Neuralgic Pain

Neuralgic pain is produced by damage to nerve cells. Postherpetic neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia, alcoholic neuropathy, etc., are some of the neuralgic pain. The neuralgic pain is characterized by a sharp, stabbing kind of pain. Treatment includes surgery, physical therapy, and painkillers to manage pain.

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I have intense pain in the back of my head. Is this something dangerous?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had an off-and-on intense pain in the back right of my head (not at the base of my neck. In the occipital area). It started a week ago. It comes and goes very quickly, feels like a very intense stabbing feeling, then stops. It can happen a few times or several times in the day. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms are not suggestive of any serious medical disorder (including a brain tumor). You should know that a brain tumor usually does not cause an intermittent sharp pain (which is typical of nerve pain), but progressive headaches mainly during the night and in...  Read Full »

Can epidural anesthesia cause sciatica, neuralgia and migraines?

Query: Hello doctor, 12 years ago I gave birth to my first baby. I was healthy when I walked in and then, not even for a single day I felt well. When I was given my epidural, my heart rate shot up to 150 and you could see it beating from the outside. They took it out and replaced it. The anesthesiologist ...  Read Full »


Dr. Jadhav Yatish Anant

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Maybe unintentionally epidural needle must have hit a blood vessel in epidural space and so needle was withdrawn and reinserted in order to place it in epidural space avoiding blood vessel. Hypotension in pregnancy may be caused by supine hypotension syndrome and also ...  Read Full »

Does COVID-19 vaccination cause neuralgia and neuropathy?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had neuropathy and neuralgia since taking my COVID-19 vaccine, which was a week ago. It started with a tingling sensation in my arm, which I thought was normal. Then as the day went by, organs on the left side of my body and intestines started to feel like I had pins and needles...  Read Full »


Dr. Florilyn Joyce Chulsi Bentrez

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com.Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern.For now, I suggest: 1) Pregabalin 75 mg, one capsule once a day at 8 PM as tolerated. Watch out for side effects such as dizziness. 2) Tablet Vitamin B complex, one tablet once a day. To document if it is a post...  Read Full »

I have had sudden severe pain on the left side of my face. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old male with sudden severe pain on my left side of the face, which felt like an electric shock. I went to the ER, took antibiotics, and got an extraction done, but the pain persisted. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Kindly upload a photograph of the extraction site to know the current healing status, and see if there are other dental issues like a sensitive tooth that can also be felt as shocks when it comes in contact with hot or cold water or food. ...  Read Full »

I have continuous leg pain for more than four years. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have continuous lower leg pain for more than four years. The pain is between knee to ankle. I feel weak legs and bones and also having a burning sensation and numbness. I am taking D3 and B12 supplement for around two years and still it is low in my body. Please find the attached health...  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through all the data posted (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Kindly tell me more details about your problem. Do you have leg pain in both lower limbs? How did it start? Was it the same pain that you are feeling now when it started or increas...  Read Full »

Why do I have a burning sensation in my groin area?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a burning sensation in the skin in my groin area, which is making me very hard to walk. I have had it on and off for the past 11 months. I am not sure if it is a skin chafing or jock itch or bacterial infection or something more serious. I tried jock itch cream, but it did not he...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to cliniq.com. Please answer a few questions: 1. Do you have any itching? 2. Do you have any history of hypertension or diabetes mellitus, or any other systemic disease? 3. Was there any fluid-filled vesicle eruptions? 4. Is it progressing or being persistent? I am looking forw...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain on my face?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having pain in my right side of the face between the temple and cheekbone. I am getting a stabbing pain when I press there. I am also suffering from sinus and taking Sinarest and antibiotic. What can I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have a CT scan of your paranasal sinus (PNS)? If you have sinusitis, then you have to continue antibiotic and decongestant for at least a week. Also, you need to take a steroid nasal spray along with decongestant nose drop. Chronic sinusitis has to be op...  Read Full »

I get constant pain in buttocks along with thigh pain. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had permanent cramps and a constant ache in both buttocks. I have pain down the back of the legs in the calf and when I walk it feels like it is about to cramp and I get pain in front of the thigh. I have a constant aching feel. When I press my skin on both thighs it feels sore...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It looks like a nerve compression to me. If all investigations are normal, it does not mean it cannot be nerve compression. It could be meralgia paresthesia or neuralgia. I would recommend you to take Vitamin B12 shots. Also, discuss with your doctor to prescribe you ...  Read Full »

Are occasional numbness of foot and neuralgia signs of anxiety or multiple sclerosis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing numbness in my left foot. It comes and goes sometimes throughout the day and sometimes it is completely normal. This has been happening for the past year. At night, when I lay down the back of both my calves feel like they are rhythmically pulsing only when l...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms are not typical of MS (multiple sclerosis). The numbness in your leg may be related to a pinched nerve. The pulsating feeling in your legs may be psychological or related to venous insufficiency. Regarding the pain in your face, it is not typical of tr...  Read Full »

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