Trapped Nerve in Back

  • daddysw

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    Jan 29, 2012 10:49 AM GMT
    I'm 3 weeks into the nghtmare of a trapped nerve. Those of you who have experienced this will know that the main symptom is pain along the right hand side of the arm and tingling in the hand. My physio has given me brilliant massage to help, and its on the way out now.

    How do I starg to resume my excercise now? I think I need to wait at least another 3 weeks before starting . . I'm nervous and uncertain about picking up a dumbell again!
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    Jan 29, 2012 9:10 PM GMT
    Try to remember what u did to trap you nerve in the first place and don't repeat it. Also consider see a PT or OT or Chiropracter for eval and treatment and close follow along while u start your program again. Usually your nerve gets "trapped" with your tendon at a joint...FYI
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    Jan 29, 2012 10:38 PM GMT
    Hmm had something similar. Flaming pain down along my tricep and numb fingers. Massage made it worse. Caused by using a messenger bag (for me).
  • danisnotstr8

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    Jan 29, 2012 10:47 PM GMT
    grofte saidHmm had something similar. Flaming pain down along my tricep and numb fingers. Massage made it worse. Caused by using a messenger bag (for me).


    Wow, holy crap. I've got this exact problem, and I have suspected it's from my work bag. I'm going to stop using it and see if that helps.
  • MikemikeMike

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    Jan 30, 2012 10:58 AM GMT
    I know someone who had this similar feeling. They used a T.E.N.S unit. It gives mild electric stimulation and freed the nerve.
    Be well.
  • daddysw

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    Jan 30, 2012 5:56 PM GMT
    aha! that might the thing to do . . .my partner has one . . . somewhere in the house and tells me he's going to find it. . . . good to know it worked for you . .icon_smile.gif
  • binks11

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    Feb 13, 2012 6:28 AM GMT
    I'd find out what's the cause of your symptoms first. A "trapped nerve" in your back sounds more like cervical radiculopathy in your neck (C5-6). Does putting the hand of your affected arm on top your head improve symptoms? Does bending your head toward the side of your affected arm make symptoms worse? If so you're looking at a cervical nerve root issue.

    Neck time your symptomatic try a nerve glide and see if it helps.
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