just a quick question for any professionals out there in the fields of injury prevention and rehabilitation. can you spare me some time?
i've been diagnosed as having a trapped nerve, either C4-5, and/ or C5-6 on the right hand side of my neck - this has led to a reduction in strength and to 24 hour pains in the upper arm, and a numb thumb. i was exercising at the time, doing a tri-set for delts, comprising of
i. seated dumbbell overhead press
ii. seated dumbbell lateral raises
iii. barbell, wide grip upright rows to the chest
and i felt the injury following the final set of the upright rows. the physio i've been seeing noted a 30%less development in the right trapezius, meaning that the left has been leading the movement for quite a while, and, being more developed has caused a non-central lift and trapped the nerve.
i've been out of the gym for two weeks now, and i think i'll leave it another 7 days for the upper body, but will go back and train lower body (just light for now) and see how it goes.
my question to you guys is,
'any idea how long this weakness will continue, and, should i give it a full months rest?'
reps upon sensible answers - even if it means staying out of the gym a little longer than i'd like and states something i don't really want to hear...
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