Pinched Nerve in Neck

Neck pain can be caused by numerous conditions but often it is attributed, rightly or wrongly, as being due to a pinched nerve in the neck. The nervous system is highly complex and, as with any complex system, there are lots of ways things can go wrong.

Pinched Nerve in neck
3 Separate Pinched Nerves in the Spine. Caused by Bone Spurs,
Herniated Disc and a Thickened Ligamentum Flavum

An Overview of the Nervous System

Nerves extend from the brain into the extremities of the body, leaving the spine to do so; these are called peripheral nerves. Peripheral nerves contain millions of nerve fibers which branch out from the spinal cord to every part of the body to make muscles move, to give us our sense of touch, to control cellular responses to heat and cold, and numerous other actions.

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Nerve Problems

Nerves are protected by insulation in the majority of cases, and have the capacity to transmit or receive an electrical charge from the brain or from parts of the spinal cord. If the insulation or membrane becomes damaged or unhealthy due to lack of nutrition or injury then these electrical signals can be interrupted, become faulty or cease entirely

Short-term and Long-term Nerve Compression

Short-term nerve compression, provided it is not severe, rarely causes permanent nerve damage, although symptoms may take a long time to recover from. Long-term, persistent, or severe compression can result in permanent dysfunction of the nerve; surgical decompression is indicated in these circumstances. Nerves can also be overstretched if having to accommodate a herniated disc or bony growth. The symptoms will be the same as for pinched nerves, with transmission problems.

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Last Updated: 10/12/2011