Have you ever served a great overhand in tennis only to feel a sharp, pinching sensation in your neck? Have you painted a room and felt the same intense sensation at the junction between your neck and shoulder? You may have developed a pinched nerve that needs proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment to resolve. Your pain management doctor at Redefine Healthcare has answers and looks forward to relieving you of the pain associated with a pinched nerve in the neck. Call today for an appointment.
A pinched nerve in the neck can originate from overextension during a great round of golf. Perhaps you have a job that requires lifting items higher than your shoulders. It’s easy to compress and irritate the nerves that branch from the spinal cord in your neck.
Clinically called cervical radiculopathy, a pinched nerve in your neck can result from numerous sports activities or working conditions.
Wear-and-tear injuries that occur in your spine as you age also contribute to this radiating pain. A pinched nerve usually comes on more slowly than a sports or work injury. Instead, you feel it as a nagging pain that lingers. Your arthritisfor this type of condition.
I have gotten a nerve blocker on my left side 36 hours ago and I feel like 50 million dollars right now and I’m sure when I get the right side done I feel like a hundred million dollars, because this is the best I’ve felt in 10 years and I’m only halfway done.Steven
When the disc becomes stiff or compressed, the vertebrae shift closer together to rub against each other and the surrounding nerves. Your body tries to compensate for the loss of disc material by producing more bone, but this action results in bone spurs, which make the bone inflexible while pinching your nerves as well.
Pain from this condition usually starts in your neck but often radiates down into your arm.
Other symptoms include:
Many jobs or sports activities can contribute to or aggravate strained or compressed nerves. Those especially susceptible include:
Ignoring the nerve pain in neck symptoms and discomfort can lead to long-term or permanent nerve injury. A neck injury can lead to permanent numbness, muscle weakness, or a chronic pain condition. It can also lead to limited mobility in your neck or arms. Stave off permanent disability by getting the best treatment for a pinched nerve from a respected and knowledgeable expert at Redefine Healthcare.
Home treatment options include:
Your doctor may prescribe:
Everyone there was very friendly. I had a nerve block and the staff explained everything to me. They also kept checking on me to make sure I was ok. During the procedure, Dr Freeman asked me several times how was I.Sharon
Dr. Eric D. Freeman is a top-rated, best-in-class pain management doctor. He is a nationally recognized pain relief specialist and is among the top pain care doctors in New Jersey and the country. He is an award-winning expert and contributor to prominent media outlets.
Dr. Eric D. Freeman has been recognized for his thoughtful, thorough, modern approach to treating chronic pain. He has been named a “top pain management doctor in New Jersey” and one of “America’s Top Physicians” for advanced sports injury treatments.
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