Neck pain due to a pinched nerve in your neck can be painful, as well as frustrating. The nerves extend from the brain into your extremities. As the nerves leave the spine, they can be affected by a bone spur, bulging neck disc, or a herniated disc that compresses the nerves. Neck pain can result from this compression because of calcification of the soft tissue that surrounds the spine. This can reduce the area where nerve fibers travel.
Pinched Nerve in Neck Symptoms
The most common symptoms include:
- Pain radiating from the neck
- Prickling (peripheral neuropathy)