If you are experiencing sudden pain in your back or neck, you are probably wondering what a pinched nerve is. A pinched nerve is a nerve that has been damaged or injured as a result of compression, stretching or constriction. A pinched nerve will lead to temporary problems. Whether it is a pinched nerve in the neck or in the shoulder, if left untreated, it can get worse and could lead to permanent issues. It is important to be able to identify the symptoms of a pinched nerve in order to effectively treat it as soon as possible.

Symptoms Of A Pinched Nerve

The symptoms include pain and/or electrical sensations. Other symptoms include:

  • Weakness or numbness,
  • A dull ache or pins and needles,
  • A further symptom of a pinched nerve in the neck might be a crick you wake up with after a night in an awkward sleeping position,
  • Headaches are also common (it may also cause numbness in the face), and
  • Pain in the neck, back or shoulders that comes about suddenly and that will not go away.


Pinched nerves usually get better without surgery, and some do not require treatment at all. A quick solution is to apply an ice pack or heat for pain relief. Common treatments include pain medications, injections, exercise, wearing a collar in the case of a pinched nerve in the neck, and/or physical therapy. There are physical therapy remedies called neural mobilization or neurodynamics.

The Head And Neck Centers Of Excellence For Pinched Nerve Treatments

Seeking the opinion and evaluation from a professional is important. If you are frustrated, in pain, not able to do the things you enjoy in life and are looking for a natural, non-surgical approach, The Head and Neck Centers of Excellence can be your solution. The exclusive AS remodeling protocol using a combination of hands on physical movements with digital technology can gently relieve pressure on discs and nerves providing rapid and long-lasting relief.  Why wait any longer? For more information on what might be causing your pinched nerves, contact us today!