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What does pinched nerve neck pain feel like?

What does pinched nerve neck pain feel like?

Cerv. Radiculopathy: Electric shocks or like a toothache down arm, to shoulder then to hand made worse by looking up better by putting arm on head numbness and tingling in hand. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

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


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What causes chronic burning neck pain? Could this be caused by a pinched nerve in the neck? Please help

What causes chronic burning neck pain? Could this be caused by a pinched nerve in the neck? Please help

Yes: As always, a proper evaluation by a spine specialist (pm;r physician, ortho spine, or neurosurgeon for example) is needed.

Chronic burning in the back of the neck can be nerve root irritation, but can also sometimes be referred from the cervical facet joints. ...Read more

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Neck pain spasm an throbbing is this from disk, or pinched nerve it comes an goes is better with layin down an not movin?

Neck pain spasm an throbbing is this from disk, or pinched nerve it comes an goes is better with layin down an not movin?

Pain from a disc: Or "pinched nerve" in the neck is usually "RADICULAR" that is it RADIATES down your arm (s)
An MRI should answer your question. ..ask your Primary Care Provider!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve cause neck pain shoulder and shoulder blade pain? Or what are some different things it could be?

Can a pinched nerve cause neck pain shoulder and shoulder blade pain? Or what are some different things it could be?

MANY CONSIDERATIONS: A ruptured disc in neck, thoracic outlet syndrome, pectoralis minor syndrome, parsonage turner syndrome, all could be considered. Even carpal tunnel may refer pain upwards, but not usually into neck. Shoulder, neck, and blade pain may be seen with internal shoulder derangements, such as rotator cuff tear. With all these thoughts, see your physician and pin this down. Then treat it. ...Read more

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Went to 2 ers for my severe neck pain they said they think its a pinched nerve, im in exstreme pain and I think I need a MRI how can I get one w/o insurance the pain is causing my BP to stay up around196/152 this pain is affecting my health and I can't ge

Went to 2 ers for my severe neck pain they said they think its a pinched nerve, im in exstreme pain and I think I need a MRI how can I get one w/o insurance the pain is causing my BP to stay up around196/152 this pain is affecting my health and I can't ge

County facility: I would recommend that you inquire at your local county medical clinic for assistance. The other option is to pay to see a private care physician who after an evaluation may refer you for a cervical MRI that you again will have to pay cash and/or work out a payment plan. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Neurological symptom in the arm, and neck pain. Could it be a pinched nerve?

Yes: You are describing symptoms like radicular symptoms where a pinched nerve in the neck may cause pain and/or numbness/tingling in the arm/fingers. Your family md can help you work this out. ...Read more

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42, F, Cad, PAD, 3 MIs. 10 days post op from R leg fem pop. Tonight woke up w severe R neck pain almost like pinched nerve. Back to hosp again?

42, F, Cad, PAD, 3 MIs. 10 days post op from R leg fem pop. Tonight woke up w severe R neck pain almost like pinched nerve. Back to hosp again?

Cervical radiculopat: I would call your PCP. Sounds like a pinched nerve, or cervical radiculopathy. Based on your primary care provider, they may see you to check you out, or send you to the Emergency Room. ...Read more

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My doctor thinks I have a pinched nerve in my neck. Xray coming up. Severe shoulder and neck pain. What can I do? Anti-inflammatory doing nothing.

Pinched nerve: There are a lot more you can do. Prednisone, neurontin, muscle relaxants--- physical therapy.
Remember that most cases heal without surgical intervention. F/I with your PCP ...Read more

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I have some neck pain and tingling in right arm, could it be a pinched nerve? Does a chiropractor take care of this or should I see my doctor?

I have some neck pain and tingling in right arm, could it be a pinched nerve? Does a chiropractor take care of this or should I see my doctor?

Absolutely: A pinched nerve can cause neck pain headaches, and pain or numbness running into the arm. There are other potential causes, however, and so it would be food to just get a regular check up to make sure it is nothing else. Physical therapy, chiropractic, and interventional pain management are the non operative treatments for it if it doesn't get better. Thank you. ...Read more

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Neck pain for months following mva was in back seat rear ended. Bulging and hernaited disks, pinched nerve c5-t1? Tos can I get a brain stem stroke?

Neck pain for months following mva was in back seat rear ended. Bulging and hernaited disks, pinched nerve c5-t1? Tos can I get a brain stem stroke?

CVA: Brain stem is considerably higher than where you were injured. Brain stem stroke could be traumatic but more usually a vascular phenomenon. I note you are on warfarin, this would make you a little higher risk if involved in trauma. ...Read more

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My whole right shoulder hand left hand fall asleep going numb on me neck pain could it be a pinched nerve in my neck?

My whole right shoulder hand left hand fall asleep going numb on me neck pain could it be a pinched nerve in my neck?

Pinched nerve: Yes, most likely a pinched nerve although there are several possible causes. You should start be seeing your primary care doctor. You may only need physical therapy to relieve the pressure on the nerve but may need more extensive treatments and, much less often, surgery to correct the problem. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in my left shoulder blade. Neck pain radiates behind my ear. Shoulder pain and soreness. And little arm soreness as well. Pinched nerve?

Sharp pain in my left shoulder blade. Neck pain radiates behind my ear. Shoulder pain and soreness. And little arm soreness as well. Pinched nerve?

