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Pinched nerves?

Post by Kunji » Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:42 pm

Been surfing my ass off and hitting the gym hard and think i may have a pinched nerve in my neck.

Sitting up reading in bed i sometimes get a bit of numbness or tingling down my arms. I also think i get a bit of sciatica down my right leg.

I use the foam roller for temp relief but i think i may need some professional help. Does anyone have any suggestions? I am use to using physios after surgery or an injury but will they be able to help? Otherwise, will a chiropractor be of use? I refuse to get the neck twist thing but it certainly feels as though i need a realignment.

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Re: Pinched nerves?

Post by Trev » Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:52 pm

My experience with pin her nerves (on and off si cell I was 19), has been frustrating.
However, in recent years I've found physiotherapists who use a combination of massage, then exercises between visits. Provided I adhere to the exercise regime, the results are good.
Lower back when I was younger but neck issues in more recent years.
Try to find one who is a surfer.
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Re: Pinched nerves?

Post by Beerfan » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:58 pm

Kunji wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:42 pm
Been surfing my ass off and hitting the gym hard and think i may have a pinched nerve in my neck.

Sitting up reading in bed i sometimes get a bit of numbness or tingling down my arms. I also think i get a bit of sciatica down my right leg.

I use the foam roller for temp relief but i think i may need some professional help. Does anyone have any suggestions? I am use to using physios after surgery or an injury but will they be able to help? Otherwise, will a chiropractor be of use? I refuse to get the neck twist thing but it certainly feels as though i need a realignment.

Cheers
Just seeing the physio at the moment for kind of similar. Arching my back too much on deads which tightened up my back and hammies and ended up with a burn in my ankle. Tight muscles pulling on the nerve. Especially when I look down and straighten my leg. Some serious digging in my lower back with her elbow and a week of foam rolling it's almost gone.

I've been to chiro's before but physio IMHO is better for what it appears you have



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Re: Pinched nerves?

Post by channels » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:46 pm

What’s your neck angle when you’re reading? Common problem is the way phones now cause everyone to look down which creates neck tightness. If your neck is at a similar angle when reading in can cause the same issue.

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Re: Pinched nerves?

Post by Drailed » Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:53 am

My experience of pinched nerves is that it's not a pinched nerve but a muscle that has been overworked therefore other muscles are compensating for it causing pain.

I thought I had a pinched nerve in my neck, turns out it was a pectoral injury and my shoulder was over compensating. 30 minute deep tissue massage (pretty fccckn painful) from the physio and it was pretty much gone.

Go see a good physio first off.
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Re: Pinched nerves?

Post by buddy » Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:18 am

Kunji wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:42 pm
Been surfing my ass off and hitting the gym hard and think i may have a pinched nerve in my neck.

Sitting up reading in bed i sometimes get a bit of numbness or tingling down my arms. I also think i get a bit of sciatica down my right leg.

I use the foam roller for temp relief but i think i may need some professional help. Does anyone have any suggestions? I am use to using physios after surgery or an injury but will they be able to help? Otherwise, will a chiropractor be of use? I refuse to get the neck twist thing but it certainly feels as though i need a realignment.

Cheers
It can be a few different things.
But a good physio, osteo or chiro will be able to help.

It could be thoracic outlet syndrome for example. That's where the nerves of the brachial plexus or subclavian artery , or both get compressed. Can happen in one of three places (or multiple) - between the anterior and middle scalene muscles of the neck, under the collarbone, or under the pec muscles (pec minor particularly).

I'd definitely recommend seeing someone though. May be a simple fix.
Make sure they explain to you what they think is happening so you can understand it yourself.

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Re: Pinched nerves?

Post by Kunji » Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:38 am

This is all great info fellas. I will seek out a good physio that understands surfing and will give as much information as possible. Hopefully it can be resolved with a bit of elbow grease from them. My neck is a bit clicky which is related too. The sciatica is in the right top buttock and a bit on the outside of my calf.
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