Top
20
Doctor insights on: What Does A Pinched Nerve In The Neck Feel Like

Share
1

1
What does a pinched nerve in the neck feel like?

What does a pinched nerve in the neck feel like?

Pins and needles: The pain can many times feel like electric shocks going down your upper extremity, in some it can feel like pins and needles. And some people it can be a burning discomfort. 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


2

2
What does a pinched nerve in your neck feel like?

What does a pinched nerve in your neck feel like?

Varies: You could have varying degrees of arm and/or neck pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling. Read more

3

3
What does a pinched nerve in neck feel like?

What does a pinched nerve in neck feel like?

Pinched nerve: A pinched nerve's main symptom is pain. This pain is typically described as shooting or radiating pain. If one particular nerve is pinched or irritated one could typically expect to have radiating pain is a consistent pattern (dermatome). The best things to diagnose this are a good physical exam, MRI and/or emg. Helpful article: http://arizonapain. Com/pain-center/pain-treatments/neck-pain. Read more

4

4
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

See 2 more doctor answers
6

6
How do I deal with a pinched nerve in the neck?

How do I deal with a pinched nerve in the neck?

Evaluation: If otc nsaids (aleve, motrin), and tylenol (acetaminophen) are not helping and the radiating arm pain is progressing, then you need a medical evaluation with xrays and possibly MRI if the exam reveals an abnormality. Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
7

7
What is usually done for a pinched nerve in the neck?

What is usually done for a pinched nerve in the neck?

Pain in the neck: Ouch! neck pain can be tricky. Managment depends on mechanism and symptoms. In the setting of normal xrays/CTs/MRIs, patients are usually given any of the following: NSAIDS, muscle relaxer, steroids, and sometimes narcotic pain meds. See your doctor should you develop numbness/weakness/tingling in your arms or legs. Read more

See 4 more doctor answers
8

8
What's the best thing to take for a pinched nerve in the neck?

What's the best thing to take for a pinched nerve in the neck?

Not medication: The best treatments are always those that get at the root cause of the problem. The nerve needs to get "un-pinched." often physical therapy or traction will help but sometimes surgery is needed. Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Can there be anything that can be done for a pinched nerve in the neck?

Can there be anything that can be done for a pinched nerve in the neck?

Cerv Radiculopathy: Radiating pain into the arm/hand may be associated with numbness or weakness—radiculopathy. If due to a disc herniation, 80% likely to heal with time. No hurry if not worsening, but, should be seen if not getting better. Nonsurgical usually helps—mckenzie pt, nerve root injections, nsaid's. Surgery with disc fusion or replacement if all else fails. Read more

11

11
Can a pinched nerve in the neck cause a stroke?

No: Strokes are caused by decreased blood flow to the brain or bleeding in the brain. A pinched nerve in the neck does not affect the brain. Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
Can a pinched nerve in the neck be the cause of headache?

Can a pinched nerve in the neck be the cause of headache?

Potentially: The usual causes of a pinched nerve in the neck are disc herniation, bone spurs or collapsed disc space. Most patients have arm pain, numbness or weakness in the area served by the irritated nerve. Occasionally, patients will also complain of headaches, jaw pain. Check with a neurosurgeon. Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
Would it be possible that a pinched nerve in the neck cause headache?

Would it be possible that a pinched nerve in the neck cause headache?

Yes: The nerves of the higher cervical junctions also innervate the muscles of the neck. As the neck hurts the body tries to immobilize the neck to decrease the pain. This can then cause the muscles in your neck and head to spasm causing a muscular headache. Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
Is a pinched nerve in the neck life threatening if action is not taken quickly.?

Is a pinched nerve in the neck life threatening if action is not taken quickly.?

No: A "pinched nerve" can be many things. It can be diagnosed by symptoms and examination alone, but an imaging study such as a MRI can tell the degree of nerve root compression if it is from a disc herniation. A pinched nerve is never fatal but can be painful and result in a motor or sensory problem if serious. There are many basic rx including antiinflammatories and oral steroids if indicated. Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
Is it normal for a pinched nerve in the neck to continue hurting after I've been to the chiro twice? Some days I can't feel a thing and the next I do.

Is it normal for a pinched nerve in the neck to continue hurting after I've been to the chiro twice? Some days I can't feel a thing and the next I do.

YES: Especially if you have had your neck manipulated or turned. I would advise a medical examination, PT, and over the counter anti-inflammatory medication (Advil (ibuprofen) or Aleve), if not allergic to these products. BioFreeze is an excellent sports cream for muscle pain. Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
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

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

17

17
Is there a natural cure for a pinched nerve in the neck?

I guess not: I am not quite certain what you refer to natural cure. If it is some sort of manipulation, then I doubt, since all the manipulations can only be as deep as muscles and the problem is deeper in the nerves. There may be some non-surgical options of treatment, but that's a different story. Acupuncture may help relieve some symptoms, but won't cure it completely. Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
How do you get rid of a pinched nerve in the neck?

How do you get rid of a pinched nerve in the neck?

Neck pain pinched: There are mant reasons for a pinched nerve in the neck; there is good evidence for treatment with physical therapy; stretching and gentle neck-traction... Esepcially if the pain is only on one side. Work with a trusted therapist and then maybe a trainer in the gym to keep neck position- and muscles optimized, to keep feeling better. Surgery is last option if else fails... Need MRI to determine. Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
Can a pinched nerve in the neck cause body tremors?

Can a pinched nerve in the neck cause body tremors?

Pinched nerve: A pinched nerve in the neck normally causes pain localized to the neck and the arm, body tremors would be extremely unusual - if tremors are present then a neurological examination would be recommended. Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
Can there be an easy and natural cure for a pinched nerve in the neck?

Can there be an easy and natural cure for a pinched nerve in the neck?

Rest and NSAIDS: Often rest, otc medications and massage can help treat the symptoms of a stiff neck. My patient's have also had good result with acupuncture. Only if symptoms get worse, or you lose muscle or feeling should you go to a surgeon. Read more

See 1 more doctor answer