Neck Stinger/Burner

What is a Neck Stinger/Burner?

A stinger is an injury to the nerves that travel from the neck into the shoulder and arm.

What are some of the typical causes of neck stingers?

A neck stinger is typically caused by forced compression or forced stretching of the neck to the side and is common in contact sports such as football, hockey, and soccer. It can also occur commonly in T-bone style motor vehicle accidents.

What are the symptoms of neck stingers?

• Pain from the neck down the arm

• Burning, pins & needles sensation

• Arm weakness

What are some treatments?

• Rest, Ice to neck, Anti-inflammatory medication

• Physical therapy

Osteopathic manipulations

Ultrasound-guided nerve hydro-dissections