PINCHED NERVE

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PINCHED NERVE

Post by mavisbramston » 17 Nov 2016, 10:23

I had this once before and now I have it again!!
Its a cow of a thing. I nearly had surgery last time but miraculously it got better.
Funny thing last time I was really worried about surgery because as a some time speaker and performer I was really concerned that because the surgeon has the cut near my vocal chords I was understandably worried.
Just the same the constant pins and needles and pain was too much.
I booked surgery. Would you believe four days before surgery it not only improved it got better. I cancelled surgery. The surgeon was verygood about t it and unlike others said if you dont need the surgery dont have it.
Others tend to say have it any way!i

Now its back after a few years.
I wondered if any one else has had this?

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Post by Dreamweaver » 17 Nov 2016, 11:45

Google for exercises to help it, Mavis. Stretching the right nerves and muscles anywhere between the upper spine and the fingers can be a great help. Mine was diagnosed both as carpal tunnel syndrome and 'golfer's elbow' as against 'tennis elbow', originating from a pinched nerve near the neck, but resulting in pins and needles in the hand . More common as we age, it seems.

If all fails, try a myotherapist. One cured my achilles tendonitis when neither physiotherapists nor podiatrists could!

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Post by Slapsy » 17 Nov 2016, 14:12

I once had a pinched nerve in my neck which caused terrible discomfort in my left forearm. After several physio treatments,which involved traction,it cleared. I actually felt the nerve snap back into place during the traction. The physio taught me an exercise for my neck,which I would never try to explain here,which I have done almost every day since. The pain has never returned,touch wood.

It is an absolutely amazing feeling to sit,strapped in a chair,and virtually have your head lifted from your shoulders.
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Post by grandduke » 17 Nov 2016, 15:11

The English do it with a sword chortle chortle just kidding Slaps. :heeheehee :heeheehee
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Post by kfchugo » 17 Nov 2016, 15:45

The English "sword" method of raising the head is a miracle of modern medicine - not only will it solve any medical problems you might have, but comes with a guarantee that you will never suffer pain again. :heeheehee

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Post by mavisbramston » 17 Nov 2016, 17:30

Thank you KFhugo Slapsy grand duke and dream/
I will look into these.
It really drives me nuts with the discomfort.
Never heard of some of those.
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Post by godfather » 19 Nov 2016, 17:34

Would the treatment not depend on where the pinched nerve is situated?

If the pain is in the toe it is best to engage a 'toe-cutter'.
The sword is no good if the nerve is in the knee and you would need a 'knee-capper'.
If it is in the hip, use a 'Hipster'.

To avoid pinched nerves do what cats do every now and again.......stretch every area of your body when you get up in the mornings!

Good luck.

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Post by mavisbramston » 21 Nov 2016, 18:34

old Mo joke

Why do cats lick themselves like that dear?


Because THEY CAN. :icon_biggrin:

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Post by godfather » 21 Nov 2016, 19:32

Hehehe, have you tried?

.....and that's why they never have a pinched nerve!

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Post by kfchugo » 22 Nov 2016, 11:31

Mavis, if you are still in pain, get your Doc to prescribe some anti-inflammatory meds. I take Voltaren (you can buy voltaren rapid 25 over the counter) It is also available in cream that usually works also. Its not great for the kidneys, so I would not take it for extended periods - just a few days until the pain subsides.

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Post by Slapsy » 22 Nov 2016, 13:44

When I had my first hip replacement all my pain was in my knee. After a course of cortisone my GP sent me for an X-ray. When I took this to the specialist,he laughed and sent me across the road to the hospital.When he looked at the new X-ray,he said he would replace my hip and I would never have pain in my knee again,and he was right.

Referred pain is a strange beast Mavis,but I would recommend exercise before anti-inflammatories. Find yourself a good phsyio,and see what they have to say.
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Post by mavisbramston » 23 Jan 2017, 21:49

Sorry late responding. I cannot take any anti inflams due to a history of ulcers and diabetes. Bugger

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Re: PINCHED NERVE

Post by terra » 24 Jan 2017, 17:18

my simpler remedy ? :thinking:

gargle with a good whisky.... then swallow ! :wqoohoo :wqoohoo :wqoohoo :wqoohoo
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Post by mavisbramston » 24 Jan 2017, 21:25

My pinched nerve is due to protrusion of c5 c6 disc and bone spurs very common in our generation. Thank you everyone for your tips. I had the spinal steroid injections nearly two weeks ago and so far no change indeed worse. Ithink I might have to consider surgery as its not getting better. Surgery on my spine terrifies me. Thankyou slapsy and cast for your comments.

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Post by Dreamweaver » 25 Jan 2017, 14:56

Mavis, you might like to try one other avenue first, though no guarantees it would help. But it is the only thing that has helped me through various incidents of referred pain. I feel grateful that so many different aches and pains have gone. But it may not help everyone.

Myotherapy. Although it is not recognised as an allied health service, and normally costs a fair bit, you might find an exercise/sports therapist who is a qualified myotherapist, and will treat you under their sports/exercise health hat. A doctor may be able to get you some free sessions under the allied health Medicare scheme.

All the best.

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