Rated 4.875/5 based on 7 votes

Top
10
Doctor insights on: Symptoms Pinched Nerve Neck Shoulder

Share
1

1
What to take for a pinched nerve in my neck/shoulder?

What to take for a pinched nerve in my neck/shoulder?

Exercise and aspirin: Of course the answer may be different if the nerve is truly pinched & is either in the shoulder or in the neck. The best treatments for mechanical problems, like pinched nerve, are mechanical. Symptomatic relief with anti-inflammatories may reduce pain but more importantly allow corrective exercise to be used to lessen symptoms. Find out what caused your trouble, then do something about it. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
46 years in practice
44M people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Continue

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


2

2
I woke up in the middle of the night with a sore neck. I feel like I have a pinched nerve on the top of my shoulder and it hurts to breath. ?

Muscle strain: Wakiing up with a sore neck can often be due to sleeping in a uncomfortable posture which results in a muscle strain. For starters try applying ice for 4-5 minutes followed by warm application over the painful area of the neck. Also, tylenol or Ibuprofen could help. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
46 years in practice
44M people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Continue
3

3
Treating a Pinched Nerve (Checklist)

Exercise and stretch
Once
Get an Xray/MRI if pain lasts more than 4 weeks
Once
See a spine/pain specialist if pain doesn't improve
Once
4

4
I awoke with numbness in my left cheek had a slight twitch in my chin for a few days. Can a pinched nerve in neck and between shoulder blades cause it?

I awoke with numbness in my left cheek had a slight twitch in my chin for a few days. Can a pinched nerve in neck and between shoulder blades cause it?

Cheek numbness: Its is possible but since we have no information about you, not even your age let alone any medical history, no relevant response can be offered. If symptom persists, please see your doctor. ...Read more

5

5
Does having a pinched nerve in the neck affect your shoulder joint? I have labrum fraying what Is that?

Does having a pinched nerve in the neck affect your shoulder joint? I have labrum fraying what Is that?

Bot exactly: both can cause shoulder pain the labrum like the meniscus in the knee is cartilage in the shoulder and often softens and frays with age ,can be asyptomatic early arthritis , take care Attributing symptoms to labral fraying. Displaced labral tears can causing mechanical locking symptoms frAying is best thought of as an asymptomatic incidental finding not all findngs are symptomatic ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
once
Avoid fast movements
Once
See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
once
Board Certified, Neurology
46 years in practice
44M people helped
Get help from a specialist now
Continue
8

8
I have a pinched nerve in my neck and shoulder pain , should I have a MRI or just a neck xray. Am worried that i might have a slipped disc in my neck.?

I have a pinched nerve in my neck and shoulder pain , should I have a MRI or just a neck xray. Am worried that i might have a slipped disc in my neck.?

M R I: For the diagnosis of the disc in the neck is very good test. The x-ray also needed on the neck before the mri, i think i will do the x-ray then the m r i ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Stiff neck, left shoulder pain, some numbness left arm, 6 months. Pinched nerve cured without surgery?

Stiff neck, left shoulder pain,  some numbness left arm, 6 months. Pinched nerve cured without surgery?

Poss. Radiculopathy: what part of the shoulder? Along the inner boarder down back to tip of shoulder blade? Quality of pain? Burning, pins and needles, electricity, deep dull, shooting? Weakness in the upper arm? Need more information. Can do over door cervical traction. To help relieve symptoms but need physical exam first, possible cervical MRI or may need to look at your shoulder as a cause for the pain. ...Read more

Dr. Bahman Omrani
629 doctors shared insights

Pinched Nerve (Definition)

Medical one but it is interpeted to mean that there is a spinal nerve being compressed by a disc heniation usually but could also be from other causes like a degenerative ...Read more


Get more personalized answers directly from real doctors!

Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
46 years in practice
44M people helped
Continue
65,000 doctors available
Find us on Facebook