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Workout routine with pinched nerve

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Workout routine with pinched nerve

I’m suffered from pinch nerves in my neck for several years. Every time I go back to lifting weights, it flares up again. During the COVID-19 quarantine, I’ve focused on cardio but would like to hit some weights.

What would you all recommend to prevent another flare up? Should I limit to light weights high reps? Any specific exercises to avoid my pinched nerve?

Thanks
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What occurs during a “flare up” what do you feel or not feel?
General nerves from the neck and cervical area is associated with innervation and sensation on the upper limbs. Any deficits? E.g. decreased sensation, burning/tingling, strength
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th12mq wrote: What occurs during a “flare up” what do you feel or not feel?
General nerves from the neck and cervical area is associated with innervation and sensation on the upper limbs. Any deficits? E.g. decreased sensation, burning/tingling, strength
During a flare up, I will get a stiff neck followed by numbness in my hand. I’ve seen so many doctors on this because the first time I felt numbness, I immediately thought heart attack. It will last for several days/weeks. Sometimes it so bad I need meds, anti inflammatory etc...

Therefore, I am trying to avoid this situation at all cost!
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Danor71 wrote: During a flare up, I will get a stiff neck followed by numbness in my hand. I’ve seen so many doctors on this because the first time I felt numbness, I immediately thought heart attack. It will last for several days/weeks. Sometimes it so bad I need meds, anti inflammatory etc...

Therefore, I am trying to avoid this situation at all cost!
Have you seen a sports medicine physician, or a good sport medicine physiotherapist about this?

Unrelated, I've heard that dead hangs are good exercise for spinal decompression.
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trane0 wrote: Have you seen a sports medicine physician, or a good sport medicine physiotherapist about this?

Unrelated, I've heard that dead hangs are good exercise for spinal decompression.
That;s my plan post Covid-19
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trane0 wrote: Have you seen a sports medicine physician, or a good sport medicine physiotherapist about this?

Unrelated, I've heard that dead hangs are good exercise for spinal decompression.
That;s my plan post Covid-19
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Stay away from lifting weights until you can go get a professional opinion.
I've had neck surgery, due to a pinched nerve in my neck too, this was probably 7-8 years ago.
Not fun, when they have to open up your neck, and stretch it, and leave a metal plate inside to hold it. =)

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