numbness in my left arm, when i lift!!

  • crush09

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    Aug 13, 2010 5:01 AM GMT
    so this week i notice that everytime i lift weights my left arm goes numb!!! on monday i did chest so the numbness was barely noticable and didnt really bother. tuesday i did legs and wednesday i did shoulders and back again it wasnt really noticable or bothersome, but today i did arms, and i could not keep the weights held up from my left arm!!!!... not even the light weight like 20lbs..... now i stretch before i workout and i do a light set before i do the heavy sets on each excercise.... i was planning to see the trainer for a consult but he had already left for the day.... what do u guys think it is? and what should i do?..... im going to see the trainer tomorrow and probably lay off the arm related excercises for a couple of daysicon_cry.gif

    what medical differentials might u guys have? and any recommendations or tips on what to do?
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    Aug 13, 2010 11:29 AM GMT
    Been there. See a chiropractor, get an x-ray of your spine, and go from there.
    One simple pop and I haven't had a problem since.
  • tu_guy

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    Aug 15, 2010 3:18 AM GMT
    does the numbness have any specific area of the arm or is it the whole arm? where exactly does it start and end? is there a sensation with it? pins and needles? burning? etc.
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    Aug 15, 2010 4:12 AM GMT
    If the numbness runs down the arm into the left pinky finger and ring finger then you might have a problem with your ulnar nerve which is also related to the "funny bone" feeling you get when you fall on it. Not sure what to do about treating it. Sorry man. hope this helps.
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    Aug 15, 2010 4:20 AM GMT
    Just a guess, but I would say you have a pinched nerve in your neck. I would take it easy and do some neck traction. They sell blow up traction devices on ebay for like 30 bucks. You're lucky that the numbness comes and goes, my nerve was so clamped that my right arm and ring finger was numb for 4 months. Hope you feel better dude..
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    Aug 15, 2010 5:39 PM GMT
    Aznewbie saidJust a guess, but I would say you have a pinched nerve in your neck.
    That's exactly what I had, but I let the chiropractor pop my neck for me (after x-raying of course).
    I would never suggest a home remedy for spinal adjustments, especially in the neck. That could be very dangerous if the "diagnosis" is incorrect. icon_wink.gif
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    Aug 16, 2010 2:22 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    Aznewbie saidJust a guess, but I would say you have a pinched nerve in your neck.
    That's exactly what I had, but I let the chiropractor pop my neck for me (after x-raying of course).
    I would never suggest a home remedy for spinal adjustments, especially in the neck. That could be very dangerous if the "diagnosis" is incorrect. icon_wink.gif


    If the chiropractor fixed you with one pop, you definitely didn't have the same problem as I did. A pinched nerve takes time, I went to a chiropractor for a couple weeks. It didn't help. So I waited it out and used a blow up traction device to space out the discs.

    X rays doesn't show a pinched nerve. They can rule out fractures and bone spurs, but you need an MRI to see if its a nerve problem.