Pinched Nerves in the Neck & Back

What are Pinched Nerves in the Neck & Back? A pinched nerve occurs when too much pressure is applied to a nerve by surrounding tissues. In the context of the neck and back, this can cause sharp pain, tingling, numbness, or weakness.

Common Treatments:

  1. Conservative: Physical therapy, chiropractic adjustments, and ergonomic modifications.
  2. Medications: Pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medications.
  3. Minimally Invasive Injections: Targeted injections to relieve pressure and reduce inflammation.


  1. Q: Can a pinched nerve heal itself?
    A: Some may improve with rest and conservative care, but a physiatrist's evaluation ensures proper treatment.
  2. Q: What should I avoid if I have a pinched nerve?
    A: Avoid activities that exacerbate the pain, and follow a physiatrist's guidance for exercises and posture.
  3. Q: Are injections painful for treating pinched nerves?
    A: Injections are usually done with local anesthesia, and any discomfort is typically brief.

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