain MRI indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, My MRI scan shows two white spots on the brain. Radiologist report was sent to the neurologist. Please review. I presented with nerve pain all over my body about two years ago. That was chronic but largely in the background and not noticeable. Six months ago, I developed pain in my ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ismail Kabakus

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The uploaded images are flair images, which are very sensitive to brain lesions (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Those white spots you pointed are called white matter hyper-intensities. White matter hyperintensities or lesions are frequently ...  Read Full »

What is the right dose of Gabapentin for nerve pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I have prescribed Gabapentin 300 mg three times daily for nerve pain. Does it mean 900 mg a day? Is this the right dose?  Read Full »


Dr. Abhaya Kant Tewari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The dose of Gabapentin has been rightly prescribed as 300 mg three times a day, and the daily dose will come to 900 mg/day. I suggest you take this dose, and if there is any feeling of adverse feeling, you can consult your doctor. 900 mg per day is the correct dose...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for the two sores on my penis head?

Query: Hello doctor, I have the following symptoms: sore right leg, scaly dry patch on the outside of the right ankle, in the shower, this turns red, my urine smells strong. I am 6.2 feet tall and weigh about 167 pounds. I eat a tremendous amount of food, mostly healthy, so I poop a lot. If I wipe too har...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks a lot for consulting us. You have pain issues in the right leg, a scaly patch on the right ankle, and blood when wiping hard after pee and lesions of the penis. Regarding the leg pain, it might have many causes like nerve pain, so you need to be examined with a n...  Read Full »

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