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Doug Emerson 05-19-2009 08:45 AM

Pinched nerve????
Last week I did a scaled down version of Helen. Mind you I am a self taught olympic lifter, so this might explain my issue.

I have a sharp pain in my upper back/ trap. It is just to the right of my spine. It is not an excruciating pain, but it bugs nonetheless.

It comes and goes, but seems to affect me when I am carrying something that has a bit of weigh to it.

Do you guys think that I pinched a nerve somehow? It doesn't feel like a pulled muscle.

To remedy, should I get a message, accupuncture, chiropractor???

I was at my mother in laws over the weekend and she had a heavy duty foam roller...I tried this and it seemed to work a bit, but the pain is still there.

Sorry for the long winded question. Any input is appreciated....

Steven Low 05-19-2009 11:04 AM

See a physical therapist or chiro...

Could be a pinched nerve or maybe one of your facets popping out of alignment or something like you partially pulled/strained one of your muscles in your neck.

Too tough to tell honestly which is why you should see a professinal

Doug Emerson 05-19-2009 11:12 AM

Thanks Steve! I was hoping you would chime in...I figured it'd be hard to diagnose via the internet :D I was thinking of going to a chiro, but have never been to one.

Those guys kind of scare me. From what I've heard you can't just go once, but I really have no clue.

I'll look into what my insurance covers.

Mike ODonnell 05-20-2009 08:36 AM

Also....track nutritional changes....as many get more "pains" when they up their intake of breads/gluten/sugar as well....inflammation thing.

Doug Emerson 05-20-2009 09:42 AM

Yeah Mike....I love your blog by the way. I am trying to cut grains out of my diet as much as possible, but I still eat the occasional sandwich.

I'm going to try accupuncture tomorrow:D

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