Common "Numbness" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Loss of sensation in any part of the body is called numbness. It is usually caused by damage, irritation, or compression of one or more nerves that supply the numb area. The conditions that cause numbness are neuralgia, radiculopathy, peripheral neuropathy, carpal tunnel syndrome, spinal cord injury, stroke, and fracture.

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How to manage mild scoliosis as suggested in my MRI?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 36-year-old married male. A few months back, I went to a massage center. The lady who gave me the massage gave me unprotected oral sex, which was about one minute, and finally, she spat on my penis and gave hand job, and I ejaculated outside. After two days, I got a UTI (Urinary...  Read Full »

Dr. Shah Sushma Kant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. As you mentioned that symptoms come and go back. Now scoliosis is a process that takes a long time to develop. Whether this type of situation is there or not because of bone damage is scoliosis is not established in this short time. I suggest ...  Read Full »

Why am I experiencing numbness and tingling sensation in my hands, feet, and face for past few days?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been experiencing neck pain for a few days, and after it got a bit better, my hands and feet started to feel tingly and a bit numb over two days. And If I rest on my pillow, some parts of my face also feel numb. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Abhaya Kant Tewari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Twenty-two years is no age to get neck pain and numbness and tingling in hands preceded by neck pain which is generally due to a disc problem in the elderly. But the commonest cause remains pressure on the nerves exiting from the cervical spine (neck spine). In young peop...  Read Full »

I often wake up with hand and leg numbness. What can be the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, For 12 months, I have been having numbness in my hands during the night. I wake up with either of my hand numb. Despite thinking it was alcohol-related, the neurologist I consulted said it is not neuropathy or neuro-related. He did a scan of the brain and neck and had no MS or compression...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do not worry. It seems to be due to some nerve root compression at the cervical spine due to sleeping in the wrong posture and using the wrong pillow. Do neck, back, and shoulder exercises daily. Do deep breathing exercises daily. Do eye exercises regularly. I suggest yo...  Read Full »

Will previous history of arthritis in the right side of the hip cause pain in the left side?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29-year-old male. I have had excruciating pain around my lower back or left the hip area the last day or so. It has been so bad it has stopped me evening from being able to stand up, and I have had to take a couple of days off of work now. I did have some numbness or tingling i...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, pain can be due to arthritis only because you have a similar history, so somehow, it increases the risk of other joints' involvement. And this time, it is back, so possible your bones have deficiencies, or maybe there is a slipped disc, so that would be checked...  Read Full »

Can an injury to the penis make it numb and shrink?

Query: Hi doctor, I remember that I twisted and pulled my penis and had a sudden shrink and felt some numbness. Can the penis head be 360 degrees turned inside? It looks quite normal, but the frenulum is numb and stiff, like steel. It is painful, and it stings. As I massaged it with cocoa butter, it is li...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. First of all, I like to inform you that the penis root is composed of soft tissue and cannot be twisted 360 degrees inside. Even if you use all your force to twist your penis, it will return to normal unless there is dama...  Read Full »

Can multiple gastric problems be a preindicator of colon cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband has been having a lot of issues in the past year. He does have a history of colon cancer in his family and I am more concerned. He gets excessively bloated (looks like a pregnant lady) very often. He gets bad gas that causes pressure on his chest. Sometimes he will have prob...  Read Full »

Dr. Lalit Kumar Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is good that you are concerned regarding your husband with a positive family history. We should be alert for any conditions if they are running in the family. As per you, your husband has multiple gastric problems with back pain and numbness. These problems may be d...  Read Full »

My neck has become very stiff that I cannot rotate my head easily in either direction. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,My neck has become very stiff that I cannot rotate my head easily in either direction. Even after two months of exercise (self-selected), there is no improvement. What could be possible causes and possible solutions?  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Is it just a stiff neck or also do you have electric shooting pain in the arms and numbness or weakness? If it is only the former, then, oddly, the stiffness has not improved over a period is two months. I will advise you to have an X-ray cervical spine AP and latera...  Read Full »

I have neck problem with tingling, numbness, and pain on my arms and fingers. Kindly advice.

Query: Hello doctor,I am having neck problem for a few months with tingling, numbness, and pain on my arms and fingers, especially in early morning and evening. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Chitrangada Jitendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your cervical spine MRI shows spondylitis in the form of posterior disc bulges at C5/6, C6/7 and C7/T1 levels indenting the thecal sac (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is narrowing of neural foramina at these levels with indentation of right ex...  Read Full »

Why is there numbness and tiredness in my left hand and leg?

Query: Hello doctor,I have numbness and tiredness in my left side hand and leg. I am taking cardiac medications.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen your health investigations (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There are different possibilities that may cause weakness of one side of the body as in your case. Bleeding or clotting of blood in brain areas. There may be a lesion that com...  Read Full »

I have pain and numbness. Please review my MRI reports

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31 year old male, 6 feet tall, and I weigh 215 pounds. Based upon an MRI scan 3 years ago, I have a congenital malformation of the L5 lamina, retrolisthesis and spondylitis. Degenerative disc in L3 L4 and L5 S1, slight curvature is seen in my neck. For the most part it is a nui...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhav Ramesh Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have studied your case. Due to compression of nerve root there can be tingling sensation, numbness and pain in your arm. Also there is large disc bulge which is compressing over spinal cord. For these symptoms analgesic and neurotropic medication can be started. A...  Read Full »

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