How To: Treat a pinched nerve in the neck

Treat a pinched nerve in the neck

Pinched nerves usually occur in the neck, but can lead to pain and muscle spasms throughout the upper back and arm. And despite all the rumors, neck nerves are not pinched by muscles, but rather by disks in your back. Learn how to treat a pinched nerve in the neck and stay fit in this sports medicine how-to video.

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Typically between C-6 & C-7
Chronic pain between shoulder blades
Massage may help
May require nerve block procedure
Maintain good posture

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Mr. Paine is well known physical therapist with the Roger Clemens Institute at Memorial Hospital. After getting his degree in physical therapy from Texas Women's University he trained for several years under David Drez, MD, a renowned surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He has been a rehab consultant for the Houston Rockets, Houston Astros and NASA. He has given hundreds of presentations in his career in the US and abroad and has published many chapters in text books and papers in peer review journals.

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This video illustrates exactly where I have shoulder pain. Anyone know how to treat this without seeing a doctor? I have already been overdosed with Xrays as a child and I don't want anymore. I know that if I see a doctore they will insist on unnecessary Xrays.

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