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Impinged Nerve In Neck
What is usually done for nerve impingement in your neck? My neck hurts to bend it side to side. At times this is just terrible. Please help
Conservative : Conservative care includes anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxant medication if no contraindications, 4 weeks of physical therapy, accupuncture, massage and chiropractic care. Thereafter, a cervical mri, unless you are having weakness or incontinence, than sooner than 4 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
What can be done for nerve impingement in the neck? Is that the same as a pinched nerve in the neck? What are the symptoms of nerve infringement? Help
Nerve impingement?: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. Prevention treatment is always recommended. This condition must be professionally managed. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. It is the same as a pinched nerve. ...Read more
How is a facet injection done in the neck? And when is it donw? Can a cervical MRI show a root nerve impingement in the neck? Please help
X-Ray Flouroscopy: Facet Joint Injection is done under x-ray guidance with special equipment to help guide the needle. Its done for neck pain due to facet joint arthritis or facet syndrome/whiplash. MRI may show nerve root impingement, however the limitation the MRI has is its a static image and unfortunately your spine and discs move so can't see that movement. Consider Weight-bearing MRI for better clarity. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What kind of physical exam is done from a pain management doctor for neck pain? What causes nerve impingement in the neck? Please help and explain
Neck pain: Is a very common problem, affecting about 10-12% percent of the adult population in the us. Nerve impingement can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc or encroached upon by bony overgrowth. Rec.: see an interventional pain management specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What would cause pain and tightness from right deltoid thru trapezius, up neck and down right shoulder blade? Mri shows no nerve impingement in neck.Problem has lasted nearly 3 years. I am 28 and male
Cervical strain: Cervical muscle strain is more common at your age than nerve impingement. It may come from just straining the neck or compensating from a shoulder injury. Because it has lasted 3 years, you should be evaluated by a specialist. Heat and cold may help - especially heat at this stage from topical creams or hot packs. Formal physical therapy may be necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can be helpful: This depends on the cause, and how severe the impingement is, in my experience. But many people get at least some relief with traction. It is usually one of the first things i try in a patient with neck related nerve impingement, along with cervical manipulation and sometimes muscle relaxants and/or oral steroids. Hopefully it works for you! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ulnar n. entrapment: The ulnar nerve gives sensation to the 3rd-5th fingers, and innervates the small, fine motor muscles of the hand. It can become entrapped at the elbow, causing weakness in the fingers with loss of fine motor control, and tingling or numbness in the fingers. It is the nerve you hit when you strike your "funny bone" at the elbow. It isn't usually a cause of symptoms at the armpit. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How concerned should I be about severe neuro foraminal canel narrowing with 2 herniated discs and nerve root impingement all in the neck?
Cervical stenosis: Cervical stenosis or narrowing of the spinal canal and the neural foramina is caused by degeneration of the disc spaces, ruptured discs, and overgrowth of the joints. This is arthritis of the neck and can cause neck pain, headaches, and arm pain. Compression of the spinal cord is cause for concern but nerve root impingement alone is only of concern if there is weakness or atrophy in the arm. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of cervical nerve impingement.Is it applicable to my condition since I have pain &cramps in neck&shoulder with burning sensation?
Possibly: Pain in shoulder which moves into the arm, especially down into the fingers is often related to a cervical nerve root. But if it's only in the upper arm there are other potential causes. Lung problems, anginal heart pain, liver or gallbladder problems can cause pain in the shoulder and upper arm. If you're having this much pain you should be evaluated. At least then you can be treated for the pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
N/t hands (worse rt) going up arms into shoulders/neck. Herniated cervical disc 2 yrs ago, w/ minimal nerve impingement. Current symptoms from disc?
Could be: Those symptoms could be the result of nerve impingement in your neck, but there are other things that can cause those symptoms. For it to be on both sides may mean more severe disease. Since you already have had disc disease it is more likely to be related to that. A big question will be if there are other problems like weakness and abnormal reflexes. It should be seen soon by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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