Re: Pinched nerve
an actual nerve 'pinch" is usually the result of some sort of muscle spasm that turns into kind of a trigger point for pain if it is not 'worked out" during some sort of therepy like just simple deep neck massage.The big thing though would be to try and find the reason that this muscle spasmed in the first place.It could just be stress or the way you hold your body while just sitting at a PC all day.or it could involve some sort of nerve issues going on inside the column,like bone spurs or a herniation that is constantly irritating a nerve,which in turn,would trigger a spasm in the upper back or neck muscles.I would try some PT that involves deep upper back massage.They will help you to loosen up that area and hopefully 'unpinch' that nerve.if that doesn't seem to help,then the next step would be to get a good look at the c spine with an MRI.hopefully your issues can just be resolved by finding a good therepist.Just ask your doc about trying PT.good luck,Marcia
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