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    Old 02-01-2008, 02:38 PM   #1
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    what does impinged nerve pain feel like?

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    Old 02-01-2008, 05:05 PM   #2
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    Re: what does impinged nerve pain feel like?

    I have an impinged median nerve on my right side from foraminal stenosis caused by a failed disc between my C5 and C6 vertebrae. It feels like I've been drilled by a 95 MPH fastball at the back of my neck, and then like somebody hit me in the right shoulder with a sledge hammer. It literally feels like I have a broken shoulder. All that is from the nerve impingement caused by the osteophyte formation as a response to the failed disc. Not fun!

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    Re: what does impinged nerve pain feel like?

    It can vary. I experienced everything from a sharp searing pain to a low level but very constant pain with a sharpness to it (not easy to ignore like a sore ankle might be after a sprain or twist). I never realized what nerve pain is but when it started it was relentless.

    I've also compared it to a "pinched nerve" if you've ever had that (I had experienced that before but it was brief - going away after a day or two).
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    Re: what does impinged nerve pain feel like?

    My experience was burning, I had to ice it constantly it was like I was on fire with severe stabbing sharp pain and electrical shock. It was nothing like a muscle ache, sprain, soreness - there was a definite difference.

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