Nerve compression is the second most common complaint, which is a bit more serious than a strain. Nerve compression is usually caused by a herniated disc or bone spurs in the vertebrae of your neck. When the compression is severe enough it can cause pressing on the nerves which may cause numbness or tingling.
Advise your doctor as many specifics as you can about the location & severity of your pain. Be sure to mention any head & neck movements that make your neck pain better or worse
- Evaluation by a Neurologist or Neurosurgeon
- CT Scan