Neck Pain From a Pinched Nerve

Neck Pain From a Pinched Nerve

If neck pain from a pinched nerve in your neck and/or in-between your shoulders has become a chronic problem, there are many things you can do to help relieve the symptoms. Some of the symptoms you might be feeling with the pinched nerve include weakness, numbness, tingling and/or pain present in your arms and hands, as well as your shoulders or upper back. However, if these symptoms are persistent and prevent normal daily life tasks then you might want to see a health care professional like someone at Yellow Gazebo.

Pinched nerves are common, especially in the cervical and lumbar spine. Injuries, inflammation, arthritis, and multiple sclerosis can result in nerve irritation and can cause pain as well as other symptoms like pain, weakness, or tingling. It is natural to feel a little bit anxious when a pinched nerve in your neck occurs. While you should always speak with your YG health care professional if you have any concerns about your health, there are some things that you can do at home to help manage your symptoms:

Use heat. Unless the injury has only just occurred and is painful, or if ice just feels good on your injury, use heat instead. You want to get blood flow to the area in pain in most cases, so be sure to speak to your YG therapist to get the best advice.

Sleep Level. Try to have a pillow that makes your spine more or less neutral when you sleep. This will both help prevent and recover from a pinched nerve in your neck.

Exercise. Prevent the injury in the first place with postural exerices for your neck and shoulders Ask us what the best strengthening exercises are for preventing and/or healing from a pinched nerve in your neck.

In most cases, pinched nerves in the neck should be looked at (and of course relieved) with a professional manipulation; most commonly for us with massage therapy, and/or chiropractic or physiotherapy. Acupuncture is also commonly helpful for some people with pinched nerves, as are osteopathy, laser therapy, cupping, and other modalities we offer at Yellow Gazebo.

Chances are you will be able to take care of a pinched nerve with conservative treatment. This means that your health care provider may recommend that you avoid doing certain movements, or continue to work with us for a time until you’re feeling better and can prevent the issue from recurring.

If you’d like some more information on how we can help with your neck pain from a pinched nerve, would like to book a free consultation, or would like to go ahead and schedule an appointment at Yellow Gazebo, please give us a call at 416-909-2334, email us at, or use the online booking link below. We’ll be happy to help you get on your way to optimum health.

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