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What To Do For Pinched Nerve In Neck And Shoulder
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Pinched nerve in neck going on 48hrs. Only left side in neck, shoulder, arm. Arm is also partially asleep/numb feeling. When to see a Dr?!
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
38 wks preg Bad vein n right leg. Few leaky valves in heart. Cardiologist said prolly preg related. Pinched nerve in neck. Pains in neck N shoulder bl
Late pregnancy: The cardiologist is "prolly" right, good luck. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unusual: Pinched nerves are usually affected by motion or position but not usually by the act of eating per se. ...Read more
Pinched nerve in shoulder blade going into neck also causing nausea going for 3 weeks nothing helping?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
Possibly pinched nerve in upper left shoulder area. Radiates up neck and down left arm. Very painfully. Only relief when I lay flat on back.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen could help. ...Read more
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.?
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