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Neck Pain (pinched nerve switching sides)

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  • Posted By: teddyg26
  • July 22, 2010
  • 05:27 PM

Hi, I have what feels like a "pinched nerve" I had a separate case of the same thing 2 weeks ago and it got better over the course of 4 days. Now I got it again, it started suddenly with a ton of pain and low range of movement in my right side along my trap (kinda near my shoulder) and up into my neck, couldn't pull my neck fully back without tons of pain and sleeping is painful. The weird thing is that this time on the third day I felt it was getting a tiny bit better and then while at work sitting in my chair yesterday I felt it coming on to my left side and in about 5 minutes is fully on my left side and seemingly fully gone from my right. So it is now basically mirroring itself on my left trap muscle and left side of the neck (now only the left side hurts when I pull my neck back). I'm young (26 years) and have had this happen to me about 4 other times in my life (except for the switching sides part). Any ideas?

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  • I would recommend seeing a physiotherapist for accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment of your neck pain. In the mean time you may be interested in checking out the following links for detailed information on some of the more common causes of the symptoms you describe including treatment: Cervical Disc BulgeFacet Joint SprainWry Neck (essentially the same as cervical disc bulge) Hope that helps and good luck, PhysioAdvisorwww.PhysioAdvisor.com.au
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