With nerve compression, sometimes pain may be your only symptom. Or you may have other symptoms without pain. These are some of the more common symptoms of compressed nerves: Pain in the area of compression, such as the neck or low back, Radiating pain, such as sciatica or radicular pain Numbness or tingling, "Pins and needles" or a burning sensation, Weakness, especially with certain activities Sometimes symptoms worsen when you try certain movements, such as turning your head or straining your neck.
If the source of your shoulder pain is a pinched nerve, your doctor may recommend physical therapy to improve strength and flexibility in your neck and shoulder. However, you may also be advised to limit the movement of your neck. That may be done with traction or a soft collar worn around the neck for short periods of time. Other treatments may include anti-inflammatory pain relievers or injections of steroids in the area of the affected nerve. Steroid injections can reduce pain and swelling.
Researchers at Mayo Clinic are searching a novel way for curing the problem of pinched nerve.
Non-specific causes (70%–80%), Radiculopathy (5%–15%), Referred visceral pain (1%–2%), Other serious spinal conditions (1%–2%).