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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How can I manage my mental issues, chronic nerve pain, headache, fatigue, and mood swings?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had mental issues, and chronic nerve pain five years after knee surgery. I underwent treatment for nerve pain, but the pain did not subside. I took a neuropathic painkiller, but it had side effects. I have been experiencing difficulty in sleeping for the past year. I have mood sw...  Read Full »


Dr. Siva Anoop Yella

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to the symptoms you have mentioned, it looks like you are suffering from insomnia, due to which you have symptoms of depression too. I suggest you take the tablet Pregabalin (consult a specialist doctor, talk with him or her, and take medications with their...  Read Full »

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 firs...  Read Full »


Dr. Florilyn Joyce Chulsi Bentrez

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 »

Can you please help my father heal from continuous hip pain?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is having a continuous pain in his hip for the past four months. The pain can only be ease by consuming painkillers. The pain has prevented him from walking by himself. Most of the time, he cannot sleep throughout the night because of the pain. He is a diabetic and on regular In...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are two possibilities, joint pain or nerve pain like sciatica. There can be multiple problems in the joint like age-related degeneration or arthritis, so we need to evaluate. What kind of pain is it? Is it a burning or pins and needles kind of pain? Does it trav...  Read Full »

What could cause a shifting headache with facial pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I underwent an MRI two weeks back for my headache, which showed that my brain and cranial nerves are healthy. But my doctor suspects some abnormality in the superficial branch facial nerves and nerves passing from the skull base to the back of the head, as per the symptoms I mentioned...  Read Full »


Dr. Abhaya Kant Tewari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to iCliniq.com. 1) Looking at your symptoms, it seems you have facial pain, a headache involving the back of the head, numbness, and a tingling sensation. It is very difficult to spot one particular nerve for this kind of pain as these areas are supplied by several nerves. That is w...  Read Full »

My mom was treated for trigeminal neuralgia, with no relief. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, My 58 year old mother has a history of trigeminal neuralgia from the past four years. She was initially treated with Carbamazepine, but she had a severe allergic reaction, due to which it was stopped. Oxcarbazepine was tried, and it caused allergy too. Pregabalin, phenytoin, and sod...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to have tried all the possible treatments. I would suggest trying a medicine known as Tapentadol at doses of 50 mg twice daily, along with Gabapentin 600 mg per day. Consider radiofrequency ablation or alcohol injection into the nerve again, if no r...  Read Full »

My doctor suggested that I should take a Statin as I have nerve pain. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, Please see incidental findings on a recent MRI and cone CT done for trigeminal neuralgia below. What actions would you suggest based on the findings below:The incidental finding on MRI in cerebrum and cerebellum shows no mass effect. There is no diffusion restriction to suggest recent inf...  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I have gone through the report (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity) you have attached. This report is negative for acute infarct. This report also suggests a history of small infarcts, and calcification is seen in brain arter...  Read Full »

How to treat the nerve pain in the foot of my mother, who is diabetic?

Query: Hello doctor, My mom is diabetic for last 11 years. She is on insulin for the last six years. Now, she is not feeling well, as she has a nerve pain in her foot and ankles. The skin of her foot is getting rough from the last year. She is losing her appetite and is very weak. She is currently on Novo...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query about your mother and saw her reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It appears that she has uncontrolled diabetes as well as diabetic neuropathy. I would suggest adding the following to her existing medications: Tablet Vildagliptin...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my severe back pain and pain in the hip, buttocks, and thigh?

Query: Hello doctor, I had lower back pain which was not bad at first. After a few weeks, it has gotten worse. I have a pain in the hip, buttocks, and thigh as well now. I recently joined work, and I cannot perform at work as the pain is unbearable.  Read Full »


Dr. Chandra Prakash Tanwar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have been suffering from a lower backache that is radiating to the buttocks and thigh. It seems to be due to a nerve compression which is the cause. You need to see an orthopedician for that. An X-ray of the lumbar spine should be done and an MRI lumbar spine also,...  Read Full »

I have tightness on my left side of my body and feel difficulty while swallowing. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having crazy, unexplained symptoms for over a year, such as weakness and tightness in my left arm, side of neck, and face choking gagging sensation, and feeling like my body is crashing from not eating. But the difficulty in swallowing is the worst one. I have been through...  Read Full »


Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your records and history (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Your pain symptoms seem related to gastric issues or neuromuscular involvement due to vitamin B12 deficiency. It might be related to myelosuppression due to compromised nut...  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 Abaz 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 »

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