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Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
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I have a pinched nerve in my upper back neck and shoulder right side what should I do?

I have a pinched nerve in my upper back neck and shoulder right side what should I do?

You need evaluation: You can try heat or ice. If it hurts to move your shoulder it could be a problem there. If it's bad enough, see your pcp or a spine physiatrist. There are a number of treatments short of surgery, such as physical therapy, chiropractic manipulations, and injections. If these fail, surgery may be indicated in which case seek the care of a fellowship-trained orthopaedic spine surgeon or neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Edward Smith
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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

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Dr. Chaim Colen
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Pain in neck shoulder blade pinched nerve, what is beneficial for it?

Pain in neck shoulder blade pinched nerve, what is beneficial for it?

Non-surgical : Non surgical treatment should always be considered when treating pinched nerves. As dr. Wilner points out, there are multiple modalities to trial. It sounds as if you may have a pinched nerve at c6-7 and an MRI of your cervical spine might be beneficial. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Colantino
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Can a pinched nerve in the upper back or neck cause back and shoulder pain when eating?

Can a pinched nerve in the upper back or neck cause back and shoulder pain when eating?

Unusual: Pinched nerves are usually affected by motion or position but not usually by the act of eating per se. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Pinched nerve in shoulder blade going into neck also causing nausea going for 3 weeks nothing helping ?

Pinched nerve in shoulder blade going into neck  also causing nausea going for 3 weeks nothing helping ?

Clarify diagnosis: Who has made the diagnosis of "pinched nerve"? Certainly could be shingles if rash present, or maybe a viral brachial plexitis. Could consider thoracic outlet syndrome or cervical radiculopathy. Have you been evaluated by a neurologist or neurosurgeon? ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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What can I do if i think I have a pinched nerve in my upper back in between my shoulder blades that radiating pain in my back, neck, &in shoulder socket?

What can I do if i think I have a pinched nerve in my upper back in between my shoulder blades that radiating pain in my back, neck, &in shoulder socket?

Upper back pain: The pain that you describe could be from a pinched nerve but it could also be from muscles or tendons that are inflamed or injured. For example, the attachment of the rib head to the spine can be malpositioned and create the pain you describe. It is important to be evaluated by a neurosurgeon or spine surgeon to determine the cause of the pain so that a proper treatment can be initiated. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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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Dr. Robert Masson
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Pain-shoulder blade, neck and top of head on one side. Pinched nerve? Treatment?

disc problem: Depends on duration, but chronic pain in that pattern could be caused by a pinched nerve in the neck. A detailed physical and neuro exam, if neck movement or talking on the phone in that arm aggravates symptoms, it is consistent, an MRI might be useful, if it is affecting performance or function. Otherwise anti inflammatories, rest about the neck with cardio low impact exercise useful. ...Read more

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Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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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

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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


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