I just found out I have a pinched Nerve in my neck. I am pretty frustrated as I have am pretty focused and my doctor just said NO LIFTING for 6 weeks...I can do cardio but no lifting.... says that I can do cardio so I will focus on that...
but here is my question... I have pain in my right arm and slight numbness/tingling in my thumb, forefinger and middle finger. When I lift or do ANY exercise it makes the pain go away for 5-6 hours.
Dr said regardless no lifting... said that if I were to injure that nerve I could cause paralysis... is this true?
This has been getting progressively worse for about 7 weeks but I am confused as to why the pain would go away from working out , walking, cardio or any movement?
Is there a danger if I continue to lift though? I saw that others are working through their pain with regards to nerve issues.....
I am pretty frustrated because I have been getting tremendous results and I am focused, disciplined, and goal driven and now I have to really change things.... who knows for how long...
Also, how could this have happened? I have been so focused on form and lower weights to ensure good form... and I have had no known trauma to my body at all.... This part is the scariest to me... is that I do not know the REASON this could have happened..
Please.. any thoughts
I am very frustrated......
Thread: Help - Pinched Nerve in Neck