Disc prolapse, also called disc herniation, is a condition where the intervertebral disc's outer layer gets injured, which results in the soft jelly-like center of the disc to protrude out. Severe back pain, pain radiating to the arms or legs, tingling in arms or legs, and in severe cases, loss of bladder or bowel control are the symptoms seen.
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Query: Hello doctor, I have been doing regular exercise like morning walk for about 50 minutes and pranayama, yoga for another 50 minutes. Presently I am experiencing sharp pain in the middle of the back (and little on the left side) for more than 20 days. When I try to identify the pain's exact area by t... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history and found that there are two possibilities. 1. Soft tissue inflammation like muscle spasm, fibromyositis, or maybe a postural back pain. 2. Disc prolapse causing reduction of disc space and nerve compression. The good thing is ... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am experiencing acute pain on the left side of the lower back since last night. Suddenly, I was unable to bend forward at all and started feeling extreme pain while sitting. The pain is radiating from the lower back to the left hip. Even after 12 hours, the pain has not reduced a bi... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your complaints and understand your concern. I generally have seen many cases like this at my clinic. I advise them rest, analgesics, anti-inflammatory tablets, and ice pack till the symptoms reduce to some extent. Then I get an x-ray and if necessar... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22 year old male. I have a very heavy neck from the last seven months. When lying in the supine position, lifting the head up is very difficult (as if something is pulling from behind). While standing and looking up at the ceiling, I get a cracking sound which is quite loud and... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In my opinion, the disc prolapse is a finding on the MRI. Not to worry about it as it is not causing any compression on the spine or on neural structures. I would like you to do basic neck stretches. Do lots of icing. The most important thing is to maintain your... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, Last night, I bent over to reach for something and got a sharp pain in the left side of my lower back and the pain is still there. I can hardly move without intense pain. Is there anything that I can do to feel better? I do lift a lot of heavy boxes at work. What should I do? I can ben... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The probable cause is IVDP (intervertebral disc prolapse) and iliopsoas strain. I feel that pain could be due to irritation. I would like to you to do a lot of icing on your back once in every two hours. Lie on stomach with chest placed over pillows like in a cobr... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am currently suffering from constant numbness in the left side of my body starting from my neck down to my leg. I am experiencing extreme numbness in my arm when I lean to the left side. It is extremely painful. I have a history of a slipped disc in the lower spine. Please help me. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Any disc irritation in the neck may also give you a similar kind of pain. It is always good to rule it out in the initial phase itself. So, I suggest you get an MRI of the neck done. Neck IVDP (intervertebral disc prolapse) can be your probable diagnosis. Avoid lying on... Read Full »