When a nerve is squeezed or compacted, it causes pain, numbness, and muscle weakness at the site of the nerve. The common syndromes seen due to nerve compression are carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, and suprascapular nerve compression syndrome. Medical conditions that can cause nerve compressions are diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, tumors, etc.
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Why do I have warmth and excruciating pain in my right leg when exposed to something cold?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 36 years old. My height is 1.48 meters, and my weight is 79 kg. My right leg feels warm, and I have excruciating pain when something cold touches my leg. The warmth is from my buttocks to my foot on the right side. I have this complaint for the first time. What can be the reason?... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Nerve entrapment in your low back can cause such symptoms. I suggest you consult a neurologist to exclude neural issues and radiculopathy. Sometimes, it can get progressed into pain in later stages. However, it is completely curable. You... Read Full »
Why do I have pain running from my left lower back to my left foot?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a pain that runs from the left lower back to the stomach, onto the left thigh and all the way to my left foot. I was stretching sideways while sitting with stretched legs when I heard a loud click. I cannot lift my leg straight to my chest, and I feel pain in my hip while lying dow... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You must have locked your vertebral facet joint in a wrong pattern, due to which the L5-S1 nerve entrapment has occurred. As a result, you are getting the radiating pain. It is a case ofradiculopathy, so get a seven-day physiotherapy session consisting of the following.... Read Full »
My mother has severe pain in lower back joints, upper foot and she is on calcium. Should she continue it?
Query: Hello doctor, My mother has pain in lower back joints, and upper foot, earlier she has felt current in the left arm. Pain is severe. Please suggest medicine. MRI reports show nerve root pressing. She used to take calcium 500 mg. Should she continue calcium? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. After taking a look at the MRI reports that you have posted (attachment removed to protect patient identity) it looks like your mother has moderate arthritis in her cervical spine and lumbar spine, which is starting to cause nerve compression. Ibuprofen 600 mg an... Read Full »
Please suggest some exercise for back pain that radiates to the right leg, hip, knee, and foot.
Query: Hello doctor, I have back pain that earlier moves to my right leg through the hip, knee, and to the downside of the foot. During the last year, it had started in the left leg also. Though left side pain does not move to the foot at the hip, it pinches like a needle while driving. During the lockdow... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I got your point and understand how you feel when it pains. As per MRI reports you mentioned, it is an LBA (low backache) that radiated to the leg and now shifting to the left lower body. And about your cervical problem, maybe there is nerve compression, and neck pain ... Read Full »
Can rib or shoulder trauma cause nerve problems?
Query: Hi doctor, Before a couple of months, I had some nerve issues. I had random stabbing pain, loss of sensation, constant pressure in my head with occasional pain. Before four weeks, I had shortness of breath, a tight chest, constant burning sensation in my chest with sharp pain in my back while inh... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. All cervical nerves originate from cervical vertebrae. Then it comes down beneath the clavicle and then it supplies the armpit and upper limbs. As per your description, your shoulder blade is up and down. It may compress any of your nerves. It can compress the phrenic n... Read Full »
Can you please suggest treatment and exercise for back pain?
Query: Hi doctor, A few years back, I suffered from a pinched nerve in my neck and that incapacitated me with severe pain. A chiropractor saved my life and my sanity. I have also been told that I have degenerating vertebrae in the neck area. For several months, I have had recurring pain in my right shou... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The pain and radiation depend on the extent of the disc derangement and the compression of nerve. If the derangement is grade 1 or 2 means mild or moderate, then it can be solved by physiotherapy treatment or chiropractor treatment. But, if the derangement is grade 3 mea... Read Full »
Why am I having recurrent pain in the neck?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old, male. For last 2 months I have been suffering from recurring dull pain along the neck, back arms, and sometimes fingers. It was of high intake intensity during the first month and in next month it was low dull pain. But this dull low intensity pain along the nerves ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your concern. In my opinion you need a good assessment of your neck. To rule out any facet joint issue or nerve compression, MRI neck will be a good option. You might need to have certain blood test to get done to rule out other systemic issues like viamin D3,... Read Full »