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5/7/07 1:58 AM
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Derrick Noble
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Hey Guys, anyone here have any useful stories of having a pinched nerve in the neck that was causing a great amount of pain in the neck, shoulder, and arm, and also loss of strength in the arm. Anything on types of treatment and recoveries would be helpful.
5/7/07 3:00 PM
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The fastest way to recovery would be through: 1. Corrective Exercise Therapy www.workoutiq.com by Denis Kanygin or www.solution4pain.com by Michael Jen 2. Chiropractic Care cheers, Denis Kanygin www.workoutiq.com
5/7/07 7:06 PM
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Search the "blew a disc in my neck" thread by yours truely. Long process. If you did enough damage, it's lifelong. Mine's over 3 years old and I still have noticeable tingling in fingers. rvboy
5/7/07 10:59 PM
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Jonwell
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Getting adjusted when you have a pinched nerve is not a very good idea. If you do go to a chiropractor, and they want to adjust your neck, leave quickly.
5/11/07 2:53 AM
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Derrick Noble
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My MRi showed a slight bulging disk at c5 c6. Dr says to treat conservatively with meds and stretching. He knows what I do and said I dont need surgery. Do you guys recommend getting a neck traction unit. I feel better on the drugs and already feel increase in strength in my arm after 1 day. Give some opinions please.
5/11/07 3:33 AM
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Jonwell
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Better question: does your doctor recommend traction?
5/11/07 3:43 AM
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Derrick Noble
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yes he did, but he also recommended chiro for distraction, which seems to be un popular here
5/11/07 1:35 PM
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Jonwell
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Well I'd say it depends on what your chiro wants to do- you may want to talk to your doc specifically about that. I don't know enough about traction to give an opinion.
7/11/07 1:34 PM
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What meds did your doctor have you taking derrick? thanks.
11/28/07 11:59 PM
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Derrick, Slight disk bulging at C5-C6 is very common as this is the most popular area of the neck to first undergo degenerative changes. Manual traction is preferred over mechanical forms of traction, as the practitioner performing the traction has more control of the situation. If there is any neuroforaminal stenosis or central canal stenosis noted on the MRI scans, its better to shy away from adjustments and rely more on soft tissue therapy modalities. Good luck. BTW, I am a sports chiro with significant experience in treating a myriad of musculoskeletal injuries and work closely with other health care professionals including orthopaedic surgeons, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, neurologists and physiotherapists. I have also worked with various sports teams and athletes in both the NFL and NBA. The unpopular undertones surrounding chiropractic care on this forum are mainly due to ignorance and a "cult-like" following of the various anti-chiropractic websites on-line. Take caution when asking for advice on here and do not put too much stock on the information conveyed by others...better to speak with your treating health providers.
12/2/07 2:44 PM
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Interesting. I had the same symptoms on and off for a while and then was diagnosed with stenosis. After a long time of major back, neck and shoulder pain (having to take off time from training for weeks at a time) an MRI showed severe stenosis of C6-7 and some moderate to severe in the lumbar. I'm now addicted to home traction. Have a little unit and anytime I'm feeling my neck has a limited range of motion after rolling, I'm on the traction. I found deadlifts, cleans are pretty scary though one of my students hooked me up with some kettlebells and I'm able to do some good stuff with those. What did the dr's tell you to do to avoid it flaring up (wrestling recently a simple crossface really hurt)? Technician: have you ever worked with anyone with severe C stenosis?
12/2/07 11:02 PM
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Hi BJJSavate, I have worked with patients with severe C-spine stenosis. Unfortunately, there is no correction for this problem...pain modulation seems so be the only benefit to patients with this condition (from a conservative management perspective). Also, due to the severity of this problem, various motions/movements may exacerbate the patient's pain complaints. As you know, chiropractors do not prescribe medications as this is not in our scope of practice, but you may want to discuss the use of analgesics with your family doctor. Cortisone injections may also be employed by your physician or a specialist, however results are not always guaranteed. Good luck.
12/14/07 9:46 PM
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12/27/07 12:05 PM
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technician, are you familiar w/ a chiropracter named Matt Cooper from NY, now operating out of Florida ?
12/28/07 1:04 PM
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it might be a trigger point

consult a massage therapist or chiropractor

 

1/4/08 3:06 AM
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Technician has adjusted the correct. I do soft tissue work on lots of "pinched nerve" situations, and am able to provide significant relief in nearly all cases. I refer to other health care providers if what I do is not appropriate (or sufficient) for my client's needs. It's great you already have a diagnosis, or a good bodyworker would probably have you go get one before doing much with your neck. If your physician/chiro/PT has not recommended a good massage therapist, check the "Therapist Locator" service at www.amtamassage.org to find someone in your area. Good luck! Jason Erickson www.CSTMinnesota.com
1/8/08 2:42 PM
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Technician is not only capable of fixing your back problems but as a BJJ purple belt, he can cause them also. : )
1/27/08 10:51 PM
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I recently got an MRI which showed I pinched my brakeo plexus (sp?) nerve in my neck which runs to my left arm. I was told that stretching was the only thing that would help it, otherwise I would have to wait it out. Took me about 3 weeks to fully recover. Dont know if that helps but I thought I would share.

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