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A 28-year-old male asked:

Severe neck pain radiates down arm. 5 days now. much less pain when walking. most pain when sitting. little to no pain when laying on back.

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
Radicular pain: I think you need to see your pcp. It sounds like a "pinched" nerve in your neck. I would suggest physical therapy and the use of nsaids. One could consider an mri, but it is very early.
Dr. Zachariah George
Neurosurgery 15 years experience
Herniated disk: This may be the sign of a herniated disc with nerve compression. You should see your pmd to have yourself evaluated with a neurological exam to see if you need imaging and also to help you with the pain. Many of these cases resolve on its own with just some time and therapy.

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Last updated Jun 9, 2019

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