A 24-year-old member asked:
I recently attempted to move a heavy object using my head and sprained my neck. my neck hurt for a few hours but went away. now when i turn my head a certain direction i feel tingling in the back of my head connecting down to my neck. what could this be?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Sports Medicine 39 years experience
Pinched nerve: Sounds like you have a cervical radiculopathy or a pinched nerve
when you strained your neck you may have
injured the muscles and irritated the nerve
that comes off the side of your neck
i would rest, use ice and nsaids
see your doctor if it doesn't start to improve.
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Podiatry 22 years experience
Get evaluated: Symptoms of nerve damage can range from a numbness and tingling sensation, possibly a burning sensation, to an uncomfortable painful sensation of the extremities. For some, these symptoms are mild, while for others, they can be severe and disabling. Neuropathy can develop as a result of a pinched nerve, trauma, drug side effect, and some diseases such as diabetes. See your physician.
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Last updated Nov 27, 2017
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