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Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
Board Certified, Orthopedic Spine Surgery
30 years in practice
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I have a pinched nerve in my upper back neck and shoulder right side what should I do?

Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
Board Certified, Orthopedic Spine Surgery
30 years in practice
100K people helped
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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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Edward Smith
Board Certified, Neurology
49 years in practice
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What to take for a pinched nerve in my neck/shoulder?

Dr. Edward Smith
Board Certified, Neurology
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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. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Chaim Colen
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
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Pain in neck shoulder blade pinched nerve, what is beneficial for it?

Dr. Chaim Colen
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
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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. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
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Pinched nerve in shoulder blade going into neck also causing nausea going for 3 weeks nothing helping ?

Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
47 years in practice
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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. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Glenn Messina
Board Certified, Aesthetic Medicine
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Can a pinched nerve in the neck cause pain when air is on your neck? I have extreme pain in the neck that goes to the shoulder blade.

Dr. Glenn Messina
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Can a pinched nerve in the neck cause pain when air is on your neck? I have extreme pain in the neck that goes to the shoulder blade.

Neuropathic pain: That is neuropathic pain you describe and minor insults like air or water flowing over the nerve can cause a burning pain. Did you recently have zoster in the area? Any trauma? If this continues see yor MD or a neurologist they can work up why the nerve is "pinched" and having sensitivity ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
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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?

Dr. Adam Lewis
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
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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?

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. Donald Colantino
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Can a pinched nerve in the upper back or neck cause back and shoulder pain when eating?

Dr. Donald Colantino
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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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
Board Certified, Neurology
47 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
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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?

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. Paul Garrett
Board Certified, Radiology
35 years in practice
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Since last month I've had a sharp pain in my neck, shoulder,& arm all on the right side. Wondering if it could possibly be a tear or pinched nerve?

Dr. Paul Garrett
Board Certified, Radiology
35 years in practice
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Neck, arm pain: This question is not appropriate as it is patient specific. Having stated that, yes cervical nerves do travel to the neck and upper extremity and can get "pinched". There can be many other causes of sharp pain, some of which need looking into. The exact distribution of pain is very important to direct further diagnostic tests such as MRI. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Masson
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
28 years in practice
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Pain-shoulder blade, neck and top of head on one side. Pinched nerve? Treatment?

Dr. Robert Masson
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
28 years in practice
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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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