Discuss with MD: You have a lot going on for your age, please discuss this with your doctor, you may warrant some further testing. This is not a good forum for this question as we can not diagnose "pinched nerve" without examination and testing. Your doctor may order a nerve conduction test coupled with an emg, or an MRI if they have not done so already. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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I need some ideas for chronic neck pain relief?

I need some ideas for chronic neck pain relief?

See Doctor: Without knowing why and where your hurt its hard to tell you why to do. I would suggest seeing the doctor for further evaluation and treatment options. ...Read more

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Cervical medial branch block with DEXA lidocaine gave me 1 day of neck pain relief. After 1day neck pain again. Ok to Proceed to radiofreq ablation?

Cervical medial branch block with DEXA lidocaine gave me 1 day of neck pain relief. After 1day neck pain again. Ok to Proceed to radiofreq ablation?

No way!: Be patient. Some times it takes a few weeks for DEXA to get effect. Ablation is a serious procedure with some side effects and no warranties. Rec. See your pain management specialist for medication adjustment (e.g. tramadol, relafen, (nabumetone) Lidocaine 20% patch, etc.)
Also cognitive behavior therapy. East-West integration medicine.
Take care. ...Read more

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Which is better for neck pain relief after a car accident - naproxen or hydrocodone?

Which is better for neck pain relief after a car accident - naproxen or hydrocodone?

Both can help: These medications are in 2 different classes. Naproxen is an NSAID and hydrocodone is an opioid and probably also has tylenol. If you don't have major kidney disease or stomach ulcers, Naproxen should be the safer of the 2. If inadequate, hydrocodone can be added until no longer needed. Use all meds as directed and carefully note all sources of acetaminophen/tylenol-3000mg/day max! ...Read more

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Is it possible to have cervical radiculopathy and not have neck pain?

Absolutely: If u only have nerve impingment, then typically u will only experience arm pain and not neck pain. ...Read more

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Might somebody have cervical radiculopathy from herniated discs and not have neck pain?

Might somebody have cervical radiculopathy from herniated discs and not have neck pain?

Yes: Yes, absolutely. You can have radiculopathy that presents as pain, numbness, or weakness in an extremity with no neck pain what so ever. ...Read more

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What can be done for cervical radiculopathy? What can a pcp do for neck pain? I think a rehab and pain management doctor is better. Any thoughts help

PCP can do a lot!: 1.Identify "pain generator" (nerve root, muscle, or both)
2. Identify possible pain triggers (dietary, emotional, chemical, physical, pharmaceutical)
3. Address the triggers in proper order
4. For muscle pain generators use appropriate physical modalities
5. Use appropriate pharmaceuticals – systemic and topical
6. Use invasive modalities he/she is comfortable with (trigger points injections). ...Read more

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Can cervical radiculopathy cause pain in shoulder, arm, side of chest and sometimes hand? But no neck pain? Most pain is inner arm. Mostly when I move.

Strange but true: Cervical radiculopathy occasionally can be present without the presence of significant neck pain. That is a little odd when we see it and for that reason deserves to be looked at in detail to make sure something else may not be causing neurological symptoms such as a mass lesion, nutritional deficiency, etc. Emg studies often help answer this question as well. A good neurologist can help with this. ...Read more

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My upper shoulders, between shoulders and neck ache. Stretching targeting neck seem to make it worse. 37 yr old moderately active lady. Pinched nerve?

My upper shoulders, between shoulders and neck ache. Stretching targeting neck seem to make it worse. 37 yr old moderately active lady. Pinched nerve?

Shoulder pain: Isolated shoulder pain is rarely a "pinched nerve" first get the actual shoulder checked out...rotator cuff, etc before assuming it comes from neck nerves. ...Read more

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Is a pinched nerve in the neck at C5 C6 a serious condition? Is a pinched nerve like cervical radiculopathy? Please help

Is a pinched nerve in the neck at C5 C6 a serious condition? Is a pinched nerve like cervical radiculopathy? Please help

Outcome varies: If there is compression of one of the nerve roots it is sometimes equivalent to a "pinched nerve". This type of physical compression of a nerve root can result in a radiculopathy. The outcome is variable. Sometimes over a period of days - weeks the radiculopathy will spontaneously improve. If you start noticing difficulty in pinching (weakness) of your thumb and index finger then check with MD. ...Read more

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Fell asleep on sofa on a hard pillow woke up with neck and head quick shooting pain now just got neck ache trapped or pinched nerve?

Fell asleep on sofa on a hard pillow woke up with neck and head quick shooting pain now just got neck ache trapped or pinched nerve?

Neck strain: Neck strain commonly occurs with poor posture. Some cases cause muscle spasm and even nerve irritation that can take longer to treat. Relative rest, ice in the first 24 hours and gentle range of motion exercises are appropriate. If symptoms persist then consultation with a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist would be appropriate. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Pain Relief (Definition)

A recent study showed that in a hospitalized group of patients it was not the actual degree of pain relief that determined patient satisfaction. It was the perceived concern on the part of the heath care providers and their attempts to alleviate the degree of pain that mattered. Even ...Read more


Dr. Craig Morton
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Neck Pain (Definition)

Neck pain can be a symptom of many problems, infections, growths, cervical disk disease, fractures, vascular problems (some serious), heart issues, etc., etc. See your doctor for an exam and possible ...Read more