• She has a pinched nerve and admitted in Dubai

• A pinched nerve occurs when too much pressure (compression) is applied to a nerve by surrounding tissues

Jamal's ex-wife Amira
Jamal's ex-wife Amira
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Amira, the ex wife to Matatu businessman Jimal Roho Safi is recuperating in hospital following a pinched nerve.

The business woman revealed she has been battling the condition for years.

The mother of two suffers from a medical condition known as a pinched nerve.

"It's unfortunate that I had to cut off my trip yesterday I got my nerve pinched on my left leg. I'm experiencing extreme pain and numbness in my left leg I can't walk or even sit down for now," she noted.

She described the injury as a herniated disc that had developed years ago that has reoccurred and is limiting her from walking and even sitting down.

"This is caused by a herniated disc which I developed years ago," she added.

She wrote that she planned to start her physiotherapy in order to recuperate from the sudden illness.

"But once am home I'll start with my physiotherapy We fall but we rise again Inshallah."

Amira also showed the hospital bed where nurses can be seen attending to her. She captioned the sad moment "Man down"

Amira sick in dubai
Amira sick in dubai

Here are things to know about the medical condition:

A pinched nerve occurs when too much pressure is applied to a nerve by surrounding tissues, such as bones, cartilage, muscles or tendons. This pressure can cause pain, tingling, numbness or weakness. A pinched nerve can occur in many areas throughout the body.

 For example, a herniated disk in the lower spine may put pressure on a nerve root. This may cause pain that radiates down the back of your leg

 According to Mayo Clinic website, most people recover from a pinched nerve within a few days or weeks. Sometimes, surgery is needed to relieve pain from a pinched nerve.

Pinched nerve signs and symptoms include:

  • Numbness or decreased sensation in the area supplied by the nerve
  • Sharp, aching or burning pain, which may radiate outward
  • Tingling, pins and needles sensations (paresthesia)
  • Muscle weakness in the affected area
  • Frequent feeling that a foot or hand has "fallen asleep"
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