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Nerve Pain

Stabbing, pricking, jabbing, shooting, electric shock-like pain along with paresthesia, weakness, tingling, and numbness are characteristic of nerve or neuropathic pain. Nerve pain can result from disk herniation and compression, ankylosing spondylitis, nerve pinching, shingles, carpal tunnel syndrome, trauma, multiple sclerosis, narrowing of the spine canal, etc. Physiotherapy and pain medications can help relieve pain.

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I had a minor herniated disc, but the sciatica is heavy. Why?

Query: Hello,I had a minor herniated disc L4 or L5 last year. (MRI confirmed nerve pinch, but no broken disc or liquid leaks) With heavy pain, I was hospitalized but recovered within two weeks. With Ibuprofen and muscle relaxants, I was able to walk and function pretty normally. Sciatica (leg nerve pain) c...  Read Full »

Jay Indravadan Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As it is a year-old injury now I will suggest doing some physical tests like the McKenzie maneuver to see if the radiating symptoms stop and the pain gets centralized to the lower back. The McKenzie maneuver is simple, and you can read about it and practice it. Now I...  Read Full »

I use Aristolochiae liniment for neuropathy pain. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I practiced Tae Kwon Do in the 80s and used Chinese liniment externally for sprains, muscle aches, etc. Later, the same liniment is used quite successfully to ease the neuropathy pains in my feet, allowing me to sleep well. I am making the same liniment for myself now since its origin...  Read Full »

Dr. Arul Amuthan L

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you told Aristolochic acid present in the plant is dangerous when we administer internally (orally or injection). When we take the plant for the long term, definitely it will hurt the kidney (nephropathy). One thing we need to understand that in traditional herbal...  Read Full »

I have pain behind my breast that radiates to the underarm. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have undiagnosed chest or back pain which over the last 4 to 5 months has been getting increasingly worse. Full spinal MRI performed, have not seen the report but was told by the doctor that there was nothing there that would account for the pain. I would really appreciate a fresh p...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Following is the reply after viewing your images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Review of cervical spine MRI. In C2-C3 disc level, there is a mild left neural foraminal compromise. In C3-C4 and C4-C5 disc levels, there is minimal right and mild left ne...  Read Full »

How can I treat my lower back pain and nerve pain?

Query: Hi doctor, Three weeks ago, I was doing a heavyweight deadlift in my gym. After that, I suffered lower back pain for two days, and from then, I am having nerve pain in my lower back through my thigh to my left knee. And now I have so much problem in sitting, walking, and normal day-to-day activitie...  Read Full »

Maithili Patel Hemant

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Deadlifts are safe unless you do them incorrectly. And the most common of all the mistakes is to pull with the lower back bent, which causes uneven pressure on the spinal disks and results in bulged disks, pinching of nerves, and spraining of the surrounding tissues. Th...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for weak arms, tingling in fingers with neck and back stiffness?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 44-year-old male and I weigh about 85 kg. I have neck pain especially at the sides and arm for the last one year. My left arm feels weaker. Sometimes I feel tingling in random fingers. I have morning neck and back stiffness also. Please guide to a set of exercises that I can ...  Read Full »

Jani Hemang Sudhakarbhai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query. As you mentioned, you are suffering from neck pain which shows as nerve pain as per your experience. As your complaints are left arm feels weaker, sometimes tingling in random fingers with morning neck and back stiffness, I feel it is com...  Read Full »

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