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Pinched nerve in neck, radiates down shoulder, painful

For three days I have had what seems like a pinched nerve in my neck on the right side, it radiates down my shoulder into my right arm . The pain is horrendous and working on a computer for 8 hours a day using my right arm is making it worse. Is this just a pinched nerve like I first thought or something more serious that requires a visit to my MD? Thanks.
Asked On : Fri, 1 Feb 2013
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

Your symptoms are suggestive of a pinched nerve in the neck, as you have suspected.

The diagnosis can be confirmed with an MRI scan of the cervical spine.

Treatment consists of medications such a pregabalin to relieve pain and physiotherapy.

Wishing you good health,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Answered: Fri, 1 Feb 2013
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