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What are symptoms of nerve damage in the neck?

I am a 26 year old male. I want to know what are symptoms of nerve damage in the neck?

4 Answers

Nerve issues that occur from cervical spine pathology can present with pain, numbness, and weakness and burning in the upper extremity and, in rare cases, the lower extremity. It is best to have a spine surgeon evaluate your condition for optimal recommendations.
Usually, the most common cause of nerve damage in the neck is a cervical disc herniation with compression of a nerve root or cord. Symptoms may range from mild neck and upper limb pain to severe pain associated with weakness, tingling/numbness of the upper limb. If the cord is severely compromised this is a much more serious condition which can lead to paralysis of all limbs with loss of bowel and bladder control. In the presence of symptoms an MRI of the cervical spine would be diagnostic for cervical disc herniation.
Limiting my answer to the spinal nerve (roots), these structures can be irritated, compressed, or bothered which can cause "damage" or sorts both temporarily or permanently. Symptoms may include such things as radiating pain (often from the neck to the shoulder blade, arm and hand, or up behind the ear and back of the skull), numbness, tingling, and/or weakness.
Tingling, burning and electric shocks running down arm or in fingers.