Felling like a pinched nerve?

Posted by jt5369 @jt5369, Apr 10, 2019

I recently had discovered that I have this weird feeling on the right side just below my collarbone when I breath in and out, now I feel very light numbness/tingling in by palm of my hand. Would you say this might be a pinched nerve? It comes and goes but is it worth making an appointment for? I just not trying to work myself up if its just nothing major.

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Hello @jt5369. Good question. I am not a medical professional, but had a similar experience with my shoulder blade area. Certain movements would trigger a pain in my rotator area and then occasionally send a tingling sensation down my arm. It got to the point where I opted for what was supposed to be a simple nerve release procedure. Unfortunately, they also found a partially torn rotator cuff so my recovery has been long and slow as a result. But the initial diagnosis was also there, it was an entrapped nerve that had a ligament pinching it off.

I dealt with the pain/annoyance for a long time and it turned out to be something more severe than I had anticipated. Unfortunately, it is hard to know without seeking medical advice, and even then my surgeon was unaware of the extent of my injury until he went in to release the nerve. @jt5369, how uncomfortable are you with the pain and sensation? Do certain activities or movements make it worse?


Hi there, well I just noticed maybe within the last week when breathing in and house a very faint pain just below the collarbone on the right side. Then I noticed this morning when I woke up that i had slight tingling down my right arm, and at the palm of hand it felt slightly numb. Def felt different that the left side of my arm. I took some aspirin and seems to be helping, just didn't know if its worth making an appointment over.


@jt5369 It could be and I would see a Dr about it I have had a pinched nerve before in back I went to my chiropractor and he relieved the tightness so the nerve wasn't entrapped


I would like to invite a few members who have talked about pinched nerves on Connect, although not always in the same spot below the collarbone that you have mentioned. @cathy514 and @wawryk01 who have talked about dealing with pinched nerves (in their spine) but may be able to offer some of the symptoms they felt before being diagnosed. @jt5369, here is what Mayo Clinic has to say about a pinched nerve, https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pinched-nerve/symptoms-causes/syc-20354746. The important part is, "See your doctor if the signs and symptoms of a pinched nerve last for several days and don't respond to self-care measures, such as rest and over-the-counter pain relievers."

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