Radiating Pain

Radiating pain is a form of pain where the pain begins at a particular source and spreads across a larger area. It is seen in cases of fractures, spine herniation, and even joint dislocation cases.

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I have been experiencing right flank pain for ten weeks, which sometimes radiates to the lower back and abdomen. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had right flank pain that comes and goes for about ten weeks. It is dull and moves around my right flank area, and sometimes it radiates to the back and lower abdomen. A few times, it wakes me up at night and is relieved by urinating. I have a history of breast cancer and thyroid c...  Read Full »


Dr. Praveen Pushkar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern.It would be best to take a computed tomography (CT) scan of the KUB (kidney, ureter, and bladder) region to rule out any small renal or ureteric calculus (the presence or formation of stones within the ureters).  Read Full »

I have been experiencing upper back pain radiating to ribs, lower back, and hips for the past three months. What could be the reason behind that?

Query: Hello doctor, I am concerned about bone cancer. I have terrible upper back pain that is now going to the ribs and lower back, including the hips. It gets better with rest, but it has been going on for three months. I have had lots of tests and doctor visits with no answers. Previously I have had ba...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am keen to help, but the information is too scant to be specific. Please share the following information: 1) Clinical examination findings. 2) Investigation reports. 3) What is the reason for concern regarding cancer? Is it unexplained weight loss, night pain, persis...  Read Full »

Why do I have throbbing and burning pain down the thigh even after spinal fusion surgery?

Query: Hi doctor,I had L4-L5, and L5-S1 fused six years back and had right sacroiliac joint fusion four years ago. But, the pain persisted. I also had labral tear repair, gluteus medius and minimus, and bursectomy two years back, and still, the pain persisted. Now, five weeks post revision surgery of previ...  Read Full »


Dr. Varun Chaudhry

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern. The computed tomography (CT) scan for the thigh is unlikely to be helpful as only bony anatomy is well evaluated, and only minimal soft tissue and nerve fiber anatomy are visualized. Regarding the screws being near the sciatic nerve, that could be...  Read Full »

Is left-sided problem always due to a cardiac problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I am getting severe pain on the left side of the shoulder and chest for the past four days. Is this a cardiac problem?  Read Full »


Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Any left-sided chest pain should not be ignored. A history of lifting heavy weight, strenuous work, exercise etc., might also cause shoulder and chest pain. There are chances of pain radiating to the arm and chest due to cervical spondilosis (neck pain). Follow these si...  Read Full »

Severe pain in the right shoulder which radiates to the whole arm.What could it be?

Query: Hello Doctor, Severe pain in the right shoulder which radiates to the whole arm. Tingling sensation everywhere in the whole arm. The shoulder blade hurts, underarm pit also hurts. Part of chest and cervical bulges are seen.  Read Full »


Dr. Saseendar. S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from cervical disc prolapse and radiculitis that means there is involvement of some of the nerve roots that arise from your neck. What is the duration of your problem and what is your job? Your condition might need evaluation with x-ray of the cervical s...  Read Full »

Is my radiating jaw pain a sign of a cardiac issue?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34 year old female, and I have had some palpitations. I was diagnosed with very mild MVP, about five years ago. I go yearly for an echocardiogram. I had my annual heart checkup beginning this year, and I redid an echocardiogram again, and a stress test on the treadmill, and also...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your complaints, and there is no need for worry. Your symptoms are most likely not due to a cardiovascular cause. Jaw pain that is caused by cardiovascular problems is usually associated with chest pain, shortness of breath, etc. Your symptoms are caused b...  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 »

Is it normal to have pain after a dental implant?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an implant in my mandible one week ago. Now, I have severe throbbing pain in my lower jaw radiating to multiple sites like adjacent teeth, lips, and chin. I take tablet Diclofenac 50 mg for pain. If I stop taking pain medicines, it hurts a lot. I am feeling compression. I do not...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope I could lessen your discomfort. I have gone through your OPG (orthopantomogram) (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). There is a radiolucency that indicates a postoperative infection. I suggest you take tablet Amoxicillin 500 mg twic...  Read Full »

Are left-hand pain with palpitations indicative of cardiac disorder?

Query: Hi doctor, I woke up with heart palpitations after drinking and eating pizza last night. Today my left arm near the tricep or shoulder and back had radiating pain. However, when I worked out (30 minutes on the treadmill), my pain went away. I also have very bad gastritis today and burping a lot. Pl...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are experiencing palpitations. Alcohol, cigarettes, etc., worsens palpitations. Therefore, I advise you to stop drinking. Any history of shortness of breath or dizziness? Please answer the question so that I can guide you appropriately.  Read Full »

Why do I have pain near the right ear?

Query: Hi doctor,I have pain in the right ear for around three to four weeks. I am currently not taking any medicines for this, but other issues. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. I am very sorry for your discomfort. However, as a specialist, I am here to help you. Ear pain can be due to an ear infection, or the pain might radiate from the tooth and reach the ear region, making it difficult to diagnose. So, kindly u...  Read Full »

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