Pinched nerves are a common cause of neck pain. If you or someone you love is experiencing any of these symptoms, it's time to get a FREE Consultation and MRI Review with the Deuk Spine Institute. We can help relieve your pain and get you back to living life without limitations!
Common Pinched Nerve In Neck Symptoms
Pinched nerves are painful and can be debilitating. They're a common cause of neck pain and can be caused by a variety of factors, including:
- Trauma (e.g., whiplash)
- Poor posture
- Improper lifting technique or heavy lifting without proper preparation
Burning pain in the neck, arm, or shoulder
The burning pain that you feel in your neck, arm, and shoulder is due to the irritation of the nerve roots as they pass through the foramen. Pain can radiate down an arm and may get worse with neck movement. The pain may also worsen at night or when lying down. You may have tenderness in your neck, shoulder, and arm.
Tingling or numbness
Tingling or numbness in the arm is known as paresthesia. It's the sensation of pins and needles or numbness that can occur when you have a pinched nerve in your neck. When this happens, you might feel tingling in different parts of your hand, fingers, and thumb. For example:
- Tingling in any part of your palm
- Numbness on one side of your little finger (pinky)
- Numbness on two sides of your index finger
- Numbness on two sides of your middle finger
Weakness in the arm
Weakness in the arm may be due to nerve damage. It can also cause by muscle damage, which is common in this type of injury. If you are experiencing pain or weakness when moving your neck, it's important to schedule a free consultation with the Deuk Spine Institute right away. If you wait too long, your condition could worsen and require additional surgery than what is needed right now.
Worsening pain at night
This might seem obvious, but it’s important to note that pinched nerves can cause you to experience worsening pain at night. This is because the nerve compression is getting worse when you’re laying still, causing more pressure on your spinal cord and nerve roots. If this happens to you, it could mean that your condition has gotten worse and surgery may need sooner rather than later.
More Symptoms Of A Pinched Nerve
Pain that radiates down the arm
- Pain that radiates down the arm
- Pain that radiates through the shoulder
- Pain that radiates down the back of the arm
- Pain that radiates down the side of the arm
- Pain that radiates through the hand
Pain that worsens with neck movement
- Your neck pain will be worse when you move your head and neck. For example, if you have a pinched nerve in your neck, the pain may get worse when you look up or down, turn your head side to side and touch it.
- The location of your pain could also be an indicator that something is wrong with a nerve in your neck. If it’s on one side of the face and not the other, this can indicate that there is an issue with one of the nerves in that area of the body.
Pinched nerves are painful and can be debilitating — visit the Deuk Spine Institute and become 100% pain-free!
Visit the Deuk Spine Institute today to get relief from pinched nerve symptoms that may have been bothering you for years! The staff at Deuk dedicate to helping people who are in pain find lasting solutions. Many patients help by their skilled doctors and staff members, who bring decades of experience in helping patients achieve their goals of living life pain free.
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, make an appointment with the Deuk Spine Institute. Our specialty surgeons are here to help! We’ll examine your neck and spine for any signs of injury, then recommend options for treatment that are tailored specifically to your needs and situation.