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What causes a pinched nerve in your neck?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
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In brief: Bone or cartilage

Most commonly, a pinched nerve in the spine is caused by a nerve being compressed by arthritic calcifications from the joint, or from cartilage that lines a joint, or from a slipped disc.
Symptoms should be checked by your doctor as severe cases can lead to permanent damage to the nerve and muscles supplied by that nerve.

In brief: Bone or cartilage

Most commonly, a pinched nerve in the spine is caused by a nerve being compressed by arthritic calcifications from the joint, or from cartilage that lines a joint, or from a slipped disc.
Symptoms should be checked by your doctor as severe cases can lead to permanent damage to the nerve and muscles supplied by that nerve.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology

In brief: Nerve Compression

This usually caused by compression of the nerve any where along its route.
In the neck it happens where the nerve leaves the spinal canal. In the neck it can be caused by muscle spasm, bone spurs or a herniated disk.

In brief: Nerve Compression

This usually caused by compression of the nerve any where along its route.
In the neck it happens where the nerve leaves the spinal canal. In the neck it can be caused by muscle spasm, bone spurs or a herniated disk.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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