A pinched nerve in the neck is caused is often a result of a weakening of the muscles around the spine. Depending on where the nerve is pinched, varying symptoms can result. For example, a pinched nerve at the fifth cervical vertebra can cause shoulder pain and a pinched nerve at C6 can cause weakness of the biceps and wrist extensors. At C7, a pinched nerve can cause pain or numbness that moves down the arm to the middle finger.
A pinched nerve in neck can result simply from the neck’s position on the pillow while sleeping or while doing household chores or a repetitive work activity. Treatment can include manual neck traction, mechanical neck traction, postural exercises, the McKenzie method, acupuncture and biomechanical education.
PhysioMAX Wellness offers physiotherapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, massage therapy and other health care services to many patients in the Burlington area including Hamilton, Oakville, Stoney Creek, Waterdown, and Milton.